Company: NALCO Champion, An Ecolab Company
Skills: Chemist
Experience: 2 + Years
Education: High School/Secondary
Salary: Competitive
Location: Sugar Land, TX, US
Status: Active

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Title: Principal Chemist

Location: Sugar Land, TX

Nalco Champion, an Ecolab Company, has an immediate need for a Principal Chemist at our Sugar Land, TX plant. This is your opportunity to join a large growing company offering a competitive base rates and benefits.

Main Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for the technical evaluation and maintenance of production processes and product lines
  • Ability to rapidly troubleshoot small molecule and polymer synthesis reaction and blends
  • Ability to critically discern reaction failure pathways
  • Perform root cause analysis of analytical, synthetic and manufacturing problems
  • Evaluate reaction feasibility upon scale up from bench and pilot plant scale to full production
  • Perform process optimization in conjunction with research, pilot plant, and plant engineering
  • Implement and optimize test methods for quality assurance analyses
  • Prepare bench scale batches for process troubleshooting, when necessary
  • Address customer complaints and field problems
  • Serve as an internal ISO auditor
  • Assist smaller plants with QA issues and product maintenance
  • Serve as a liaison between QA and other areas of the company, customers and suppliers

Basic Qualifications:

  • Education and experience required as follows:
  • PhD in Organic or Analytical Chemistry
  • 2+ Years of experience with process troubleshooting in a lab environment
  • 2+ Years of experience in wet chemical and instrumental analysis, especially GC, LC and FTIR
  • No Immigration sponsorship offered for this role

Preferred Qualifications:

  • PhD in Organic Chemistry is strongly desired
  • 2+ Years of experience supporting large scale manufacturing
  • Relational database proficiency (MS Access)
  • Experience with statistical analysis and statistical process control techniques
  • Strong computer skills (SAP, Lotus Notes, MS Office)

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