Polymer Synthesis Chemist - Polyols

Fort Knocks, KY

Posted: 02/23/2023 Industry: Laboratory - Industrial Chemicals Job Number: 647.22SK Pay Rate: 100,000 Experience:

Job Description

Polymer Synthesis Chemist – Polyols

This position is for a Polymer Synthesis Chemist within the Synthetic Group, developing new polyols and supporting custom manufacturing.  Chemistry includes, alkoxylation, reductive amination, free radical polymerization, but not limited to these.


The Polymer Synthesis Chemist will perform a wide variety of duties essential to the manufacture of chemical products while consistently adhering to all established safety and operating procedures.  This includes but is not limited to:

  • Act as a synthetic scientist providing expertise in lab and scale up of alkoxylate materials and other chemistries to support new product development and custom manufacturing
  • Hands on operation of laboratory alkoxylation and amination reactors and additional lab chemistries in glassware as needed
  • Able to use Design of Experiment methodology for designing new products and to elucidate root cause of product challenges
  • Provide structure-property design to new products
  • Provide technical expertise and assistance to R&D, Sales, Marketing, Quality Assurance, and Operations for commercialization of products
  • Document results in lab notebook and electronic records of testing data for projects and lab reports include technical transfer documents
  • Work with the business development team, applications team and QC Lab to bring online additional testing capabilities for new products and customer manufacturing
  • Keep abreast of literature and patents applicable to project chemistries
  • Curiosity and drive to bring new products to market
  • Possible travel to support customers (<15%)
  • Committed to safe work conditions in laboratory environment

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

JO:  647.22SK

Job Requirements

Technical Qualifications:

  • BS/BA degree required, advanced degree preferred in applicable science field such as organic chemistry, material science, polymer science or engineering
  • Bachelor’s degree with 15 years of experience, MS degree with 10 years of experience or PhD with 5+ years of experience in polymer synthesis
  • Specific polyurethane polyol experience is preferred
  • Hands on / working experience in lab
  • Scale up of products in pilot plant
  • Demonstrated ability to problem-solve and to support new product development opportunities
  • Ability to support the launch of new products to identified market areas
  • Flexibility in chemistries, projects, able to transition projects as needed
  • Able to provide leadership and mentor technicians and other scientists as needed
  • Good organizational, time management, verbal and written communication and interpersonal skills
  • Proficient in MS Office, report writing and other documentation
  • The ideal candidate must be able to complete all physical requirements of the job with or without a reasonable accommodation
  • Works in a lab environment, wears all required PPE (safety glasses, face shields, respirator, gloves, etc.)
  • Stand, walk, stoop, bend, reach, lift up to 25 lbs.

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

JO:  647.22SK

Meet Your Recruiter

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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