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Application Chemist at Ashland, LLC in Wilmington, Delaware

Posted in General Business 30+ days ago.

Type: Full-Time

Job Description:

Ashland Specialty Ingredients, GP

Are you the kind of person that is always thinking, sketching, seeking, and adjusting? Who needs to understand how things work and then figure out how they can work better? Are you a passionate, tenacious, solver who loves to work with others who share your drive? Are you positive, constructive, and ingenious?

Are you always solving?

Then we’d like to meet you and bet you’d like to meet us.

Ashland has an exciting opportunity for a Application Chemist to join our Specialty Additives business at our Research center in Wilmington, Delaware. This is a very visible, significant role within the Company and the Specialty Additives function. This position will report to innovation lead in Coatings Innovation group in Wilmington R& D Center.

The responsibilities of the position include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Responsible to execute experiments, generate reliable confident data, and independently draw conclusions

  • Demonstrates competence in problem solving methods and basic data analyses

  • Work in multiple Innova gate projects at a time, and acts as a lead application chemist for these projects to achieve targets

  • Communicate test results effectively to project team members

  • Improve capabilities through building collaborative relationships and utilizing positive communication with others

  • Participate actively in group safety related activities and safety programs

  • Identify testing/ formulation issues and bring new ideas, recommendations to resolve these issues

  • Completes assigned technical project- related work with limited supervision

  • Maintain up-to-date lab notebooks and appropriate records

In order to be qualified for this role, you must possess the following:

  • BS degree in Chemistry, Chemical Engineering, Material Science& Engineering or other related technical field

  • Strong hands-on laboratory skills and insightful data analysis

  • Effective oral and written communication skills

  • Experience with MS office software, charting data, power point presentations

  • Safe work habits and adherence to 5S safety programs for lab organization and Ashland's safety culture

  • Demonstrated responsible and ethical behavior at all times

The following skill sets are preferred by the business unit:

  • Preferable experience in coatings formulation and application development

In more than 100 countries, the people of Ashland LLC. (NYSE: ASH) provide the specialty chemicals, technologies and insights to help customers create new and improved products for today and sustainable solutions for tomorrow. Our chemistry is at work every day in a wide variety of markets and applications, including architectural coatings, automotive, construction, energy, personal care and pharmaceutical. Visit to see the innovations we offer.
At Ashland our vision is to be a leading, global specialty chemicals company whose inspired and engaged employees add value to all we touch. In fact our people, employees, customers and vendors define who we are. They are the driving force behind everything we do.
Not only do we value our customers but we value our employees, and we work to offer them a dynamic and challenging environment. We hold ourselves to high standards at Ashland, and we value integrity and honesty.
Ashland has a history of attracting the best people and keeping them. The reasons are simple: industry competitive salary and benefits, pay-for-performance incentive plans and a diverse work environment where employees feel challenged and valued. People come to Ashland and stay. As a growing Fortune 500 specialty chemicals company, we offer opportunities for development and advancement throughout our global organization. Our values define who we are and what we care about as a company. If you are looking for a relationship with a company instead of simply a job, this may be a great fit.

Ashland is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer Minorities/Women/Veterans/Disabled/Gender Identity/Sexual Orientation. 

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, or protected veteran status and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability. NOTE:  We do not accept resumes from external staffing agencies or independent recruiters for any of our openings unless we have a signed recruiting agreement in place to fill a specific position.



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