Responsible for energetic materials research and technology, new product development, process and product improvements, product technology and testing activities relating to cast boosters, NONEL shock tube systems, electronic Initiation system products.
Who We Are
Dyno Nobel is a global leader in the commercial explosives industry. We provide innovative blasting solutions and quality explosives products throughout North America, Australia and selected customers in the Asia Pacific.
Join us in everything that’s great about Dyno Nobel: OUR culture, OUR values, OUR commitment to safety and most importantly our PEOPLE. This combination makes Dyno Nobel a terrific place to work.
Dyno Nobel is a subsidiary of Australian based Incitec Pivot Limited. IPL's 4500 employees also manufacture and market industrial chemicals and fertilizer products & services to customers around the world.
What You’ll Do
Reporting to the Senior Manager of IS R & D, you will be responsible for energetic materials research and technology, new product development, process and product improvements, product technology and testing activities relating to cast boosters, NONEL shock tube systems, electronic Initiation system products. You will be the expert in planning and managing projects relating to the development and support of Detonators, Boosters and their formulations and manufacturing methods. Other duties will include:
Develop concepts and inventions of new initiation systems products.
Develop and support manufacturing processes and operations.
Plan execute and report on experimental activities
Support customer complaint resolution activities as required.
Develop new products or improve existing products in order to improve the quality of DN products in accordance with company goals
Conduct laboratory and testing on new or improved products in order to ensure safe and accurate testing.
Record and maintain results of all tests conducted in order to support analyses and share results with Management, Supervisors, sales representatives, or customers.
Provide assistance with patent filing to ensure accurate and timely filing.
Supervise scientists and technicians in testing of products in order to assure trained personnel and accurate testing.
Analyse competitor's products in order to develop new products capable of strengthening DN's competitive advantages.
What We’re Looking For:
Bachelor's degree (B.S.) in Chemistry, Chemical or Mechanical Engineering or equivalent combination of education, training and experience with solid knowledge of mechanical or chemistry principals respectively
Minimum 5 years working experience with booster design/process, energetic materials development, materials science, formulation development and process chemistry.
Proven experience of safely performing hands on product development, product support, validation testing and other destructive testing.
Experience in project management, hazard analysis, data analysis, report writing and oral presentations.
Proven laboratory, scientific and analytical skills
Positive attitude, friendly demeanor, and a team player
What We Offer:
Paid vacation + 10 paid holidays + a couple of PTO days
Full health benefits including employer HSA contributions + dental plan with an orthodontic option, wellness coaching available
Up to a 4% 401k match PLUS additional company contribution from 1% to 5% based on years of service
Generous tuition reimbursement program
Friendly and supportive coworkers
Zero Harm for Everyone Everywhere
Value People – Respect, Recognize & Reward
Think Customer. Everyone. Every day
Treat the Business as our Own
Care for the Community & our Environment
Challenge & Improve the Status Quo
Deliver on our Promises
Women are strongly encouraged to apply.