Scale Up Chemist/Chemical Engineer

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Location
Danbury, CT
Job Type
Direct Hire
Degree
Doctor of Philosophy, Master of Science
Date
Jun 15, 2017
Job ID
2493200
Minimum Requirements:
  • Ph.D. or M.S. in Chemistry or Chemical Engineering with 8+ years of experience
  • Must have experience in a PSM-regulated manufacturing or lab facility
  • Must have experience with: batch reaction, scale up, and ability to adapt new chemicals to existing equipment
  • Intimate knowledge of organic chemistry
  • Pluses would be the following: supervision, experience with process optimization, design through installation of projects, sourcing of improved chemicals, distillation and drying.
 
Job Description:
Our client is a rapidly expanding, batch reacted specialty chemical producer in Connecticut. This facility houses the production, R&D and technical services departments. The business has significantly grown due in large part to improved chemistries. The majority of the personnel at this 60-person site are chemists working in operations and R&D. This person will be working for a Senior Ph.D. Chemist who manages 40 personnel in the role of Plant/Technical Manager. This person will be taking over more of the Plant managers technical responsibilities which include; working with clients, specifying process chemistry, developing a process to accommodate new products, scale up of these chemicals from lab to full scale (maximum 500 gallons), retrofitting/redesigning processes and existing equipment, technical support of plant process problems, optimization of plant processes, overseeing the specification of new equipment, working with chemical suppliers for better products and developing new chemistries. They have supervisors who handle the day-to-day operations, personnel responsibilities, plant logistics, ordering of chemicals and gathering equipment specifications. Relocation assistance is available and this company offers a generous bonus structure on top of base salary.