R & D Chemist

Website Uzin Utz North America, Inc.

Who We Are:

Uzin Utz North America Inc. is a manufacturer of flooring installation products. It is the North American subsidiary of Uzin Utz AG from Ulm, Germany. The company was founded in 1911 and is a worldwide producer of systems designed for the preparation, installation, and care of all types of floor coverings.

Job Summary:

If you have a chemistry background and you wish to work in an R&D department of a fast-growing organization, you have an opportunity to join our R&D team and work in a state-of-the-art laboratory in Waco, TX! The challenges for a R&D Chemist will include researching specialty cements, developing formulations that meet performance targets, designing and executing series of tests, using methods defined in ASTM, ANSI and ISO standards. The product development projects will require close cooperation with various departments: headquarters in Germany, product management and technical application teams in order to achieve the final, well-polished result. Training will be provided to develop all necessary skills.

•                     Masters or bachelor’s degree in Chemistry or closely related field

•                     Ability to work in a laboratory in a safe and organized manner

•                     Great problem solving skills, understanding of the scientific method

•                     Interest in craftsmanship, existing experience a plus

•                     A goal-driven attitude while working autonomously or in a team

Areas of Responsibility:

•                     Contributing to a product development projects by researching and developing formulations

•                     Supporting production and quality control by troubleshooting and root cause analysis

•                     Investigation of novel formulation components and their implementation

•                     Carrying out testing as requested by other departments

•                     Regularly reporting and presenting results of the project to the team

•                     Supporting other departments with technical expertise

Our Offer to You:

•                     A challenging, multifaceted field of activity

•                     A high level of free working space and personal responsibility

•                     A safe position inside a successful company

•                     An attractive, performance based salary

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

Development of formulations for self-leveling mortars and ceramic tile adhesives.

Main procedures involve handling and testing various materials, documentation and communication of test results, decision making and reporting based on data collected over a period of time. These processes are expected to be conducted in a timely and efficient manner.

Follow Step-by-step procedures (standards of practice) and test methods that are provided by the company. Training will be provided until the methods and processes are mastered.

Establish a personal priority list for all assigned activities.

Document data obtained during all testing activities using provided platforms.

Evaluate data to validate or indicate deviations from existing standards. Communicate significant issues or developments identified during testing activities.

Understand the level of communication required for each issue (verbal, written). Communicate issues using the right level based on priority and impact on other processes in the plant / company.

Proactively communicate with involved parties (production, warehouse, R&D, suppliers, management) to coordinate and resolve quality-related problems or if required to close outstanding tasks.

Keep track of the latest standards and new developments in testing and examination methods of processes, materials, and products.

Maintain a clean, safe and orderly work environment by properly handling and storing materials, samples, tools and equipment.

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