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Junior/Graduate Chemist

    • Job Tracking ID: 512640-853828
    • Job Location: Aliquippa, PA
    • 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 and development of high-performance specialty building materials. Our success is built on continuously innovating products that shape the construction industry - and our R&D teams are a critical part of that.

We have opportunities for JUNIOR / GRADUATE CHEMISTS, within both our Powders and Adhesives products teams. Working under the direction and coaching of the R&D Manager and a team of experienced Chemists, you will undertake formulation tests and evaluations, results analysis and results reporting, and participant in new product development. You 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 products or liquid based adhesives
  • Set up and operate 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
  • Work individually or in teams 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 Chemists
  • Presents ideas clearly and concisely both verbally and written
  • Uses tools and equipment appropriate to testing of products and materials.
  • Demonstrates good mechanical or hands-on skills. Able to operate power and non-power tools
  • Is customer focused - internal and external; principle focus will typically be internal customers
  • Dependability, accountability, adaptability, detail-oriented, and responsiveness are essential
  • Must possess an excellent work ethic, including good attendance
  • Can effectively manage time and organize multi-tasks
  • Flexibility in adjusting to changing requirements
  • Positive, enthusiastic attitude
  • Excellent listening and problem-solving skills. Must be able to follow directions from R&D Manager and Chemists
  • 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.
  • Demonstrates ARDEX Growth Mindset competencies: Innovation, Open Mindedness, Collaboration, Agility, Initiating Action and Execution, Ownership
  • Must be able to lift from floor to waist up to and including 50lbs, able to lift from floor to overhead up to 15 lbs., lift and carry 25 lbs. for 25 feet and occasionally move 50-100 lbs. loads with mechanical assistance.


  • 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!