Location: Ypsilanti,. MI
Ann Arbor area
SUMMARY: The primary duty of the Formulations Chemist is to formulate new products, reformulate existing products and meet company requirements and quality standards
§ Research and find unique ingredients that perform desired benefits
§ Formulate and reformulate products to meet performance and quality standards
§ Determine product formulation for long-term stability under extreme conditions
§ Report on development progress
§ Enter data and evaluate test results
§ Find and develop test methods
Performs other relevant duties as assigned; i.e. special projects, programs, developmental activities, etc.
To perform the job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential function satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill and / or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
§ Able to concentrate at all times to assure accuracy and attention to detail as well as the necessary physical coordination required to perform a variety of activities using the computer and telephones for correspondence, document preparation and chemical analytical work.
Education / Experience: Include relevant and required education, skills and experience
§ Bachelor degree in chemistry or closely related major and 5 – 10 years of practical work experience
Desired Skills: Additional Skills that would be helpful for the individual in the position to achieve success
§ Highly proficient with chemical formulations in Household, Industrial and Institutional (HI&I) cleaners and ancillary products. Automotive appearance care products experience a plus.
§ Highly proficient in the use of problem solving techniques
§ Familiarity with analytical test methods beneficial
§ Strong written and verbal communication skills
§ 5-10 years of formulations development preferable
QUALITY, ENVIRONMENTAL, HEALTH AND SAFETY
Actively supports all quality, environmental, health and safety systems programs.