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Associate R&D Chemist in San Luis Obispo, CA at ITW Polymers and Fluids

Date Posted: 2/11/2019

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Associate R&D Chemist

Job Summary: Entry Level Chemist

Reports to:

Research and Development Chemist

Direct Reports:



San Luis Obispo, CA


25 - 35%


The 80:

-          Development and/or optimization of sealants

-          Innovation, development, and implementation of manufacturing processes

-          Test development for sealants

-          Lab mixing and testing of sealants

-          Specification development of sealants

-          Functional testing support for products

-          Research new chemistries for sealant innovation

-          Design experiments for sealant optimization and benchmarking

-          Regulatory Compliance

The 20:

-          OEM sealant development and optimization

-          Troubleshooting Production

Key Deliverables to Demonstrate Success in 12 months:

-          Complete working understanding of all Retail sealant properties, performances, and design intent

-          Complete understanding of Retail blending processes

-          Understanding of Retail sealant requirements based on market type

-          Understanding of regulatory compliance methodology for launching and reviewing of new products with movements toward leading regulatory compliance needs for the retail products as it pertains to sealants.

-          Take over all responsibilities required to support the Retail Sealant needs

-          Take over regulatory compliance responsibilities for retail sealants

-          Understanding OEM sealant properties and design intent

Skills and Experience Needed

-          Bachelor’s degree in Chemistry, Chemical Engineering, Material Science, Polymer Science, Polymer Engineering, or similar field.

-          0 to 4 years related experience in process and application chemistry, preferred in liquid, solid, and elastomer chemistry with a process and applications background or blending process.

-          Ability to take a product from concept to commercial production.

-          Able to communicate clearly and work with teams on a global scale

Core Competencies:

Segment & Product Knowledge

•          Market Trends, Customer Impact

•          Value Prop knowledge

Resource Management

•          Understanding/utilization of ITW Toolbox

People Management

•          Ability to influence people at all levels of the company to implement change

•          Ability to communicate effectively with various global business entities

Strategic Account Planning

•          Understanding/utilization of growth levers


•          Ability to influence people at all levels of the company to implement change

•          Ability to communicate effectively with various global business entities

Decision Making

  • Ability to make data driven decisions
  • Ability to notice and remove bias from stakeholders to implement best solution for the company

ITW Global Tire Repair is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, religion, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, age, or any other characteristic protected by law.


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