Siegwerk USA Co.
NAFTA Headquarters
Job Title
Chemist II
Des Moines, Iowa
Job Summary
Under general supervision, formulates and tests new ink systems; resolves problems with existing systems; modify existing systems to efficiently meet customer needs; knows and regularly applies the fundamental concepts, practices and procedures of particular field of specialization, utilizing some originality and ingenuity. Meets customer needs to the best of the incumbents ability, in line with SIEGWERK’s philosophy that the customer is the #1 priority. Adheres to all departmental/company policies and standards to include (but not limited to): (1) maintains a neat, clean and safe work area; (2) maintains regular and consistent attendance; and (3) maintains positive working relationships.
Job Responsibilities
Formulates new ink systems for new and/or existing accounts.
Ensures that customer requirements or specifications are met.
Responds to and/or resolves customers' specification problems, i.e., the ink blocked on the roll or it did not adhere properly to the stock, etc.
Modifies existing ink systems to meet new customer requirements, i.e., Colortherm Ink-resistant ink that needs adhesion to a certain stock.
Conducts resin/pigment evaluations, as needed to meet customers' specifications, provide cost savings, etc.
Interprets data and results; provides clear documentation, written reports, etc., enters data into computer.
Performs varied, simple to moderately complex work under general supervision with limited responsibility.
Other duties as assigned.
Education and Experience
Bachelor’s degree in Chemistry with a minimum of two years related experience; or entry level for Master’s Degree education; additional related education preferred.
To perform this job successfully, the incumbent must possess the following skills, knowledge, and abilities:
Knowledge of related raw materials, ink systems, production processes, available resources & equipment, preferred.
Ability to read, analyze, and interpret common scientific and technical journals, financial reports, and legal documents. Ability to respond to common inquiries or complaints from customers, regulatory agencies, or members of the business community. Ability to write speeches and articles for publication that conform to prescribed style and format.
Ability to apply advanced mathematical concepts such as exponents, logarithms, quadratic equations, and permutations. Ability to apply mathematical operations to such tasks as frequency distribution, determination of test reliability and validity, analysis.
Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions. Ability to interpret an extensive variety of technical instructions in mathematical or diagram form and deal with several abstract and concrete variables.
Basic computer skills desired: Microsoft Word/Excel and E-mail. All lab equipment, including pH meter, heat sealer, bond tester, oven, balance, glossmeter, Geiger proofer, computer, calculator, copy machine, mixer, shaker, K-Coater, slide angle, C.O.F. tester, & Corona treater. May be exposed to fumes, pigment dust, alcohol, resins and leaded ink.
Special Equipment/Working Condition Requirements
Supervisory Responsibilities
Direct Reports: 0
Indirect Reports: 0
May provide work leadership/mentoring to lower level colleagues.
Internal/External Contacts
Various contacts both inside and outside the company, including Technical Service and Quality Control Labs, Customer Service, Regulatory Compliance, Sales, Purchasing, Suppliers, etc.; frequent communication with customers on every given project.
Please apply by emailing or faxing your resume to:
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