TSE Industries, Inc. Clearwater, FL 33760
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Job Title: Research & Development Engineer (1st Shift)
Department: DAC – Development & Analytical Center
Supervisor: Director of Research & Development
Starting Wage: $50,000 + per year DOE
SUMMARY – Perform research, development, and scale-up activities for new products and services, performing the following duties personally, through subordinates, and in collaboration with coworkers.
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE - Bachelor’s degree in Chemical Engineering or related field. Analytical chemistry experiences a plus. Familiarity with reaction kinetics, thermodynamics, and fluid mechanics preferred.
NOTE - This position requires that applicants successfully pass a pre-employment, as well as an annual pulmonary function test (PFT). The position may expose the employee to isocyanates, which are chemicals known to be respiratory irritants and sensitizers. While TSE does provide personal protective equipment (PPE) to its employees working around such chemicals, the most current and best available medical data indicates that individuals with pre-existing respiratory conditions including but not limited to asthma, chronic bronchitis, emphysema and the like are at high risk for experiencing serious, and possibly fatal reactions to isocyanates, even at concentrations below the legally permissible exposure level (PEL). Therefore, due to this direct threat to their safety, TSE does not hire individuals with pre-existing respiratory conditions to work in this position. Likewise, TSE does not employ smokers to work in the position. “Employees in this position are required to wear a full face respirator and comply with TSE Respiratory Protection Program and Title 29 CFR 1910.134. Employees with facial hair or other conditions that would compromise the facepiece-to-face seal cannot work in this position. Examples of these conditions include beards or sideburns that interfere with the facepiece seal or valve function, certain dentures or dental conditions, facial deformities (e.g., scars, deep skin creases, prominent cheekbones), or the use of jewelry or headgear that projects under and interferes with the facepiece seal.”
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Other duties may be assigned:
Develop new and revise existing analytical procedures as required.
Determine and document statistical accuracy of analytical methods.
Reduce complexity and analysis time for existing analytical testing procedures through the identification, introduction, and development of new analytical technologies and testing approaches.
Train laboratory personnel as required.
Identify, investigate, and qualify new technologies and instrumentation for generating process data in real time.
Identify gaps in current manufacturing capabilities relative to requirements for new products and manufacturing processes.
Identify and recommend solutions to bridge gaps, including identification and specification of new manufacturing equipment where required.
Help to manage the scale-up process for new products and technologies, tracking status and results of scale-up activities.
Keep the Director of Research and Development informed on the status of all projects and scale-up work.
Work in a safe and responsible manner.