Plant Chemist


East Stroudsburg, PA

Industry: Chemicals


Not Specified years

Posted 381 days ago

  by    Joe Turton

This job is no longer available.

Job Title: Plant Process Chemist

Reports To: Director of Operations with strong communication with the Quality Control & Quality Assurance Departments.

Department:  Production

Summary:  Develops new and improves existing manufacturing process.  This position will also perform bench scale experiments to support product development and process validation.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  1. Develops, improves, and customizes products, processes, and equipment.
  2. Calculates raw material requirements and/or chemical yields for reactions/distillations.
  3. Schedules work order activities for large scale reaction/distillation.
  4. Manufactures initial scale-up batches of new formulations, refining procedures based on supervision provided.
  5. Evaluates batches against lab standards and specifications. Directs, coordinates and advises production personnel based on analytical results.
  6. Coordinates activities between all shifts for large scale reaction/distillation.
  7. Completes records of all batches of product manufactured and submits to Quality department for review.
  8. Performs review of completed processes and ensures yield and inventory accuracy, analyzing variations to plan.
  9. Develops process expertise to provide guidance and technical support to production on process needs.
  10. Develops trouble shooting procedures to help improvement process efficiency and operator capabilities.
  11. Assists with ”phasing”,  review of  lab bench process to analyze and adjust order of addition and develop scale-up SOP  beforescheduling for processing.
  12. Assists in strategy to support rework activities related to large scale reaction/distillation and develop improvement solutions. 
  13. Maintains process batch records for both bench work and large scale reaction/distillation.
  14. Maintains current status with all health, safety, and environmental training and actively participates in safety improvement programs.


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. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


Bachelor's degree in Chemistry or related field such as Chemical Engineering from a four-year college or university is required.  Experience is preferred, however, candidates with strong mechanical aptitude and a solid back ground in Chemistry will be considered. Successful candidate must have experience in handling solvents and chemicals, be aware of the safety considerations and concerns while working withchemicals as well as their storage and the proper use of PPE.

Math Ability:

Candidate must be able to calculate reaction stoichiometric quantities, percent yields, cost curves and interpret GC plots to determine the reaction status or nature of reaction purity.

Reasoning Ability:

Ability to apply principles of logical or scientific thinking to a wide range of intellectual and practical problems.  Ability to deal with nonverbal symbolism (formulas, scientific equations, graphs, etc.,) in its most difficult phases.  Ability to deal with a variety of abstract and concrete variables.

Computer Skills:

To perform this job successfully, an individual should have basic computer skills and knowledge of spreadsheet software, inventory software and contact management systems.


Small scale production equipment                    Analytical instruments