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Sr. Formulation Chemist

Houston, TX 77095

Posted: 05/14/2024 Category: Chemical Engineer Job Number: 39081 Approx. Rate per Hour (negotiable): 110,000 Branch: Houston Office Industry: Manufacturing - General

Job Description

Hire Up Staffing is partnering with an Established Chemical Plant in the NW area of Houston - who is looking for an Senior Formulation Chemist

Pay: $110,000 (Negotiable Based on Experience) 

The right candidate MUST have at least 10 years’ experience of epoxy and paint and/or coatings industry experience within a chemical plant to be considered.

  • Must have a Master’s or Ph.D. in Polymer Chemistry, Chemistry, Chemical Engineering or equivalent area.
  • At least 10 years of Ph.D experience within the paint and/or coatings industry; Industrial and marine coatings and tank linings experience is highly preferred.
  • Prioritization of projects and assigning work
  • Responsible for planning and performing Research and Development investigations for new product development, improvements, and maintenance of existing products.
  • Must be proficient working with epoxy, vinyl ester, unsaturated polyester, and polyurethane formulations and application testing.  
  • Must be comfortable responding to and managing highly technical and complex questions and concerns from the production team, research professionals, quality control, and customers regarding development, application, quality assurance and related programs and services.
  • Must be comfortable in a leadership role to lower level technicians.
  • Proficient with chemistry/physics/coating principles and practices
  • Perform highly technical formulation tasks and synthesis
  • Solve technical problems and recommending solutions
  • Interpret data and develop reports
  • Must be able to preform basic project management concepts
  • Communicate technical information on a regular basis
  • Must be proficient with Microsoft Office Suite
  • Provide and receive direction to Coworkers in an effective manner
  • Must have a lengthy background in polymer chemistry and/or polymer physics
  • Must have a strong knowledge of polymer structure-property relationships
  • Experience with polymer synthesis for coating applications is highly preferred
  • Must have excellent communication skills with the ability to effectively present information and proposals to all organizational levels.

Please apply at for immediate consideration! 

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Nicole DeShong
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Meet Nicole, our Branch Manager on the South TX team! Nicole has previously worked in various fields, from a Fish Grader and Forklift Operator at a Fish Cannery in Alaska to Medical Billing and Account Management for Anesthesiologists and Pain Management Clinics. She found staffing was her passion when she started credentialing and worked her way up in the industry. A work-related accomplishment she is proud of is being able to grow into roles of responsibility. Starting from an entry-level and learning the ropes of various jobs helped her become successful in management roles at almost every company she has worked at. One goal that Nicole has now is growth! She doesn't want to be in a position because it is comfortable. She wants to be challenged and succeed and be able to help and grow others. Nicole is excited to work at Hire Up Staffing because she is part of a team with the structure and support necessary to grow all employees, both internally and externally. When she is outside the office, you can find Nicole spending time with her kids, camping, fishing, concerts, and being outdoors.

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