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PVC Formulation Chemist

Company: Associated Materials
Location: West Salem
Posted on: September 24, 2022

Job Description:

Company Description
Associated Materials, is the parent company for leading residential building product brands such as Alside, Gentek, Alpine and Preservation. With a legacy of over 75 years in business, we create, develop, manufacture, extrude and distribute beautiful siding, windows and more throughout our network of North American company-owned distributors.Headquartered in Cuyahoga Falls, OH, Associated Materials has over 4000 employees across its U.S. and Canadian manufacturing footprint and our extensive North American distribution center network (120+ locations!). We are a charter member of the Vinyl Siding Institute, the American Association of Architects, the National Association of Home Builders, and the National Association of the Remodeling Industry.This combination of established brand recognition, manufacturing capacity and distribution reach makes for an exciting and rewarding employment value proposition. Join us, and discover the next step in your career journey.
Job Description
This position uses professional concepts to advance current PVC composite formulations to support a fast-growing new market for composite cladding and accessories to achieve objectives in creative and effective ways. The ideal incumbent will have demonstrated success in technical proficiency, scientific creativity, collaboration with others and independent thought. You will work on complex components and processes in which analysis of data requires an evaluation of intangible variables. Must provide R&D support for AM which includes new product selection, new product sourcing strategy, intellectual property strategy, product development, analytical development, process improvement, and formulation development.

  • Responsible for advancing PVC composite formulation technology to manufacture composite claddings used in exterior siding building products market segment.
  • Design and execute the pre-formulation, formulation, and compatibility studies to support the development of Associated Materials composite product development pipeline of new products.
  • Provide technical leadership in developing formulations with a focus on performance improvement, cost savings and creating product resistant to climate changes.
  • Effectively interface and collaborate with cross-functional teams to execute the studies required to advance the Company's product development pipeline.
  • Duties will include design of composite formulations, evaluation of data, recommendations on strategy, and authoring reports.
  • Participate in finding solutions to complex and unusual formulation and processing problems.
  • Perform material testing of samples on typical R&D lab equipment (Plasticorder, lab twin screw extruder, 2 roll mill, muffle furnace etc.)
  • Support composite materials R&D lab work, DOE's, and validation testing, generate R&D reports and present findings to stakeholders.
  • Ability to identify and implement cost savings opportunities
    • BS degree in Chemical Engineering or Polymer Science with a minimum 4 years of Vinyl industry experience or composite extrusion is required. Advanced Master's degree is a plus.
    • Demonstrated ability to design and execute research plans culminating in successfully manufactured process formulation mixing taking products from raw materials to finished products is required.
    • Experience in compound process, packing and extrusion is required.
    • Work objectively with cross-functional teams and staff, focusing on the issues is key to managing and preventing conflict.
    • Must demonstrate the ability to manage multiple projects, adhere to strict timelines and solve problems creatively when problems arise be they scientific or managerial.
    • Vinyl Siding or building product experience in product development is a plus.
    • Communicates effectively with all levels of the organization.
    • Self-starter and acts with minimal direction.
    • Strong organizational skills, proficient with Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.
    • Experience with statistical analysis and continuous improvement methodologies a plus.
    • Knowledge of how to set up and execute DOEs for PVC formulations a plus.#LI-KS1#AM-WestSalemPlant
      Additional Information
      All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.Recruiters: Please note that Associated Materials, Alside and any of its affiliated companies does not seek or accept unsolicited resumes or offers of recruiting service associated with any published or unpublished employment opportunities. Any unsolicited information sent to AMI or any of its employees will be considered as unencumbered and free from any fee or charge whatsoever. Only members of our Human Resources Team have authority to engage or authorize recruiting services. Any questions regarding recruiting services of any kind must be sent to jobs at

Keywords: Associated Materials, Cleveland , PVC Formulation Chemist, Other , West Salem, Ohio

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