Research Chemist

Date:  Jun 9, 2021
Posting End Date:  Jun 21, 2021

Gallipolis Ferry, WV, US, 25515

Company:  ICL-IP America Inc.

Job Description

ICL is a leading global specialty minerals and specialty chemicals company that creates impactful solutions for humanity’s sustainability challenges in global food, agriculture and industrial markets.  ICL leverages its unique bromine, potash and phosphate resources, its passionate team of talented employees and its strong focus on R&D and technological innovation to drive growth across its end markets. With approximately 11,000 employees worldwide, ICL operates mining and production sites located in Israel, Europe, North and South America and China which are supported by worldwide distribution and supply chains. Due to strong synergies between its business units and their mutual support, ICL benefits from its advantageous size, geographical spread and operational flexibility. With a culture based upon leadership, innovation and sustainability, ICL is well positioned to be an Employer of Choice within the communities in which we operate.


I'm interested! What will I get to do in this position?

• You will assist Production Engineers in troubleshooting process problems and finding and implementing corrective actions.
• You will proactively look for opportunities to improve ICL’s production processes and products and then develop the means to make these improvements in collaboration with production and R&D.
• You will apply statistical methods, computer simulations, experimentation and analytical methods to increase ICL’s understanding of its processes.
• You will be R&D’s interface with production during process startups and in this role, you will actively participate by transferring R&D process know how to production and engaging other R&D resources as needed.
• You will use the services of consultants, external labs and other outside vendors when appropriate to improve the outcomes of your work.
• You will apply the knowledge of ICL’s products and processes that you gain from experience and leverage R&D’s resources to assist in the qualification of raw materials from new vendors for production. 


Required Skills:
What you need for this job:
• Bachelor’s degree or higher in Organic Chemistry, Chemical Engineering or related discipline
• Experience performing chemical lab work
• Experience using GC, HPLC and titrimetric analytical methods
• Good verbal and written communication skills
• Ability to interpret analytical chemical results
• Ability to manipulate data in spreadsheets
• Successful candidate must be able to work with controlled technology in accordance with US export control laws and regulations

What will set you apart:
• 3+ years of experience in a chemical production or chemical R&D role preferred
• Knowledge and experience with phosphorous chemistry
• Experience using Aspen software
• Experience using ICP, AA and other analytical methods
• Work experience with chemical unit operations


Job Level: 14


Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer Minorities/Women/Veterans/Disabilities

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