Sr. PVC Chemist

Solon, OH

Posted: 12/17/2023 Industry: Laboratory - Industrial Chemicals Job Number: 366.23TM Remote: Experience:

Job Description

Sr. PVC Chemist

Leading manufacturer is seeking a Senior-level Chemist with expertise in PVC.  Business is doing well and just had their best year in a decade!  This will be a leading role for the company’s PVC R&D.

Seeking a hands-on Senior Chemist who will be responsible for providing technical leadership and support of the formulation, mixing, extrusion, calendaring and curing of all products and processes produced by the North American accessories division.  The focus of this role will be the innovation of new products for the PVC/plastics extrusion products as well as the optimization of current products and processes.  This position will provide support to the operations team to improve quality and cost of the products.

What this role is responsible for:

  • Develop and revise formulations for current and new products to meet Company goals
  • Innovate/Evaluate new and alternate raw materials in support of the company’s Sustainability goals
  • Monitor raw materials and additives to ensure consistent product quality
  • Write and update raw material purchasing specifications
  • Assist Process Chemist in monitoring production processes at all points through finished goods
  • Support efforts to improve QCD
  • Lead and facilitate leading cost savings projects in support of our WCM strategy
  • Assist quality in diagnosing claim issues and identifying appropriate solutions
  • Use the Management of Change (MOC) process to ensure change documentation where applicable
  • Lead projects providing appropriate timelines and reports
  • Work with outside vendors and consultants on new technologies that could improve products
  • Owner of the formulations for the facilities

**If you’d like to hear more about this opportunity and others we are currently working on, please contact Tory Mack at

JO:  366.23TM

Job Requirements

Technical Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Chemistry, Chemical Engineering or Polymer Science
  • 5+ years of experience in plastic processing, PVC experience a definite advantage
  • R&D Lab operational experience
  • Rubber formulation experience also advantageous
  • Knowledge of Plastic mixing and extrusion technologies
  • Co-extrusion experience processing/laminating different polymers
  • Knowledge of raw material supply chain
  • Project management skills / training / organization

**If you’d like to hear more about this opportunity and others we are currently working on, please contact Tory Mack at

JO:  366.23TM

Meet Your Recruiter

Tory Mack
Technical Recruiter

What I Do:

I am proud to be part of the CPS flagship division, Industrial Laboratory. Our company started in order to serve the industrial chemicals industry, one of the backbones of the U.S. economy, by bringing together talented technical specialists with the companies that need them. I recruit and place people in the following positions:

  • Formulation/Product Development
  • Organic and Polymer Synthesis
  • Application Chemistry
  • Technical Service
  • Process Chemistry
  • Analytical/Method Development
  • Regulatory Compliance
  • Quality Assurance/Quality Control
  • Group Leader/R&D Manager

My Recruiting Philosophy:

When working with you as a candidate I have 3 goals:

Listen and ask questions to find out what the right opportunities look like for you

Connect you with active openings and interested companies based on your criteria

Educate you throughout the interview process to help you become a standout candidate for each individual opportunity

About Me:

I grew up in Southern Indiana and moved to the greater Chicago area 10 years ago. My education is in opera and music, so I enjoy anything and everything related to the arts! I love helping people through recruiting – I believe the right career move is one of the most important decisions a person can make and it is a privilege to be a part of that process.

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