Senior Asphalt Chemist

Richardson, TX

Posted: 05/29/2018 Industry: Laboratory - Industrial Chemicals Job Number: 226.18DH Pay Rate: 100,000 - 110,000

Senior Asphalt Chemist

The Senior Asphalt Chemist will have the following responsibilities:

  • Upgrade existing rubberized asphalt membrane, tape, sealant, and coating products to improve quality, process ability, or performance, to replace new materials or reduce costs
  • Solve factory and field problems to maintain the high quality and performance of existing rubberized asphalt membrane, tape, sealant and coating products
  • Provide technical assistance to Technical Serviced, Sales, Marketing and Production. This includes field support to representative, distributors, any field sales, applicators, architects, building owners and other customers as needed
  • Develop new asphalt membrane, tape, sealant, and coating products for waterproofing systems, and for other industrial applications to improve system performance and increase company profitability. Development may include preparing and testing experimental formulations in the lab as well as in the factory or field to evaluate performance.  This requires knowledge of asphalt membranes, sealants, coatings, waterproofing systems
  • Remain abreast of technical advances in asphalt membranes, tapes sealants and coatings, waterproofing systems, HVAC systems, and environmental issues that may impact product development activities
  • Run factory trials, select and evaluate alternate sources of raw materials, write purchasing specifications, material data sheets, technical data bulletins and product labels
  • Knowledge of typical asphalt and waterproofing product testing methods such as PG Grading, ASTM 1970, DSR, Viscosity measurement, Tack testing, etc. is also necessary

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

**Must be authorized to work in the U.S.  No sponsorship offered.

JO:  226.18DH

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Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Chemistry or Chemical Engineering required; MS or PhD preferred
  • Minimum of seven years of experience in asphalt membranes, tape, sealant or coating product development especially in rubberized asphalt membranes and coatings and with a background in factory operation and manufacturing process is also required
  • Knowledge of asphalt properties, rubber, adhesive, tape, sealant, and coating compounding selection of raw materials, including extending and reinforcing fillers, thixotropes, fire retardants, antioxidants and cure systems, with particular expertise in rubberized asphalt compounds in addition to knowledge of solvent-based, 100% solids and water-based formulations, chemistry and manufacturing processes is necessary
  • Travel will be required at about 25%, though some of this will be in support of a local plant
  • Strong communication skills as this person will deal with customers
  • Teamwork and collaboration are a big part of their culture, so excellent interpersonal skills is a must

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

**Must be authorized to work in the U.S.  No sponsorship offered.

JO:  226.18DH

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Devin Heffernan

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