Junior Chemical Engineer
Focus of Role: The Junior Chemical Engineer will be running polymerization reactions to determine optimal process chemistry and scale up conditions.
Additional Job Functions
Perform quality control testing on raw materials, intermediates and finished products. Issue adjustments, approvals and rejections as needed
Assist in the maintenance of KRP quality system and associated documentation, including but not limited to batch cards, QCAs, COAs and retains
Assist in the development of product specifications
Provide customers with input on selecting appropriate materials
Under the guidance of senior laboratory staff, develop products to meet customer needs
Participate in internal and external audits
As needed, directly interface with suppliers, sales staff and customers as part of the product development process
Produce customer specialty samples as necessary
Assist in the training of new laboratory personnel
Participate in the general upkeep of the QC/ R&D laboratory facility
Work safely with hazardous chemicals and waste
Operate and maintain analytical equipment
Complete special assignments as required
0-5 years’ experience in a laboratory atmosphere
Good verbal and written communication skills
Collaborative-ability to work well with others
Strong organizational skills
Strong analytical skills
Strong attention to detail
Proficiency in MS Office-especially Excel
4-yr college degree in a technical field (Chemistry, Chemical Engineering)
Physical Demands and Work Environment
The physical demands and work environment characteristics described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.
Employee is required to walk; sit; use hands to finger, handle or feel objects, tools, or controls. Ability to wear/use personal protective equipment as required such as lab coat, goggles, gloves, masks, etc.
Work Environment: This position requires one to work both in an office environment and a lab. Ability to work in an upright and /or stationary position for 6-8 hours per day. Repetitive hand movement of both hands with the ability to make fast, simple, repeated movements of the fingers, hands, and wrists to operate lab equipment. On occasion, may be exposed to light fumes or airborne particles.