Plant Chemist (Brownwood, TX)
Brownwood , Texas
October 22, 2017
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Job Description:

3M is seeking a Plant Chemist for the Safety and Graphics Business Group (SGBG) located in Brownwood, TX. At 3M, you can apply your talent in bold ways that matter. Here, you go.

Job Summary:
The person hired for the position of Plant Chemist will assume responsibility for the analytical laboratory that supports everything in the plant from incoming RMs to the investigation of products manufactured in the Brownwood, TX facility. The chosen candidate should have an analytical focus with excellent problem solving skills and an abundance of scientific curiosity. This position provides significant opportunity for growth and development.

Primary Responsibilities include but are not limited to the following:
  • Leadership of the plant's chemistry lab.
  • Operating and maintaining a variety of analytical instruments including, but not limited to, gas chromatograph, autotitrator, particle sizer, optical microscopes, and FTIR spectrometer.
  • Preparing samples and standards using good laboratory technique.
  • Developing methods when needed to solve a specific product defect or production need.
  • Testing raw materials for release, as needed, in a timely manner.
  • Using sound statistical evaluation of data generated and uses complementary techniques to strengthen data when needed.
  • Drawing conclusions based on valid data that is able to stand up to questioning.
  • Writing well written, concise technical reports.
  • Engaging with production operators and engineers to understand manufacturing processes and the connection of those processes to lab measurements.
  • Maintaining compliance (calibration) of test equipment and recommend upgrades or acquisition of new equipment, as needed.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Basic Qualifications:
  • Bachelor's degree or higher in Chemistry or Chemical Engineering from an accredited institution
  • Minimum of two (2) years' combined experience in a chemist and/or laboratory environment

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Master's degree or higher in Chemistry from an accredited institution
  • Experience using analytical equipment such as gas chromatography, infrared spectroscopy, titrations, and microscopy
  • Experience with sample preparation techniques and basic lab skills
  • Excel (including performing calculations), PowerPoint, Word, Email, commercial instrumentation control software
  • Strong analytical and problem solving skills
  • Ability to prioritize and drive projects to completion
  • Statistical data analysis
  • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail
  • Proven experience in solving problems with analytical measurements

Location: Brownwood, TX
Travel: May include up to 15% domestic/international
Relocation: Is authorized

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