Bristol, PA, United States
The Production Chemist will be involved in small- and large-scale synthesis of high-quality specialty chemicals including silanes, silicones and platinum catalysts.
Duties and Responsibilities:
Chemist must be able to read and understand SOPS in order to allow for set up of a reaction and running a reaction to completion including the knowledge and ability to set up laboratory and synthesis equipment for production scale volumes, including reactions and distillations
Capable of small-scale production and ability to learn the principles of production scale-up
Assists in rework of non-conforming product
Pack-down highly flammable, moisture sensitive, highly reactive chemicals into smaller containers
Maintains detailed technical records according to ISO:9001 standards
Utilize computer database for organization of run records
Understand safety data sheets
Communicate to purchasing need for re-order of raw materials
Follows safety and environmental regulations by ensuring that standards, policies, and procedures are adhered to in compliance with corporate, federal, state, and local requirements
Maintaining general laboratory cleanliness; be responsible for cleaning production equipment and glassware
Performs additional duties as assigned
Bachelor’s degree in Chemistry, Biochemistry or related scientific discipline with a minimum of 2 years chemistry coursework and 0-4 years chemical production experience.
Able to lift 50 lbs. overhead
Must be able to handle and move drums up to 650 lbs.
Manage and wear respirator and all safety equipment
Prolonged periods of standing
**Relocation Assistance is not provided