Chemist

Type:
Contract 
Salary:
$50 - $65 per hour
Published:
July 3rd, 2024
Location:
Perth, Western Australia, Australia
Reference:
BH-274876
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About the company and role:
This company is a global green energy and product company committed to producing zero-emission green hydrogen from 100 per cent renewable sources.. This is a rare opportunity for a practical Chemist with a polymer/organic background to join their team on a 6 month contract role asap.

Reporting to the Technical Manager you will have the opportunity to develop advanced materials for green energy production, storage, and conversion. The successful candidate will contribute through product development, technical support and technical service activities to continued diversification of the manufacturing business.

Your responsibilities will include, but are not limited to:
• Running innovation projects in line with business targets
• Characterize catalyst inks using a variety of techniques including rheology, particle size analysis, and surface tension measurements.
• Assist in scaling up the formulation processes from the laboratory to pilot and production scale.
• Investigate and implement innovative materials and processes to improve the properties of catalyst inks.
• Effective tailoring of customised products and services as appropriate to suit key customers' particular application conditions.
• Develop and implement QC protocols for the production of catalyst inks, ensuring consistency and quality in every batch.
• Document research findings, prepare technical reports, and present results to internal stakeholders
• Arranging optimum product development paths, utilising available resources where possible.
• Liaising with raw material suppliers and setting specifications.
• Developing and optimising existing and new formulations
• Ensuring that costs are contained within budget and forecast.

About you:
• You will hold a Bachelor's Degree (or higher) in Chemistry, Material Science or similar.
• Previous industry experience within a Chemical Manufacturing Line or have worked within a Project Delivery Team.
• Hands-on experience with material characterization techniques such as SEM, EDS, XRD, XPS, and BET surface area analysis.
• Knowledge of statistical analysis and design of experiments (DOE)
• Some understanding and industry experience working within one or more of the fields of catalysis, ionomer production, adhesives, coatings, and/or polymer development is desired.
• Strong analytical and problem-solving skills, with attention to detail and the ability to identify and address technical challenges. 

In addition to this, you will possess excellent communication, time management and organizational skills. You will enjoy working in a dynamic, fast-paced environment in collaboration with other like-minded team, and be self motivated.

Need more information:
Please call Joanna on 0452 386 583.

How to Apply:
Click on the "Apply Now" button with a cover letter addressing the selection criteria above AND a detailed resume in WORD format (PDFs can be corrupted / not processed). Note: Applications only accepted from Australian / NZ residents with valid Australian work rights or temporary residents on work visas.

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