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Chemist II

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Company :
Johnson Matthey

Location :
Wayne, Pennsylvania

Expiry Date :
Fri, 16 Apr 2021 23:59:59 GMT

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Description :
Johnson Matthey (‘JM’) is a global leader in science that enables a cleaner and healthier world. With over 200 years of sustained commitment to innovation and technological breakthroughs, we improve the function, performance and safety of our customers’ products. Our science has a global impact in areas such as low emission transport, pharmaceuticals, chemical processing and making the most efficient use of the planet’s natural resources. Today more than 14,000 Johnson Matthey professionals collaborate with our network of customers and partners to make a real difference to the world around us. The R & D Chemist II is responsible for independent hands on preparation of developmental emissions control catalysts for mobile and/or stationary source applications as called out in a program plan. Work consists of utilizing plant equipment to batch and coat prototype samples on a lab scale up through pilot scale. This role will help coordinate activities of other R & D chemists in the group, train new hires, and suggest alternate methods of samples preparation to support new product scale-up. Duties also include suggesting and carrying out plant improvement projects to improve plant safety and efficiency. Key Responsibilities – Independently utilizes mixing and coating equipment to prepare prototype samples meeting all quality requirements and submitting finished samples for all relevant testing. – Initiates and leads discussions with other departments such as program sponsors, maintenance, analytical services, quality control, and engineering to overcome processing obstacles and complete program plan sample preparation within expected timings. – Effectively plans out work and communicates sample preparation timings to scientists and supervisor and can manage several projects at one time. – Clearly documents preparation steps taken as well as key processing observations, using appropriate documentation to record experimental data which can be used in data summaries and NPI phase review meetings. – Performs standard and non-standard calculations to prepare first-time prototype samples or troubleshoot processing issues. – Completes monthly responsibilities such as pilot plant responsibility, inventory, 5S activities, and monthly report. – Maintains positive and effective work relationships within PcD as well as with other groups and works to build a network of resources to aid in troubleshooting. – Recognizes possible health and environmental risks and takes action to communicate and address these hazards by scheduling and attending job safety analysis exercises. – Trains new technicians and technical staff in basic pilot plant tasks and sample preparation. – Consults with sponsors and engineers to identify preparation methods when working with novel raw materials and arrange meetings to troubleshoot when technical issues arise. – Lead sub projects as part of IDEA to DEVELOP phase NPI teams as required. – Responsible for adding program plans to group schedule. – Initiates and leads continuous improvement projects seeking to improve processes and procedures to ensure best practices. – Problem solve and adapt procedures, techniques, tools, and equipment in order to complete required sample preparation. – Prepares and serves as owner of departmental forms and procedures. – Writes experimental procedures for developmental work and updates experimental plans to include suggested improvements or alternate preparation methods. – Creates and updates process guidelines. – Attends NPI phase review meetings to provide feedback on processing. – Begins to attend global processing meetings to obtain updates on coating developments. – Researches articles and other presentations relevant to technology to stay current on processing techniques. – Operate all equipment and instrumentation for catalyst preparation and experimental studies in a safe manner and keep working areas safe and clean. – Be aware of health and safety issues associated with experimental plans and notify appropriate personnel of such issues. – Handle all chemicals in a safe and proper manner with regard to chemical properties and procedures listed on SDS sheets. Properly dispose of waste generated by preparations and experiments. – Maintain inventory of experimental samples. Responsible for accurate accounting of PGM following defined procedures. – Comply with all Johnson Matthey Hazardous Waste procedures and local, state, and federal regulatory requirements. – Comply with all environmental & health and safety federal, state, local regulations and company policies. – To carry out or take on any other duties which are within the employee’s skills and abilities whenever reasonably instructed. Are you the ideal candidate? – Must have one of the following – Bachelor’s Degree (Degree in Chemistry or Applied Science Preferred) with 3+ years related experience. – Associates Degree (or equivalent college coursework) or Advanced Training Certificate in related field with 5+ years of related experience. – High School Diploma with 7+ years of related experience; or any equivalent relevant combination of experience and training which provides the knowledge and abilities necessary to perform the work. – General chemistry and strong math skills. – Awareness of NPI process and how it is utilized within JM desirable. – Strong knowledge of MS Office applications. – Mechanical aptitude and hands-on orientation. – Understanding of substrate impacts on coating process. – Ability to identify potential batching/coating issues when reviewing sample preparation instructions. – Understands the role each raw material has in performance and processing desirable.