Senior Product Development Chemist

Position Description

Job Summary

This position is responsible for the design, coordination and completion of new product development for various industrial and electronic applications in order to meet defined business and market needs. The incumbent will collaborate with cross-functional teams to ensure effective communication and problem solving of technical issues. This individual also executes sample preparation to support and enable customer engagements. Projects will focus on new product development, project management, as well as working with customers to co-develop new products and provide technical support. The incumbent manages multiple projects simultaneously, on time, well documented and within budget to meet business and customer objectives. Continuously and reliably carries projects through to completion with little assistance from supervisor. Duties may include, but are not limited to: set up and running of equipment for tests, designing and carrying out experiments, and formally reporting/documenting results of tests and measures. Phases of development include pilot, scale-up, and implementation of R&D processes into manufacturing. Leads new product development projects. Designs, coordinates, and carries out hands-on lab and manufacturing experiments pertinent to the development of new products, including CMP polishing, cleaning, and metrology analysis, coordinate analytical analysis with internal and outside labs. Independently conducts formulation optimization. Responsible to ensure the use of scientifically sound research methods. In conjunction with the Technical Manager, ensures the all projects are quantifiably targeted towards business and customer requirements (performance, cost, production efficiency, etc.). Ensures that the risk and attractiveness of all projects are quantified. Safety oriented mindset emphasizing a safety first approach for day to day work. Follows all safety requirements (training, PPE, safe procedure, etc.). Develops and maintains 5S standards for the laboratory. Operates all equipment in accordance with safety requirements and maintains equipment in safe working condition. Serve as a key individual contributor for new invention disclosures, and support patent applications Conducts literature research to develop new and/or modify existing products, and develop new and/or modify existing testing procedures. Contributes advanced technical concepts for new products and processes to further enhance product offerings. Maintains technical competence and keeps informed on new developments in materials, process technology, and product applications to ensure that the most appropriate methods and materials are used in the area of Research and Development. Evaluates feasibility of producing new products on production scale and responsible for new product introduction to ensure seamless scale up of new products from R&D team to production team. Documents & analyzes data to make informed decisions for process & product development. Presentation of data in oral and written reports to articulate and convey project developments to all appropriate management levels is required, as well as conducting surveys in relevant patent areas to identify and pursue proprietary opportunities. Be proactive in customer interactions, make sure the development projects meet customer need and within cost target. Coordinate and manage customer wafer polishing requests, be responsible for polishing demo turnaround time, writing demo reports. Leads and coordinates activities in solving product excursions, communicating test results, following up with customer to update action items.

Required Qualifications

Ph.D. in organic, inorganic, polymer chemistry, material science, chemical engineering with 0-5 years’ industrial experience, or MS with 8-15 years of experience demonstrated technical judgment/accomplishments is required. 10 years in Wet chemistry :Hands on experience with mixing and blending chemicals; familiar with solvents, surfactants, dispersants, and nano particle applications is required. 5 years in Specialty chemicals: Hands on experience with developing formulations is preferred. 5 years in CMP slurries or semiconductor chemicals: Experience in formulating CMP slurries or chemicals for semiconductor manufacturing processes 5 years in Industrial project management: Be able to manage multiple projects simultaneously is preferred. Demonstrated understanding of wet chemistry (organic, inorganic, polymer chemistry, colloidal chemistry). Strong technical background in chemistry, material science and chemical engineering Hands-on lab skills in wet chemistry Experience in the application of solvents, surfactants, dispersants, abrasive application, and colloidal chemistry and corrosion inhibitors Familiar with mixing and blending equipment. Hands-on experience with mixing, blending equipment and chemical engineering related expertise Requires a high level of interpersonal skills and ability to build cooperative working relationships. The incumbent must demonstrate an open and collaborative approach, as well as effectively communicate and use business language in an industrial environment and coordinate with plant operations Be able to operate polishing tools and surface metrology instruments Strong statistical analysis skills and DOE experience Strong Computer skills – proficient with ERP, MS Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Access, and Outlook Six Sigma trained – Yellow belt and above is preferred. Project Management experience or certificate Ability to maintain composure and manage projects in high-pressure situations is preferred.

Additional Description

With over 60,000 employees working across 46 countries, Saint-Gobain’s Innovative Materials Sector boasts a unique and profitable portfolio of high-tech and high value-added solutions for housing and construction, mobility, healthcare and industry. A true technology bridgehead for the Saint-Gobain Group, the Innovative Materials Sector is supported by 3 powerful growth drivers: innovation, co-development and research. In the field of High Performance Materials, it proposes a comprehensive range of innovative technologies targeting the housing and construction market, transport, industry and healthcare, and combined into four families of materials: ceramics, polymers, abrasives and technical fabrics. Flat Glass is a world leader in manufacturing, processing and selling glass products for the construction and transportation sector (including the automotive industry).

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Senior Product Development Chemist

Location: Anaheim, California

Posting Date: 07/25/2022

Job Code: USA03059

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