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Junior Formulation Chemist


Grand Rapids, MI

Posted 1 month ago

We seek a Junior Formulation Chemist for a traveling, customer facing role with our client in Grand Rapids, Michigan

Entry-Level Candidates are encouraged to Apply

Our client boasts a friendly work environment where a work-life balance is promoted and competitive compensation, benefits, and relocation assistance are provided.

Responsibilities include formulating new products, color matching, and improving existing products.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Communicates with co-associates, customers, and suppliers on project-related matters
  • 90-95% Travel to clients by car.
  • Establishes schedules and logs lab requests and projects assigned in areas of responsibility
  • Participates in the completion of assigned lab requests and projects
  • Coordinates work efforts with other chemists and technicians in setting priorities and accomplishing departmental objects as a team
  • Assists with developing new colors and products for customers, and performs qualifications testing of developed products
  • Performs all technical service functions for customers
  • Assist production scale-up and problem analysis
  • Assist with writing reports and keeps records for U.S. Paint and customers
  • Maintain good practices of safety and housekeeping procedures
  • Contributes to efforts for continuous improvement and reduction of costs/waste
  • Completes all other tasks, assignments, or functions as assigned and/or required
  • Build good relationships with key customer contacts.
  • Conduct and communicate day to day operations and projects at assigned account(s).
  • With supervisory input effectively communicate problems, issues and concerns to USP Lab Team, QA, and production personnel.
  • With supervisory and USP Lab Team input develop customer application line correlation.
  • Monitor and track color, inventory, usage rates, on-line performance, and appearance on-line at customer site(s).
  • Communicate color adjustments completed on batches and samples to appropriate USP Lab Team personnel.
  • With supervisory input analyze process problems and use of problem-solving skills to determine root cause and implement preventative action.
  • Assume project support role to communicate problems to USP Lab Team.
  • With supervisory input coordinate project work, develop schedules, and facilitate internal team meetings.
Contact the Recruiter:
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John Dewar
Sr Talent Advisor
John Dewar Headshot
John Dewar
Sr Talent Advisor
(847) 692-0624
(847) 692-0624
From the initial phone call up to the first day on the job and after, John was there guiding and coaching me throughout the process. I could not ask anything more from a professional recruiter. He was courteous, polite, and very knowledgeable.
– Victor B.
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