Thermoset Resin Chemist

Sheboygan, WI

Posted: 08/09/2023 Industry: Laboratory - Industrial Chemicals Job Number: 246.23TM Experience:

Job Description

Thermoset Resin Chemist

Successful family-owned manufacturer is seeking an experienced Chemist to develop products for established markets, and grow into new ones.  Director has 20 years of experience and there is a lot of tenure in the organization!  Chance to grow within a close-knit group.

The Thermoset Resin Chemist reports to and works under the direction of the Director of Polymer Research.  Functioning with minimum supervision, the Project Chemist is responsible for effectively developing a wide variety of organic monomers, polymers, and composite materials.  This job requires an intimate knowledge of processing techniques, rheology characteristics, organic, inorganic, analytical and physical chemical principles, and basic physics; and the ability to help correct problems by recommending options relative to the adjustments in chemistry, part design or processing equipment.

Main Duties:

  • Performs projects and work assignments involved with developing new processes and performing casual analysis, complex synthesis, and invention with minimum direct supervision. Reports on progress and difficulties encountered when requested
  • Development of new processes involves the identification and quantification of variables affecting the process, determination of methods applicable to Company objectives, and determination of economic benefits and trade-offs
  • Casual analysis involves the combination of knowledge regarding chemical reaction pathways and physical chemical relationships to determine if a process or scheme is feasible, or to make a judgment as to why an occurrence did or did not happen and how to harness the phenomenon in production
  • Complex synthesis involves the combination of chemical reaction sequences or property composition relationships to produce a new product
  • Invention is the development of new unpublished or unpatented methods or techniques and unknown chemical species

Specific Job Functions:

  • Synthesizes monomers and polymers at bench and pilot scale under a wide variety of organic and polymer preparative techniques. These will include bulk, emulsion, and suspension polymerizations according to various mechanisms such as free radical, anionic, cationic, and charge transfer means
  • Develops composite materials according to principles of material science with an emphasis on correlating physical properties with composition. The performance of this task will require application of a practical knowledge of molecular weight measurements, melt rheology, torque rheometry, extrusion and molding theory
  • Performs detailed interpretations of instrumental analysis of monomers, polymers, and composites prepared, using results of thermal analysis, FTIR, liquid chromatography, and gas chromatography as supplied by Analytical Services
  • Develops, through personal initiative, new concepts for monomers, polymers, and composites for consideration by Management
  • Studies and researches technical literature related to job requirements
  • Submits research reports as required. Maintains research, production, and sample shipment records in accordance with the laboratory standard record keeping procedures
  • Supervises and directs the work of technicians assigned to assist Project Chemist with projects. Monitors and interprets results of tests and experiments carried out by technicians in support of specified projects

**If you would like to hear more about this opportunity and others we are currently working on, please contact Tory Mack at

JO:  246.23TM

Job Requirements

Technical Qualifications:

Preferably 5+ years of experience in:

  • Conducting and directing R&D work on phenolic resins
  • Product and process development
  • Supervising and directing technicians
  • Extensive knowledge of phenolic resin chemistry, applications, and processing techniques
  • Comfortable with having direct customer contact/interaction
  • Experience with industrial manufacturing processes
  • Working knowledge of the regulatory landscape related to the use, manufacturing, and sale of chemicals
  • Project management – internal and external
  • Project documentation and creating reports
  • Knowledge of prudent lab practices
  • Some programming experience a plus
  • Good communication skills / social skills
  • Works well in teams
  • Creative and self-motivated
  • Flexible and willing to learn

**If you’d like to hear more about this opportunity and others we are currently working on, please contact Tory Mack at

JO:  246.23TM

Meet Your Recruiter

Tory Mack
Technical Recruiter

What I Do:

I am proud to be part of the CPS flagship division, Industrial Laboratory. Our company started in order to serve the industrial chemicals industry, one of the backbones of the U.S. economy, by bringing together talented technical specialists with the companies that need them. I recruit and place people in the following positions:

  • Formulation/Product Development
  • Organic and Polymer Synthesis
  • Application Chemistry
  • Technical Service
  • Process Chemistry
  • Analytical/Method Development
  • Regulatory Compliance
  • Quality Assurance/Quality Control
  • Group Leader/R&D Manager

My Recruiting Philosophy:

When working with you as a candidate I have 3 goals:

Listen and ask questions to find out what the right opportunities look like for you

Connect you with active openings and interested companies based on your criteria

Educate you throughout the interview process to help you become a standout candidate for each individual opportunity

About Me:

I grew up in Southern Indiana and moved to the greater Chicago area 10 years ago. My education is in opera and music, so I enjoy anything and everything related to the arts! I love helping people through recruiting – I believe the right career move is one of the most important decisions a person can make and it is a privilege to be a part of that process.

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