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Production Chemist

Company: United Chemical Technologies
Location: Levittown
Posted on: June 7, 2021

Job Description:

UCT's mission is to establish and maintain a leadership position in the specialty chemical market for organosilicon products and in the field of silica based solid phase extraction technology. As a company, we consistently strive to distinguish ourselves from competitors in terms of service, pricing and quality. To accomplish this goal, we continue to invest in the best people, providing them with the finest tools available. Through excellence, UCT is committed to meeting not only the customer's needs of today but also those of tomorrow.


UCT, Inc. is seeking an Production Chemist. The ideal candidate will be involved in small and large scale synthesis of high quality speciality chemicals including silanes, silicones and platinum catalysts.


DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:


  • Chemist must be able to read and understand SOPS in order to allow for set up of a reaction and running a reaction to completion including the knowledge and ability to set up laboratory and synthesis equipment for production scale volumes, including reactions and distillations
  • Capable of small scale production and ability to learn the principles of production scale-up
  • Assists in rework of non-conforming product
  • Pack-down highly flammable, moisture sensitive, highly reactive chemicals into smaller containers
  • Maintains detailed technical records according to ISO:9001 standards
  • Utilize computer database for organization of run records
  • Understand safety data sheets
  • Communicate to purchasing need for re-order of raw materials
  • Follows safety and environmental regulations by ensuring that standards, policies, and procedures are adhered to in compliance with corporate, federal, state, and local requirements
  • Maintaining general laboratory cleanliness; be responsible for cleaning production equipment and glassware
  • Performs additional duties as assigned




Job Requirements:

EDUCATION:

Bachelors degree in Chemistry, Biochemistry or related scientific discipline with a minimum of 2 years chemistry coursework and 0-4 years chemical production experience.

SKILLS AND ABILITIES:

  • Analytical and process driven
  • Self-starter, strong initiative, dependable
  • Strong communication skills
  • Superior time management skills; willingness to listen and take direction from others

WORKING CONDITIONS:

  • Able to lift 50 lbs overhead
  • Must be able to handle and move drums up to 650
  • Manage and wear respirator and all safety equipment
  • Prolonged periods of standing

**UCT IS A NON-SMOKING, SMOKE-FREE ENVIRONMENT

Keywords: United Chemical Technologies, Levittown , Production Chemist, Other , Levittown, Pennsylvania

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