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Development Chemist I

Location: GA
Job Type: Direct Hire
Salary: $65,000.00 - $80,000.00
Degree: Master of Science; Bachelor of Science;
Date: 10/8/2012
Job ID: 01885305
Job Description
TITLE:                                      Chemist I
REGION / LOCQATION:            East Point, GA

  • Develop new or improved products in accordance with project goals and design criteria.
  • Perform raw material evaluations and/or formula engineering for cost reduction.
  • Assist with equipment maintenance and calibration.
  • Assist with ordering raw materials and lab supplies as needed.Interface with Manufacturing to solve formulation and/or process problems.
  • Monitor first production of new and/or modified products.
  • Enter formulations and QC test data into computer system.
  • Perform comparative testing to identify strengths/weaknesses versus competitive products.
  • Assist Sales by preparing show or test panels for customer use.
  • Interface with raw material suppliers on new or problem raw materials.
  • Interface with and/or direct Quality Control activities related to trial or scale-up batches or batch correction.
  • Perform analytical and/or other testing related to product complaints or claims investigations.
  • Maintain lab notebooks and other records.
  • Write monthly progress reports and Technical Reports.
  • Any other duties as assigned by management.
  • BS Degree Chemistry or equivalent.
  • Experience with development of high-solids and/or solventless coatings products;
  • Experience with development of waterborne and latex coatings products;
  • Familiarity with ASTM and ISO coating testing protocols;
  • Familiarity with air spray and airless spray coating application techniques;
  • Good written and verbal communication skills (writing sample will be requested);
  • Good organizational and planning skills – time management is important;
  • Good prioritization skills – ability to handle multiple tasks/projects;
  • Must be self-motivated and equally comfortable working independently as well as part of a team; and
  • Competency with Microsoft Office program suite, especially Excel and PowerPoint.
EHS Training - Emergency Response, Hazardous Waste, Fire Safety, Industrial Ergonomics, PPE, Walking and Working Surfaces.
Success Factors – Prime Success Factors
  • Focus on results
  • Drive change
  • Promote teamwork
  • Build trust & respect
  • Understand market & customer perspective
Additional Factors
  • Learn Continuously
  • Solve Problems
  • Attend to Detail
  • Communicate & Share Information

Qualified applicants will be considered for vacancies without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, or any other characteristic protected by prevailing state and federal laws, regulations and ordinances.