Formulation Chemist


  • Plan and implement technical development projects for the formulation and characterization of new products.
  • Develop chemical and physical property test standards and specifications for new products.
  • Develop innovative, safe and economical manufacturing process parameters for scaling-up new products.
  • Troubleshoot product problems and develop rework procedures.
  • Assist current and potential customers by modifying product formulations to meet specific performance criteria.
  • Improve current processes.
  • Qualify new raw materials and offset raw materials.             
  • Help as necessary with quality control testing and routine adjustment of formulations.
  • Write detailed quarterly technical projects progress report.
  • Must be part of the R&D Laboratory safety inspection team.
  • Able to identify hazardous chemicals and handle them safely.
  • Interact with production personnel on pilot batches and production problems
  • Interact with sales personnel to understand existing product issues/uses and product development needs
  • Work with all employees, customers and vendors in a civil, professional and respectful manner at all times – verbally, non-verbally and in writing.

Education and Experience:

  • Minimum of a Bachelor’s Degree.
  • At least 5 years’ experience in chemical industry, preferably Silicone Formulation.
  • Previous chemical formulation experience.
  • Two component room temperature cure silicone experience.

Desired Skills: 

  • Able to clearly communicate.
  • Good organizational skills.
  • Open to suggestions from employees.
  • Able to operate testing instruments.
  • Able to identify and handle Hazardous Materials.
  • Fill out paperwork and reports neatly, accurately and completely.

Company Policies and Additional Requirements:

  1. Continually practice safety procedures and policies to protect yourself, others and company owned property.
  2. Practice civility in all aspects of your job by listening, hearing and working together with co-workers, vendors and managers and by resolving issues respectfully and professionally in a civil manner.
  3. Comply with company rules, policies and procedures.
  4. Seek guidance from a Team Leader or Manager before performing an unfamiliar task or assignment.
  5. Complete job tasks efficiently, timely and accurately according to SOPs (Standard Operating Procedures), job aids and based on job function.
  6. Maintain work area (e.g., materials, stock areas, desks, floors, shelves, counters, etc.) in a safe, clean, organized, and efficient manner.
  7. Must show up for work on time and be willing to work occasional overtime as required (with adequate notice from management).
  8. Demonstrate reliable attendance, limited lateness or call outs.
  9. Must have reliable transportation to and from work.
  10. Willingness to learn other jobs.
  11. Perform other job related duties or responsibilities when requested or required whether or not specifically mentioned in job description.
  12. Willing to work with others in team.