Sr. Chemist

Crystal Lake, IL

Posted: 04/24/2019 Industry: Laboratory - Industrial Chemicals Job Number: 185.19SK Pay Rate: 85,000 - 115,000

Sr. Chemist

Plans and performs technical research, new polymer development, and commercialization processes for the Construction, Adhesives and Sealants team within their Polymers business.  Responsibilities will include working with multiple technologies, leading multiple projects for new polymer development, formulation and testing, and identifying market technology trends and unmet market needs.  The incumbent will have opportunities to demonstrate leadership while providing support to polymer manufacturing, performing independent projects, and supervise technicians on a day to day basis.  This position reports to the Technical Manager for Construction & Industrial.

CORE RESPONSIBILITIES AND TASKS

  • Serves as a technical lead for the Construction, Adhesives and Sealants team to develop new polymer technologies for relevant markets
  • Leads technology innovation for waterborne acrylic and styrenated acrylic resins; leads new product development projects
  • Develops project objectives, which includes timelines, critical to quality metrics, functional requirements, determining project feasibility, and other requirements
  • Develops industry relevant coating formulations based on company polymers; evaluates using industry standard test methods; educates customers on use and best practices of company technology
  • Identifies customer requirements and market needs, ensuring alignment with project goals and new technology development
  • Reviews and evaluates project status, outcomes, and direction to ensure conformity with project objectives; determines corrective action and implements changes; has considerable latitude within project objectives
  • Understands competitive landscape; generates benchmarking data with identified competitive polymers and commercially available coatings
  • Serve as a technical expert for company products in the Construction, Adhesives and Sealants segments; supports customers with formulation and testing recommendations
  • Reads and interprets patents and academic literature, examines new product concepts and technologies, and determines how to meet customer needs and market demands
  • Adhere to company safety guidelines at all times

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

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Requirements:

Required:

  • Bachelor of Science Degree in Chemistry or a related discipline and two semesters each of general and organic chemistry

Preferred:

  • Master’s Degree or PhD

Knowledge & Experience:

Required:

  • 1-3 years of polymer science experience
  • 4-7 years of lab experience

Technical / Skill Requirements:

Required:

  • Organizational skills
  • Communication skills
  • Must be proficient in Microsoft Office (Excel, Word, Power Point)
  • Problem-solving skills
  • Able to adapt and change quickly in response to new situations / demands
  • Ability to tailor communication to fit the needs of the audience

Preferred:

  • Understanding of 1K waterborne coating formulation
  • Design of Six Sigma (DFSS)
  • Design of Experiment

Travel Requirements:

  • 10% - must be willing to travel overnight

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

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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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