R&D Chemist



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Up to USD0.00 per year

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Houston Engineering - (USA) SPACES CityCentre One 800 Town & Country Boulevard TX Houston , TX 77024



Job Description

POSITION PURPOSE: Lead the development of new innovative functional fluids technologies to drive R&D and commercial initiatives while researching novel formulation development & manufacturing techniques to achieve improved performance within relevant areas. Support quality investigations of existing functional fluid formulations to ensure proper root cause is ascertained and work with our quality team to implement proper preventative measures. Under the supervision of the Chief Technology Officer works to design innovative formulations to achieve novel performance improvements that resolve key issues at the consumer level to differentiate our technology within the global market. The right candidate must show that he/she has the ability to solve problems, collect data while maintaining, at all times, a focus on attention to detail. Additionally, the right individual must have the ability to interpret an extensive variety of technical instructions.


* Is the Technical Project Manager for new product introductions or existing product modifications within the below categories

* Coolants, Heat Transfer Fluids, and Water Treatment Chemicals

* Windshield Washer Fluid

* Lubricants & Diesel Fuel Additives

* Works effectively with cross functional teams to implement new products and or current product changes for improved performances and or cost savings

* Prepares engineering release packets to introduce and implement product changes within our SAP system

* Manage the test plan & timeline for validation of new functional fluids and or changes to existing functional fluid technologies

* Test competitive products

* Develops and validates new test methods with the lab team to improve analysis capability of functional fluids and evaluation of field return samples

* Conduct research to develop new and improved manufacturing processes

* Prepare samples for customers

* Maintains electronic and paper copies of information pertaining to performed experiments including laboratory notebooks, research reports, and other documents

* Presents data to the commercial and management team

* Ability to draft technical reports, which will be documented within a technical library

* Support the Product Preceding Technology [PPT] team & technology development process to achieve agreed upon targets

* Other duties as assigned


* Degree in Chemistry, Biochemistry, or equivalent degree in engineering or a related technical or scientific subject required

* Experience within R&D related to Automotive Functional Fluids Development

* Experience using UHPLC, ICP, IC and GM/MS equipment and methods preferred

* Strong analytical and problem solving ability and self-starter