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Sr. Chemist

Hartsville, TN 37074

Employment Type: Permanent Job Number: MF291756521 Pay Rate: $120000-150000 / year

Job Description

Senior Chemist
Automation Personnel Service is seeking a highly skilled and experienced Senior Chemist to lead the propellant development activities at a major manufacturing plant in Knoxville, TN. In this role, you will be responsible for managing various aspects of propellant formulation, application, process development, and supplier relations. Your expertise in propellant chemistry will play a crucial role in supporting production operations and addressing general company issues.
If you are a dynamic and experienced Senior Chemist looking for a challenging opportunity to contribute to cutting-edge propellant development, we invite you to apply and join our innovative team.

$1000,000+ annually

Job Type
Full-time, direct hire
Full relocation expense coverage

Senior Chemist Duties and Responsibilities
  • Develop new or improved propellants and energetic materials for automotive airbag applications.
  • Formulate propellants based on application requirements and manufacturing capabilities of the supply base.
  • Conduct trade studies and preliminary analyses of gas-generating materials in support of inflator development.
  • Collaborate with suppliers to develop analytical and acceptance procedures, specifications, and test methods.
  • Develop procedures, specifications, methods, and test plans for material validations and discrepancy analyses.
  • Conduct material testing, provide training to technicians and suppliers, and perform data analysis with documentation.
  • Resolve issues related to current production and developmental energetic materials and propellants.
  • Supervise development efforts conducted by the company's gas generator suppliers.
  • Create development plans, statements of work (SOW), and designs of experiments (DOE).
  • Stay updated on government and university literature, patents, and current practices, providing recommendations on applications and development activities.
  • Participate in decision-making regarding development priorities and provide information on project feasibility.
  • Conduct benchmarking efforts on competitors' products.
  • Support and maintain corporate chemical information for Safety Data Sheets (SDS) and similar documents.
  • Manage the Advanced Engineering lab.
  • Perform other job-related duties as assigned.
Senior Chemist Requirements & Qualifications
  • B.S., M.S., or Ph.D. in chemistry.
  • Minimum of thirteen (13) years' experience in propellant chemistry.
  • Experience working with manufacturing groups from concept to production.
  • Strong analytical skills with a working knowledge of experimental analytical methods.
  • Proven ability to analyze data using statistical methods.
  • Excellent communication and collaboration skills.
  • Experience in addressing safety, handling, storage, and shipping of energetic materials.
To Apply
Please click Apply Now to apply or send your resume and a cover letter to apshuntsville@apstemps.com.
About Automation Personnel Services
Automation Personnel Services is an award-winning staffing agency with more than 30 years of experience in manufacturing and light-industrial staffing. Automation Personnel Services is the winner of the ClearlyRated® Best of Staffing Talent Award in 2019-2024, and the ClearlyRated® Best of Staffing Client Award for seven straight years, 2016-2024. Automation Personnel Services is also the recipient of the Safety Standard of Excellence Award by the American Staffing Association and was named one of the Best Staffing Companies to Work For 2022 by CIO Views Magazine.
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