Project Chemist

Date:  Jun 8, 2021
Posting End Date:  Jun 18, 2021

Webster Groves, MO, US, 63119

Company:  ICL Specialty Products 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.


This position is a key member of the R&D/Marketing & Technical Service department where innovation and creativity are congruent with sound scientific practices to contribute to the profitability of the ICL Phosphate Specialties. Overarching requirements for this position include application development, research, product stewardship, supporting product development, support sales and marketing teams, providing fast and accurate customer support, compliance with quality, environmental, and adherence to all laboratory safety protocols at the site.


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


  • Provide project support to R&D colleagues, Marketing, Sales Departments and Operations teams
  • Develop and establish project objectives, timelines, and key milestones
  • Familiarize and learn project management tools (Charters, Stage Gate, Gantt Charts)
  • Complete Applications R&D, Marketing or Operational Excellence Projects
  • Generate clear and concise reports following the conclusion of a project. Reports may be generated for internal use and for customers
  • Provide technical support for customer visits, site tours, and audits
  • Respond to customer requests and questions in a timely manner
  • Maintain departmental communication by providing progress updates on technical department projects. Progress updates may be reviewed as needed or at scheduled technical meetings
  • Product stewardship in the P2O5 chain


What skills and experience do I need to be successful in this role?


  • BS in Chemistry or related field. Inorganic Chemistry is a plus
  • Minimum of 1-3 years of industrial experience
  • Ability to interpret literature data and reproduce results
  • Ability to identify and conduct appropriate application testing of formulated products including interpretation and organization of results
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills including effectively interacting with all levels of the organization as well as customers and distributors
  • Excellent team player
  • Self-starter: self-driven and creative
  • Maintains professional and technical knowledge by attending educational workshops; reviewing professional publications; establishing personal networks
  • Ability to travel to customers and ICL plants as required


What will set you apart:


  • Lab experience
  • Demonstrated success in developing and commercializing new products
  • Experience using design of experiments (DOE) and statistical analysis


Job Level: 14


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