United States, Salisbury, NC, Adhesive Technologies

Process Chemist

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This position is responsible for organic resin synthesis in a batch processing environment, both for existing resins and for new molecule development.  Requires fundamental chemical process understanding, process optimization, quality improvement, and enhancement of customer satisfaction while reducing costs and waste. The chemist must be knowledgeable in six sigma problem solving techniques, batch processing, and scale up.

  • Support Salisbury Resin Manufacture:
    • Manufacturing support with full responsibility for a suite of products with moderate to high complexity.  Process troubleshooting.
    • Laboratory, pilot plant, and full-scale organic resin synthesis.
    • Process audits.
    • Resolution of customer incidents (internal & external)
    • Management of change and raw material replacements.
    • Cost reduction and quality improvement
    • Sample generation for testing and qualification.
  • Lead effort to clarify manufacturing instructions to ensure repeatable operations.
  • Set up manufacturing processes with input from R&D, maintenance, production, etc.
  • Ensure quality, cost, and efficiency requirements are met.
  • Fullest support on safety initiatives.


·Bachelor of Science degree in Chemistry, Master’s degree preferred.

·3-5 years experience with organic resin synthesis.

·Six Sigma green belt preferred, skilled with design of experiments.

·Competent in project management, possessing the ability of starting a project and driving it through to completion

·Well versed with FMEAs and creation of manufacturing instructions.

·Skilled with statistical tools (SPC, SQC, trend charts, Anova, etc.).

·Experience with process hazard analysis is a plus.


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JOB ID: 23044965
Contract & Job type: Full Time, Regular
Contact information for application-related questions: 1-866-836-7067
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