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

401k matching, Health, Life, Dental, Holidays, Vacation, Sick Leave, Tuition Assistance, Profit Sharing


Paragon Technical Services in Richland has an opening for Asphalt Binder 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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