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Lab Chemist Engineer

Company: Tekni-Plex
Location: Holland
Posted on: March 18, 2023

Job Description:

SUMMARY:The GIC Lab Chemist/Engineer will play a vital role in the TekniPlex's product innovation effort. The position involves working with product managers, lab managers, and customers to design and develop new material testing procedures and data analysis processes, conduct analytical and product performance testing, interpret test data and results, and communicate effectively on assigned projects. This position also has the opportunity to lead certain exploratory development projects assigned by the Director of Global Innovation.ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

  • Adapt industry specific compounding, extrusion, and testing knowledge as directed by the NPD Manager.
  • Work with the commercial team and production personnel to develop, continuously improve, or customize existing products, formulas, and processes
  • Work with manufacturing to reduce cost, optimize processability and improve performance of materials
  • Assists in the design and development of tubing and compounds for various applications and products.
  • Compound and extruded experimental materials using lab scale internal equipment.
  • Conduct lab sample testing
  • Plans and conducts development production tests/trials in coordination with production and planning.
  • Analyze and rationalize designed lab experiments and maintain records
  • Assist in development and testing of experimental products
  • Work in coordination with other divisions in development material solutions
  • Work with the Quality Assurance Manager to address quality control issues
  • Maintain various databases - production formulae and mixing procedures; chemicals and raw materials;
  • Maintain safety protocol for laboratory processes and SDS for raw materials.QUALIFICATIONS:To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.*EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCEBachelor's degree or Associate Degree in Chemical, Chemistry, Polymer of related engineering discipline; or eight years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.LANGUAGE SKILLS:Ability to read, analyze, and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, or governmental regulations. Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals. Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, clients, customers, and the general public. MATHEMATICAL SKILLS:Ability to apply advanced mathematical concepts such as exponents, logarithms, quadratic equations, and permutations. Ability to apply mathematical operations to such tasks as frequency distribution, determination of test reliability and validity, analysis of variance, correlation techniques, sampling theory, and factor analysis. REASONING ABILITY:Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions. Ability to interpret an extensive variety of technical instructions in mathematical or diagram form and deal with several abstract and concrete variables. TECHNICAL SKILLS/TRAINING:Test method, ISO, GMP, DOE, and FMEA experience. PHYSICAL DEMANDS:The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.* While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to sit. The employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; use hands to finger; talk and hear. The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 10 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus. WORK ENVIRONMENT:While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally exposed to moving mechanical parts, fumes or airborne particles, and vibration. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate. Will be required to travel via car and air occasionally.
    • The job duties, physical demands and work environment characteristics described are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Where possible, reasonable accommodation may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential job functions where it does not cause undue hardship or safety risks to the company and/or the employee.

Keywords: Tekni-Plex, Toledo , Lab Chemist Engineer, Engineering , Holland, Ohio

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