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Growth and Innovation Chemist

Company: Hexion Inc.
Location: Springfield
Posted on: January 12, 2022

Job Description:

Position OverviewThe key purpose of this role is to provide high quality laboratory development services to support the business growth and innovation strategy; develop novel products and solutions to drive new revenue streams; and develop an in-depth knowledge of the chemistries and product application technologies required to meet our Growth and Innovation targets.

The role is also required to demonstrate expertise in delivering innovative solutions in the Regional marketplace, to develop & deliver strong relationships with customers and demonstrate applications expertise within our customer's processes.
CountryUSAFunctionResearch & DevelopmentCompany OverviewBased in Columbus, Ohio, Hexion Inc. is the global leader in thermoset resins. Through a broad range of thermoset technologies and specialty products, Hexion serves and supports customers in a diverse range of applications and industries.

Hexion materials are found in products that touch nearly every facet of modern living. At Hexion, we believe that leadership begins with integrity, ethics and environmentally sound operations. When you work for Hexion, you are partnering with a company that is not only focused on delivering value but on doing it in a safe, ethical and environmentally responsible manner.Company DistinctionThis exciting opportunity is part of Hexion Inc.Job Responsibilities

  • Ensure the business EH&S goals and targets are met and contribute to the EH&S culture of the business
  • Responsible for conducting laboratory development projects to deliver growth and innovation targets using defined project management principles
  • Responsible for developing an in-depth knowledge of chemistries and product application technologies which support our customers and business (both new and existing)
  • Work with the Growth and Innovation Directors and Business Development Managers to grow our G&I revenues and support the delivery of the business growth and innovation strategy
  • Work closely with key partners (i.e. suppliers, third party technology providers) to deliver growth and innovative solutions to our customers
  • Develop networks with Universities, Technology Providers, Associations, etc. to leverage external knowhow
  • Responsible for maintaining concise technical records to assist the company knowledge base and disseminate this information appropriately
  • Participation in Global Technology Exchange groups and initiativesMinimum Qualifications
    • An advanced tertiary qualification in Chemistry or related science;
    • Experience working in an R&D laboratory environment;
    • Experience in a similar role desirable;
    • Ability to apply and extend scientific methodology to research and development work;
    • Familiar with formalize project management processes
    • Good interpersonal and communication skills
    • Ability to network inside and outside the organization
    • Ability to work in teams and autonomously if required;
    • Very high-level analytical problem-solving skills;
    • Extensive knowledge of legislation and regulations relevant to laboratories and chemical industry; and
    • Extensive Proficiency with Microsoft Office PC applications and an aptitude to operate area specific computer systems.Education Requirements
      • A Master's Degree or higher in Chemistry, Materials Science or related field preferredOtherWe are an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to gender, minority status, sexual orientation, gender identity, protected veteran status, status as a qualified individual with a disability or any characteristic protected by law.In order to be considered for this position candidates are required to submit an application for employment through our career site, be at least 18 years of age, willing to take a drug test , submit to a background investigation as part of the selection process, as well as additional periodic background checks as required by the Chemical Facility Anti-Terrorism Standards (CFATS) or regulations adopted by the Department of Homeland Security or other regulatory agenciesCandidates are required to have unrestricted authorization to work in the United States.If currently an employee of the Company, you must have current satisfactory work performance and in most cases, have been in your current role 18 months.Disclaimer: We are not accepting unsolicited assistance from search firms/employment agencies for this employment opportunity. Please, no phone calls or emails to any employee about this position. All resumes submitted by search firms/employment agencies to any employee of the Company via email, the Internet or in any other form and/or method without a valid written search firm agreement in place for this position will be deemed the sole property of the Company; no fee will be paid in the event a candidate is hired by the Company as a result of the unsolicited referral or through other means.Percent of Travel50% or more

Keywords: Hexion Inc., Springfield , Growth and Innovation Chemist, Other , Springfield, Oregon

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