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Development Scientist

Mill Hall, PA 17751

Posted: 07/02/2024 Job Category: Laboratory Job Number: KG3741272

Job Description

Sirius is seeking a Development Scientist to be responsible for developing new and existing processes for on-site production under the guidance of line management.

 KEY DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:
 LAB SCALE-UP
 Responsibilities are receiving and reviewing all new product procedures from PD Manager and/or R&D.
 Make necessary lab batches for comparison with R&D samples and contact R&D chemists to discuss any problems and possible solutions. Recommend any modifications to the procedures for future pilot scale-up.
 Sample lab batches for Quality Control testing.
 Compile final lab batch data for PD Manager and assist in decision making for further scale-up (pilot).
 Send out various PD samples as required.

 SUPERVISION OF PILOT
 Responsible for assisting the PD Manager in monitoring the pilot batches.
 Answers questions from QC personnel and pilot operator on testing and manufacturing of new pilot products from knowledge of product chemistry and lab bench experience.
 Assist QC with testing and also handle additional tasks needed by the pilot operator (ex. Pastillating pilot material).
 Responsible for tasks delegated during PD Manager absence including: MOC 3rd level management, meeting attendance, all pilot responsibility and decision making, production process questions etc.

 PROCESS IMPROVEMENT
 Responsible for developing new methods for production of current products for increased profits, waste minimization, quality, and environmental reasons.  

 PROCESS TROUBLE SHOOTING
 Responsible for helping PD Manager in finding causes and solutions for production problems.
 Multiple lab batches may be required to investigate the problem or develop a solution.

 NEW PRODUCT INTRODUCTION AND TECHNOLOGIES SUPPORT
 Responsible for helping with supervision and decision making of initial scale-up (production) batches of new products.
 Support new technologies by product comparison of current manufacturing methods and new manufacturing technologies (ex. Loop Ethoxylation vs. Stirred Pot).
 Help Quality Control Lab with developing testing methods on new lab equipment for product testing.

 QUALIFICATIONS
 EDUCATION & TRAINING    
 BS in Chemistry
 Courses in Organic Chemistry, Statistics, Math & Computers required.
 Additional classes in Instrumental Chemistry, Physics, Biology or Environmental Science preferred.

 KNOWLEDGE & EXPERIENCE      
 3 years’ experience in a chemical manufacturing plant/lab setting.
 Experience with lab equipment and quality analysis of samples using acid or base titrations, gas chromatography, liquid chromatography, and solids analyzer.
 Basic engineering or mechanical understanding of a chemical manufacturing plant helpful.
 Knowledge of SHE & QA systems.

 SKILLS & ABILITIES
 COMMUNICATION SKILLS:
 Must have oral & written proficiency in the English language.
 COMPUTER SKILLS:
 Proficient in Microsoft Office.
 SAP or equivalent systems.

 OTHER SKILLS:
 Initiative.      
 Attention to detail.
 Problem solving.
 Problem analysis.
 Planning and organizing.
 Ability to prioritize workload.

 PHYSICAL DEMANDS:
 Must be able to walk, stand or sit for a minimum of 8 hours per day. Must be able to lift 30 lbs.

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