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R&D Chemist | Pinova, Inc. | Brunswick, Ga

POSITION SUMMARY
Pinova Incorporated is currently seeking a Research & Development Chemist to support multiple initiatives in the Pinova Technology organization - product development, technical support to manufacturing and technical service to customers - covering multiple markets (Adhesives, Tires, Construction and Agriculture).

 

RESPONSIBILITES

  • Plan and conduct hands-on lab work (organic and polymer syntheses, formulating, sample preparations and analyses) on a regular basis to support new product development based on identified customer/market needs, manufacturing support initiatives and technical service to customers.
  • Analyze, interpret, document, and effectively communicate results of lab work for timely decision making on projects and technical support initiatives.
  • Operate analytical instrumentation required for routine analyses/tests; interpret corresponding data.
  • Develop skills on any identified specialized instrumentation to support product development initiatives and provide corresponding guidance to R&D team toward product optimization.
  • Provide technical support to sales team through experiments and analyses where necessary in end-use applications in targeted industries/ markets.
  • Provide technical support to sales team through development of product data and technical literature.
  • Plan and oversee laboratory testing as needed to solve customer applications problems and evaluate product improvements. Communicate results directly to customers (written and oral) and visit customer locations as required.
  • Implement all aspects of lab work in a safe work environment; provide regular input on improving or upgrading capabilities within the laboratory to enhance efficiency/productivity.


REQUIREMENTS

  • B.S. degree in Chemistry, Chemical Engineering, or a related scientific field required.  Or 10+ years of lab experience in leu of Degree.
  • Have 2-5 years of experience in the chemical industry, preferably with product and/or applications development in the specialty chemicals area.
  • Experience in syntheses and analyses/evaluation of specialty organic chemicals (e.g. polymers, resins) is preferred.
  • Experience in using analytical instruments such as GPC, GC-MS is preferred.
  • Experience in formulating and evaluating corresponding end products (e.g. adhesives, inks, coatings, personal care products, etc.) is desirable.
  • Exposure to scaling up products on pilot scale/production scale is desirable.
  • Strong technical skills, computer proficiency, and documentation skills.
  • Organized, self-motivated, pro-active and results-oriented; ability to multi-task.
  • Ability to work individually with minimal supervision; ability to work well within a team.
  • Demonstrated commitment to all Health, Safety, and Environmental principles and initiatives.
  • Ability to work well in a fast-paced environment with proven time management, organization and prioritization skills.
  • High degree of personal responsibility and initiative is required.  Must possess a high level of integrity as well as excellent organizational and analytical skills.
  • Communicate effectively (verbal, listening, written) and work with various departments. Self-motivated, team-player with good interpersonal skills; ability to maintain positive customer relations & act courteous/respectful of others.


Pinova Incorporated is an equal opportunity employer and encourages diversity.  All offers of employment are conditioned upon successfully passing a drug test, background check and pre-employment physical.


Nearest Major Market: Brunswick

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