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Senior Chemist - Adhesives

    • Job Tracking ID: 512640-825869
    • Job Location: Aliquippa, PA
      Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Robinson Township, Allegheny County, Beaver County
    • Job Type: Full-Time/Regular
    • Date Updated: July 22, 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, and a strong team committed to delivering "customer first" solutions.

As LEAD / SENIOR CHEMIST - ADHESIVES, you will lead the testing, enhancement, development and launch of products within our ADHESIVES product line (adhesives, coating, sealers, primers). You will be responsible for leading product development projects, working closely with local Adhesive Product Managers, and closely collaborating with the Group R&D leaders.  

Position is located at our Corporate Campus, 20 minutes North of Pittsburgh International Airport.

Responsibilities:

  • Lead R&D activity for Adhesives group (adhesives, coatings, and other polymeric products)
  • Formulates and tests adhesives or other thin film 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
  • Partner with Marketing Product Managers, Sales Leaders, and external customer groups, to develop new products and improve existing product performance
  • Lead projects/timelines for raw materials, localizations, product issues and new product development by allocating appropriate R&D resources
  • 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

Experience and Skills:

 

  • 5-10 (five to ten) years’ experience in formulation of adhesives (construction industry 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".
  • Leadership and people management experience is preferred. Strong commitment to people development
  • Ability / willing to travel (10-20%). Minimal over-night travel may be required on occasion. Occasional international travel
  • 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
  • Flexible work initiatives
  • 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!