Senior Analytical Chemist

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505 Central Ave, Pawtucket, RI 02861
Chemist and Lab Tech
Employment Type:
Full Time


  • Provide chemical analysis as a service to multiple divisions and functions within Teknor Apex including technical service, R&D, Regulatory, QC and Manufacturing. 
  • Develop appropriate analytical methods and methodologies for the analysis of plastic compounds using techniques such as chromatography, spectroscopy, thermal analysis, and wet chemical methods at an intermediate level
  • Perform intermediate level deformulation analysis of polymer-containing compounds for the plastics industry as vinyl, TPE, and TPV, and nylon through use of analytical techniques and data interpretation
  • Interpret analytical data and provide relevant data to support conclusions at an intermediate level
  • Prepare reports written or oral for presentation to technical peers and customers
  • Actively collaborate with technical peers on technical service and R&D projects
  • Train and develop junior personnel
  • Adhere to and promote all company initiatives related to safety and quality
  • Troubleshoot and perform root cause analyses for customer complaints using available analytical techniques.
  • Perform hands-on work on analytical instrumentation and sample preparation using wet chemical methods
  • Perform chemical analyses independently, as part of a team, or through supervision of laboratory technicians.


  • Intermediate-level capability in the analyses of polymer-containing compounds for the plastics industry
  • Intermediate experience in chemical analytical data interpretation relevant to the plastics industry
  • Familiar with polymer chemistry
  • Can problem solve and develop intermediate level analytical methods
  • Effective oral and written communication skills and presentation skills
  • Computer literacy
  • Good communication ad reporting skills


Education and/or Work Experience Requirements:

  • Position requires between 3-5 years of related analytical laboratory experience
  • BS/BA degree in chemistry with emphasis on Analytical Chemistry and/or Polymer Science. Master’s degree preferred.

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