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R&D Specialist, Wood Composites

Company: Chem-Trend Limited Partnership
Location: Howell
Posted on: November 22, 2021

Job Description:

Freudenberg is a global technology group that strengthens its customers and society long-term through forward-looking innovations. Together with our partners, customers and the world of science, we develop leading-edge technologies, and excellent products, solutions and services for 40 market segments. The Freudenberg Group employs some 50,000 people in around 60 countries worldwide and generates sales of nearly 9 billion euros. Chem-Trend, a company of the Freudenberg Group, is a global leader in the development, manufacture and marketing of specialized release agents, purging compounds and related processing aids, with manufacturing and R & D operations in North and South America, Europe and Asia, sales offices in 19 countries and distributors in more than 50 countries that are supported by its headquarters in Michigan. Chem-Trend has a singular focus of providing innovative solutions for the die casting, polyurethane, rubber, composites, tire, thermoplastic and wood composite industries. The R&D Specialist undertakes and organizes development projects in the interest of Chem-Trend, LP. Focus will be on developing new and unique products, as well as improving upon existing technology. R&D Specialist, Wood Composites Responsibilities Develop new and improved products for Chem-Trend worldwide in order to meet customer demands in a rapid and timely manner. Provide rapid and timely technical service, assisting Sales and customers. Identify and investigate potential areas of cost savings, product improvements, process efficiencies, and better Quality Assurance (QA) procedures. Provide technical support to all company departments. Participate in development of new and existing technologies and programs. Effectively interface with suppliers in identifying and qualifying new raw materials. Organize and summarize work in the form of technical reports. Publish or present technical work as appropriate. Join and actively participate in professional technical societies. Characterize, handle, label, manifest, or inspect hazardous waste in accordance with environmental regulations. Other duties as assigned. Qualifications Excellent verbal and written communication skills. Strong organization skills. Ability to establish priorities and meet target deadlines. Strong analytical skill to assess and interpret gathered data. Strong decision-making skills. Master---s Degree in Chemistry or related field, Ph.D. in Chemistry or related field preferred. 10+ years of industrial experience preferred, including formulation and/or wet chemistry. Preferred background in silicones, metalworking, or lubrication. High level of technical expertise in surface science. Your Benefits 401K Match: Save for retirement with the company's help Education reimbursement: Financial aid to help propel your career to the next level Relocation allowance: When you come aboard, financial aid to help you move. Training / Career development: Programs to supercharge skills and expertise Vacation: Time off to refresh and recharge Authorization to work in the U.S. is required. Relocation assistance is available. Chem-Trend is an Equal Opportunity Employer. The Freudenberg Group is an equal opportunity employer that is committed to diversity and inclusion. Employment opportunities are available to all applicants and associates without regard to race, color, religion, creed, gender (including pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding, or related medical conditions), gender identity or expression, national origin, ancestry, age, mental or physical disability, genetic information, marital status, familial status, sexual orientation, protected military or veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law.

Keywords: Chem-Trend Limited Partnership, Flint , R&D Specialist, Wood Composites, Other , Howell, Michigan

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