(CEN) ORGANIC CHEMISTRY TECHNICIAN

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Date: Jun 15, 2022

Location: Brügg B. Biel, BE, CH, 2555

Company: CEMEX

Job Description

Support the Admixtures Global R&D activities and projects by conducing all the relevant and required laboratory work for the evaluation of construction chemicals as new admixtures for cement-based materials.

Main Responsibilities

  • Support the Admixtures Global R&D with the evaluation of new admixture products and developments for cement-based materials
  • Support the organic synthesis team in the preparation and production of novel polymers and chemicals in the field of construction chemicals
  • Prepare samples and formulations, perform laboratory experiments, record accurately the data, compile technical reports in defined format, suggest next steps and new experiments
  • Write SOPs and train additional laboratory personnel
  • Responsible of maintenance, calibration and basic troubleshooting of equipment, interaction with suppliers
  • Participate and support joint projects with other R&D Areas (construction products, cement products)
  • Support the laboratories activities and organisation related to chemical/admixtures management and handling.

Position Challenges

  • Working in a multidisciplinary environment, keeping up and switch between different tasks and projects, communicate with other areas
  • Expedient in adapting to changes.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree or apprenticeship in chemistry or apprenticeship in building/construction with knowledge of polymer chemistry and/or synthesis
  • 3 years previous experience in R&D environment
  • Experience in polymer synthesis and analytical chemistry and techniques (GPC, FT-IR, H/UPLC, GC, MS) is required
  • Experience with testing methods of chemicals in cementitious systems (Mortar Rheology, Calorimetry, Concrete testing) is a clear advantage.
  • Ability to work in teams and in various project simultaneously
  • Organized, independent, and hardworking individual
  • Good communication and writing skills in English (other language skills are a plus)

Internal/External Relations

INTERNAL: Researchers, local managers and project leaders, external peers in CEMEX operations.

 

EXTERNAL: Raw material suppliers, providers for analytical tools and machines related to work tasks (maintenance, spare parts)

CEMEX Diversity and Inclusion Statement

At CEMEX, we recognize the diversity of the world in which we live and in which we do business. We respect diversity, we address the inclusion and non-discrimination of any talented person, regardless of gender, physical ability, age, sexual orientation, culture, ethnicity, religion, political affiliation, marital status, pregnancy / maternity / paternity and nationality. We promote a culture of equity for the construction of a sustainable business and the well-being and development of CEMEX employees.