Research & Development Associate
Research and Development Associate
Wyo-Ben, Inc. is a major international manufacturer of bentonite-based products used in drilling fluids, as environmental sealants, in industrial waste water treatment, animal litter, animal feed and numerous other applications. This position is based out of the Billings, Montana Corporate Office.
The primary function of the Research and Development Associate is to plan, coordinate, and carry out research necessary to establish existing product performance, enhance existing products, and develop new products. Specific responsibilities include: oversee receipt and logging in of all bentonite, chemical, waste water, grout, and other samples to be tested, oversee fulfillment and disbursement of all product sample requests, oversee creation and disbursement of product performance testing reports to customers, assist Sales/Customer Service in defining (through testing) and mitigating customer product-related problems, oversee the creation and retention of reports on all product and developmental research testing conducted, work with VP Resources and Sales Department to define objectives for existing product testing and new product research and development, efficiently and safely plan, organize, and execute confirmation testing for existing products and research and development efforts for new products, create and disburse reports, consistently and effectively oversee all aspects of product performance testing and product developmental research in a safe, efficient and timely manner to meet the goals and objectives that have been established for each project.
MINIMUM EDUCATION: Bachelor of Science in Chemistry (physical), Mineralogy or Clay Mineralogy preferred.
MINIMUM EXPERIENCE: Two (2) or more years as a commercial research chemist or mineralogist strongly desired. Experience working in an API Specification Q1, 9th Edition environment is a plus.
Wyo-Ben is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer and it is our policy to not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, disability, veteran status, or any other status protected by federal, state or local laws.