Director of Graphite Technology

Job Location:  Orlando Technology Center

Position: Exempt / Salary

Reports To:  Sr. Vice President of Business Development and Technology

Manages: N/A

Job Overview:

This role is considered the top expert in graphite, both internally and externally enabling the use of Asbury Carbons extensive portfolio of synthetic & natural graphite, coke and other carbonaceous materials in the US and EU industrial manufacturing markets.   The key deliverable of this job is to drive product/application differentiation with Asbury’s NPD initiatives.  


Roles & Responsibilities:

Key responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Working with customers to enable best use of Asbury products for customers application cases (drilling, forging, casting, cast metal, etc.)
  • Development of novel specialty solutions (chemicals) containing carbonaceous materials (dispersions, coatings, etc.)
  • Customer and trade show visits to keep up to date with trends in the carbon market.
  • Development/support of characterization techniques to quantify quality of carbon materials from various raw materials sources.
  • Technical presentation of Asbury product lines at customer sites, conferences, and trade shows
  • Provide internal graphite training to all new customer facing employees and serve as an ongoing technical resource.


Preferred Experience/skills:

Qualifications include:

  • PhD. or Masters in technical field related to graphite technology development.
  • 10-15 years of industry experience in the graphite or other carbonaceous technology fields
  • Strong understanding of use of graphite/graphene in industrial applications such as lubricants, coatings, etc.
  • Strong technical presentation skills
  • Excellent written, verbal, and interpersonal communication skills.
  • A team-oriented, collaborative work style.
  • Initiative and the ability to work independently and make autonomous decisions.
  • Strong interpersonal skills.
  • Experience collaborating and partnering with internal and external stakeholders.
  • Availability to work evenings and weekends as needed.
  • Must be willing to travel as required.
  • Strong computer skills including, but not limited to, MS Office.


Working conditions

Willingness to do overnight travel is required


Position Type and Expected Hours of Work

Full time day hours; travel and occasional overtime may extend hours


10 Key Core Competencies:

  • Analytical Thinking
  • Problem Solving
  • Computer Competency
  • Conflict Resolution
  • Evaluation
  • Flexibility
  • Ethics
  • Interpersonal Awareness
  • Personal Credibility
  • Thoroughness

Note: This job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Nothing in this job description restricts management’s right to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time with or without notice.

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