Jr. Chemist in Danvers, MA at ITW

Date Posted: 4/11/2018

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  • Location:
    30 Endicott Street
    Danvers, MA
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  • Experience:
    At least 1 year(s)
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Job Description






Responsible for the design, development, documentation, and scale-up of new products to satisfy business goals; coordination of lab functions, lab duties, technical support, and overall daily project management with appropriate lab personnel and other departments.


 Develop, synthesize, support, and record methacrylate, epoxy, and/or polyurethane adhesive compositions for the Industrial, Wind, Wear & Abrasion, and Transportation growth initiatives. Provide near- and long-term support for current and new product development needs.

 Independently or under the supervision of a Senior Chemist, design highly-focused and data-driven new product development projects that yield high-valued, differentiated products. This consists of clearly identifying project goals within a Stage-Gate process, establishing a test strategy, conducting laboratory evaluations, and issuing final comprehensive reports.

 Coordinate and work with all internal departments on the development, scale-up, technology transfer to manufacturing, and commercialization of new products. Determine the appropriate product design, product specifications, and production support needs to maximize ease of manufacturing and design of technical literature.

 Manage multiple projects/tasks independently and in a team. Fully utilize analytical laboratory equipment.

 Manage project work load and schedule to effectively minimize distraction and shorten the commercialization process.

 Follow established ISO procedures and documentation.

 Assist in training /direction of new personnel and distributor reps.

 Perform and delegate daily functions as required to provide the highest level of technical assistance and customer satisfaction.

 Maintain an electronic database to record technical data.

 Promote, support, and adhere to all safety, environmental, and quality-related policies and procedures.

 Utilize the ITW Toolbox of best practices.


Job Requirements


EDUCATION: BS in Organic Chemistry, Analytical Chemistry, Polymer Science, Polymer Engineering, or equivalent.

EXPERIENCE: Recent college graduate with hands-on lab experience. Co-op and/or 1-5 years industrial experience preferred.

SKILLS: Must be a practical, hands-on scientist with good lab technique and problem-solving ability. Strong computer, organizational, and destructive and mechanical testing skills. Fluent with Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook. Microsoft Access and JD Edwards a plus.

COMPETENCIES: Good computer and data organizing skills. Strong communication, organizational, analytical, and investigative skills.

TRAVEL: Ability to travel occasionally to: 1) support lab work at a customer, 2) troubleshoot, 3) attend trade shows, 4) perform customer audits and/or customer presentations, 5) train internal commercial team, distributors, and/or customers in the use of new products, and 6) provide emergency customer support.

PHYSICAL: Ability to lift up to 50 pounds for raw material, equipment, and/or customers’ substrate handling. Ability to work in tight places on occasion.


 Ability to work within a dynamic, changing environment

 Good written and oral communication and organizational skills with attention to detail

 Strong mechanical and diagnostic ability

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