Sr. Production Chemist

Position Summary:

Kinestral Technologies is seeking a motivated Production Chemist to support a top-notch team of scientists and engineers in creating next generation dynamic glass. The primary responsibility of the position will be to oversee formulation production. This position is located in Hayward, CA.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Managing chemical production of multiple formulation lines
  • Creating and maintaining Standard Operating Procedures (SOP) and other documentation associated with production
  • Maintaining operator training and scheduling
  • Maintaining up-to-date and complete batch records and laboratory notebook
  • Managing raw materials and consumables to meet supply and quality demands
  • Validating incoming materials, WIP and production using statistical methods including SPC
  • Maintaining reactor systems and chemical production workspaces
  • Product ownership of multiple formulations
  • Responsible for process improvements and development projects
  • Ownership of Management of Change and Factory Qualification
  • Management of excursions and near misses through RCCA process
  • Liaison with Product Testing / Failure Analysis / R&D / Device Factory

Requirements:

  • Education: BS/MS in Chemistry or Chemistry-related discipline (e.g. Organic/Inorganic Chemistry, ChemE, Materials Science, Polymer Science, etc.)
  • Experience: 7 years or more preferred in chemical processing/production
  • Thorough knowledge of polymer systems and analytical techniques including UV-Vis, FT-IR, TGA, NMR, XRD, KF, Rheology
  • A strong commitment to laboratory safety

Ideal candidate will also have:

  • Broad experience with chemical production (polymers, molecular and solid precursors, coating formulations, etc.) for commercial products.
  • Familiarity with Labview or other HMI data collection systems
  • Familiarity with database systems, Tableau, and/or JMP

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  • Kinestral HR

    Kinestral HR

  • Full Time
  • Hayward, CA
  • The Company

    Since its founding in 2010, the people at Kinestral have been perfecting electrochromic technology so that its performance and aesthetics are unequaled in the industry. Our Halio smart-tinting glass for the building industry is faster, brighter, more uniform — and it’s stunningly beautiful and natural. We marvel every time we’re in a room with Halio. But while Halio can now make buildings more sustainable, brighter, and healthier, we’re still just getting started.  We’re growing our talented team of physicists, chemists,  mechanical, industrial, electrical, and software engineers to help us continually advance our technologies. We’re also looking for non-technical people – sales, marketing, finance, business development, and so on. If you’re smart, curious, resourceful, driven, and have enough experience to make an immediate impact, send us your résumé.