Full Time

Development Chemist

Posted 4 weeks ago
Auburn HillsMI
Application ends: June 29, 2023
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Job Description : Development Chemist (34) Huntsman Corporation is a publicly traded global manufacturer and marketer of differentiated and specialty chemicals with 2021 revenues of approximately $8 billion. Our chemical products number in the thousands and are sold worldwide to manufacturers serving a broad and diverse range of consumer and industrial end markets. We operate more than 70 manufacturing, R&D and operations facilities in approximately 30 countries and employ approximately 9,000 associates within our four distinct business divisions. Huntsman offers unsurpassed opportunities to build a successful future. Our diverse portfolio creates a range of career fields including manufacturing, research and development, technical services, sales and marketing, customer service – and the list goes on Here, you can make an impact and make a difference. Come join us . Huntsman’s Polyurethanes Division is seeking a Development Chemist (34) supporting our facility in Auburn Hills, MI . This position will report to the Technical Manager. We are currently seeking an experienced Development Chemist to join our Innovation & Technology Team based in Auburn Hills, Michigan. This position reports to the Innovation & Technology Technical Manager and will be responsible for researching & developing new urethane adhesive, coating, resin, and foam products and applications. Incumbents help to develop and to deploy new or modified technology or products designed to expand HPU business opportunities. Incumbents assist the T&I Team achieve these goals through laboratory experimentation, new product/application development, field trials, customer technical service support, and other activities. The candidate must have an unrestricted right to work for Huntsman in the United States In summary, as the Development Chemist (34), you will: Maintain a safe work environment, complying with safety policies and procedures. Follow safe work practices for personal, equipment, and team member safety in both the laboratory and in the field. End results are a minimum of safety incidents and a clean, orderly working environment. Conduct laboratory investigations to develop new products, application technologies and/or to provide technical service support. The result is a body of work, which demonstrates the ability to effectively resolve a variety of complex product development challenges and embodies technical innovation. Work must include well written concise reports, which are completed on time and exhibit rigorous data analysis skills. Participate in Field Trials. End results are a proven track record of effective demonstrations of technology, which increase the value of our business. Protection of Intellectual Property. End results include awareness of patents relevant to development programs, and proactive initiation of concise invention reports and patent applications. Perform laboratory development projects, provide technical service support to customers, and conduct field trials of new products. Receive only occasional direction from more senior technologists or the Technical Supervisor. Initiate new projects by identifying project objectives, prepare project plans, and perform experiments, laboratory work, and literature reviews as necessary to support project milestones. Begin to be more sophisticated and less routine, some awareness of intellectual property issues is expected at this level. Incumbents are expected to regularly review the intellectual property landscape prior to initiating projects, and to proactively seize opportunities to establish intellectual property by authoring invention reports and patent applications. Work independently, collaborate with supervisors in the conceptual development of more complex projects, ensure all work is logically prioritized and coordinated with other ongoing projects in an efficient manner. Communicate to stakeholders a project’s status on an on-going basis by using written and oral communication including technical memos, project plans and timelines, and presentations. Evaluate, adapt, and modify standard techniques, formulas, and procedures to ensure innovative solutions as necessary. Examine and interpret experimental data, draws valid conclusions, and make recommendations based on findings; ensure all information captured is documented and made available for internal use and Intellectual Property purposes. Coordinate with internal and external customers to provide timely responses to requests. Assistance provided may include (but is not limited to) satisfying information and product sample requests, participating in field trials, and capturing the outcomes of field trials with a follow-up action plan and/or technical report. Become active in work teams and may be given some leadership responsibilities. As a result, incumbents begin to address longer-term situations, and strategic issues. Examples of these activities include membership in strategy teams and participation in market focus activities. Be asked to supervise the activities of Laboratory Technicians, as a development exercise. Travel may be required at this level (up to 20%) to perform field trials. Required Qualifications B.S. degree in Chemistry with 5 years of relevant experience in chemistry as: Formulating experience for seed coatings (fertilizer coating experience would be even better Development of new product experience Background in polymer science & engineering Experimental Design experience A strong working knowledge of coatings formulations (agricultural coatings preferred). A solid understanding of the factors influencing the processing and physical properties of polyurethane foams. Experience developing products from start to finish; idea creation leading to successful production and launch at customers facilities. Thorough understanding of structure property relationships. Knowledge of statistical data analysis or DOE. Preferred Qualifications Basic strategic thinking. Effective Leadership skills. Influencing and Rational Persuasion skills. Innovativeness. Working Environment Business Travel. The ability to lift and transport materials weighing 30 lb. over short distances is a requirement. Huntsman offers outstanding benefits which start from “ Day One ”: Competitive healthcare, dental, vision and wellness programs, One additional week of paid time off – on top of vacation, 401(k) – Huntsman automatically contributes 6 % of eligible pay, regardless of employee contribution. In addition to the 6 % non-discretionary contribution, Huntsman will match $ 1 for every $ 1 you contribute up to a maximum match of 4 % of eligible pay. This position is not eligible for sponsorship Huntsman is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace and is an affirmative action employer. We provide equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all qualified applicants for employment, without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, gender identification, sexual orientation and/or expression or any other characteristic protected by law in every location in which we have facilities national or local. Please refer to https://www.huntsman.com/privacy/online-privacy-notice for Company’s Data Privacy and Protection information. All unsolicited resumes presented by recruitment agencies are treated as pro bono information or service. Huntsman is aware of a scam involving fraudulent job offers . Huntsman does not make job offers until after a candidate has submitted a job application and has participated in a face-to-face interview. 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