R&D Chemist

Mishawaka, IN 46546

Post Date: 04/02/2018 Job ID: 441.17DH 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.

*Utilize raw materials knowledge and experience to develop or create novel 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 manufacturing personnel

*Establish and maintain product and raw materials Quality Control parameters and specifications.  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

**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 / [Click Here To Join].
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Requirements:

*BS/MS Chemistry or related field (Chemistry highly preferred)

*3+ years of industry experience in formulation of 100% solids reactive epoxy and polyurethane systems

*Strong understanding of raw materials and structure property relationships.  They have to 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 comfortable at the bench

*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

**If you'd like to know more about this opportunity and others we are currently working on, please contact Devin Heffernan at 815.756.1221 / [Click Here To Join].
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