Monument Chemical
  • Monument Chemical - Brandenburg
  • Brandenburg, KY, USA
  • Full Time

401(k), Health/Dental, Vision, Life and Disability Insurance Options


Monument Chemical in Brandenburg, KY is seeking qualified candidates for a Principal Scientist.

Principal Scientist uses his/her knowledge and experience to pursue product development and R&D goals, supporting the new product and tolling pipeline including synthesis, application/material characterization for these products.

Important qualifications include a commitment to scientific excellence, the ability to design and execute experiments that enable decision making; troubleshooting and solving technical and logistical problems. Principal Scientist will be engaged with process simulations or Design of Experiments approaches, bench top, kilo scale, pilot scale, and kilo-ton scale operations. The successful candidate is expected to network with lead scientists at the other Monument R&D centers. This person must be able to independently manage technical and strategic projects and work productively with junior and senior colleagues.  The candidate will be part of the Global Monument R&D Team.

DUTIES

The Principal Scientist will perform a wide variety of duties essential to the manufacture of chemical products while consistently adhering to all established safety and operating procedures. This includes but is not limited to:

  • Responsible for new product development from bench scale to plant scale-up, developing creative solutions to overcome synthetic and manufacturing obstacles.
  • Generate lab scale samples of new products for application work and customer evaluation.
  • Work with the Pilot Plant and Plant staff during all stages of new product development.
  • Interact with Tech Service, Sales, and Customers to solve customer issues and develop new formulations using Monument made products.
  • Provide technical support to Operations and Quality Control on as needed basis.
  • Demonstrates information capture by lab Notebooks, electronic data and authors technical reports and regular project updates.
  • Keeps abreast of technical development in appropriate fields via literature review, patent analysis, etc.
  • Direct and supervise Lab Technicians in support of functions as assigned.  

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Master's in Chemistry, Polymer Chemistry or Material Science required.  Doctoral Degree preferred.
  • 7-15 years of relevant industrial chemistry experience (polymer, organic, materials preferred). 
  • Research and Development experience in polyurethanes and in alkoxylation is preferred.
  • Good organizational skills, verbal and written communication, and interpersonal skills.
  • Solid problem solving skills.
  • Good understanding of intellectual property matters, regulatory laws and literature search.
  • Demonstrated ability to master specific product/process and equipment knowledge.
  • Demonstrated ability to provide effective support to customers and their applications.  Occasional support to operations and quality.
  • Proven track record of product/process development and scale-up, and demonstrated knowledge of laboratory equipment.
  • Proficiency in MS Office, Statistical software like mini-Tab, and DOE methodology.

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