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Chemist I

Company: Promerus
Location: Akron
Posted on: September 23, 2022

Job Description:

General Purpose: Evaluates the chemical and physical properties of various organic and inorganic substances in order to determine their suitability for different applications. Essential Functions: Responsibilities that are requirements in order to perform the job:

  • Develops short to mid-term work plans and discusses/finalizes with supervisor
  • Utilizes laboratory scale equipment including a variety of glassware and pressure-rated metal vessels
  • Completes product development activities including experiments, preparation of samples for customer testing, and documentation to support the development of products.
  • Analyzes experimental data, write reports & make recommendations.
  • Initiates safety assessments (new chemical hazards assessments/process reviews)
  • Tracks experimental details accurately and maintains up-to-date laboratory notebooks
  • Writes/contributes to invention records as appropriate
  • Applies statistics with assistance/oversight for efficient experimental plans and understands gauge error in analysis and in drawing conclusions
  • Demonstrates commitment, dependability and respect with regular attendance and punctuality
  • Orders chemicals and lab supplies as needed
  • Provides feedback and input for procedural improvements Supportive Functions: In addition to performance of the essential functions, this position may be required to perform a combination of supportive functions based on business needs:
    • Assists with waste disposal
    • Participates in safety program activities and presentations
    • Assists peers in their work assignments as appropriate
    • Maintains laboratory dry box and cold chemical storage unit in good working condition
    • Maintains awareness of how the position supports the Quality Management System, and participates in quality related activities such as audits and quality improvement teams as necessary Knowledge, Skills & Abilities: The individual must possess the following knowledge, skills and abilities and be able to explain and demonstrate that he or she can perform the essential functions of the job, with or without reasonable accommodation:
      • Proficiency in MS Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, SharePoint and Teams
      • Good written and verbal communication skills
      • Good attention to detail and keen observation skills
      • Good interpersonal skills
      • Ability to maintain thorough, accurate records
      • Good mechanical aptitude
      • Ability to multi-task
      • Manual dexterity required to use syringes and to operate and maintain instruments
      • Able to stand for prolonged periods of time, for up to 2 consecutive hours Education/Experience Guidelines:
        • Bachelor's degree in Chemistry or related field
        • 0-2 years of related experience Equal Employment Opportunity and Non-Discrimination Statement: Sumitomo Bakelite North America Holding Inc., and all its affiliate companies, is committed to the principles of equal employment opportunity and non-discrimination. We do not discriminate based on race, color, gender (including pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions), religion, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, physical or mental disability, marital status, age, military or veteran status, genetic information, height, weight, familial status or any other applicable legally protected characteristics. PI192014119

Keywords: Promerus, Akron , Chemist I, Other , Akron, Ohio

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