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Junior Chemist, Aliquippa, PA

    • Job Tracking ID: 512640-878463
    • Job Location: Aliquippa, PA
      Moon, Robinson, Coraopolis, Beaver Falls, Beaver, Rochester, East Liverpool OH, Weirton WV
    • Job Type: Full-Time/Regular
    • Date Updated: May 01, 2024
    • 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.

As a JUNIOR CHEMIST you will work under the direction and coaching of the R&D Manager and a team of Chemists, undertaking formulation tests and evaluations, results analysis, results reporting, and new product development.

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 both individually and as part of a team to meet schedule and deadlines.
  • Accurately record and report experimental data according to established guidelines.
  • Understand and appropriately use MSDS’s (Materials Safety Data Sheets).
  • Use chemicals, materials and equipment safely, following Chemical Hygiene Plan and lab SOPs (standard operating procedures).

Experience and Skills:

  • 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.
  • Is customer focused - internal and external; principle focus will typically be internal customers
  • Positive, enthusiastic attitude
  • Demonstrates good mechanical or hands-on skills. Able to operate power and non-power tools.
  • Flexibility in adjusting to changing requirements.
  • 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.
  • Must be able to lift up to 50 pounds.
  • Demonstrates ARDEX Values: Fuel Passion, Drive Innovation, Embody Integrity, Embrace Responsibility, and Build Belonging

Education

  • Bachelor’s degree in Chemistry, Polymer Science, and/or Materials Science required.

Benefits

  • Salary 
  • Paid Time off (PTO)
  • 11 Paid Holidays
  • 401K match
  • Vision, Medical (1st day of month following hire), Dental insurance.
  • Wellness Initiatives, Employee Assistance Program
  • Tuition Assistance program
  • Discounted gym memberships
  • Pet insurance & more!