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  • Job reference: RMS0154532

Chemist Polymer

  • Sector: Engineering
  • Location: Saudi Arabia
  • Job type: Permanent
  • Date posted: 02/04/2015
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The Company:
Our client is based in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, they are currently building an integrated oil refining and petrochemical operation by way of upgrading their oil refinery and constructing a new petrochemical complex. This joint venture has been in place since August 2005 when the project was established. This is an opportunity to work for and with one of the worlds leading oil companies in one of their major downstream projects.

The Role:
Who we’re looking for:
• An experienced polymer chemist (EPR) with excellent understanding and knowledge of Ethylene Propylene Rubber (EPR) manufacturing process, finish products, process intermediate streams and its specifications
• Must have good knowledge of analytical techniques used in QC Polymer Laboratory
• Excellent knowledge of calibration and trouble shooting of advanced Polymer Laboratory Equipment
• Detailed understanding of Ethylene Propylene Rubber (EPR) testing methods and related standards like ASTM, ISO used in QC Polymer Lab
• Familiarity with ISO 9001, ISO 14001 and ISO 17025
• Coordinate effectively with manufacturing and other departments to organize analytical activities
• High safety awareness level and implementing safety policy & hazard protection

Duties & Responsibilities:
• Responsible for trouble shooting & calibration of equipment and preparing & running standards for equipment.
• Carryout special analyses and studies required for an effective quality control testing program, test runs, corrosion control and technical surveys.
• Ensure analyses are carried out in accordance with the established test procedure/standard methods, result are accurate and properly interpreted.
• Prepare technical reports on studies carried out in the Laboratory
• Reviews test result and confirm the quality of process intermediates and finished products as per required specification.
• Develop and establish new testing procedures, review existing test procedures periodically to improve efficiency of QC operation.
• Ensure that Lab analyses activities are carried out in a safe manner.
• Advise Lab techs on the hazardous nature and properties of the materials and the precautions necessary to ensure their safe use.
• Train and develop Laboratory Technicians on operation of new analytical equipment, proper application of test methods and enhance their efficiency for handling various analytical tasks.
• Develop, review & update as appropriate of QC policies and procedures, create SOPs and maintain Laboratory documentation system.

Essential Skills / Qualifications:
• Bachelor’s degree in Chemistry or Chemical Engineering
• Strong Background of relevant experience in the polymer (EPR) Laboratory
• Good working knowledge of laboratory instruments
• Sound knowledge of research methods and standards
• Excellent analytical and report writing skill
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