Research & Development Engineer

Carlsbad, California
May 13, 2019
Jun 12, 2019
Field of specialization
Job Type
Full time

Versum Materials is seeking a Research & Development Engineer located in Carlsbad, CA.

This position is within the Scale-up Engineering & Pilot Plant Operations group located at Carlsbad, CA. The development engineer works hands-on in an engineering development laboratory to optimize and develop purification, packaging and returned container processing operations for new organosilicon and organometal products under active development.
The engineer will design and operate, with technical assistance from other employees, pilot scale purification, packaging and reclaim process development units. The incumbent will design experimental optimization protocols and carry out tests, analyze data, compile reports and generate technology transfer documentation.

The candidate will serve as the technical lead for stage gated projects. Responsibilities include: a strong commitment to safety, health and environmental leadership, leading Design Hazard reviews, preparing project proposals that include a detailed scope description, PFD, P&IDs, a cost estimate, preparing concept drawings, and a timeline or schedule for a project. Also, working closely with vendors and contractors on design and fabrication during project execution. Routinely documenting results and giving oral presentations on the project(s) status is required. The candidate must also focus on the appropriate intellectual asset management as it relates to a given project. Detailed tracking of project spending and identifying continuous improvement opportunities is necessary.
To be successful, the engineer needs at least 5-10 years of experience with batch distillation, liquid adsorption systems and ultra-high-purity specialty chemical packaging and handling. Experience with air-sensitive materials handling or silicon hydride chemicals is preferred. The position requires hands-on laboratory work. Strong observation, perception and creativity skills will serve the candidate very well in the role. Attention to detail, problem-solving mindset, and a systematic approach are significant strengths required for this role.

Position Qualifications and Requirements:
This person should be enthusiastic, innovative, skillful and a self-starter with a M.S. or Ph.D. degree in Chemical Engineering with at least five year experience, or B.S. degree in Chemical Engineering with at least ten year experience. Proven strong track record of safe work experience and safe work practices. Must be familiar with the design & building of pilot plants and be familiar with analytical instruments (FTIR, GC, ICPMS, Raman, etc.). The candidate will lead efforts to upgrade existing processes and contribute to the development of new product offerings. Strong written and verbal communication skills are required along with the ability to manage multiple high priority deliverables in parallel.

To apply for this position, please visit the Versum Materials Career Center.

If you are a current Versum Materials employee, please apply online via the internal Career Center.

We thank all applicants in advance for their interest; however, only those applicants who are being considered for an interview, or are currently employed by Versum Materials, will be contacted.

Versum Materials is an Equal Opportunity Employer (U.S.) All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, age, citizenship, gender, marital status, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, disability, genetic information or veteran status.