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Chemist - Powders

    • Job Tracking ID: 512640-825861
    • Job Location: Aliquippa, PA
      Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Robinson Township, Allegheny County
    • Job Type: Full-Time/Regular
    • Date Updated: August 03, 2022
    • Starting Date: ASAP
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Job Description:

ARDEX Americas (www.ArdexAmericas.com), is the Global industry leader in the manufacturing, innovation and development of high-performance specialty building materials. 

We are hiring for a CHEMIST with extensive experience of formulating, developing and launching new products for the construction industry, with an emphasis on tile adhesives and mortars. You will drive and lead new product development projects, closely collaborating with the Global Group R&D leaders to formulate and localize existing products for the North America markets.

Industry experience is essential. This position is based at our Corporate Campus 20 minutes North of Pittsburgh International Airport.

Responsibilities:

  • Drive R&D activity for the Powders Group
  • Partner with Marketing Product Managers, Sales Leaders, and external customer groups, to develop new products and improve existing product performance
  • Manage and lead projects/timelines for raw materials, localizations, product issues and new product development 
  • Lead regular project review meetings with R&D Manager and other functional areas (i.e. Marketing, Quality Control, Technical, Production). Liaises with Global Group R&D
  • Formulates, develops and evaluates cementitious products for a variety of end-uses, utilizing professional chemical background and accepted company and industry procedures and techniques, in line with specific project requirements. Project goals may require oversight or coordination of field trials, and/or participation in manufacturing scale up activities

Experience and Skills:

  • Minimum 5-10 years’ experience in formulation of cement-based products is essential
  • Construction industry experience is preferred
  • Consistent and sustained track record of successful product development and improvement
  • Membership in appropriate technical associations desirable.
  • Ability to manage and move forward several projects simultaneously (project management and prioritization)
  • Professional image and customer focused attitude. Understands "Voice of the Customer".
  • Excellent business judgment; is decisive with strong influencing skills
  • Ability to work as an experienced professional with little direct supervision
  • Results driven and self-motivated.
  • Effective writing and reporting skills.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and the Internet
  • Excellent time management, organizational, analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Excellent listening and team building skills.
  • Ability / willing to travel (10-20%). Minimal over-night travel may be required on occasion. Occasional international travel.

Education:

  • MS or Ph. D in Chemistry/ Polymer Science or Colloids, or Bachelor’s in Chemistry with relevant industry experience

Benefits

  • Competitive base salary and bonus
  • 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!