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
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.