Scientist Technologist

Job Description:

We are currently looking for a dynamic individual as a Scientist Technologist supporting our Polyurethanes Division located in Auburn Hills, MI.

What will be expected from you?

* Maintains and promotes a safe work environment, complying with safety policies and procedures. Follow safe work practices for personal, equipment, and team member safety, in both the laboratory and in the field. End results are a minimum of safety incidents and a clean, orderly working environment. Leads other by example.

* Prepare Complex Project Plans in order to establish a sound basis for developing new products, applications and/or to provide technical service to customers. End results are the design of efficient and effective projects, involving experimental approaches. Develops systems and procedures for the technical team to establish practices for project management including proper design intent, project task definitions, major milestones and deliverables and all other information relevant to the systems in place. Secures the establishment of proper product documentation, technical data sheets and process guidelines for himself and others.

* Conducts a significant level of technical work as defined in the project plan and documents this work through the appropriate means including laboratory notebooks, interim reports, visit and trial reports, project meeting minutes, and monthly summaries, as well as fully documented technical reports at critical stages in the project cycle. The end result is a body of work, which demonstrates the ability to effectively conduct product development activities and deliver working products to customers. The Scientist Technologist must demonstrate at all times excellent verbal and written communication skill and must ensure that these practices are shared by others.

* The Scientist Technologist is expected to spend significant portion of his/her time in front of existent or prospective internal or external customers. In these situations, it is the responsibility of the job holder to ask appropriate questions to clarify requirements, expectations and critical performance parameters. The job holder is expected to convert notes from meetings into clear documents, and check for understanding with customers. When required, the job holder must communicate the findings to other team members in order to make sure that actions are addressed and completed on time. The job holder is also expected to face customers when problems and complaints arise regarding the use of Huntsman products and must maintain a balance between objective and honest assessment and dealing with the customer expectations and views, always representing the interest of the company.

* The Scientist Technologist must supervise the activities of assigned Laboratory Technicians or other Scientists and technical service specialists. End results are effective coaching and counseling, accurate evaluation of the subordinate capabilities, and visible skill development of the assigned staff.

* The Scientist Technologist must be familiar with the resources required to start development activities in a new area of work. This may include the effective use of internet searches, technical databases, patent databases and published industrial and academic literature. The expected level of technical expertise is such that the job holder can critically analyze data and conclusions from a variety of technical publications. Again, the job holder must coach others in developing and applying these techniques.

What are we looking for in the ideal candidate?

* Bachelor of Science Degree in a scientific discipline from an accredited university with 10+ year's relevant experience OR a Master of Science Degree in a scientific discipline from an accredited university with 8+ years related experience.

* Or a PhD in Science or Engineering from an accredited university with 3+ years related experience.

* Candidate is required to have good knowledge of polymer science, polymer chemistry or materials science, as well as good familiarity with characterization techniques such as rheology, mechanical, flammability testing, and related techniques. The candidate must be also familiar with flexible foam formulation, characterization and applications. Intimate knowledge with acoustic foam product development is strongly desired.

* Strong familiarity with polyurethane chemistry, applications and technology, particularly in the areas related to flexible foams.

* Intimate knowledge with acoustic foam performance.

* Strong working knowledge of the effects of formulation variables, on the final polymer properties using solid principles of polymer and materials science.

* Ability to conceive, plan, execute and communicate laboratory development and testing programs.

* Fundamental understanding of the factors influencing the processing and physical properties of polyurethanes with particular emphasis in flexible foam applications.

* Experimental design and statistical data analysis acumen.

* Must have a level of proficiency with Internet, technical searches, and general office support skills such as computer programs for office work (e.g. Microsoft Office software).

* Excellent verbal and written skills and team-work orientation to be displayed both internally and externally with customers and suppliers.

* Leadership skills and the ability and desire to coach more junior people in areas of expertise.

What can we offer you?

Huntsman offers unsurpassed opportunities to build a successful future. We are a global specialty chemical company with locations in 30 countries around the world, employing over 11,000 associates. Our diverse portfolio creates a range of career fields including manufacturing, research and development, technical services, sales and marketing, customer service – and the list goes on. The successful candidate will receive a competitive compensation and will be eligible to participate in a comprehensive benefits package which includes: medical, vision and dental, basic life insurance, AD&D insurance, and 401k. Here, you can make an impact and make a difference. Come join us!

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