Technical Service Chemist - Thermoplastic Compounding

Less than 5 years experience  • 

Salary depends on experience
Posted on 03/21/18
Earth City, MO
Less than 5 years experience
Salary depends on experience
Posted on 03/21/18

Your task structure

Job Duties: Organize and perform Plastic technical service experiments and projects in both thermoplastic and thermoset end use areas as directed by the Laboratory Manager; Technical presentations to BYK staff members as well as distributors; Assist and attend seminars, shows, technical conferences and industry associations as required by Lab Manager and/or Market Manager for Thermoplastics (approximately 3-6 days per year); Occasionally work on-site at customer's lab as required by Laboratory Manager and/or Market Manager for Thermoplastic (up four days per year on rare occasions); Assist Laboratory Manager in preparation of laboratory projects and related work activities; Interface with laboratory staff at BYK-Chemie GmbH in Wesel, Germany on processes, problem solving, and new products; Draft reports of technical service experiments performed; Order and maintain stock of needed raw materials; Prepare demonstration material for use by our sales staff as directed by Laboratory Manager and/or Market Manager for Thermoplastics; Reply to customer technical inquiries received by telephone; Evaluate competitive additive products as agreed upon by Laboratory Manager; Handle hazardous waste according to procedure; Follow emergency response procedures.

Your recipe for success

Education Requirements: Master’s degree in Chemistry or related field; two (2) years’ experience in Thermoplastic Compounds/Chemistry.

Special Requirements: Basic knowledge of physical and health hazards associated with some of the formulation components (e.g. pigments, powdered materials, etc.); Knowledge and experience in the operation of laboratory equipment applicable to the thermoplastic compounding process. Must be willing to travel no more than twelve times per year to customer locations (one or two day trips) and present PowerPoint presentations to customers; Must be willing to travel to Wesel, Germany for two-to-three week training. Must also be willing to travel to one sales meeting per year (three to four days).

Your spectrum of advantages

In the ALTANA Group, you will work in a unique culture of innovation where the utmost importance is attached to promoting individual ideas and abilities as well as open, trusting interaction. 

Job number: US00257

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