Applications Technologist

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Buffalo Grove, IL
$50,000 - $65,000
Job Type
Direct Hire
Apr 30, 2018
Job ID
The Applications Technologist position is with a leading player in the global specialty and fine chemicals industry.  This Company delivers and dedicates their practices towards the development of enhanced products and process performances with markets in biotechnology, paints and coatings, personal care, metalworking fluids, energy and other industrial markets.  Being a valued part of the R&D team, this specific role for the Applications Technologist will be focused specifically on the formulation and testing of Metal Working Fluids and Cleaners.  The position will be responsible for monitoring processes and note observations of any changes in expected behavior.  This person will work independently but will be expected to provide updates, scientific reports, and present experimental findings when need be.  This role provides great growth opportunity and the chance to gain exceptional industry experience with a leading player in the market.
Job Responsibilities
  • Formulate Metal Cleaners and Metal Working Fluid concentrates using knowledge of industry standard ingredients
  • Run lab scale performance tests on formulated fluids
  • Perform routine tests like foaming, corrosion, staining, lubricity, and cleaning
  • Add value by creating solutions for customers based off of their presented needs and problems
  • Use the scientific method to solve technical problems and work towards continuous improvement of lab practices
  • Play an important role in the development of the intellectual property of the Company
Job Requirements
  • 2 plus years of industry related experience
  • A degree in a related scientific field of study
  • Experience working in a lab setting with Metal Cleaners and/or Metal Working Fluids
  • Effective communicator and has ability to learn new systems, processes and technologies at an efficient speed
  • Local to the Greater Chicago area or willing to relocate themselves