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Laboratory Chemist/Engineer

Homasote Company
West Trenton, NJ
  • Expired: over a month ago. Applications are no longer accepted.
Job Description
This position is responsible for all aspects of paper mill chemistry at the Homasote plant in Ewing NJ. Monitor and improve daily mill operations as well as lead product and process development efforts. Conduct routine product QA testing.

This position is responsible for collaboration with chemical suppliers, evaluation of incoming raw materials, chemical inventory and oversight of consumption.

This is a hands-on position requiring strong communication and technical skills.

1. Monitor daily process variables
2. Work with mill personnel and suppliers to assure efficient production
3. Conduct and oversee daily QC checks
4. Manage product develop efforts
Education and work experience
• BS in Chemistry or related Engineering discipline. Paper mill experience a plus
• Able to work in a manufacturing environment.
• Demonstrated effective verbal and written communications skills.

The Laboratory Chemist / Engineer serves as a technical lead, and the primary resource responsible for providing expertise needed to operate the mill at maximum efficiency, and ensuring that raw material usage is yielding product meeting quality standards. This position also provides technical expertise regarding product development assistance.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities
• Provides insight into process improvements to improve quality and control cost.
• Reviews raw material quality, performance and explore alternatives.
• Monitors chemical usage, product performance, and adjusts as necessary to optimize.
• Provides technical insight with daily mill operations regarding product quality, material consumption, and problem solving.
• Maintains International Code Council (ICC), Underwriters Laboratories, and Factory Mutual files.
• Provides data and coordinates audits with above organizations.
• Responsible for:
o Product development.
o Quality Assurance.
o Raw material evaluation.
o Chemical Inventory Control.
• Maintains work area and equipment in clean and orderly condition.
• Performs other duties as directed.

Education and/or Experience
• BS in Chemistry, Engineering or related disciplines. Background in pulp and paper is a plus.
• Ability to work in a manufacturing environment.
• Demonstrated effective verbal and written communications skills.
• Computer proficiency in the use of Windows, Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.

Homasote Company

Why Work Here?
Stability - company has been in business for over 100 years.


932 Lower Ferry Road

West Trenton, NJ



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