Mishawaka, IN 46546
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].
*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].