Sr. Chemist
East Windsor, NJ 
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Job Description
About Us

Elementis offers performance-driven additives that help create innovative formulations for consumer and industrial markets, including Personal Care, Coatings, Chromium, Energy and Talc. Finding opportunities to enhance our customers' performance is at the heart of what we do-and has been for more than 175 years. We own unique raw materials, including the only high-grade hectorite mine in the world, and a leading source of high-purity talc. With our advanced technical solutions, we transform those materials to become innovative, performance-enhancing products for our customers. Elementis is a UK-listed global specialty chemicals company with operations worldwide and employs over 1,300 people at more than 30 locations worldwide.

Job Description Summary

The Technical Service Senior Chemist will be responsible for hands on lab work and completion of product application and paint testing. A key focus of this position will be developing a solvent and waterbased coatings application expertise of the Elementis industrial organoclay products from fellow chemists and through hands-on experience, and then transforming this knowledge into a database for archival purposes. Other lab work will also cover additional Elementis products. Additionally, the candidate will be responsible for maintaining a safe working environment in the lab.

Job Description

Key Responsibilities:

  • Hands-on lab work in the preparation and testing of solvent and waterborne formulations, and gels based on existing starting formulas.
  • Evaluate the quality and application performance of new product candidates as part of the new product development process.
  • Investigate troublesome production lots for quality and performance of existing products.
  • Participate as needed in developing performance data of products to assist sales and marketing efforts.
  • Modernize older test formulas with more current raw materials.
  • Maintaining a record of all lab project work (lab notebook, compile MS Word completion project reports summarizing lab results, monthly reports).
  • Maintaining a safe working environment in the lab and attending safety training sessions.
  • Running assigned projects and communicating results to the supervisor.
  • Maintaining lab equipment, replace consumables and chemicals. As needed, monitor test methods, specifications, and processes to ensure compliance and applicability.
  • Ensure that project status and needs are communicated with the supervisor.

Additional Job Description

Education & Skills:

  • Minimum Bachelors - Chemistry, Chemical Engineering or other sciences required (Graduates of Coatings Programs are preferred).
  • 1-15 yrs experience in lab paint preparation experience and use of a high speed disperser.
  • Paint and coatings formulation and/or technical service a plus.
  • Possess excellent scientific, analytical, and reasoning skills.
  • Possess excellent communication skills.
  • Works well in a team environment.
  • Familiar with Office 365 (Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Teams).
  • Proactive, highly enthusiastic, and energetic.

Elementis is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, national origin or protected veteran status and will not be discriminated against on a basis of disability.

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As an Equal Opportunity Employer, Elementis does not discriminate in hiring or in the terms and conditions of employment because of an individual’s race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, disability, sexual orientation, marital status, veteran status, arrest record, citizenship or other category protected by federal, state or local laws.


Job Summary
Start Date
As soon as possible
Employment Term and Type
Regular, Full Time
Required Education
Bachelor's Degree
Required Experience
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