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DATE ADDED: Thu 05/12/2019

Senior Polyurethane Chemist

Fontana, CA, US


JOB TYPE: Permanent, FullTime

GENERAL SUMMARY OF POSITION: Senior Polyurethane Chemist will be responsible for developing new products from concept to commercialization that support company growth. Position will also enhance and improve upon our current products. Senior Polyurethane Chemist will serve as a technical expert that supports product improvements, quality improvements, customer requests, and cost savings initiatives. Other duties include process optimization and product enhancement activities. CORE & ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: Formulates new products, from development to commercialization, within defined company, industry, and regulatory parameters. Define new product Manufacturing Quality Assurance requirements to ensure product quality, product storage stability and product performance. Creates Project Timelines in accordance with company priorities, sets milestones/critical path and ensures on time project completion. Develops specifications for new and/or reformulated product. Changes existingformulations to improve product cost. Conducts stability studies on formulations. Evaluates raw materials. Initiates and attends technical presentations from raw material suppliers. Creates and maintains necessary research documentation and reevaluation trail. Prepares product registration documentation and product chemistry packaging to meet regulatory requirements. Responsible for batch production from pilot scale to process validation. Participates in team driven activities to facilitate on-going production improvements or new product development projects. Participates in team driven activities on scale up and introduction. Provides technical expert product support to employees and customers regarding product improvements, quality improvements, customer requests, and cost savings initiatives. Overviews assignment of chemists and support staff of technicians and clerical staff for optimum assignment and use of their skills and abilities. Conducts special chemical investigations requested by the corporate office and reviews report before release. Provides technical support to the manufacturing department to assure product quality on existing products being produced (manufactured) Overviews changes to company chemical analysis manual and approves for release. Other duties as assigned. QUALIFICATIONS: Master's degree, or equivalent, in chemistry, chemical engineering, polymer science, or materials science is preferred. Intimate working knowledge of thermo-setting polyurethane compounds in the way of testing, processing and product development. Knowledge of polyurethane adhesives, sealants, and coatings formulation and testing is preferred. Prior experience with acrylic and epoxy based technology is a plus. Demonstrated aptitude for problem-solving with the ability to determine solutions for customers. Excellent communication and organizational skills. The ability to learn new concepts / procedures quickly. Must be results oriented and able to work both independently and within a team environment. Must possess excellent verbal and written communication skills. Must be familiar with using Microsoft Office Suite applications and the formation and maintenance of Excel Spreadsheets and Excel files. EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER: Urethane Polymers International, Inc. “UPI” is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, religion, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, age, or any other characteristic protected by law. Urethane Polymers International, Inc. (UPI) is a leading manufacturer and distributor of high-performance polyurethane, hybrid polyurea, acrylic, and epoxy waterproofing and flooring solutions designed to form seamless watertight barriers over concrete, wood and masonry. With more than 40 years of experience, UPI has developed some of the commercial building industry's most durable, wear resistant waterproofing coatings for pedestrian, vehicular and roof decks as well as below grade construction. Each system is uniquely formulated to withstand varying levels of impact and abrasion while providing superior protection against deterioration and moisture penetration. These versatile, liquid-applied systems can be used in new construction or to repair existing surfaces and are engineered for easy application.