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Associate Chemist

Company: Mermet
Location: Cowpens
Posted on: November 19, 2021

Job Description:

About Mermet: Mermet was founded in 1951 and joined the Hunter Douglas family of companies in 2005. Hunter Douglas is the established worldwide design leader and most sought after name in custom window fashions and a major manufacturer of architectural products. Mermet is a manufacturer or sun control textiles specializing in PVC-coated fiberglass sunscreen fabrics. We take pride in creating long term relationships with team members and customers alike. Mermet fabrics deliver extraordinary quality, style and unrivaled functionality while also providing technologically advanced solutions to everyday practical needs, such as managing natural light, heat reflection, sound absorption and much more. Mermet has always been a home for innovative thinkers. Our culture is one of innovation that attracts the best and the brightest. We pride ourselves as a group of passionate and creative individuals continuously seeking out new and novel ways to advance our company, our industry and our employees. With numerous benefits encouraging wellness and growth, Mermet regards its people as its most valuable resource. About the Role: This role is aimed to aid in new product development, preparation of coating formulations, raw material and product testing, and pilot runs in a manufacturing setting. This employee will be responsible for analyzing samples which includes viscosity, color, cross sectional analysis, temperature, density, reflection, and appearance through numerous instrumentation methods, to include but not limited to Microscopy, UV-Vis, IR, Color Spectrophotometry, Viscometry, Particle Size, and Rheology. This role is in our Mermet business, in Cowpens, South Carolina, reporting directly to the R&D Manager.

  • Supporting new product developments and laboratory functions under the supervision of immediate supervisor or manager.
    • Preparing coating formulations in lab and pilot scale. Run pilots in a manufacturing setting.
      • Submit activity / test reports with recommendations to the R&D Manager.
        • Testing coating formulations, films, fibers, and textiles using various analytical tools
        • Raw material testing and assist in testing manufacturing coating and products. Analyzing retrieved data and prepares reports for laboratory management.
          • Performing calibration, maintenance, upkeep, and cleanliness of instruments and the lab.
            • Safe working practices in facility and all environments. Wear safety glasses and other non-specified protective equipment, as necessary.
              • Other duties as assigned.Key Qualifications Include:
                • 5+ years of experience working in Quality Control Chemistry and/or Research & Development lab.
                  • Ability to create new products and processes that are beneficial to the Business, through novel ideas and creative analytical approaches.
                    • Must have good understanding of math, chemistry, and the ability to use various software computer system programs; Proficient in Microsoft Office and working knowledge of statistical tools.
                      • Good eye for color and coating formulation experience. Understanding of Lab Color Space.
                        • Results Oriented
                          • Proven ability to work on own initiative, multitask, prioritize work and willingness to change direction and focus to meet shifting organizational and business demands.
                            • Requires excellent written and oral communication skills. Demonstrated communication abilities at multiple levels of the organization
                              • Good functional experience in most of the instrumentation listed above, with a focus on spectrophotometers, colorimeters, rheometers, microscopy, etc.Education:
                                • Bachelor's Degree in Chemistry preferred but not limited to, or an associate degree with 5+ years of experience working in Quality Control Chemistry and/or Research and Development lab.Equal Opportunity Employment Mermet is an equal opportunity employer.Job Type: Full-timeBenefits:
                                  • 401(k) matching
                                  • Dental insurance
                                  • Health insurance
                                  • Life insurance
                                  • Paid time off
                                  • Vision insuranceSchedule:
                                    • 8 hour shiftCOVID-19 considerations:All individuals entering the building, including visitors, are screened and provided masks.Education:
                                      • Associate (Preferred)Experience:
                                        • Quality Control Chemistry: 5 years (Preferred)
                                        • Research & Development lab: 5 years (Preferred)
                                        • Manufacturing: 1 year (Preferred)
                                        • Plastisol or coating: 1 year (Preferred)Work Location: One location

Keywords: Mermet, Gastonia , Associate Chemist, Other , Cowpens, North Carolina

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