Polymer Chemist

Flexpipe Systems   •  

Toronto, ON

Industry: Energy & Utilities

  •  

5 - 7 years

Posted 39 days ago

 

JOB RESPONSIBILITIES:

As Polymer Chemist, you would be responsible for the following:
 

  • Develop formulation and processes for new products in the lab. Investigate raw material substitutions for existing products. Transfer these to the field and manufacturing in an efficient and timely manner.
  • Lead, plan, coordinate, delegate, execute and report on new polymeric adhesive and coating development projects from concept to manufacturing to full commercialization.
  • Interface with production facility to perform the necessary plant trials to prove feasibility of new products and processes, and to provide technical support to manufacturing.
  • Liaison with material suppliers for supply of equipment, chemicals etc crucial for advancing the development programs.
  • Maintain laboratories and equipment in clean, safe and operative condition. Participate in safety and 5S programs in CR & D. Ensure lab materials and routine equipment are in adequate supply.
  • Maintain up to date records in the lab book and issue timely reports.

 

QUALIFICATIONS, SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE:

The qualifications, skills and experiences that make you a fit for this role are:

 

  • You possess a MSc or PhD degree in chemistry or chemical/Material engineering with polymer background
  • You have a minimum of 5 years of experience as a chemist in a research and manufacturing setting.
  • Track record of executing fundamental chemistry research from idea generation to commercialization.
  • Extensive knowledge of anti-corrosion coatings, epoxies, and adhesives and keen interest in the oil and gas pipeline market.
  • Deep fundamental understanding of a broad range of polymer chemistries, polymers adhesive, coating  and polymer compounding.
  • Experience with polymer manufacturing, product, and formulation development.
  • Proficiency in working "hands –on" with chemicals, mechanical devices, instruments and machines
  • Track record of executing fundamental chemistry research from idea generation to commercialization
  • Creativity and vision to identify new product opportunities and unique approaches
  • Strong communication skills, both written and verbal and excellent team player

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