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Product Development Chemist

Apply Job ID REF5484L Date posted 04/14/2022 Address 130 Commerce Drive, Montgomeryville, PA Job Type Full-time Job Status Exempt

Responsible for the design, development, and scale-up of differentiated adhesive products, raw material qualifications, and overall daily project management with appropriate laboratory personnel and other cross-functional departments.

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES

·         Develop new acrylic/methacrylate, silicone, polyurethane, and epoxy adhesive compositions for the alternative energy, transportation, wear & abrasion, and general industrial markets.

·         Innovate with polymers, catalysts, modifiers, and monomers in adhesives to fulfill unmet customer/application needs for developing differentiated products while complying with adopted ISO requirements.

·         Manage the technical aspects of assigned projects within ITW’s stage-gate process in conjunction with a professional project manager.

·         Conduct patent searches to monitor competitive innovations and generate intellectual property in own area of development in the form of patents, formulation know-how, and trade secrets.

·         Participate in the scale-up of formulations from lab scale to mid and full-size commercial batches.  Coordinate and work with all internal departments on the technology transfer for scale-up, commercialization, and determine the appropriate design and product specifications to maximize ease of manufacturing and customer application. 

·         Provide short- and long-term support for current products to maintain ITW’s reputation for quality and performance by qualifying alternative sources of raw materials and validating performance.

·         Manage multiple projects/tasks independently and as part of a team and fully utilize analytical laboratory equipment.

·         Work hands-on in the laboratory, when necessary, manage the daily activities of a research lab technician(s).

·         Work in a globally diverse corporate environment and be sensitive to employees and customer environments as part of representing ITW in customer calls and virtual or direct joint research projects.

·         Promote, support, and adhere to all safety, environmental, and quality policies and procedures.

Qualifications:

·         MS/PhD in Organic or Polymer Chemistry, Chemical Engineering, Material or Polymer Science, with 2-10 years of industrial R&D experience in product development roles.   

·         Must be willing to collaborate and work in teams to advance ideas and projects.

·         Must possess excellent communication, organizational, analytical, and investigative skills.

·         Must be a practical, hands-on chemist/scientist with excellent formulation skills and problem-solving ability.

·         Strong computer, organizational, and destructive and mechanical testing skills are required.  Fluency with Word, Excel, and Access. Experience with polymer testing equipment (DSC, TGA, Rheometer, Instron) highly preferred.

·         Must be able to travel to meet customers and do short work assignments at Danvers, MA R&D site as required by project scope.

 

All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.

ITW is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, religion, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, age, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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ITW is an equal opportunity employer. We value our colleagues’ unique perspectives, experiences and ideas and create workplaces where everyone can develop their careers and perform to their full potential. 

As an equal employment opportunity employer, ITW is committed to equal employment opportunity and fair treatment for employees, beginning with the hiring process and continuing through all aspects of the employment relationship. 

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, religion, national origin, age, disability, protected Veteran status or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state, or local laws.  

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At ITW, we value our colleagues' unique perspectives, experiences, and ideas and create workplaces where everyone can develop their careers and perform to their full potential.

Equal Opportunities

ITW is committed to equal employment opportunity and fair treatment for employees, beginning with the hiring process and continuing through all aspects of the employment relationship.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, religion, national origin, age, disability, protected Veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state, or local laws. Read more information here.

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