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Junior-Graduate Chemist - Powders

    • Job Tracking ID: 512640-818347
    • Job Location: Aliquippa, PA
      Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Robinson Township, Allegheny County
    • Job Type: Full-Time/Regular
    • Date Updated: May 09, 2022
    • 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.

We have an opportunity for a JUNIOR / GRADUATE CHEMIST (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, and participant in new product development. 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-year Bachelor’s degree in chemistry, Polymer Science, and/or Materials Science required
  • Capable of grasping technical concepts and ability to apply logical observational process
  • 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
  • Occasional over-night travel to manufacturing plants for production trials

Benefits

  • Competitive base salary
  • Immediate Paid Time off (PTO) eligibility, and 11 Paid Holidays
  • 401K match
  • Vision, Medical (immediately eligible 1st of month following date of hire), Dental
  • Employee Assistance Programs, Wellness Initiatives and Tuition Assistance
  • Employee development and leadership development programs
  • Discounted gym memberships, pet insurance, Tickets at Work and more!