Cementitious Lab Manager / Sr. Chemist

Baltimore, MD

Posted: 04/11/2024 Industry: Laboratory - Industrial Chemicals Job Number: 105.24SK Pay Rate: 120,000 - 150,000 Remote Friendly: Experience:

Job Description

Cementitious Lab Manager / Sr. Chemist

Growing, American, family-owned construction materials business is looking for a hands-on Sr. Cementitious Chemist who can manage the Lab, Development, and Quality activities.  Ready to be a part of something exciting, and lead all the development of products?  If you feel stuck in your current job, this could be the role where you can spread your wings and really make a difference!  Contact me for more info today!

Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Duly responsible for hands on development work in all cementitious products and managing the daily activities in the lab from R&D and Quality. Will be responsible for all equipment, raw materials, and supplies in the lab.  Directing the activities of two others, one who is well versed in the polymer and epoxy side of the coatings and polymer modified systems
  • Specific knowledge of how various cementitious products are used and the properties they are required to have. Must have prior knowledge of latex modified repair mortars, non-shrink grouts, and general cementitious products
  • Development of new products, and improvement of existing products including grouts, mortars, curing and sealing compounds
  • Ability to draft technical reports summarizing research findings related to product development, raw material evaluation, and quality issues
  • Knowledge of admixtures and mineral additives to give required properties to cementitious products such as plasticizers, rheology modifiers, shrink reducers, set accelerators and retarders, etc.
  • Assist with writing TDS and SDS documents
  • Experience with Quality Assurance and Quality Control procedures. Supervise the physical testing of raw materials and finished products.  This includes the ability to perform an analysis of production problems and the ability to take corrective actions to get products within specifications
  • Search for and evaluate new raw materials and processes. Work with the inventory manager regarding sources of supply
  • Familiarity with manufacturing processes for cement products and curing compounds
  • Supervisory experience is a must. Must have the ability to manage the R&D projects of another chemist giving direction and monitoring progress
  • Trouble shoot field problems to find solutions to customer product related issues
  • Learn production related software to create and modify formulas and generate production tickets if required
  • Motivated to be hands-on in all aspects of the job above. Must be able to step in and perform all the lab duties when needed and actively participate in solving plant quality and manufacturing process issues firsthand
  • ASTM Test Method Familiarity and Test Equipment in house capabilities with:
    • ASTM C-39 Compressive Strength
    • ASTM C-109 Compressive Strength
    • ASTM C-143 Slump Test
    • ASTM C-156 Moisture Retention
    • ASTM C-293 Flexural Strength
    • ASTM C-307 Tensile Strength
    • ASTM C-309 Curing Compounds
    • ASTM C-173 Concrete air content by volume
    • ASTM C-191 Set time by Vicat Needle
    • ASTM C-496 Splitting Tensile Strength
    • Freeze thaw testing in Calcium Chloride and Sodium Chloride
    • ASTM C-579 Compressive Strength
    • ASTM C-580 Flexural Strength
    • ASTM C-666 Freeze Thaw R
    • ASTM C-827 Early Age Height Change
    • ASTM C-1090 Height Change
    • ASTM C-1107 Non Shrink Grout
    • ASTM C-882 Slant shear bond strength
    • ASTM C-928 Rapid Setting Repair Mortars
    • Viscosity Testing

**If you’d like to hear more about this opportunity and others we are currently working on, please contact Stephanie Kemp at skemp@cps4jobs.com.

JO: 105.24SK

Job Requirements

Technical Qualifications:

  • BS Chemistry with emphasis on inorganic chemistry a plus; chemical engineering or materials science
  • Ideally 10 years in cementitious product development from the bench to full scale manufacturing
  • Ideally 3-5 years of leadership/management (of people and an operational lab) experience
  • Project Management, Quality, manufacturing support, understanding of regulatory requirements, and any experience working with DOT to qualify products is a huge plus
  • Excellent skills in Office, Excel, spreadsheets, etc.
  • Fluent in English is required

**If you’d like to hear more about this opportunity and others we are currently working on, please contact Stephanie Kemp at skemp@cps4jobs.com.

JO:  105.24SK

Meet Your Recruiter

Stephanie Kemp
Sr Market Recruiting Specialist

Senior Level Recruitment Professional with more than 19 years of experience in the recruitment and placement of Industrial Chemists and Scientists Nationwide from Entry level to Executive level. Resins, Adhesives, Coatings, Plastics, Lubricants, specialty chemicals, additives, inks, and more!!
I have been very successful bringing top valued talent to my clients, and providing expert level guidance to candidates in career searches.

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