Polymer Analytical Chemist

Flint Hills Resources is seeking a Polymer Analytical Chemist to join our lab team at our Longview, TX polypropylene plant.  In this role, you will support product development, manufacturing, and technical support by providing polypropylene characterization and stabilization expertise.  You will play an integral part in achieving the group’s vision by capitalizing on our competitive advantage of being a niche supplier in the polypropylene market.

A Day In The Life Typically Includes:

  • Polypropylene characterization analysis and interpretation

  • Analytical method development

  • Engaging with Product Development to improve our product slate

  • Supporting manufacturing and quality control in method development

  • Anticipating internal customer needs

  • Adapting to and driving change: our business requires innovation to succeed, always looking to improve our product into higher value markets

  • Using your knowledge of polypropylene structure, property relationships, polypropylene polymerization catalysis and stabilization

  • Designing test methods involving GC-MS, LC-MS, GPC and NMR

What You Will Need:
Basic Qualifications:

  • 10+ years of experience in the polymer, refining and/or medical industry

  • Knowledge and application of analytical test methods including GC-MS and LC-MS

  • PhD in Chemistry from an accredited institution


What Will Put You Ahead?
Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience with GPC, NMR, Rheology and/or FTIR

  • Experience .NET programming languages for lab equipment data collection and processing


Why Work For Koch Companies?

  • A culture that places top priority on integrity and compliance
  • Opportunity for career growth at one of the largest, financially stable companies in the world
  • Encouragement to challenge the status quo and share knowledge
  • Responsibilities and rewards based on contributions
  • Continued company growth due to reinvesting 90% of our earnings
  • Competitive pay and benefits that help you manage your personal and financial wellness

Want to learn more about Flint Hills Resources?


Flint Hills Resources markets gasoline, diesel, jet fuel, ethanol, biodiesel, olefins, polymers and intermediate chemicals, as well as base oils and asphalt. Its businesses have a crude oil processing capacity of about 670,000 barrels per day, as well as the capability to produce 9 billion pounds of building-block chemicals and 550 million gallons of ethanol per year.

The company has expanded its operations through capital projects and acquisitions worth more than $11 billion since 2002. This dynamic growth is creating a wealth of opportunities for career advancement across many different professions.

Working at Flint Hills Resources (FHR) is different from most companies. We have a strong culture built on Guiding Principles and Market-Based Management where employees are encouraged to think and act in a principled way creating long-term value for our customers, our company and society.

This role is not eligible for visa sponsorship.

Salary and benefits commensurate with experience.
We are an equal opportunity employer. Minority/Female/Disabled/Veteran
Except where prohibited by state law, all offers of employment are conditioned upon successfully passing a drug test.

This employer uses E-Verify. Please visit the following website for additional information: www.kochcareers.com/doc/Everify.pdf