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Chemist

LATICRETE International

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Bethany, CT
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Job Description:

Are you looking for a new challenge? Passionate about innovation? Want to work for a company that values integrity, teamwork and loyalty?

At LATICRETE International we are driven to be a top ten construction chemical company that still values family, diversity, collaboration and invention. We’ve been in business for over 65 years, family owned/operated for three generations and are available in 100 countries. In 2017, The Hartford Business Journal named us one of Connecticut’s Top Family Owned Companies!

We don't just make innovative, industry-leading products. We strive to connect with, engage with and improve the lives of our employees, our customers, our partners, and the global communities in which we operate.

We are seeking passionate and ambitious employees who want to make a difference not just within our organization, but within their communities and the world. If that sounds like you, then what are you waiting for? Join the family and expand your horizons!

Just some of our benefits:

  • Medical
  • Dental
  • Vision
  • 401k
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • 12 paid holidays in addition to paid vacation and sick time
  • Flexible spending
  • Life Insurance, AD&D and Supplemental Insurance

Covid-19 Precautions:

At all of our facilities we are taking additional precautions with temperature checks, deep cleaning, testing, and work from home opportunities.

POSITION SUMMARY

Under general supervision, the Chemist I is responsible for performing accurate formulation and analytical tests in accordance with Internal LATICRETE, ANSI, and ASTM procedures and/or other accepted methods. The Chemist I develops and conducts complex chemical studies and experiments on organic and/or inorganic formulations. With the supervisor's oversight, this role is expected to use independent judgment, while reporting and analyzing data.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

Additional duties and responsibilities may be assigned, as necessary.

Design, Develop and Validate - (75%)

  • Under general supervision, conduct experiments to solve increasingly complex problems.
  • Review and perform competitive testing and analysis as required.
  • Maintain a clean working laboratory environment as well as properly working equipment. Ensure that all instruments that require periodic calibration and validation requirements do so per laboratory calibration/validation procedures.
  • Comply with all laboratory, company, State and Federal safety regulations.

Provide Product Support - (15%)

  • Support Technical Services requests to evaluate field complaints in specific area.
  • With guidance, support Operations in evaluating product inconsistencies & providing disposition.
  • Communicate results within R&D, cross-functional departments as required.
  • Help organize and participate in field trials as required.
  • Interact with end-use customers and contractors to understand product usage, limitations, and needs.
  • Assist and guide the production scale-up of new products developed: Write batching formulas for the production department based upon completed and approved laboratory formulations. Follow process through to full commercialization.
  • Assist in determining Quality Control parameters for product testing.

Data Analysis and Documentation - (10%)

  • Responsible for documenting all work via approved methods and sharing developments via occasional technical presentations.
  • Independently process, analyze, and interpret results and data in specific area.
  • Summarize ongoing work and findings to colleagues during department meetings.
  • Document work continuously according to standard practice.
  • Summarize all project work in a formal end report.

REQUIRED SKILLS & QUALIFICATIONS

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Education and Experience:

  • BA/BS in a Physical Science required, Chemistry is preferred.
  • MS in Physical Science or Chemistry a plus.
  • Experience in scientific lab is a plus.

Specialized Skills and Experience:

  • Some familiarity with the process of researching patents, writing invention disclosures, and other publications within the industry.
  • Demonstrated analytical ability in a laboratory environment well organized, detail oriented, and systematic in documenting results.
  • Demonstrated verbal and written communication skills in order to present and write reports.
  • Ability to organize and present results in a clear concise manner.
  • Able to analyze data independently and apply some specialized knowledge (e.g. DOE and statistical methods to solve problems).
  • Must be a self-starter and able to multi-task.
  • Computer skills: Intermediate to Advanced knowledge of Microsoft Office 365 (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook) and other specialty software systems as required.

Physical Requirements:

  • Lift: Must be able to lift and/or carry a minimum of 50 pounds.
  • Push/Pull: Must be able to push/pull 50 pounds.
  • Standing: Must be able to stand at least 50% of the day.
  • Sitting: Must be able to sit at least 50% of the day.

Travel:

  • May require Domestic travel as needed <10%.