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Junior Chemist, Building Materials

    • Job Tracking ID: 512640-770465
    • Job Location: Aliquippa, Center Township, PA
      Aliquippa, Center Township, Beaver County, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
    • Job Type: Full-Time/Regular
    • Date Updated: May 03, 2021
    • Starting Date: ASAP
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Job Description:

ARDEX Americas (www.ArdexAmericas.com), is the Global industry leader in the manufacturing and development of high-performance specialty building materials. Our success is built on continuously innovating products that shape the construction industry. Our team enjoy a work environment where ideas, collaboration and teamwork is encouraged at all levels.

We have an opportunity for a JUNIOR CHEMIST to build a career with one of the leading product manufacturers globally, and join our POWDERS team.

Working under the direction and coaching of the R&D Manager and a team of Chemists, you will undertake formulation tests and evaluation, results analysis, and results reporting. The successful individual will be a graduate in Chemistry, Polymer Science or Materials Science, with 0-2 years relevant experience.

This is a full-time position to be based at our Corporate campus and R&D facilities, 20-minutes North of Pittsburgh International Airport.

Key responsibilities

  • Research and Development of cement-based levelers, patches, thin set, and other cement products
  • Sets up and operates laboratory equipment for analysis and physical testing
  • Utilize correct processes from clearly described methods, past practices or instruction
  • Ensure observations and conclusions are well organized, reported and documented
  • Works individually, or in teams as necessary, to meet schedule and deadlines
  • Accurately record and report experimental data according to established guidelines
  • Understand and appropriately use Material Data Sheets
  • Use chemicals, materials and equipment safely, following Chemical Hygiene Plan, lab SOPs, and lab procedures

Experience and Skills:

 

  • Four years college education in Chemistry, Polymer Science, and/or Materials Science with 0-2 years of relevant experience
  • Capable of grasping technical concepts and ability to apply logical observational process
  • Ability to recognize anomalous results and bring them to the attention of the senior chemists
  • Presents ideas clearly and concisely both verbally and written
  • Customer focused - internal and external; principle focus will typically be internal customers
  • Able to operate power and non-power tools for product testing
  • Demonstrates ARDEX Growth Mindset competencies: Innovation, Open Mindedness, Collaboration, Agility, Initiating Action and Execution, Ownership
  • Able to lift up to 50lbs (floor to waist) on occasion
  • Can effectively manage time and prioritize projects
  • Excellent listening and problem-solving skills. Able to follow directions
  • Must be proficient in Word, Excel and Outlook
  • Occasional over-night travel to manufacturing plants for production trials
  • Must possess a valid driver’s license and a clean driving record.

Education

  • Bachelor degree in Chemistry, Polymer Science, and/or Materials Science required

 

Benefits

 

  • Industry competitive compensation
  • Free parking onsite
  • Excellent benefits package to include Paid Time off (PTO), 11 Paid Holidays, 401K match, Vision, Medical, Dental, flexible work initiatives, reduced gym memberships, pet insurance & more
  • Growth Mindset culture!