R&D Aerosol Chemist

Lenoir, NC

Posted: 01/17/2019 Industry: Laboratory - Industrial Chemicals Job Number: 11.19TM Pay Rate: 35,000 - 80,000

R&D Aerosol Chemist

The R&D Aerosol Chemist will have the following responsibilities:

  • Re-formulate existing aerosol wood coatings products by modification and improvement to existing formulae
  • Generate new products ideas based on customer needs and/or raw material technology in the current marketplace
  • Evaluation of raw materials for new product ideas and/or obsolescence of existing raw materials
  • Maintain records of specific projects, including lab notebook and bi-weekly progress reports
  • Assists manager in planning process by developing weekly plans of own work
  • Observe and supervise production in process scale-up, suggest process optimizations, and observe QC testing. Achieve competency with lab scale-up and equipment
  • Conduct Cost Savings initiatives by formulation or process improvements with supervisor
  • May supervise intern or a Technician I
  • Prepare lab samples and customer trial batches
  • Maintain concise and accurately documented laboratory records
  • Transfer accurate formula records into computer programs
  • Support customer trials
  • Advise and assist production personnel as needed
  • Support production of first-time batches as required
  • Conduct performance and quality tests as required
  • Be self-directed with the ability to bring projects to completion with moderate supervision
  • Maintain neat and orderly work area
  • Sound documentation skills and project reporting accountability
  • Travel to customers, conferences, and other facilities, up to 20%

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

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Requirements:

  • BS/MS Degree in Chemistry or related
  • Experience at the associate chemist level with two to three years of wood coatings formulation experience preferred
  • Solvent-based experience preferred
  • Aerosol experience is a plus, but not required
  • Formulation experience from scratch or formula modification experience
  • Acceptable score of Munsel Color Test (generally no greater than 30)
  • Knowledge of chemistry, math, physics. Ability to write reports, interpret data, draw conclusions
  • Knowledge of and ability to use suppliers as information resource
  • Project planning and project management skills
  • Good communication and presentation skills
  • Must be self-motivated
  • Ability to coordinate and contribute to teamwork
  • Ability to use knowledge as a resource for co-workers
  • Ability to accept responsibility for assigned equipment and workstation including maintenance and cleanliness

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

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