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Sr. Chemist

Merck KGaA

This is a Contract position in Mesa, AZ posted August 9, 2021.

A career with EMD Electronics is an ongoing journey of discovery: our 58,000 people are shaping how the world lives, works and plays through next generation advancements in Healthcare, Life Science and Electronics. For more than 350 years and across the world we have passionately pursued our curiosity to find novel and vibrant ways of enhancing the lives of others. EMD Electronics is a business of Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany.

Everything we do in EMD Electronics is to help us deliver on our purpose of being the company behind the companies, advancing digital living. We are dedicated to being the trusted supplier of high-tech materials, services and specialty chemicals for the electronics, automotive and cosmetics industries. We foster a global collaborative organization made up of individuals who have the passion to win, obsess about the customer, are relentlessly curious and act with urgency. Together, we push the boundaries of science to make more possible for our customers.

This role does not offer sponsorship for work authorization. External applicants must be eligible to work in the US.

Your Role:

The Planarization Technical Operations Team is looking to add a Senior Chemist to our team who will support the Planarization organization at the Tempe Az. The role offers an opportunity to work with all the functions within the Planarization organization to transfer new products from the R&D team to the Global Manufacturing sites.

  • Work with the R&D team to understand new CMP products and the critical factors in the Formulation
  • Provide input on Scale Up requirements to the NPI Process
  • Understand the capabilities and limitation of existing manufacturing assets and identify were assets need improvements
  • Develop and execute timelines and transfer plans aligned with the business needs to move new products from R&D to the HVM manufacturing site
  • Identify opportunities to improve the scale up and transfer process and work with the team to achieve the improvements
  • As necessary introduce and qualify new equipment to improve formulation blending capability

Who You Are:

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Chemistry or other science discipline
  • 5+ years of experience in chemistry
  • 2+ years of experience with the development and/or manufacture of formulated products

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Skilled in Microsoft Office (Excel, Word, PowerPoint)
  • Adaptable to quick change and remains constructive under pressure
  • Highly motivated and responsive to employee and customer needs
  • Detailed investigation / troubleshooting & presentation skills
  • Excellent written and verbal communications skills
  • Comfortable reporting results to both technical and non-technical audiences
  • Self-motivated with the ability to be productive in a fast-paced environment
  • Ability to work with people from various backgrounds/cultures
  • Strong interpersonal skills with the desire to share knowledge and skills

What we offer: With us, there are always opportunities to break new ground. We empower you to fulfil your ambitions, and our diverse businesses offer various career moves to seek new horizons. We trust you with responsibility early on and support you to draw your own career map that is responsive to your aspirations and priorities in life. Join us and bring your curiosity to life!

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The Company is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer. No employee or applicant for employment will be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, ancestry, disability, military or veteran status, genetic information, gender identity, transgender status, marital status, or any other classification protected by applicable federal, state, or local law. This policy of Equal Employment Opportunity applies to all policies and programs relating to recruitment and hiring, promotion, compensation, benefits, discipline, termination, and all other terms and conditions of employment. Any applicant or employee who believes they have been discriminated against by the Company or anyone acting on behalf of the Company must report any concerns to their Human Resources Business Partner, Legal, or Compliance immediately. The Company will not retaliate against any individual because they made a good faith report of discrimination.