Silicate Product Developer
Science & Engineering
Reno Nevada Jul 23, 2021

TPD is looking for a Silicate Product Developer for a global industrial minerals and logistics leader.  This position will be asked to expand upon new service lines and products in commercial silica.

Please note: This position requires a PhD in Chemistry, Minerals Engineering, Chemical Engineering, OR a Masters and additional work experience


ABOUT THE JOB:

Reporting to the Head of Research and Development, the Product Developer is responsible for developing new products and improving production processes.  This position will require travelling to plant production sites across the US at least once a month to meet directly with local R&D, Sales & Marketing, and Operations to provide technical expertise and assistance.

 


WHAT YOU WILL BE DOING:

  • Create new silicate product prototypes

  • Utilize analytical techniques and tests like SEM, XRD, XRF, ICP, BET, etc.

  • Research and optimize production processes

  • Travel to production facilities and assist local operation teams

  • Present to internal and external stakeholders on new product development and research progress

  • Prepare patent applications and documents


WHAT YOU BRING TO THE TABLE:

  • PhD in Chemistry, Minerals Engineering, Chemical Engineering, or other relevant field OR a Masters and additional work experience

  • 5+ years experience in non-metal minerals, ceramics, and/or inorganic materials

  • Strong working knowledge and experience working with silicates

  • High level of knowledge of physical chemistry and minerals processing.

  • Experience with the characterization of functional additives, catalysts adsorbents and filtration media.

  • Strong communication skills and cross-functional teamwork

  • Self-directed, ability to work both independently and as a team member.


WHAT YOU WILL RECEIVE IN RETURN:

  • Competitive salary based on experience

  • Total compensation package includes generous PTO, Health benefits, and 401K

  • Growth opportunities

  • Relocation packages for out of state applicants


We are an Equal Employment Opportunity employer that values the strength diversity brings to the workplace. All qualified applicants, regardless of race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, marital status, gender identity or expression, national origin, genetics, age, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law, are strongly encouraged to apply.

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