25 Mar, 2024

Plant Chemist

  • Dupont
  • Parlin, Sayreville, NJ, USA
Engineer Biochemicals / Pharmaceuticals

Job Description

At DuPont, we are working on things that matter; whether it’s providing clean water to more than a billion people on the planet, producing materials that are essential in everyday technology devices from smartphones to electric vehicles, or protecting workers around the world. 

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Have the Opportunity to chart your own course, challenge yourself, and acquire new capabilities to build a rewarding and fulfilling career. We reward employees with competitive pay and incentives to recognize skills, competencies, and contributions to business results. 

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Get to know our Purpose and make it yours by bringing innovations to market that improve the world, share a commitment to sustainability that makes our planet better and give back to communities in which we work and live.

HD Microsystems has an exciting and challenging opportunity for a manufacturing plant chemist based in Parlin, NJ.  The selected candidate will be responsible for managing an existing analytical lab as well as supporting raw material/final product testing, troubleshooting chemistry related issues, and running scale up activities for new products in the attached high volume manufacturing facility.

The selected candidate will also act as the interface between R&D located at DuPont’s experimental station located in Wilmington, DE and the Parlin HDM manufacturing facility.

HD MicroSystems (HDM) is a 50-50 joint venture of DuPont and Resonac.  HD MicroSystems is the world’s largest supplier of polyimide and PBO precursor chemistries specifically engineered for microelectronic applications. Applied and cured by our customers, these materials transform into polyimide and PBO films with unique end use properties. HDM's product line is broad, consisting of photosensitive coatings, standard non-photosensitive coatings, high temperature adhesives, optically clear coatings, and a full line of complementary ancillary products.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Manage existing analytical lab – Lead, improve, and maintain functionality of current lab (includes removing obsolete/unused equipment).  Arrange for repairs of equipment as needed.  Order materials needed for work in the lab.  Keep lab area neat and safe for operation.
  • Support development and implementation of new analytical test development and technologies.
  • Act as interface between R&D and manufacturing team for new product development.
  • Support scale-up of new products to manufacturing by working with plant engineers, R&D, and QA/QC, and technical service to plan and execute new product production. Includes early communication of process upgrades, equipment, etc. from R&D. 
  • Support analysis of raw materials, in-process chemistry and finished material.  Gain understanding of basic synthesis methodology and analytical procedures.  Assist in documentation of processes.
  • Support manufacturing and QA/QC groups when problems arise with raw materials, standard production, and customer complaints. Includes interacting with suppliers on known or new quality issues.
  • Understand basic chemistry involved in operations and provide first-line support to operations (manufacturing and QA teams) when troubleshooting production deviations.
  • Interface with experimental station R&D group to investigate root cause of product deviations.
  • Additional interfacing between experimental station and Parlin IO groups includes:
    • Ensure data transfer packet from R&D complete for scale up of new products in manufacturing.
    • Communicate changes made at experimental station that could potentially impact Parlin quality management system.
  • Support requests related to testing (raw materials or final product) necessary to support plant operations.

Job Requirements/Qualifications:

  • BS in Chemistry or similar technical degree
  • Experience with organic chemistry
  • Experience in analytical lab setting (5+ years preferred) particularly in troubleshooting, continual improvement, method development, Measurement System Analysis (MSA), and start-up of advanced analytical instruments.
  • Green Belt or equivalent certified problem-solving skills (Preferred)
  • Ability to understand the quality standard relevant to industry requirements (i.e., ISO 9001:2015) and the controls necessary to achieve and maintain compliance within the standards as appropriate.
  • Able to execute and work at a pace set in a manufacturing environment.
  • Able to interface with R&D group and translate to manufacturing for scale up and execution.
  • Ability to present ideas in a clear, succinct, and compelling manner in both individual and group situations.
  • Delivers clear and succinct oral and written messages with the ability to make complex messages clear both internally and to suppliers/customers.
  • Ability to work cross functionally with different groups in the organization.

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