Position Title: Hot Melt Chemist
Location: Central PA/ York Area of PA
Position id: 5910


Job Summary:

Works with customers and AR teams to collect design input and develop new product design strategies. Position will perform hands-on laboratory work using reliable scientific and technical methodologies to develop new adhesive solutions, robust products, and basic production processes that can be successfully commercialized. Executes pressure sensitive adhesive (PSA) tape prototype development, scale-up, and product launch. Focuses on platform technology development, new product development for customer[1]driven projects. Emphasis on Hot Melt adhesives, knowledge of tape assemblies, backing material selection, and release liner familiarity.


Essential Functions:
  • Conducts required laboratory work; including polymerization, formulation, coating and testing
  • Develops new Hot Melt products that lead to sustainable commercial revenue
  • Functions as a technical lead on product development teams
  • Develops design strategies based on robust design input
  • Meets technical commitments in order to complete project progression dates and milestones
  • Contributes to product scale up and development through reproducibility and validation testing support
  • Detailed knowledge of required chemical and physical test methods
  • Responsible for the proper disposal of hazardous waste into the proper labeled containers and drums · Interfaces with customers on new product applications
  • Interfaces with associates from other departments as needed (e.g. cross-functional teams)
  • Documents lab work in electronic notebook and project reports
  • Performs all duties consistent with established AR guidelines, ISO-9001, and elements of GMP deemed necessary to support the business (as outlined in the Quality Manual)
  • Actively complies with and endorses Department and Company objectives
  • Performs other duties and responsibilities as assigned.


Job Specifications:
  • BS, MS, or PhD in chemistry, polymer science or materials science; adhesive polymerization, formulation, and coating experience preferred
  • Minimum 5 years experience in hot melt formulation and product development
  • Ability to perform duties with minimal or no supervision
  • Ability to manage multiple priorities
  • Requires an demonstrated ability to use sensitive test equipment
  • Ability to employ statistical analysis techniques
  • Ability to manage and supervise laboratory staff
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality of AR information
  • Must communicate fluently in English
  • Excellent oral & written communication skills
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Knowledge of computers & related word processing, spreadsheet & e-mail software-Microsoft preferred
benefits and Pay:
  • $110k Salary plus 5-10% Gainshare bonus
  • Medical, Dental, 401k


If you are interested in this position, please send your resume to gary@centraljobs.com OR submit your CV directly through our website. You may also contact us at (440) 681-2625.

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