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 asphalt binder evaluation for specification compliance and product development/enhancement for bituminous materials primarily utilized in the asphalt paving industry.

Asphalt Binder Chemist Essential Functions of Job:

An Asphalt Binder Chemist evaluates the properties of asphalts, polymers, and/or other additives in asphalt binders to investigate their suitability for applications in the paving industry. The Chemist must possess the ability to multi-task and stay on top of tasks in a deadline driven environment, and he/she must display effective time management and organizational skills. The Chemist must take ownership and accountability of work to ensure it is neat, clean, and accurate. He/she will work on projects and matters of limited complexity in a supported role. Work is closely managed by the Technical Director-Asphalt Binders, as well as being supervised by the Group Leader.

Asphalt Binder Chemist Responsibilities:

  • Qualified in all aspects of asphalt binder testing.
  • Communicate with the Technical Director and Group Leader of the Asphalt 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, 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.)
  • Maintain lab equipment clean, calibrated and in working order.
  • 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 & Emulsion Inc.'s Environmental Health & Safety rules, regulations and policies.
  • Any other duties as assigned by the Technical Director or Group Leader.

Asphalt Binder 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
  • Multi-tasker that can thrive in a deadline-driven environment
  • Self-motivator and detail-oriented
  • Work effectively in a team environment
  • Maintain accurate and timely project accountability

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. External applicants must submit salary requirements in order to be considered. Reference the job title and location in subject line.

Job Reference: Asphalt Binder Chemist

Ergon Asphalt and Emulsions, Inc
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