Senior Chemist R &D Polymer Compound Formulation

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SALARY:  $105,000 – $125,000  +12% Bonus

I have three openings for a Sr. Engineer/Chemist in product development for TPE. TPO and Vinyl resin formulation.  This is a very well-established manufacturing company in plastics compounding.  They have a great culture, value their employees and believe in a good work life balance.   They have very competitive compensation and benefit programs, and they like to promote from within.   


  • Maintains joint ownership of major account plans, with sales partner(s), leads product development activities, and conducts quarterly technical reviews with national account’s technical/management teams.
  • Follows through the customer complaint program to conclude with manufacturing, sales and/or distribution and customer.
  • Provides technical support to manufacturing and technology.
  • Conducts internal evaluations of commercial and experimental products.
  • Establishes and maintains finished resin product specifications.
  • Supports laboratory functions on an as needed basis.
  • Leads cross functional product teams to solve product issues via manufacturing or technology solutions.
  • Prepares and conducts technical training for sales representative and strategic customers.  Prepares White Paper reports for industry associations.
  • Looks across entire product grade slate with regards to understanding key polyolefin markets competition landscape.
  • Assists management with special projects, as assigned.
  •  Leads assigned product stewardship team(s) to ensure resin products meet or exceed customer expectations.
  • Participates in and represents the company’s interest in industry trade and technical associations such as SPI, SPE, ASTM, TAPPI, and NFPA.
  • Consults with customers regarding process equipment, industry practice, and analytical procedures.
  • Works on promotional messaging with marketing with regards to product properties and technical capabilities.

Minimum and Desired Qualifications

  • Bachelor of Science Degree in Chemical Engineering, Polymer Engineering or Material Science and Engineering is required. M.S. Degree is preferred.  
  • Must have a minimum of 5 years of progressive experience with polyolefins, production/process, application/packaging development, or research and development functions. 
  • Up to 20% travel (domestic and international) is required.
  • Marketing / product development experience is preferred.

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