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Materials Scientist

City: Montréal, Québec


Company Name Sheertex Inc
Job Type Full-time
Salary $75,000
Position Materials Scientist
Department Materials
Job Location 7471 Avenue Léonard-De Vinci
Experience Required 1 to less than 2 years of experience
Education Required Bachelor's Degree
Benefits Group Benefits, Life Insurance, Dental Insurance, Travel Insurance, Extended Health Benefits, Birthday Time Off, Tenure Reward, Volunteer Time Off
Indigenous Persons Yes
Vulnerable Youth Yes
Newcomers Yes
Persons With Disabilities Yes

Who are we?

Sheertex is the company behind Impossibly Resilient Tights. Our mission? To eliminate the 2 billion pairs of disposable tights that get tossed into landfills every year and change the world's relationship with tights. Named one of TIME's Best Inventions, our innovative, patent-pending technology has advanced a once stagnant industry thanks to our invention of a unique, impossibly-strong fiber that was never-before-seen in hosiery. Our team is made up of curious, creative problem solvers and our culture is one of inspiration and determination. At Sheertex, we strive to make the impossible possible—are you up for the challenge?

Role Description:

Responsible for running experiments, testing hypotheses and forming conclusions. Develop experiments, run them scientifically, produce results and communicate the results to the executive development teams. Run key investigations/experiments around yarn quality, yarn improvement, machine retrofitting, fiber dyeing, retexturizing yarn, stretch tests of raw materials, etc. Develop a long-term process for vetting suppliers to ensure they are hitting Sheertex’s standards. Support Sheertex’s plans to advance our product and manufacturing efforts, including as we grow and build new departments and factories.

Type of Employment: Permanent
Hours per week: 40 hours

Job Duties:

- Conduct research into the structure and properties of our materials - polymers in order to obtain information to develop proprietary Sheertex products
- Determine ways to strengthen materials, develop new materials for use in a variety of commercially viable products and applications
- Devise testing methods and procedures to evaluate materials
- Plan experiments to confirm processes and techniques
- Prepare reports of findings
- Test material samples for tolerance
- Determine how materials can be tailored to suit company requirements
- Monitor production processes to ensure equipment is used effectively and projects are completed in a timely manner

Skills & Competencies:

- Bachelor's degree or equivalent experience, Chemical engineering, Polymer chemistry, Chemistry, other
- Critical Thinking; designing experiments and interpreting results
- Experimental Skills; identifying appropriate experimental protocols, designing and executing protocols, troubleshooting, lab safety and data management
- Collaboration Skills
- Communication
- Broad conceptual understanding of Chemistry
- Deep knowledge of a specific field: Material Science

- Health benefits
- Dental plan
- Health care plan
- Paramedical services coverage
- Vision care benefits
- Long term benefits
- Group insurance benefits
- Life insurance
- Maternity and parental benefits

Other benefits:
- Registered Retirement Savings Plan (RRSP)
- Free parking available
- Learning/training paid by employer
- Paid time off (volunteering or personal days)
- Subsidized public transportation
- Team building opportunities
- Parking available
- Travel insurance
- Wellness program

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