Reactor Room Chemist Level II.
An exciting role as a Reactor Room Chemist II. based in Danbury, Connecticut.
Current shifts available:
1st shift hours: Monday – Friday, 6:30am – 3:00pm
2nd shift hours: Monday – Friday, 2:30pm – 11:00pm (12.5% shift differential included)
This function conducts processing operations related to production of organic chemicals using synthetic chemical methods and related support systems. Duties may include transporting, weighing, pumping, mixing, cooling, heating and analysis of various chemical substances, as well as process scale ups, and implementation of new processes. This involves a range of activities including:
- Sets up and adjusts chemical production equipment. Operates heating, cooling, and vacuum and pressure systems.
- Transports, weighs, mixes, and pumps chemical materials.
- Maintain an organized and clean work area.
- Proper monitoring of processing steps to ensure product quality, lot consistency and yields.
- Calculates materials needed for reactions and can adjust scale quantities appropriate to the equipment.
- Controls process parameters through proper adjustments of feed rates, cooling and/or heating.
- Uses analytical equipment assessing in-process and final product status. Understands principles of operation of the analytical equipment and can interpret results. With supervision can modify in-process parameters to accommodate unexpected deviations from the norm.
- May train or serve as a technical resource for Production Technicians and Production Chemist I.
- Maintains all necessary production, safety, inventory, training, and other records and/or logs as required, in written and/or computer format.
- Read, understand, and carryout all department SOP’s.
- May prepare test results or reports as directed.
- May order equipment and/or raw materials.
- Ensures proper care, safety, maintenance and usage of technology, equipment, and/or systems.
- Receives and carries out instructions on specific assignment objectives.
- Complies with all BRI environmental, and safety policies and procedures.
- Performs related work as assigned.
- BS/BA in chemistry or related field is generally preferred and five or more years’ experience in chemical production work.
- Knowledge of the principles and techniques of organic and analytical chemistry.
- Knowledge of piping and valve operations to control processes.
- Ability to use interchangeably metric and U.S. standards of weights and measures and their application to determining molar quantities.
- Be able to identify problematic issues in equipment within the department.
- Can correlate data from related processes and apply that information in troubleshooting and process improvements.
- Skill in the operation of chemical production equipment.
- Skill in the use of physical and chemical analyses and interpretation of results.
We offer… a competitive compensation and benefit package including medical, dental, Bonus program, profit sharing and 401k.
An Equal Opportunity Employer committed to diversity in the workplace.