Product Development Chemist - Resin Synthesis

Hattiesburg, MS

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

Job Description

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We are working with a renown chemical resin manufacturer with a broad product portfolio that supports the coatings, ink, and adhesives marketplace.  Part of a 4 Billion global company this division prides itself on delivering custom resins to its N.A. and S.A. customers on a large scale.  The Product Development Chemist is to oversee the development of new products, improve chemical process, and help solve customer technical issues.  In accomplishing these objectives, this person also directs the work of technicians.  The geographical location for this position is Hattiesburg, MS. 

The right individual will enjoy application research; interface with business development; work with engineers to scale up product; enjoy brainstorming solutions and troubleshooting with customers; guide others constructively; and foster a culture of fun, learning, and good will.

Development of Polymers using synthesis and colloidal chemistry while performing characterization techniques.
• Support product development and process improvement
• Supervise the activities of R&D technicians
• Evaluate new raw materials and processes to improve the product line
• Develop R&D requests including experimental designs
• Provide written summaries and recommendations based on analysis of laboratory data
• Ensure analytical procedures and equipment are up-to-date and adequate
• Effectively interface with other technical personnel
• Interact with customers regarding technical support and development efforts
• Interact with vendors regarding technical matters
• Travel on a limited basis

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Job Requirements

The right individual will have Critical thinking; Problem solving; Management of Multiple Projects simultaneously; Interpersonal Skills; Positive Attributes; Customer Service Interactions; Strategy Development; Creativity.
• BS Degree in Polymer Chemistry; Chemistry
• 5 Years of Experience in Industrial Development
• Colloidal Chemistry & Physical Chemistry
• Polymer Synthesis (Condensation); Characterization
• Low Molecular Weight Chemistry
• High level of Organization
Thermoplastic resin synthesis and characterization.
Ties to the south.

If you would like to get reviewed directly by the hiring manager and technical Vice President immediately, please reach out to your CPS recruiter or

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Meet Your Recruiter

Steve Sapita
Senior 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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