APPLICATION DEVELOPMENT CHEMIST - CROP SOLUTION
Clariant is a globally leading specialty chemicals company, based in Muttenz near Basel/Switzerland. On 31 December 2016 the company employed a total workforce of 17 442. In the financial year 2016, Clariant recorded sales of CHF 5.847 billion for its continuing businesses. The company reports in four business areas: Care Chemicals, Catalysis, Natural Resources, and Plastics & Coatings. Clariant’s corporate strategy is based on five pillars: focus on innovation through R&D, add value with sustainability, reposition portfolio, intensify growth, and increase profitability.
Establish solid understanding of product formulation requirements for Crops, with main focus on liquid pesticides and tank mix adjuvant. Ability to take and follow instructions on how to complete customer development projects. Ability to learn standardized processes and procedures used by Clariant. Ability to organize ones work and overtime to trouble shoot problems that arise with these two types of applications. Ability to communicate in a logical and standardized approach the results of tests completed in the laboratory.
- Support technical service manager and sales in Crop Solutions with main focus on liquid pesticide formulation and adjuvant.
- Run customer projects defined by technical service manager
- Build up in-depth know how on materials and technologies
- Follow test methods, run benchmark studies.
- Communicate results of tests in formats that are logical and accurate to share with customers
- Overtime expand knowledge and require less direction from technical manager
- Degree in chemistry or similar field of study
- 4-6 years practical experience in surfactant industry or pesticide industry with focus on pesticide formulation development
- Must have experience with all equipment required to produce pesticide formulations
- Ability and desire to grow in knowledge with new applications and to broaden knowledge of surfactants
- Creative person interested in new ideas and materials
- Hands-on person, seeking pragmatic solutions
- Communicative person, team worker
- Good ability to communicate in English