Currently, we have an opportunity available for a Chemist, starting Spring 2018. This technical position will be based in our El Reno, Oklahoma manufacturing and laboratory facilities, located just west of Oklahoma City.
The Chemist will support our company’s R&D projects and programs by conducting experiments on existing and new products that provide a clear competitive advantage for our commercial markets. The developed products will be engineered towards meeting the needs of new and existing markets aligned with our plans for rapid growth.
The Chemist will report directly to the Lab Manager. The Chemist will work under the direction of the Director to ensure the successful completion of the assigned projects.
Lead projects focused on the development of new formulated wood coatings and other industrial coating products
Test performance, and support scale-up and industrialization of new products delivering growth for our business
Document and present results at a professional level to internal and external customers
Work independently, and with minimal direct supervision
As appropriate, supervise Lab staff
Demonstrate and support good lab housekeeping and safety practices
Degree in Chemistry, Chemical Engineering, or related field [B.S.]; advanced degree a plus [M.S.; Ph.D.]
Previous experience in the development of catalyzed, solvent-based wood coatings
Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
Ability to plan experiments, perform mathematical calculations, and manage projects; experimental design experience a plus
Good work ethic, analytical, and observational skills
Proficient in standard business office software
Physical Demands and Work Environment
Work in a cross-functional – Marketing, Sales, and Technology - team environment
Available to commute to Gemini’s El Reno facility, and work a typical Monday – Friday full-time work schedule
Capable to meet physical demands of conducting bench scale experiments and plant trials, including lifting objects and materials up to 50 pounds, as well as standing for prolonged periods of time
Able to work in chemical laboratory and plant environment where personal protective equipment [PPE] may be required
Additional Salary Information: Salary will be based on previous experience in solvent based wood coatings and/or the level of education of the applicant.
About Gemini Industries, Inc
Gemini Industries, Inc. is an employee owned company that seeks talented and committed employees to work at its location in El Reno, OK. Our philosophy inspires employees to think like owners and pursue their dreams. Our core values emphasize integrity, responsibility, commitment, innovation, and participation- all of which set the tone for our everyday business practice.
The Gemini logo has the word “Excellence” in the center, and the word is at the center of our corporate philosophy, whether we are dealing with marketing, management, or recruiting new employees. We always strive for excellence. We believe that our employees are what separate us from our competition.
We strive to hire only the best and we hold our employees to high expectations by continually investing in them and teaching them to strive for “Excellence” in every aspect of their life. We teach them what the “Pride of Ownership” really means!