Sr Scientist

Wichita, KS

Salary: $90k-$140k + 15% Annual Bonus

 

Doctorate degree in Chemistry, Chemical Engineering, or related field is required.  Emphasis in chlorination chemistry, organic chemistry, and/or photochemistry is desired.

Ability to design, construct and/or assemble, operate, and troubleshoot non-routine laboratory experimental apparatus.  Collect samples, analyze data, and draw conclusions from the results.

Proficient in the operation and maintenance of analytical instrumentation.

High degree of problem solving and organizational skills.

Good written and verbal communication skills.

Comfortable presenting information to all levels of management, vendors, and customers.

Self-motivated with the ability to work efficiently with minimal supervision.

Must be able to work in teams.

Must be able to handle multiple complex issues at the same time.

High proficiency in Microsoft Office applications.

Familiarity with public domain technical and patent literature.

May require domestic travel as required to support assignments.

 

Additional Desired Qualifications:

Experience in an industrial R&D or Technology organization.

PhD dissertation topic or direct professional experience with chlorination chemistry, organic chemistry, and/or photochemistry.

Knowledge of sulfur chemistry.

Formal statistics training.

 

Identify, recommend, and manage research activities to develop new products, improve existing products, reduce manufacturing costs, improve safety, improve quality, or reduce environmental impact of company products.

Apply advanced understanding of chemistry and technical expertise to the planning and execution of significant, complex, or innovative technologies related to the synthesis, manufacture, and applications of organic and inorganic chemicals.

Maintain current awareness of significant trends and advances in chemistry or markets, and initiate and recommend new technology for project development or use in manufacturing.

Produce clear, concise, accurate, and timely written and oral reports in which conclusions and recommendations are effectively supported by analytical and/or research data and supporting literature.

Serve as technical specialist and resource person for major process and/or product technologies.

Understand raw material selection choices and work with vendors to evaluate and develop new products and technologies.

Act as liaison and provide technical support to manufacturing, marketing, and business management through the identification, planning, and execution of joint projects and/or implementation of new technologies.

Participate in the Wichita Plant process safety programs to complete Process Hazard Analysis, to complete the Management of Change requirements, and to investigate process safety incidents.  Ensure process safety information is current and accurate for the physical assets (P & IDs), for the process conditions (PFDs), for the process chemistry (SDSs), and for the technician-process activities (procedures and work instructions).

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