Sr. Metalworking Fluids Chemist

Roanoke, VA

Posted: 02/13/2019 Industry: Laboratory - Industrial Chemicals Job Number: 46.19DM Pay Rate: 75,000 - 100,000

Sr. Metalworking Fluids Chemist

Provide experienced technical support for the metalworking product line and serves as a key technical resource for Sales, Marketing, Product Development, Production, and Customer Service.  This person has a primary responsibility to lead all aspects of routine and non-routine laboratory field sample analyses and provide technical support to customers and field sales engineers.  In addition, the Senior Metalworking Technical Support Chemist may be involved in providing troubleshooting and Quality Control services for Production.  The introduction of new analytical technologies may be required from time to time.  He/she is responsible for providing a safe and clean work environment and for maintaining accurate and timely records.

  • Ability to develop customized test protocols as needed to solve unique customer issues
  • Knowledge of the operating principles of relevant analytical instrumentation, as well as capabilities and limitations
  • Issue routine and non-routine reports as needed (emphasis on non-routine), including but not limited to reports based on analytical summaries
  • Provide accurate explanations and recommendations based on the data obtained
  • Provide information regarding new test methodologies, including wet, tribological, and analytical
  • Interface with vendors as needed
  • Modify existing test methods when found to be inadequate
  • Provide assistance to Product Development group as needed
  • Respond to requests for technical information in a timely manner
  • Ability to properly handle end-user and distributor requests for information
  • Develop and maintain positive rapport with Field Sales Engineers and customers
  • Coordinate product sample requests
  • Maintain plant retained samples for technical service projects and sample shipments
  • Become trained in applicable D.O.T. hazardous material shipping regulations and follow internal export control protocols
  • Use Customer Relationship Management (CRM) to issue reports and record communications and other activities
  • Read and be familiar with the contents on the Hazard Communication Program and Safety Manual
  • Practice safe laboratory procedures
  • Maintain cleanliness and working order of all instrumentation and equipment
  • Organize and maintain raw material samples in the laboratory chemical closet
  • Overnight travel occasionally required to provide on-site technical support to customers and Field Sales Engineers

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

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Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Chemistry with a minimum 5 years’ experience with metalworking fluid technology
  • Knowledge of metalworking fluids of various types – soluble oil, semi-synthetic, synthetic
  • Knowledge of metalworking processes – cutting, grinding, forming, rust preventing, cleaning
  • Expertise with all routine analytical procedures used in the analyses of metalworking field technical service samples
  • Effectively communicate with customers, customer service, vendors, vendor technical support, etc.
  • Provide prompt and effective assistance when required by unplanned events
  • Detail oriented

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

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Dave Maxwell
Sr Technical Recruiter

Senior Level Recruitment Professional with more than 22 years of experience in the recruitment and placement of Industrial Chemists and Scientists Nationwide from Entry level to Executive level.  Resins, Polymers, Adhesives, Coatings, Plastics, Lubricants, Specialty Chemicals, Agricultural Chemicals, Additives, Inks, Consumer Products, 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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