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Sr. Chemist - St. Louis, MO

Location: Carboline R&D
Department: R&D
# of openings: 1



Sr. Chemist





Position Summary

Apply and interpret standard scientific or engineering theories, concepts, and techniques in a scientific or engineering specialty requiring a working knowledge of related disciplines. Work on a wide range of problems where causal relationships are progressively difficult to establish and the use of creative thinking is required. Extends the responsibilities of Development Chemist. Report to Lab Manager or more senior R&D personnel.


Minimum Requirements

4-year Chemistry Degree with 3-5 years of chemistry experience preferably within the paint/coatings industry


Physical Requirements

Lifting up to 50 pounds; exposure to chemicals including but not limited to: Amines, Polyamides, Isocyanates, Epoxies, Alkyds, Acrylics, and certain inorganic compounds. Personal protective equipment would be utilized. Must pass annual respirator medical evaluation and pulmonary function test as required by OSHA.


Essential Functions

  • Prepare project requests or research proposals on assigned projects.  Create ideas for new products or approaches and conduct individual investigations.  Apply creative approach to problem solving and formulation.
  • Execute laboratory projects and continuously assess effectiveness.  Develop research findings, draw conclusions, and make recommendations.  Prepare and present written or oral reports.
  • Contribute to research programs of others through communications and participation in technical work groups and design teams.
  • Responsible for meeting project goals within time, quality and budget constraints.  Utilize initiative to keep projects on track.
  • Coordinate work of others, anticipate, and resolve priority conflicts.
  • Supervise efforts of technicians.
  • Acquire and maintain technical expertise in coatings industry and its technologies.
  • Understand and follow safety, technical, and quality procedures using Carboline or industry standards.  Train others as required.  Ensure subordinates are trained and utilize appropriate procedures.
  • Communicate and verify technical information directly to various departments, suppliers or customers.
  • Work with hazardous materials.  Capable of understanding and using appropriate information and personal protective equipment.  Train subordinates or others and ensure their compliance.
  • Maintain clean, safe working areas.  Assess working condition of equipment.
  • Alerts others to deviation, hazards or quality issues.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.
  • Take an active role in hazard recognition and injury prevention by following all safety rules & regulations and immediately report all injuries and incidents to your supervisor.
  • Follow all environmental rules and regulations to ensure hazardous materials and waste are managed in an environmentally responsible manner.
  • Receives annual training in RCRA Hazardous Waste and Carboline's Contingency Plan and will adhere to this training while performing their job.
  • Committed to the Company’s safety and quality programs.

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