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Sr. Chemist in Beachwood Campus at Tremco Incorporated

Date Posted: 12/27/2018

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Job Description

Sr. Chemist

We are looking for a self-driven, energetic and highly motivated senior R&D Chemist with strong polymer background to tackle a multitude of technical challenges in roof coating, adhesive and waterproofing membrane research and product development.  The candidate must have solid understanding of polymer structure-property relationship and highly skilled with a variety of polymer characterization techniques.  A plus if having experience in Hybrid Technology.

Duties/Responsibilities, Core knowledge:

  • Work closely with product managers, sales, manufacturing and technical service to support the existing business.
  • Must have strong knowledge and background in Urethane Chemistry.
  • Investigate a wide range of roofing field issues and recommend the remedial and preventative measurements.
  • Conduct extensive theoretical research and lab testing to fully evaluate the long-term performance for various roofing products and systems.
  • Develop novel products and improve existing products and assist manufacturing with scale up production.
  • Complete assigned projects according to desired specifications and timelines.
  • Identify equipment needs for effective research and product development purpose.
  • Interact with external organizations (suppliers etc.) to explore new technologies for roofing applications.

Skills, Qualifications, Experience, Special Physical Requirements:

  • At least 5 years’ experience.
  • MS or Ph.D. in Material Science, Chemistry, Polymer Science, Chemical Engineering or related field.
  • Laboratory research experience with FTIR, GPC, DSC, DTA, DMA and DSR and Instron etc is essential.
  • A strong team player with positive and professional attitude and a strong bias for action to solve challenges.
  • In-depth knowledge of the latest technologies on composites and polymer materials.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills as well as excellent presentation skills.
  • Demonstrated work experience, publications, or filed IP in areas of materials design, property-structure relationships, characterization, or composite deformation and rheology.
  • Early career candidates will be considered, however more than 5 years’ post graduate work experience is preferred.

Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to their race, color, religion, national origin, sex, protected veteran status or disability.