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Louisville, KY, US

Category:  Manufacturing & Engineering Jobs

Analytical Chemist

At allnex, you can go to work knowing you make a lasting impact on the world around you. Our work helps to protect and improve more than 1,000 products; from interior coatings for airplanes and scratch-resistant coatings for smartphones, to corrosion protection for cars, and even printing inks for glossy magazines. We are present in 4 regions, with more than 4,000 employees globally, and serve customers in over 100 countries, which makes allnex the world's leading industrial coatings resins company.

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Position overview

We are looking for an analytical and synthesis chemist preferably with a polymer and coatings background. Main responsibilities of this role include operating, analyzing and maintaining analytical equipment including GC/MS, GPC and FTIR. The candidate would also be responsible for resin product synthesis in support of our Liquid Resins and Additives business unit. If you have experience in the area of polymer synthesis and coating application apply and join our team..

Responsibilities

  • Collaborate with R&D team to perform testing and analysis of finished product, in-process samples and raw materials while conforming to all standard requirements in performance and documentation of analytical testing.
  • Analyze and interpret analytical data obtained to identify and implement solutions to problems.
  • Develop new procedures and techniques within established laboratory guidelines. 
  • Lab work may include analysis, synthesis and formulating and applications’ testing. This position is hands-on and consists largely of laboratory bench work. 
  • Responsible for reporting problems and potential problems that may adversely affect the operation of the Laboratory. 
  • Ensure successful transfer of new products recipe to mass production
  • Perform laboratory products testing in terms of process and product specifications
  • Perform routine maintenance, cleaning and calibration of equipment used in the analytical lab.
  • Train other personnel in the proper use, calibration and maintenance of equipment and routine analytical techniques (sample prep. calculations).
  • Respond to customer inquiries appropriately and present information internally and externally in a professional manner.
  • Continuously develop technical skills and knowledge within areas of responsibility.
  • Carry out laboratory responsibilities in a safe and responsible manner in accordance to Good Laboratory Practice and through proper usage of personal protective equipment (PPE).

Required skills and experience

  • 5-15 years of experience in the area of analytical testing or polymer synthesis.
  • Strong analytical and problem solving skills, including experience with GC/MS, FTIR, GPC and NMR.
  • In-depth knowledge and hands-on experience with formulation, applications and raw materials for both water borne and solvent borne coatings.
  • Very good communication skills.
  • Excellent interpersonal, written, oral and presentation skills.
  • Strong results orientation.
  • Ability to multi task to balance work on multiple lab projects.
  • Ability to work individually and as a team player
  • Demonstrate integrity, honesty and reliability

Qualifications

  • Bachelors/ Masters in chemistry desired, other scientific disciplines and/ or equivalent technical experience may be considered.

We offer

We are proud to offer an international working experience with a tight-knit network of employees, making it easy to connect and learn from people all across our different functions. On top of that we are a truly innovative company with a strong team spirit, openness to new ideas, and great opportunities to grow and develop your career.

Equal Employment Opportunity
allnex is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to an environment where all colleagues contribute for the benefit of our employees, our products, and our communities.

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