Chemist

Long Beach, California, United States


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Type: Permanent

Experience: Experienced Professional (Non-Manager)

Education: Doctorate or Professional Degree

Category: Biotech / R&D / Science

Industry: Manufacturing & Dist / Chemical

Reference ID: CHEM

Date Posted: 10/01/2021

Shortcut: http://management-recruiters-of-davidson.jobs.mrinetwork.com/p6i0V0


Chemist – Long Beach, CA

 

Job Description:

This position leads the formulation and property prediction of elastomeric formulations and other materials across the company organization. He/she establishes material compositions for a wide range of applications based on customer and/or internal specifications. The Chemist will establish time and resource-efficient DoE plans and lead the formulation of high-performance materials as part of the Engineering team and establishes a key competitive advantage for this company. He/she will also troubleshoot material issues for all company businesses and select formulations for timely RFQ responses.

 

The position requires direct customer interactions and cross-functional internal collaborations to support all company businesses. He/she will discuss and resolve technical issues with the customers in addition to working closely with other Engineering team members, Project Managers, NPI personnel, and the internal labs. The Chemist will directly interact with material or material component suppliers as well, to leverage their knowledge and access the widest range of state-of-the-art materials.

 

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Review customer requirements and select the appropriate material compositions for all company businesses in a timely manner
  • Develop new material formulations for specific current or future application requirements
  • Work effectively in an industrial - application-driven environment
  • Make decision under time pressure and with limited information  
  • Trouble-shoot complex in-production material issues
  • Guide material selection efforts
  • Initiate and supervise a wide range of testing to confirm assumptions and characterize materials
  • Conduct selected tests hands-on
  • Generate and execute DoE plans
  • Support the Engineering team with new product development efforts and for technical reviews
  • Generates appropriate technical presentations and documents for customers and internally
  • Assist the internal labs when complex material issues arise
  • Travel to company sites to support material development or material related issue resolutions on-site
  • Travel to customers to support on-site reviews
  • Support selected new business pursuits

 

EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE REQUIRED

  • PhD in Chemistry or Material Science with a focus on polymers or elastomers is required
  • 5+ years of industry experience
  • Understanding of Aerospace requirements
  • Excellent presentation and communication skills
  • Outstanding Analytical Skills
  • Excellent technical writing skills
  • Ability to work to deadlines
  • Ability to work with others
  • Ability to make decisions based on limited information
  • Strong knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint
  • Ability to travel up to 33% of the time
  • US Person as defined in 22 CFR 120.14 as applicable for individuals. This position requires the use of information or access to hardware that is subject to the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR). All applicants must be U.S. persons within the meaning of ITAR.

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