Teknor Apex

  • Sr. R&D Chemist

    Job Locations US-RI-Pawtucket
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  • Overview

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    Teknor Apex Company is a privately held, global material science company founded in 1924 and headquartered in Pawtucket, Rhode Island.  We manufacture for our eight divisions in 9 locations in the U.S., and one each in Singapore, China, Belgium and Germany.


    In all our businesses we pride ourselves on our commitment to technical innovation, quality products and custom service.  Positions offered are both challenging and rewarding and have excellent growth opportunities.


    This Sr. R&D Chemist position provides direct support to the business through R&D, which is the development of formulations for various applications, product support, product recommendation, customer support and interaction, resolution of customer complaints and trouble shooting. 

    • Develop, improve and customize products, formulas, processes and test methods
    • Working with the Sr. Associate R&D Engineer to translate customer developmental requirements into a finished product
    • Take proactive steps to retain critical technical expertise
    • Project management – plan, design and implement solutions for technically complex projects
    • Provide customer service on matters relating to product development and innovation
    • Play a key technical advisory role for colleagues in Marketing and Sales
    • Share account responsibility with Sales & Marketing by justifying R&D spending, prevent putting a lot of effort on projects that are non-strategic or have a very low probability of success
    • Write technical papers and reports and prepare standards and specifications for processes, facilities, products, formulas or tests, and update databases
    • Specify raw material requirements and establish product specification
    • Coordinate project activities between different functional groups such as corporate labs, external labs, product safety and intellectual property
    • Ensures safety procedures are being adhered to
    • Active use of project tools such as Sales Funnel, TM1, Movex, LSR, Dovico, Accolade, etc.
    • Performs additional duties and responsibilities as assigned

    Qualifications & Competencies

    • Four year degree or equivalent experience in a field of study such as Polymer Engineering, Polymer Science, Polymer Chemistry, Chemical Engineering, Chemistry
    • Position requires basic and comprehensive knowledge of plastic materials and polymer processing
    • Basic and Comprehensive knowledge of polymer testing and interpretation
    • Basic and Comprehensive knowledge of product safety and IP
    • Ability to work independently and meet required deadlines
    • Work requires the application of a variety of procedures, policies, and/or precedents used in combination. Frequently, the application of multiple, technical activities are employed; thus, analytic ability and inductive thinking are required
    • Must be able to apply engineering principles and solve engineering problems related to the development of major and minor formulation developments
    • Basic knowledge of applications and associated regulations
    • Implementation of engineering solutions

    Travel: 10%


    Our best performers possess the following core competencies:

    Analytical Thinking * Attention to Detail * Client Focus * Creativity & Innovation * Critical Judgment * Problem Solving * Planning and Organizing 


    Teknor Apex has a long-standing history of caring for its employees We are committed to the philosophy of providing employees with a comprehensive and competitive benefits package.

    • Medical w/prescription drug coverage
    • Dental and Vision
    • Life Insurance
    • 401k w/company match
    • Paid Holidays and Vacation
    • Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
    • Tuition Reimbursement
    • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
    • Employee Wellness Program
    • Service Recognition 


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