This position will be responsible for the daily operation of the pilot plant for emulsion polymerization and finishing. This entails safely running polymerization reactions and understanding the chemistry of the polymers. Work will consist of running polymerizations as designed by Research Scientists as well as developing own work to improve processing of existing products and processes. The pilot facility also is responsible for the finishing of polymer latex into solid crumb rubber. Some of these projects will be to support our manufacturing facilities, and new product scale up into the manufacturing plants. This operation will include solving both chemical and mechanical problems.
With the variety of projects ongoing, the successful candidate will have good organizational skills, keen ability to prioritize effectively and will keep several projects moving simultaneously. The person in this position will spend a significant portion of time in the pilot plant facility. These polymerization reactions can run longer than 12 hours, so some night work is expected. Exposure to noise, fumes, and heat will be a normal part of the work environment.
An BS in Polymer Science (MS preferred), Chemical Engineering or Chemistry is required. Good Chemical Hygiene practices are critical and demonstrated adherence to safe laboratory practices is a must. Must have a minimum of 2 to 8 years practical experience in industrial environment including, hands-on ability to operate a pilot facility. Excellent hands-on skills and approach are critical for success.Link here. Best wishes to those interested.