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HB Fuller Chemist Adhesive Formulating in Michigan Center, Michigan

Tracking Code7269 Job DescriptionH.B. Fuller is a leading global adhesives provider focusing on perfecting adhesives, sealants, and other specialty chemical products to improve products and lives. Our commitment to innovation brings together people, products and processes that answer and solve some of the world's biggest challenges. And our promise to our people connects them with opportunities to innovate and thrive.H.B. Fuller Construction Adhesives provides technologically advanced solutions to the commercial, industrial, and residential construction industry. The company's recognized and trusted brands are available through an extensive network of distributors and dealers, as well as home improvement retailers.Position: Chemist - Formulating AdhesivesLocation: Michigan Center, MichiganTheChemistwill lead the development of new products and improvement of existing products. Experience with solvent-based, water-based, and urethane adhesives, sealants, and primers are preferred, as is prior knowledge of or experience the construction industry (specifically roofing).Description:In meeting the major objectives, this job requires extensive research, evaluation of raw materials, producing trial compounds, providing assistance at customer trials, and providing technical support for manufacturing processesCapable of interpreting and performing testing as outlined in test procedures (ASTM, Auto OEM, SAE, Etc.) including set up, evaluation, recording data, and interpreting the dataResponsible for writing up initial production formulations, indicate any necessary precautions to be taken, and outline tests to be performed by the QC DepartmentSelf-educate or utilize various resources such as the NRCA's or RCI's on-line technology courses to understand the application and environment of various adhesive, sealant, and tape products used in the commercial low-slope roofing industryProvide the technical support as needed to enhance operation of a product line. Coordinate this support with the manufacturing, marketing, and sales departmentsMaintain close relationship with the customer laboratories. Accompany Sales Personnel to customer on-site locations when requiredAssist with the continual improvements of current products through such areas as use of new materials, reformulations, etc.Provide technical support to the operations and marketing departments to maintain accurate technical data sheets and material safety data sheetsAssist in developing supporting laboratory staffRequirements:Bachelor's Degree in Chemistry, Chemical Engineering or a related field is requiredTwo to four years' of formulating experience10% - 15% TravelAbility to work under pressure and to work on several projects simultaneously is essential.A personal commitment to fully understand the application environment for H.B. Fuller's products and how it relates to formulating superior products for this industry is a key requirement for this positionEmployees receive full benefits, including medical, dental, insurance, 401k contribution, paid time off and paid Holidays. All employees qualify for an annual cash bonus based on business performance. Annual raises are based on company and individual performance.To all recruitment agencies: H.B. Fuller does not accept agency resumes unless directly engaged by Human Resources. Please do not forward any resumes to Human Resources or any employees. H.B. Fuller is not responsible for