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Sr. Development Formulator PA Open (J#28038)
Education: Bachelors Degree
Experience: 4 - 9 years

Title: Sr. Development Formulator
Location: Erie, PA
Education: BS degree required
Salary: Neg.
Relocation: Yes
Travel: Yes
Manages Others: No

FUNCTION

Well established and growing company in the Erie, PA area is searching for a Sr. Development Formulator. Develop and enhance material solutions for new business growth along with cost improvement initiatives for molding and pultrusion compounds. Create, optimize and validate compounds that meet or exceed customer requirements. Effectively manage and champion all technical aspects of the product development process from pre-formulation to commercialization, utilizing standard best practices and procedures with hands-on formulations, scale-up and manufacturing support.

Essential Functions:

Represent the company on key projects though the product development process
Perform tests for formulation evaluation
Responsible for coordination and execution of the benchtop, pilot, manufacturing scale-up and verification batches
Effectively interfaces with sales and other cross-functional disciplines to accomplish project goals
Responsible for ensuring formulations procedures are up to date
Design and execute special projects
Prepare specifications, documentation and reports related to project development
Independently provides effective and functional technical support across all departments on new and existing products as required
Write and prepare standard operating procedures for product development work
Plan and perform laboratory experiments, compile and analyze data and communicate results
Design experimental studies and conduct statistical evaluation results
Ability to work in a manufacturing and general office environment
Maintain a safe and clean work environment
Perform other related duties as assigned

REQUIREMENTS

Manage multiple tasks and establish effective work priorities
Ability to perform project work, self-directed tasks, and achieve goals and objectives
Results oriented and self-motivating
Excellent networking and communication skills both verbal and written
Proficient in Microsoft Word and Excel
Ability to use logic and reason to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternate solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems
Requires a four year degree or university degree or its equivalent in Chemistry, Chemical Engineering, Polymer Science or related Field
Five to seven years experience in thermoset product development
Compression molding and pultrusion processes experience preferred
 
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