Product Development Chemist

Murfreesboro, TN

Posted: 06/27/2024 Industry: Laboratory - Industrial Chemicals Job Number: 191.24SS Remote Friendly: Experience:

Job Description

Product Development Chemist

The Product Development Chemist is responsible for formulating and testing new, optimized, and current formulas in accordance with established procedures, regulations, guidelines and standards.  Additional duties include troubleshooting, testing, and re-validating samples from customers or suppliers and providing solutions for potentially challenging applications.

An important component of this position is exhibiting professionalism when representing the company at customer/supplier events such as sales calls, customer visits, and conferences.


  • Ensures compliance with environmental, health and safety standards
  • Creates, develops, and tests formulas used in products, exercising professional judgment in the evaluation, selection, and modification of applied methods and techniques
  • Operates and maintains testing equipment ASTM methodology and ISO 17025 standards. Utilizes structured work order process to execute laboratory-based testing
  • Maintains documentation for each project assignment, analyzes data, and creates reports based on compliance with professional standards
  • Other duties as assigned

**If you’d like to hear more about this opportunity and others we are currently working on, please contact Steve Sapita at

JO:  191.24SS

Job Requirements

Technical Skills:

  • Bachelor of Science degree
  • Minimum of 2 years of experience in an industrial chemical laboratory or 1-2 years in polyurethanes/polyureas
  • Task driven work ethic in a fast-paced environment and capable of changing direction quickly depending on outcomes
  • Able to assess complex situations and assemble a strategic plan to achieve successful outcomes
  • Independently implement routine and research test methods with minor supervision
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office, especially Excel
  • Strong communication and teamwork skills
  • Strong interpersonal skills and able to communicate at all organizational levels within the company

**If you’d like to hear more about this opportunity and others we are currently working on, please contact Steve Sapita at

JO:  191.24SS

Meet Your Recruiter

Steve Sapita
Section Manager - Lab Industrial

SPECIALTIES:  All Industrial Research & Development Laboratory related positions including: Formulation Chemist; Synthetic Chemist; R & D Leadership; Analytical Chemistry; Technical Service; Regulatory; Project Mangers; Process Chemistry; Environmental and Health; Quality Positions; Material Scientist. 

EXPERIENCE:  My area of specialty includes: Coatings, Adhesives, Sealants, Specialty Chemicals, Building Materials, Polymers, Petrochemical, Agrochemical; Surface Cleaners; Ink; Surfactants; Resins. 

The levels of candidates that I place include Chemists; Sr Chemists; Innovation; Directors; Quality Professionals; Technical Service Professionals; Production Supervisors; EHS Specialists; Scientist; Regulatory Professionals; and Laboratory Support Personnel.  

I’M IN THIS BUSINESS BECAUSE:  There’s no better feeling than helping someone realize their potential by assisting them in advancing their career.  I love making that connection!  My goal is to consistently build long lasting relationships with both my clients and my applicants.

CLIENTS CAN COUNT ON ME BECAUSE:  I pride myself on the quality of my work and I truly CARE about their needs.  The better I know them, the better my understanding is as to who would fit their needs.

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