Sr Research Chemist- Composites

Johns Manville Littleton, CO

About the Job

The purpose of the Senior Research Chemist's role is to develop new products and processes for Johns Manville to increase sales and provide JM with a competitive advantage. The Senior Research Chemist will be responsible for leading/participating in technical projects, conducting lab research, designing, and conducting pilot/plant trials, providing technological support to meet customer or operational needs. Your Day-to-Day: * Lead or participate medium to long term projects including conducting research, designing and running pilot/plant trials, and performing project management functions * Lead new product development and commercialization through multi-stage development, including code approval, plant trial and transition to operations * Travel to manufacturing plants to apply technical expertise to a variety of product or process development projects * Develop patents, trade secrets and other intellectual property that provides a strategic business advantage * Present concepts, research plans, project updates and accomplishments internally to peers and senior management team or externally to customers and others * Provide internal technical service to operations when product issues arise for existing and new products * Use statistical tools, such as Six-Sigma, to design experiments and analyze data * Use material characterization techniques to collect property and process data; and develop structure/process/property relationships * Keep abreast of market intelligence on competitor's technology and product platforms and feedback into R&D group and business team What You Bring to the Team: * Master's degree in polymer science, chemistry, materials science or related technical field with a minimum 3 years of research and development experience * PhD with a minimum 1 year of related experience preferred * Experience in the areas of glass fiber sizing and composites preferred * Experience working directly with production operations and business partners preferred * Ability to interface at all levels of the organization, both internally and externally * Proven project management skills * Excellent interpersonal, verbal, and written communication skills * Strong presentation skills * Moderate travel required (up to 25%) * May be required to lift, carry, push or pull up to and including 25 pounds * Work environment is typical of a research laboratory. When working in a plant, may be exposed to environmental conditions of cold, heat, high noise levels, moving mechanical parts, heights, dust/mist/gas/fumes, extensive walking or climbing, etc. Applicants can expect to make between $99,000 to $135,000 upon hire. Pay within this range will vary based upon relevant experience, skills, and education among other factors. In addition, this position is eligible for a target incentive bonus under our variable incentive plan. Benefits Johns Manville (JM) offers a wide range of benefits to employees. Some are subsidized by the company and others are fully employee-paid. Health benefits include a choice of comprehensive medical plans, a dental plan, vision plan, wellness program and critical illness insurance. JM sponsors a 401(k) plan which includes a sizeable company match. JM offers paid vacation and also provides paid sick and parental leave for eligible employees. Additionally, Johns Manville provides basic life Insurance, short-term and long-term disability coverage, an employee assistance program, and business travel accident coverage. Supplemental life insurance and accidental death and dismemberment insurance are available as well. The company also offers a variety of tax saving accounts; health spending account, traditional flexible spending account, and a dependent care spending account. JM also offers a tuition reimbursement program for undergraduate and certain graduate programs. Why Johns Manville Johns Manville is a proud member of the Berkshire Hathaway family of companies, serving customers in more than 80 countries, supplying innovative products to the construction, aerospace, automotive, filtration and energy industries. With a more than 160-year legacy, we understand that our story continues to grow only with the right people saying, thinking and doing the right things. Make your story our story. Johns Manville believes diversity and inclusion in our workplace is critical for the long-term success of our company. We are committed to retaining, developing and attracting a diverse workforce that fosters an inclusive work environment in which all employees are treated with dignity and respect. This is the right thing to do for our employees, our company and our communities. Hear Our Employee Stories Include a sentence directing applicants to watch a relevant employee story. You can find a playlist of employee story videos to choose from here. (e.g. "To learn more about how you can turn a JM internship into a career that you love, watch Cassie's story here.") Learn more at www.jm.com/careers and on LinkedIn, Facebook and Twitter. Johns Manville is an equal opportunity employer. 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