Associate Chemist

The Associate Chemist assists scientists to identify, develop, characterize, and formulate novel additives, solvents & salts used in the formulation of electrolytes. The incumbent recommends and develops new products within the capabilities of the Electrolytes business for internal and external customers. The position prepares raw materials and customer specified electrolyte solutions for lithium batteries and capacitors. According to Gotion’s quality systems, the Associate Chemist follows proper protocols for testing procedures and documentation.

Principal Responsibilities

Conducts experiments and operations to develop new materials for use in electrolytes under general direction of scientists

Assists in researching select R&D topics related to electrolytes, electrodes and batteries

Organizes tests/experiments that are running simultaneously, tracks their status/progress, and communicates with supervisors in a timely and efficient manner

Assembles test cells and perform cell testing to monitor electrochemical performance of these cells

Is willing to work with hazardous materials using proper protective equipment

Maintains an accurate record of experimental observations and data

Analyzes and processes raw materials

Prepares routine electrolyte solutions according to internal and external requirements

Performs analysis on these materials in order to confirm physical/chemical properties

Tracks and maintains supplies, chemicals, sample and cell part inventories and requests replacements

Assist in preparation of paperwork and labels for shipping of samples Domestic and International

After sample shipping creates inventory for product, creates the delivery assigning batch numbers and issues goods receipt for invoicing process as necessary

Ensures good housekeeping in laboratory and storeroom

Disposes of waste and obsolete materials according to Gotion, local, state and federal rules and regulations

Attends all required training sessions and follow all safety precautions

Optimizes equipment usage in a dynamic environment

Supports other departments and functions as needed

Create and analyze material for customers ensuring high quality and produced in a timely manner

Knowledge and Experience

BS degree in chemistry (or related field) required and minimum two years of relevant work experience in an industrial laboratory environment, or five years minimum relevant experience working in an industrial laboratory environment

Ability to follow established procedures to prepare electrochemical test cells and perform battery testing

Ability to perform routine analyses using wet and instrumental methods

Ability to practice good housekeeping principles and maintain accurate record of experimental data

Ability to perform multitasking in an organized manner and communicate with Scientists efficiently about the progress of different tasks/experiments

Ability to use MS office products

Strong integrity, with proven and demonstrated verbal and written skills in a team environment

Strong work ethic, be highly accountable and follow laboratory safety policies

Experience working with air-sensitive and moisture-sensitive reactions and processes strongly preferred

Background working with battery systems and electrochemical testing strongly preferred

Job Type
Full Time
78 days ago

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