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Polymer Engineer

Location : Spartanburg, SC
Job Type : Direct
Reference Code : MAM_PEL1
Hours : Full Time
Required Years of Experience : 1+
Required Education : BS
Travel : No
Relocation : No
Industry : Engineering

Job Description :

Global Chemical Company is growing their R&D team and looking to add an Entry Level Polymer Engineer.


 


 


 


MAJOR DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:


 


·          Synthesize polymers and effectively interpret analytical results.


 


·          Assist in design of polymers, resins, and process development of chemical reactions.


 


·         Assist the R&D and product development teams.


 


·          Stay up to date on relevant technology.


 


·          Ability to work effectively with technical team to meet project timeline and quality expectations.


 


·          Contribute to the development of new synthetic methods, providing support of product development and client requests.


 


·          Identify areas of improvement to existing methods and lead implementation.


Required Qualifications :

MINIMUM QUALIFICATION/REQUIREMENTS:


 


·          A bachelor’s degree in chemical engineering, chemistry.  A focus on inorganic/organic chemistry preferred.


·          Experience in a synthetic research lab preferred. Experience with polymerization reactions preferred


·          Hands-on experience in organic synthesis equipment and technique and familiarity with analytical instrumentation used for polymers, e.g., GC, HPLC, GPC, DSC, FTIR, SEM/EDX and GCMS. Preferred would be experiences where lab work delivered a result or a key learning


·          Strong time management/multi-tasking skills with ability to meet program deadlines and client needs.


·          Strong communication and interpersonal skills.


·          Working knowledge of MS Outlook, MS Excel, MS Word.  Minitab or other statistical software preferred.


 


Physical Requirements:


 


-          Ability to satisfy all the physical requirements and working conditions for this position with or without reasonable accommodations for this position.


 


·          Ability to stand/walk on hard surfaces (concrete, steel, wood) for significant amounts of time.


 


·          Ability to reach with hands and arms elevated above shoulder level or elbows held away from body.


 


·          Ability to flex, extend, rotate all arms, wrists, neck.


 


·          Ability to bend, squat, and kneel.


 


·          Lift and/or move up to 40 lbs & push/pull 100 pounds.


 


·          Willing and able to wear and use the prescribed personal protective equipment.


 


 


 


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