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Employment Opportunities

The Nonwovens Institute (NWI) offers a variety of employment opportunities for qualified candidates seeking to make in impact in an exciting and growing industry. Affiliated with and based on the Centennial Campus of North Carolina State University, NWI is a partnership among industry, government and academe. Please see below for details on our currently open positions.

Electronics Specialist

We are seeking an experienced professional with capability in installation, maintenance and troubleshooting/repair of nonwovens lab, production and testing equipment. This position requires an individual who is capable in a variety of electronics tasks related to installation, maintenance, and repair of production and testing equipment. In some cases (<25%), this work will also include tasks related to the mechanical systems on the nonwoven equipment.

Research Specialist – Analytical Testing and Product Development

We are seeking a research specialist to assist in the analytical testing of materials, maintenance of laboratory standards for GMP, ISO 9001+, and ISO 17025, and the development of new products as a member of the analytical testing and new product development team.

Research Specialist – Process Development

We are seeking a researcher who will collaborate and conduct research and support quality on nowoven production runs, primarily in NWI’s nonwoven pilot labs utilizing equipment that is used for running experimental test runs for industry and university researchers.

Skilled Trades Technician

Warehouse organization, maintenance of GMP and ISO 9001 practices, and ensuring safe work habits are employed as a priority in all work. Receiving and shipping from the warehouse and coordinating with internal customers the delivery of needed shipments. Support of NWI labs in process trials to develop or produce nonwovens. Lab work will be driven by NWI business needs and can involve work on the spunbond, meltblown, carded, wet laid or small-scale lab platforms.

NC State University is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, gender identity, age, sexual orientation, genetic information, status as an individual with a disability, or status as a protected veteran. Individuals with disabilities requiring disability-related accommodations in the application and interview process are welcome to contact 919-515-3148 to speak with a representative at the Office of Institutional Equity and Diversity.