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Chemical Product Engineer

Job #: 105614
Industry: Aerospace/Defense
Location: Kentucky (KY)

The company is a leader in energetic system solutions offered to aerospace and defense customers for a wide array of applications. The products and capabilities set the U.S. standard and are highly sought after in the international community. The Product Engineer - Chemical, reports to the Manager of Operations.


• The successful candidate must have a BS/MS in Chemical Engineering and 5+ years of project, experience in Material Science & Engineering

• Explosives Engineering and processing is preferred

Required experience includes:

• Develop pilot or prototype production and manufacturing processes

• Knowledgeable with QC, experimental, developmental & analytical tests of raw materials and finished goods

• Formulation and product development

• Scale-up of manufacturing processes from laboratory to production.

• Problem solving/root cause analysis

Specific skills in the following areas are highly desirable:

• Manufacture and processing of explosives and chemical processes

• Lean Manufacturing and Quality Assurance

• Ability to conceptualize and apply innovative solutions as well as the ability to apply 
leadership and interpersonal skills to resolve routine problems

• Knowledgeable with the operation of analytical lab equipment such as HPLC, GC and wet chemistry

• Technical writing and cost estimating


• Complete product development projects by developing new or improved formulations, products and/or processes under moderate supervision

• Obtain raw materials as necessary and prepare appropriate safety & technical documentation, specifications & samples

• Conduct or coordinate all required hazard reviews, performance, and stability / compatibility tests and interpret, record and report results

• Interpret and analyze mechanical, chemical and/or electrical specifications and data