Position Overview:

Novelis is the world leader in aluminum rolling and recycling, producing an estimated 19 percent of the world's flat-rolled aluminum products. We work alongside our customers to provide innovative solutions to the aerospace, beverage can, automotive and high-end specialty markets.

Headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia, USA, Novelis has approximately 11,600 employees in 25 operating facilities on four continents and is investing close to $1.5 billion in global rolling and recycling expansions to meet the growing demand for our premium product.

Position Overview:

The Novelis Global Research and Technology Center (NGRTC) in Kennesaw, Georgia is seeking a Technologist. The person in this role will report to the Electron Optics lab Leader. The ideal candidate will be responsible for providing support in the Electron Optics lab that uses advance electron microscopy techniques for microstructural investigations as well as the Topography lab for spectrophotometric and colorimetric analysis.

Responsibilities & Qualifications:


  • Demonstrates personal commitment to safety and good EHS awareness by following established safety rules and practices during all activities. Ensure all user and visitors are compliant with all Safety Absolutes and other EHS initiatives.
  • Carry out routine, as well as complex Electron Optics task requests from project leaders through our LIMS system.
  • Prepare samples for TEM/STEM investigations using electropolishing, ion milling, and FIB lift out tequniques.
  • Conduct Electron Microscopic investigations on samples of aluminum alloys as well as other metal systems for purposes of metallurgical assessment or defect analysis.
  • Use confocal microscopy to quickly characterize 2D/3D representations of aluminum alloy surfaces to support ongoing research projects.
  • Carry out routine spectrophotometric and colorimetric testing using nondestructive handheld equipment.



  • Entry to this level typically requires a minimum of 3 years of progressive experience in Electron Microscopy and/or thermal analysis and a BS in chemistry, metallurgy, metallurgical engineering, material science, physics or equivalent.
  • Hands on experience working in an Electron Microscopy lab with an emphasis on material science. Experience with electron microscopy of Aluminum systems is advantageous.
  • Basic knowledge in the following techniques is required:
  • Secondary and Backscattered Electron Imaging, Energy Dispersive X-Ray Spectroscopy (EDXS), Electron Backscatter Diffraction (EBSD)
  • Must be Proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint
  • The ability to acquire new knowledge, capability, and skills in Electron Microscopy as well as Confocal Microscopy and other surface topography techniques.
  • Desire and ability to collaborate and communicate across functions are essential to this position.

What We Offer:

In addition to a competitive salary and yearly bonus structure (Annual Incentive Plan), Novelis benefits say a lot about how we care for each other. Our employees and their families have many different needs. As a result, our benefits offer choices on many levels and are high in quality, competitive in the marketplace, and affordable. These are a few of the benefits we offer to support you and your family’s well-being:

  • Medical, dental and vision insurance
  • Health savings accounts – Company Funded Health Savings Account (HSA) and Health Reimbursement Account (HRA)
  • Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
  • Company-paid basic life insurance and Additional voluntary life coverage
  • Paid vacation and competitive personal time off
  • 401(k) savings plan with company match
  • Retiree Medical Plans – medical and prescription drug coverage through Novelis sponsored Retiree Health Access
  • Retirement Savings Account
  • Employee assistance programs – available 24/7 to you and your family
  • Wellness and Work Life Support - career development and educational assistance
Location Profile:

Novelis’ Global Research and Technology Center located in Kennesaw Georgia within the greater Atlanta metropolitan area is a cutting-edge full-service research and technology hub that employs approximately 200 people including world-class engineers metallurgists chemists and scientists. The facility includes state-of-the-art lab equipment and a diverse mix of product pilot lines that bring innovative solutions to customers in the automotive beverage can and specialty markets. Kennesaw provides a diverse and family-friendly place to live with countless museums cultural opportunities and educational institutions. Novelis is committed to the Kennesaw community and supports a number of local charitable organizations including Habitat for Humanity as well as FIRST Robotics aimed at encouraging young people to pursue the Science Technology Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) fields in order to spur the next generation of scientists and innovators. Novelis recognizes its talented and diverse workforce as a key competitive advantage. Novelis provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants. All terms and conditions of employment at Novelis including recruiting hiring placement promotion termination layoffs recalls transfers leaves of absence compensation and training are without regard to race color religion age sex national origin disability status genetics protected veteran status sexual orientation gender identity or expression or any other characteristic protected by federal provincial or local laws.

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Technologist - Electron Optics