Polyurethane Formulations Chemist - Rigid Foam x2

Tempe, AZ

Posted: 12/11/2018 Industry: Laboratory - Industrial Chemicals Job Number: 537.18SS Pay Rate: 70,000 - 80,000

Polyurethanes Formulations Chemist – Rigid Foam (x2)

The Polyurethanes Chemist will be responsible to:

  • Develop new formulation technology platforms to support building foams and coatings businesses
  • Develop specific formulations that achieve targeted performance goals
  • Modify existing formulas to improve performance, stability or cost parameters
  • Provide technical support to resolve production/product issues, including traveling to customer locations as necessary
  • Ability to manage projects both independently without direction and collaboratively within the group
  • Assist in the preparation of marketing / sales literature
  • Engage in scale-up, manufacturing and tolling activities
  • Lead product commercialization based on selected new technologies

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

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  • A minimum of a Bachelor’s degree is required. Preference given to those with an MS degree in Chemistry
  • 2+ years of rigid (OEM) foam polyurethane formulating in an R&D background
  • Ability for formulate from scratch polyurethane, polyurea and hybrid systems
  • Knowledge of useable polyols, isocyanates, catalysts and appropriate additives
  • Have a proven track record of formulating novel high performance materials
  • Ability to interact with production to transfer technology from the lab
  • Ability to interact with sales to effectively communicate technical information
  • Ability to write thorough reports and provide updates to laboratory director
  • Experience in project planning and taking projects from concept to completion
  • Strong project management skills
  • High attention to accuracy and quality
  • High level of interpersonal skills
  • Be a high performer, self-motivated and possess a high level of energy

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

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Steve Sapita
Technical Recruiter

SPECIALTIES:  All Industrial Research & Development Laboratory related positions including: Formulation Chemist; Synthetic Chemist; R & D Leadership; Analytical Chemistry; Technical Service; Regulatory; Project Mangers; Process Chemistry; Environmental and Health; Quality Positions; Material Scientist. 

EXPERIENCE:  My area of specialty includes: Coatings, Adhesives, Sealants, Specialty Chemicals, Building Materials, Polymers, Petrochemical, Agrochemical; Surface Cleaners; Ink; Surfactants; Resins. 

The levels of candidates that I place include Chemists; Sr Chemists; Innovation; Directors; Quality Professionals; Technical Service Professionals; Production Supervisors; EHS Specialists; Scientist; Regulatory Professionals; and Laboratory Support Personnel.  

I’M IN THIS BUSINESS BECAUSE:  There’s no better feeling than helping someone realize their potential by assisting them in advancing their career.  I love making that connection!  My goal is to consistently build long lasting relationships with both my clients and my applicants.

CLIENTS CAN COUNT ON ME BECAUSE:  I pride myself on the quality of my work and I truly CARE about their needs.  The better I know them, the better my understanding is as to who would fit their needs.

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