Chemline Inc
  • 06-Mar-2019 to 05-May-2019 (CST)
  • Lab
  • St. Louis, MO, USA
  • Salary
  • Full Time

Medical, Dental, Vision Insurance, 401k with company match. Paid PTO and vacation days. Bonus potential.

Do you want to make an impact at a fast-growing St. Louis based company?  If so, Chemline has an opportunity for a Junior Chemist.  

Chemline Inc., founded in 1997 and headquartered in St. Louis, Missouri, has built a successful business by helping our OEM customers succeed. We offer a wide range of innovative polyurethane coatings and cast resins that protect and endure in some of the toughest environments on earth above ground, below sea and everywhere in between. We offer unrivaled expertise in the development of customized formulations, along with complimentary on-site application training. Everything we do is backed by the best customer service in the industry.

The Junior Chemist position is responsible for carrying out all duties and responsibilities delegated by the Lab Manager, including, but not limited to, maintaining and supporting safety practices, maintaining standards of technical excellence and product quality and providing adequate documentation for all work undertaken.

Essential Functions

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Completes project and development work as directed by the Lab Manager or Senior Chemist.
  • Operates physical testing equipment and provides accurate analyses of results.
  • To consult, on an as-needed basis, on laboratory projects, solving QC and production problems and in solving customer problems.
  • To communicate effectively and in a timely manner to all departments.
  • To ensure that all assigned tasks are completed in a timely manner.


Skills and Competencies

  • Ability to read, analyze, and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, or governmental regulations.
  • Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals.
  • Ability to apply mathematical concepts.
  • Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions.
  • Ability to interpret an extensive variety of technical instructions in mathematical or diagram form and deal with several abstract and concrete variables.
  • Ability to utilize a variety of lab tools such as balances, viscometer, convention ovens, water baths, titrations, etc.
  • Ability to utilize a variety of office machines such as copier, calculator, phone, fax, etc.
  • Experience in operating electrical and nonelectrical laboratory equipment and potentially dangerous substances (flammable liquids, infectious bacteria, biohazards etc.)
  • Ability to work autonomously and under pressure.
  • Technical Capacity.
  • Communication Proficiency.
  • Problem Solving/Analysis.


Work Environment

Work is carried out in a research and development laboratory. While performing the duties of this job, the employee handles hazardous chemicals in the laboratory. The employee will be required to wear all appropriate safety equipment including but not limited to eye protection, gloves, steel toe shoes and lab coat. Office work is required. An employee in this position works in an environment in which safety, environmental and health concerns may demand constant attention. Strict adherence to corporate and/or plant policies, rules and regulations in these areas is required. 

Physical Demands

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. 

The employee occasionally will work near moving mechanical parts. The noise level in the work environment is moderate. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle or feel; and reach with hands and arms.  

Position Type/Expected Hours of Work

This is a full-time position. Standard days and hours of work are Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. through 5:00 p.m.


Travel is primarily local during the business day, although some out-of-area and overnight travel may be expected. 

Required Education and Experience

  1. Bachelor's degree (B. A.) from four-year college or university with emphasis in chemistry, or a related discipline.  

Preferred Education and Experience

  1. 3-5 years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.


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