Analytical Chemist Needed

Job Opportunity: Chemist

Position Overview
The Chemist will be responsible for the chemical analysis of submitted refractory
samples, managing the analytical chemistry laboratory, supervising technicians,
standardization and calibrations for all analytical instruments as well as maintaining a
safe working environment in the chemical laboratory. The candidate will also be required
to act as coordinator of third party laboratories when necessary.
Key Responsibilities
The successful candidate will:
• Develop techniques for analysis of refractory ceramic samples submitted to the
lab for understanding the failure mechanisms of refractories exposed to various
harsh thermo-chemical environments. This will be achieved using combinations
of XRF, ICP and XRD
• Perform and/or coordinate chemical analysis of samples submitted to the lab in
accordance with generally accepted chemical practices. Report results in a clear
and organized fashion.
• Engage with internal customers to provide them with a thorough understanding of
methodologies used during the analysis of samples provided by these
customers.
• Partner with analytical lab and other R&D peers to determine the current and
future needs of the lab and to identify the equipment and procedures to perform
those functions.
• Maintain a safe and organized work environment by taking the lead in site safety
& 5-S programs.
• Supervise and develop analytical technicians.
• Create and maintain SOP’s for the chemical lab.
Knowledge/Experience/Skills Needed
The desired candidate will have:
• The minimum of a Bachelor’s Degree in Chemistry, a Master’s degree or higher
is preferred.
• At least 5 years of experience in an analytical chemistry laboratory.
• Extensive expertise with modern XRF (fused bead and powder pellets)
spectrometers, including substantial knowledge of the theory, sample preparation
techniques, and software.
• Significant experience with ICP-AES, LECO and other analytical chemistry
equipment.
• Experience with refractory industry materials, including SiC, and organic
compounds and related test methods/instrumentation would be a plus.
• The ability to troubleshoot analytical issues, equipment and software.
• Attention to detail, documentation, and safety.
The ideal candidate will be action-oriented with a desire to support internal customers
through the timely and thorough sharing of information. They will possess integrity and
will be able to develop the trust of peers. They will be effective at problem solving and
planning tasks, assignments and assistant’s duties, and passionate about continuing
their technical learning.
Working Relationships
This position reports to the Analytical Lab Manager with secondary reporting to the site
Director.
The position offers a comprehensive benefits package and a salary level commensurate
with level of skills and experience.
Interested applicants may submit resume and salary requirements to
devdutt.shukla@vesuvius.com

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