Product Development Chemist

This job is no longer active. View similar jobs.

POST DATE 9/13/2016
END DATE 12/2/2016

Momentive Performance Materials USA LLC Waterford, NY

Waterford, NY
AJE Ref #
Job Classification
Full Time
Job Type
Company Ref #
Mid-Career (2 - 15 years)
Bachelors Degree


Based in Waterford, New York, Momentive Performance Materials Inc. is a global leader in silicones, quartz and advanced materials, with a 70-year heritage of innovation and being first to market with performance applications that improve everyday life. Our solutions are found in products that touch nearly every facet of modern living and we work closely with some of the biggest brands in B2B and consumer worlds, covering a broad range of markets - from aerospace and automotive, to building and construction, personal care, and electronics.

Momentive materials are found in products that touch nearly every facet of modern living. At Momentive, we believe that leadership begins with integrity, ethics and environmentally sound operations. When you work for Momentive, you are partnering with a company that is not only focused on delivering value but on doing it in a safe, ethical and environmentally responsible manner.

Company Distinction
This exciting opportunity is part of Momentive Performance Materials Inc.

Position Overview
As a member of the Sealants global technology team the successful candidate will work closely with Marketing to design and develop silicone RTV based new products for the construction industry. The successful candidate will be skillful in formulating and testing both one- and two-component offerings for coatings, adhesives or sealants. The candidate may also be involved in translations of new or existing new products to other world regions and will provide technical support to the plants on an as needed basis in support of quality and or productivity projects.

Job Responsibilities
1. The Product Development Scientist works within the Global Sealants Business Unit to design and develop various new products for coatings, sealant and adhesives applications with a strong emphasis on condensation cure chemistries
2. This person also works cross functionally with the Marketing and Sales teams to determine market needs within the industry and assists in identification of innovative solutions in order to meet customer needs.
3. This person will support translation and/or modifications of new products to meet the needs of new or existing growth markets
4. Conduct reviews and evaluations of existing patents and publications and generates new intellectual property (IP) as required
5. This person will effectively manage multiple projects, ensuring clear alignment of goals and deliverables with business and market needs.

Minimum Qualifications
Minimum of 3 to 5 year s industrial experience in product development with a demonstrated expertise to invent, develop and apply new technology using statistical design of experiments.
A proven ability to facilitate the translation of key technologies globally to serve both new and existing markets
Successful candidate must possess high energy with the ability to handle diverse responsibilities, to prioritize and handle multiple projects simultaneously with emphasis on quality and speed.
Demonstrated ability to lead projects to completion and interact effectively in cross-functional and global teams with strong customer focus.
Excellent verbal, written and presentation communication skills with strong interpersonal skills.

Preferred Qualifications
Candidates with experience in silicone chemistry and coatings, adhesive or sealant formulation technology are preferred

Education Requirements
Bachelor's Degree (or higher preferred) in Chemistry or Polymer Science


We are an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to gender, minority status, sexual orientation, gender identity, protected veteran status, status as a qualified individual with a disability or any characteristic protected by law.

In order to be considered for this position candidates are required to submit an application for employment through our career site, be at least 18 years of age, willing to take a drug test and submit to a background investigation as part of the selection process.

Candidates are required to have unrestricted authorization to work in the United States.

If currently an employee of the Company, you must have current satisfactory work performance and in most cases, have been in your current role 18 months.

Disclaimer: We are not accepting unsolicited assistance from search firms/employment agencies for this employment opportunity. Please, no phone calls or emails to any employee about this position. All resumes submitted by search firms/employment agencies to any employee of the Company via email, the Internet or in any other form and/or method without a valid written search firm agreement in place for this position will be deemed the sole property of the Company; no fee will be paid in the event a candidate is hired by the Company as a result of the unsolicited referral or through other means.