Ergon Asphalt and Emulsions, Inc
  • Richland, MS, USA
  • Full Time

Paragon Technical Services in Richland has an opening for Emulsions Chemist that will be responsible for the testing and development of asphalt emulsions.

Emulsions Chemist Essential Functions of Job:

An Emulsions Chemist evaluates the properties of asphalts, emulsifiers, polymers and/or additives in asphalt emulsions to investigate their suitability for applications in the paving industry. Possesses the ability to multi-task and stay on top of issues in a deadline driven environment. Shall display effective time management and organizational skills. Chemist must take ownership and accountability of work to ensure it is neat, clean and accurate. Will work on projects and matters of limited complexity in a support role. Work is closely managed by the Technical Director - Asphalt Emulsions as well as being supervised by the Group Leader.

Emulsions Chemist Responsibilities:

  • Qualified in all aspects of emulsion and related asphalt testing.
  • Communicate with the Technical Director and Group Leader of the Asphalt Emulsion Group on status of all work in the lab.
  • Verify lab data is accurate and questionable results are re-evaluated as needed.
  • Review all completed paperwork for accuracy regarding data, specifications, and formulations used. Review and create reports as needed.
  • Maintain up to date, accurate, and thorough lab notebook that meets all requirements.
  • Keep current with applicable testing requirements and standards (ASTM, AASHTO, etc.)
  • Responsible for maintaining clean and calibrated laboratory equipment.
  • Ensure lab is clean and organized at the end of every day.
  • Alert Group Leader when lab supply inventory is low to ensure levels are maintained.
  • Knowledge and compliance to Ergon Asphalt & Emulsions Inc.'s Environmental Health & Safety rules, regulations and policies.
  • Any other duties as assigned by the Technical Director or Group Leader.

Emulsions Chemist Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's in Chemistry, Engineering, or related technical field, preferably with some lab experience, is required.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office; Outlook; Word; Excel
  • Must be willing to work overtime, as required
  • Must be able to stand for extended periods of time
  • Must be able to safely lift weights up to fifty (50) pounds

For external applicants, any offer of employment will require a clean MVR, drug screen, and background report.

Paragon Technical Services is an EEO/AAP employer.

Interested applicants should respond with a cover letter and resume to the email address provided. External applicants must submit salary requirements in order to be considered. Reference the job title and location in subject line.

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