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Chemist

Company: ASTRO PAK CORPORATION
Location: Titusville
Posted on: November 26, 2022

Job Description:

*Company Background*
Astro Pak is the nation's leading precision cleaning and passivation contractor specializing in on-site cleaning of high purity gas and fluid systems, as well as precision cleaning of components and hardware at the company's Cleanroom facilities. Astro Pak provides services to over 15 sectors including: Biotechnology, Pharmaceutical, Aerospace, Semiconductor, and other selected Industrial markets. The company, founded in 1959, has performed on-site precision chemical cleaning in every State of the Union as well as several projects in Asia, continental Europe, England, Ireland and Mexico.

*Position Opportunity*
Reporting to the Director of Technical Services, the Chemist will provide support to Astro Pak divisions nationwide along with on-site consulting when required. The Chemist will be called upon mostly for non-routine complex applications and will serve as a point of contact for field and sales groups to obtain technical advice and direction. The position will require in-depth chemistry knowledge of the surface chemistries of metal alloys (especially stainless steels) as they react with our process chemistry and industrial usage environments. Astro Pak performs de-rouging, pickling, passivation, surface finish and cleaning of various alloys in a wide variety of systems and industries.

*Essential Duties / Responsibilities*

* Aggressively pursue R&D activities within the Astro Pak Titusville laboratory in close collaboration with the metallurgist to help ensure Astro Pak continues to be an industry leader in high purity precision cleaning as well as derouging and passivation of various steel alloys. Be proactive in pursuing R&D projects based on input from both Astro Pak personnel and customers
* Be comfortable and effective in balancing and prioritizing long-term R&D work with the immediate needs of Astro Pak's Field Services and Cleanroom divisions
* Build a network within the internal Astro Pak community as well as our customer base and engage technically with jobs around the nation
* Provide direction to both Cleanroom and Field Services teams as needs for in-depth chemical process expertise arise
* Provide technical support to our estimating and sales teams
* Identify chemical process requirements for complex scopes of work
* Present technical rationale for chemical process approaches to Astro Pak team members and customers as the need arises
* Perform chemical testing of samples submitted by Field and Sales personnel (typically from customer sites) so that project planning and price estimation may take place
* Collaborate with other Senior Technical personnel as necessary to maintain Astro Pak Corporation as a leader in Precision Cleaning, Cleanliness Measurement, Passivation and Pickling, and Biocleaning / Biofilm eradication and management.
* Analyze and implement projects in compliance with U.S. Export Control Laws.

*Qualifications*

*Education/Training/Certifications: *Bachelor's degree minimum in Chemical Engineering or Chemistry is required.

*Related Experience: * Minimum of 5 years' related experience preferred

*Knowledge/Skills/Abilities: *

* Ability to interface with the customer at various technical levels
* Basic understanding of chemical cleaning, passivation processes and bacteriological environments.
* High level technical writing.
* Interpretive skills for AES (Auger Electron Spectroscopy) and SEM (Scanning Electron Microscopy) results as well as Electro-Chemical corrosion testing techniques a plus
* Ability to identify, participate in and manage Research and Development projects
* Some knowledge of different industrial cleaning/passivation chemistries desirable
* Scientific and mechanically minded with strong desire to learn
* Strong interpersonal skills
* Bi-lingual in English and Spanish a plus
* Legal capacity to comply with federally mandated requirements of the U.S. Export Control Laws

*License: * Possess a valid class "C" driver's license and an acceptable driving record

*Environment*

* Position and essential job duties may be performed remotely
* 5% travel may be involved

_Astro Pak Corporation is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate against persons because of age, race, color, creed, religion, disability, gender, ethnic or national origin, or veteran status. Astro Pak prohibits discrimination against individuals with disabilities and will reasonably accommodate applicants with a disability, upon request, and will also ensure reasonable accommodation for employees with a disability._

Job Type: Full-time

Benefits:
* 401(k)
* 401(k) matching
* Dental insurance
* Employee assistance program
* Flexible spending account
* Health insurance
* Health savings account
* Life insurance
* Paid time off
* Parental leave
* Professional development assistance
* Referral program
* Retirement plan
* Vision insurance
Schedule:
* 8 hour shift
* Monday to Friday
Supplemental pay types:
* Bonus pay

Work Location: One location%58047475%

Keywords: ASTRO PAK CORPORATION, Titusville , Chemist, Other , Titusville, Florida

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