R&D Chemist



Advert ID



Pleasant Prairie

Job Type




Salary Range

USD85000-130000 per year

No. of Openings


Branch Information

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



Job Description

The primary result expected from the R&D Chemist will be to formulate new products as requested by Marketing, re-formulate current product lines for improvement, and solve technical scale-up and manufacturing problems by ensuring the availability of quality and value engineered products which satisfy customer's requirements and increase sales and profitability of the corporation.

Typical tasks for this position include (but are not limited to) the following:

* Analyze organic and inorganic compounds to determine chemical and physical properties, composition, structure, relationships, and reactions, utilizing chromatography, spectroscopy, and spectrophotometry techniques.

* Maintain laboratory instruments to ensure proper working order and troubleshoot malfunctions when needed.

* Develop, improve, and customize products, equipment, formulas, processes, and analytical methods.

* Conduct quality control tests.

* Direct, coordinate, and advise personnel in test procedures for analyzing components and physical properties of coatings and related materials.

* Prepare test solutions, compounds, and reagents for laboratory personnel to conduct test.

* Compile and analyze test information to determine process or equipment operating efficiency and to diagnose malfunctions.

* Confer with peers and supervisors to conduct analyses of research projects, interpret test results, or develop nonstandard tests.

* Write technical papers and reports and prepare standards and specifications for processes, products, or tests.

* Induce changes in composition of substances by introducing heat, light, energy, and chemical catalysts for quantitative and qualitative analysis.


* Communicate with Supervisors, peers, or subordinates: provide information to supervisors and co-workers in written form or in person.

* Maintain a good record of attendance and punctuality.

* Learn all manual tasks performed within the department.

* Perform tasks assigned using specific operating procedures, and following department specific quality control processes and procedures.

* Treat people with dignity and respect.

* Conduct all business with integrity.

* Adhere to Quality principles and participate in all departmental and company-wide Quality activities.

* Follow all safety procedures and company policies.

Required Experience:

* B.S. degree in Chemistry, Chemical Engineering, or other scientific technical field.

* Coatings technology experience.

* Proven ability to use fundamental polymer properties to predict end-use performance.

* Knowledge of the chemical composition, structure, and properties of substances and of the chemical processes and transformations that they undergo.

* Demonstrated use of Design of Experiments.

* Proven ability to work effectively on cross-functional project teams.