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Formulation Chemist

Sheboygan, WI

Posted: 02/26/2024 Industry: Laboratory - Industrial Chemicals Job Number: 54.24AM Remote: Experience:

Job Description

Formulation Chemist

Privately held chemical manufacturer looking for an experienced elastomeric/urethane formulator to join their organization.  This opportunity allows you to work with other departments and be very independent in the lab!  If you enjoy working independently and are curious by nature, this could be an excellent opportunity for you!  Company offers a competitive salary and full benefits!

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Develops compounds and formulas for new/existing items
  • Acquires pricing, data, color matches, etc. from suppliers
  • Compounds materials, molds test pieces, performs material testing, and evaluates results to validate conformance to specification
  • Recommends and evaluates replacements and substitutions
  • Maintains an accurate and thorough database of all formulas, with ASTM D2000 performance specifications and typical results, specific gravities, etc.
  • Prepare technical data sheets for customers
  • Oversees material-related measuring, testing, and processing parameters used in manufacturing
  • Develops/reviews milling and mixing procedures
  • Develops rheometer curve limit specifications
  • Trouble-shoots material processing problems
  • Shelf-Life Inventory: Dispositions non-conforming and aged lots of material
  • Ensures that Foreign Distribution product conforms to its ASTM D2000 specification
  • Recommends metal prep methods and adhesive systems
  • Recommends cryogenic deflashing temperatures and duration
  • Participates in Mill Rescue Team
  • Maintaining active formula quoting guides for quoting and material selection, with overviews of properties, processability, availability and cost
  • Acting as a consultant to others on new product development, trouble-shooting existing items, investigating field failures, and purchasing processing equipment
  • Assisting in sales presentations and internal material training
  • Purchases and maintains all lab equipment and software
  • Develops internal test methods in accordance with industry practices
  • Maintains procedures and records
  • Reviews out material portfolio against market needs and industry developments, recommending new compounds and ingredients, suppliers, testing and production methods technologies and equipment
  • Performs other duties assigned, to include:
    • Manage safety data sheets – production and lab
    • Control incoming experimental materials
    • Environmental compliance – reach, ROHS, conflict minerals, PROP 65
    • Manage IMDS system/submissions
    • Maintain rubber and urethane quoting guides
    • Consult with subsidiary company on material related issues
    • Cost reduction projects with sourcing

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

JO:  54.24AM

Job Requirements

Technical Qualifications:

  • Bachelor of Science degree in Chemistry, Chemical Engineering, or Materials Science and Engineering
  • 3-5 years industrial experience with rubber and/or urethane materials, including a thorough understanding of ASTM D2000 standards, testing procedures and equipment. Rubber formulation experience desired
  • Ability to run, or learn to run, Lab Mill

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

JO:  54.24AM

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Alicia Mytnik
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