World leader in innovative hot melt applicators and adhesives is looking to hire a development chemist for the application lab to support the development of quality adhesive products. This person will be responsible to research, analyze and experiment with raw materials and competitive products. The person will set quality standards for production and quality control of new and existing adhesive products. The person must possess the ability to work in a small company environment where working with marketing, sales and production is important.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Hands on development of new adhesive products, including testing
  • Analyze and evaluate existing competitive products
  • Assist manufacturing in scaling up new products as well as improving and cost reducing existing products
  • Evaluate new raw materials for development and cost reducing existing formulae
  • Set quality standards for adhesive products and assist QC in their duties
  • Answer calls and assist customers as well as sales staff to solve problems and discuss new adhesive applications
  • Generate Safety and Technical Data Sheet

Qualifications for Position

  • BS degree in chemistry, plastics or polymers with 5 years related experience
  • Computer skills Word, Excel, processing and other related software
  • Some supervisory experience
  • Ability to work independently on bench with good record keeping
  • Good oral and written communicator
  • Motivated with a persistence to get the job done

Physical Demands and work environment

  • Ability to stand, walk, sit, stoop, kneel and lift 50 lbs
  • Work may involve being around machinery and moving parts
  • Candidate is required to support safety and house keeping rules and use adequate protection equipment when required
  • Follow all OSHA regulations and documentation of all accidents

Job Type: Full-time


  • Bachelor's (Required)


  • Health insurance
  • Dental insurance
  • Retirement plan
  • Paid time off
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