Our world needs ideas! As one of the world's most research-intensive chemical companies, we have been developing leading solutions for numerous sectors – from construction to photovoltaics and cosmetics to rubber – for over 100 years. We have a global presence with production sites on three continents and 13,500 employees from 70 nations.
WACKER POLYMERS is a leading producer of state-of-the-art binders and polymeric additives based on polyvinyl acetate and vinyl acetate copolymers. These take the form of dispersible polymer powders, dispersions, solid resins, and solutions. They are used in construction chemicals, paints, surface coatings, adhesives and nonwovens, and in fiber composites and polymeric materials based on renewable resources. At our Allentown, PA site, we are currently looking for a Chemist.
The Chemist will support the technology projects and business plans of the NCA Coatings Applications Development and Technical Service Group. This role will work with lab personnel to best meet the needs of customers (both through product development and technical service). Work with R&D, the business team, and sales to grow a profitable and productive business.
Your Tasks • Applications development and technical service in support of coatings activities (asphalt and non-asphalt based) within the LDU business team Includes all batch making, testing, data collection and analysis. Ability to report results both internally as well as externally with customers. • New product development for coatings activities (asphalt and non-asphalt based) within the LDU business team. • May include directly managing projects in PSI which involves working directly with R&D and being able to effectively communicate and influence throughout the org. • Applications development and technical service in support of caulk and mastic activities within the LDU business team. • Formulation knowledge will allow the person to support similar applications in different market segments when necessary. • New product development for coatings activities (asphalt and non-asphalt based) within the LDU business team
Your Profile • Bachelor's degree required • 7+ years of related experience • Waterborne formulating experience with a preference for the coatings industry • Hands-on laboratory experience with an innovative mentality to develop new products and new test methods when necessary • Interacting and communicating both internally and externally • Experience working independently to get the job done • Communication skills • Project and Time management skills • Knowledge of lab safety skills and processes
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We are looking forward to your online application at www.wacker.com/careers
WACKER is a technology and market leader in many key industries, and a player in all growth markets. In recent years, we have set up new production and sales sites worldwide and have optimized existing plants. The necessary procurement processes are controlled by specialist teams.?
As well as highly skilled staff, the WACKER Group needs two important things in order to make its products – raw materials and energy. Procuring those is handled by our corporate department Raw Materials Procurement (RMP).
Silicon, methanol, ethylene, vinyl acetate monomer (VAM) and acetic acid are the top raw materials which form the chemical backbone of WACKER’s products. Strategic raw materials such as catalysts, acrylates, surfactants and fillers all need to comply with high product-quality requirements, whilst at the same time meeting our need for maximum security of supply. Another central task is to ensure the longterm provision of gas and electricity at our sites worldwide.
Continouos market evaluation and the development of raw-material specific procurement strategies play a major role, as well as efficient processes for procuring raw materials. Therefore we use an integrated management system operated by a dedicated team of procurement experts.?