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Chemist

Wayne, PA

Company Description

Johnson Matthey’s research and development activities are focused on improved catalyst performance and operational efficiency.

Job Description

This position will support the definition of experimental approaches, conduct and coordinate experimental work, analyze results, complete documentation, and ensure that process & washcoat rheology control of catalyst formulations is optimized, understood, and communicated to the rest of the organization.

JOB DESCRIPTION:

  • Execute scientific studies where needed to support understanding and to develop improved processes (e.g. rheology, adhesion, drying effects, particle size, adsorption, etc), including catalyst preparation.
  • Initiate and support lab scale capital projects including equipment or instrument upgrades.
  • Hands-on experimentation related to washcoat rheology, adhesion, and catalyst processing investigations.
  • Ensure scientific studies are designed and conducted in a resource-effective manner.
  • Provide program plans, description sheets and data summaries for all experiments conducted in the form defined by the QMS.
  • Interact with internal JM departments to develop and maintain an understanding of key performance characteristics of novel catalyst technology.
  • Interact with key technical staff, and suppliers when appropriate.
  • Notify appropriate personnel of any safety related issues regarding use of materials or equipment.
  • Operate all equipment and instrumentation for catalyst preparation and experimental studies in a safe manner and keep working areas safe and clean.
  • Handle all chemicals in a safe and proper manner with regard to chemical properties and procedures listed on MSDS sheets. Properly dispose of waste generated by preparations and experiments.
  • Support on technology scale-up teams when required.
  • Coordinate the packaging and shipment of parts for offsite projects or technical centers.
  • Work with the Maintenance department to address equipment repairs or upgrades.
  • Prepare and update process guidelines.
  • Maintain inventory of experimental samples. Responsible for accurate accounting of PGM following defined procedures.
  • Comply with all Johnson Matthey Hazardous Waste procedures and local, state, and federal regulatory requirements.
  • Comply with all environmental & health and safety federal, state, local regulations and company policies

Qualifications

REQUIREMENTS:

  • Bachelor's Degree in Chemistry, Chemical Engineering, or an Applied Science with 4+ years of relevant experience.
  • Prefer 2+ years of manufacturing experience.
  • Experience in rheology, adhesion, and catalyst processing investigations a plus.
  • Problem solving and continuous processes improvement experience a plus.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Excellent organizational and interpersonal skills.
  • Must be able to meet the physical requirements of the job for lifting, standing, pushing, pulling, reaching, bending, respirator fit and good vision. Must be able to lift 30lbs, with infrequent handling of 50lbs