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Chemist, Powders Team (Cementitious products)

    • Job Tracking ID: 512640-853827
    • Job Location: Aliquippa, PA
      Pittsburgh, Robinson Township, Allegheny County, Beaver County, Pennsylvannia
    • Job Type: Full-Time/Regular
    • Date Updated: May 02, 2023
    • 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 (specifically, experience of cement-based adhesives or levelling compounds). You will drive and lead new product development projects, closely collaborating with local and Global R&D leaders. Industry experience is essential. Supervisory experience is a plus.

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


  • Formulate cement tile adhesives (CTA) or other cement based self-levelers for a variety of end-uses, utilizing professional chemical background and accepted company and industry procedures and techniques, in line with specific project requirements. 
  • Drive R&D activity within 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

Experience and Skills:

  • Minimum 5-10 years’ experience in formulation of cement-based, construction products is essential.
  • Tile adhesives and/or levelling compounds preferred
  • Consistent and sustained track record of successful formulation and product development
  • Supervisory experience or capabilities a plus
  • 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.


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


  • Salary and bonus potential
  • Free on-site parking
  • Immediate Paid Time off (PTO) eligibility
  • 11 Paid Holidays
  • 401K match
  • Vision, Medical and Dental insurance (immediately eligible 1st of month following date of hire)
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • Employee assistance programs
  • Discounted gym memberships
  • Wellness programs
  • Pet insurance
  • Tickets at Work
  • Volunteer initiatives and more!!