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Polymer Chemist

Chattanooga, TN

Posted: 09/15/2023 Industry: Lab Tech Job Number: 37750

Job Description

Our client, a major manufacturer, is looking for a chemist with polymer experience to support site in Chattanooga, TN.
This is a long term contract position (eligible for contract extension or direct hire for the right candidate) and offers a pay rate of $20-28/hour. (depending on experience) 


This laboratory chemist position is in an application laboratory where the primary scope of work consists of aiding the development of polymer dispersions while supporting manufacturing.

The duties include, but are not limited to:

  • Preparation of solutions, mixtures, and compounds
  • Mechanical testing
  • Chemical analysis
  • Organizing and maintaining documentation
The chemist can expect to 
  • Work with a highly meticulous Senior Scientist to assist in developing new formulations  
  • May conduct some patent research  
  • Will provide support to the R&D group 
  • Will also provide customer related support as well as plant QA validation support 
Schedule: 5 days a week, 7:30 am - 4:30 pm (1 hour lunch)

Job Requirements

  • Bachelor's degree in Chemistry - Required
  • 2+ years of lab experience, familiar with pH measurement, safe laboratory practices, and organic or polymer chemistry - Required
  • Basic knowledge of chemical handling and chemical storage - Required
  • Basic computer skills; must be comfortable with email, MS Word, and MS Excel - Required
  • Knowledge of statistic and programming - Preferred
  • Experience with technical documentation and chemical literature - Preferred
  • Must be able to lift 50 lbs. - Required
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