Scientist

  • Full Time
  • Romeo, MI

Scientist

Duties / Responsibilities of this position:

  • Create new technologies and problem solve in structural and environmental sealing materials and processes through a technically fundamental approach.
  • Independently plan and lead execution of development and testing protocols to explore modes of problem solution or routes of new product or technology creation.
  • Maintain and expand expertise in a set of scientific areas, including physical, chemical, analytical, or formulation principles and methods.
  • Help develop mechanistic understanding of current products and processes.
  • Cultivate global collaboration in the internal and external scientific community.
  • Develop and protect intellectual property.
  • Support patent activities through filing activities, patent surveillance, and defense of our intellectual property.
  • Serve as a champion of safety practices in the laboratory and office environments.
  • May provide leadership to technicians and specialists. Very competent with self-directed work.
  • Construction, maintenance, and safety responsibilities for laboratory workspace and equipment.

Expectations / Key Performance Indicators:

  • Initiate new ideas in materials and process technologies from a fundamental basis.  Plan and execute exploration of these ideas.  Explore alternative ideas.  Interpret results in the context of business goals.  Advise on the import and feasibility of the technology, and the decision-making process on the further development of the idea.
  • Provide timely development of technologies for specified commercial needs.  Develop new methods, formulations, processes, or improvements for commercially identified value.  Communicate success or issues, and provide timely advice on the technical path of commercial projects.  Serve as a principal member in product development processes.
  • Provide support to engineering, sales, marketing, and manufacturing ideas and problems.  Plan and execute mechanistic-directed studies toward problem resolution.  Clearly communicate results and interpretation to relevant functions in the organization.  Where appropriate, suggest alternative methods of resolution, and help identify best mode practices.

Job Requirements:

Education/Experience/Training:

  • BS, MS, or PhD in the sciences, typically in the chemical and engineering sciences.
  • Experience may range from fresh graduate to experienced scientists.
  • Select skills in technical/scientific disciplines, as required.
  • Versed in scientific methods and laboratory apparatus.
  • Versed in communication skills.

Physical Demands Analysis:

  • Typical requirements of standing at laboratory or processing equipment
  • Light to moderate lifting may be required
  • Typical office demands
  • Very adept at maintaining and improving safety requirements in the laboratory and work space

Benefits

  • Excellent total compensation package
  • 100% company paid medical, dental, and vision
  • Onsite medical clinic
  • Generous 401K contributions
  • Top-notch wellness program with a focus on your total well-being

Equal Opportunity Employer

L&L Products does not discriminate in employment opportunities or practices on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, weight, height, marital status, disability, or any other characteristic protected by law. L&L Products will make reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with known disabilities unless doing so would result in undue hardship.