Our Company

Founded in 2020 amid the pandemic, Vitacore Industries prioritizes healthcare worker safety and environmental responsibility in all technological innovations. Committed to protecting both people and the planet, we've recently initiated recycling partnerships across Canada to address single-use plastic waste. As we expand our product lines and markets, we invite talented individuals to join us in making a substantial impact in healthcare, recycling, and beyond.

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Polymer Scientist (Recycling)

Job Listed On
January 9, 2024

Job Details

Time Commitment:
Burnaby, BC

about the Role

We are seeking a highly skilled and motivated Polymer Scientist with a strong background in polymer science and optics, particularly infrared (IR)optics. The ideal candidate will have a Master’s or PhD level education in materials science, chemical engineering, optics, or a related field, combined with hands-on experience in polymer recycling operations. This role involves troubleshooting, optimizing, and innovating recycling processes, including shredding, separation, and extrusion. Additionally, the specialist will play a crucial role in the development of a novel polymer separation system utilizing high-power IR optics within the company’s recycling program.

Job Requirements

  • Master's or PhD in Polymer Chemistry, Materials Science, Chemical Engineering, Optics, or related field.
  • Proven experience in polymer recycling processes, including shredding, separation, and extrusion.
  • Strong background in optics, especially IR optics, with hands-on experience in the design and implementation of optics-based systems.
  • Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills, with a creative approach to overcoming technical challenges.
  • Strong project management and leadership abilities, with the capacity to lead multidisciplinary projects and teams.
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal, with the ability to convey complex technical information clearly and persuasively.
  • A commitment to sustainability and innovation in materials recycling.

Job Responsibilities

  • Lead the troubleshooting and optimization of existing recycling processes, including mechanical shredding, material separation, and polymer extrusion.
  • Help to develop and implement a new polymer separation system leveraging high-power IR optics to enhance recycling efficiency and material purity.
  • Conduct comprehensive research to understand material properties and develop innovative solutions to improve recycling rates and output quality.
  • Collaborate with the R&D team to integrate optics-based technologies into recycling operations, ensuring scalability and environmental compliance.
  • Manage the setup and calibration of optical instruments and systems, ensuring they meet the specific requirements for polymer identification and separation.
  • Provide technical expertise and support for the scaling up of recycling operations from pilot to full-scale production.
  • Stay abreast of industry trends, technologies, and regulations related to polymer recycling and optics to inform strategic decisions and technology adoption.

how to Apply

To apply for this job, please email hr@vitacore.com with your resume attached and the specific job title in the subject line.

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