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Technical Associate, Performance Colorants and Ingredients

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Date: Jun 2, 2021

Location: Spartanburg, SC, US

Company: Milliken and Company

Headquartered in Spartanburg, South Carolina, Milliken & Company is a global, innovative, industrial diversified manufacturing company that has been exploring, discovering, and creating ways to enhance people’s lives since 1865. With expertise across a breadth of disciplines including specialty chemical, floor covering, and performance materials, the company works around the world every day to add true value to people’s lives, improve health and safety, and help make our world more sustainable. Milliken has long led the way for "knowledge-based" investment, employing over 100 PhDs, and has accumulated over 2,200 U.S. patents – and more than 5,000 patents worldwide. Milliken is widely acknowledged as an international leader in research technology, innovation, and customer service. With over 35 manufacturing facilities located in the U.S., U.K., Belgium, France, China, India, Mexico, and Australia, and other sales and service operations throughout the Americas, Europe and Asia, Milliken's more than 7,000 associates work to deliver innovations that do good for the world, create new experiences, and build for the future.






Technical Associate, Performance Colorants & Ingredients




This position is part of Milliken Chemicals Performance Colorants & Ingredients Business. The position provides technical support for development of new products and support of current products. The position is located at our corporate headquarters in Spartanburg, SC. Hours of work are typically Monday – Friday 8:00 am – 5:00 pm.



  • Perform reactions and chemical synthesis
  • Perform purification/isolation and analytical characterization
  • Perform testing and chemical analysis on samples
  • Document experimental procedures, results and observations
  • Maintain clean and safe work environments
  • Participate fully in the safety process
  • Work effectively with members of a team to achieve project targets and deadlines
  • Organize and effectively communicate results and new ideas (presentations, tables, charts)
  • Use of scientific method and critical thinking/problem solving



  • Associate, bachelor’s or master’s degree in Chemistry or related technical field or 5 years of relevant work experience
  • Strong chemical synthesis experience, aptitude, or training
  • Experience working in a chemical laboratory setting; including safely handling and mixing chemicals, documenting experiments, and operating scientific equipment
  • Strong verbal and written communications skills
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint

Milliken & Company is an equal opportunity employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, status as a protected veteran, or status as a qualified individual with a disability.