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Spray Polyurethane Foam Chemist

Location: Atlanta, GA
Date Posted: 08-03-2018
  • General Summary:
Our client is seeking a spray polyurethane foam Chemist.  The candidate will be responsible for R&D projects covering a variety of insulation and roofing spray polyurethane chemistry.  The position will work closely with other R&D and QC Chemists as well as Field Service and Manufacturing Technicians.
Essential Functions & Responsibilities:
  • New product development
  • Scope, design and execute product performance improvement projects
  • Formulation tailoring for unique customer specifications
  • Support Manufacturing, Quality, Sales and Product Management functions
  • Operation of analytical, mechanical property and chemical processing equipment
  • Developing and implementation of quality control specifications and standards
  • Project management and documentation including laboratory notebook documentation and project report writing
  • Strong laboratory skills required including both scientific practices and housekeeping 
  • Bachelors of Science in Chemistry (or related technical discipline) is preferred.  Candidates with other relevant industry experience may be considered
  • 5 or more years lab experience in product development/application is desirable
  • Polyurethane foam formulation experience is required
  • Understanding of polymer chemistry and structure property relationships
  • Strong mechanical aptitude
  • Hands on work ethic with the ability to work independently and as part of a team
  • Must be a self-starter and demonstrate a strong bias toward action
  • Experience in data collection, manipulation and analysis
  • Travel up to 25%
 Physical Requirements:
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.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Must be able to lift up to 50 lbs. 
  • Must be able to pass respirator fit test and medical evaluation
  • Medium work, exerting up to 50 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 20 pounds of force frequently, and/or up to 10 pounds of force constantly to move objects, and occasionally up to 75lbs.
  • Ability to work on your feet for long periods of time
  • Ability to use hands and arms to lift and reach overhead, push, pull , grasp
  • Occasionally required to stoop, kneel, crouch, and crawl
  • Ability to hear at normal speaking levels, talking and ability to exchange ideas
  • Required to have visual acuity to operate motor vehicles or heavy equipment, regularly utilizes depth perception, peripheral vision and close focus
  • Subject to environmental conditions, both hot and cold, inside and outside weather conditions
  • Subject to hazards, including a variety of physical conditions and proximity to moving mechanical parts and atmospheric conditions that may affect the respiratory system
  • Regularly operates a computer, computer accessories and phone equipment
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