R&D Chemist

Elkhart, IN

Post Date: 05/10/2018 Job ID: 183.18DH Industry: Laboratory - Industrial Chemicals

R&D Chemist

The Research and Development Chemist is responsible for the development of new products with additional duties related to making optimizations, improvements and cost-reductions to existing products and processes.  A successful candidate must apply knowledge of wide varieties of chemicals and raw materials and understand their interactions to create products intended for very diverse end uses.

  • Utilize raw materials knowledge and experience to develop products that fit an intended function or end-use as defined by the customer through a Technical Service Request (TSR) system
  • Test raw materials and finished products. Record and provide interpretation of results
  • Establish written product manufacturing procedures and techniques. Interface and provide guidance to Quality Control personnel
  • Interface directly with sales force and/or end-user to identify product needs. Determine if existing products may be suitable or new development is required
  • Troubleshoot, modify and improve existing formulations to remedy problems or inadequacies
  • Investigate in-field product failures to determine source of problems. Recommend product or process / manufacturing improvements or alternative products as necessary
  • Prepare and test sample batches and pilot/scale-up batches for customer evaluation
  • Create written reports for completed technical service requests (TSR) as needed to include technical datasheets (TDS), or product application guides
  • Maintain accurate records of prototype formulations, their changes and applicable test results
  • Follow established ISO procedures and make recommendations for revision where needed
  • Identify potential EH&S concerns for current and future products and remedy whenever possible
  • Maintain clean and safe work areas with focus on continuous improvement

**If you’d like to hear more about this opportunity and others we are currently working on, please contact Devin Heffernan at 815.756.1221 / dheffernan@cps4jobs.com.

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Requirements:

  • BS/MS in Chemistry or related field (Chemistry highly preferred)
  • 5+ years of industry experience in water-based formulation, adhesives preferred
  • Strong understanding of raw materials and structure property relationships. Must know raw material chemistry and why different chemistries are used for different applications
  • Prior first-hand experience with production-scale and laboratory-scale equipment
  • Must be hands-on at the bench. This is not an office job
  • Very effective written and verbal communication skills. There will be occasional travel to customers with sales group
  • Ability to multitask and handle multiple unrelated development projects at once
  • Strong work ethic. Must be able to perform all functions required of the job description, making judicious use of time and resources with minimal direct oversight

**If you’d like to hear more about this opportunity and others we are currently working on, please contact Devin Heffernan at 815.756.1221 / dheffernan@cps4jobs.com.

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Devin Heffernan


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