Chemical Production Engineer

Type: Full-Time

Location: Salt Lake City, UT             

Supervisor: Vice President, Material Science and Applications Development

                                                                                                               

PRINCIPAL RESPONSIBILITIES

Checkerspot is looking for a motivated, organized and detail-oriented Chemical Production Engineer to join the Checkerspot Design Lab located in Salt Lake City, Utah. The successful candidate will play a key role in support of  our chemical production group.

 

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Ensure batch precision, accuracy, and tracking for formulated urethanes  
  • Manage logistics of raw materials and finished goods by setting up efficient processes to track their usage, timely replacement as well as finished goods production and distribution
  • Develop QC methods to validate batch formulations
  • Coordinate and manage production schedules to ensure timely order fulfillment
  • Identify, acquire, and maintain chemical manufacturing and lab equipment
  • Test, validate, and recommend new biobased alternative formulations
  • Accountable for building a strong safety culture and actively pursue it daily; identify unsafe behaviors and conditions and intervene to mitigate incidents
  • Whenever opportunities arise within and/or across functions, supporting Checkerspot’s stated Public Benefits of promoting environmental stewardship, developing more sustainable materials, and democratizing materials and tools for innovative product development for the betterment of local communities

 

KEY REQUIREMENTS

  • Bachelors’ degree in Chemical Engineering, Chemistry, or related fields
  • Experience with weighing/batching chemicals and tracking additions required
  • Must excel at detailed record keeping
  • Chemical safety, handling and storage experience required
  • Strong knowledge of chemistry and lab practices
  • General experience working in a manufacturing environment, mechanical aptitude, and equipment repair skills a plus
  • Comfortable working independently as well as in team settings
  • Detail oriented and capable of managing multiple priorities while meeting expected deadlines
  • Highly motivated and possessing an excellent work ethic
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Proficient in Microsoft Suite of products and Google platform
  • Demonstrated creative problem solving and critical thinking skills
  • Ability to function effectively in a fast paced and mission-oriented environment
  • Passionate about preserving the outdoors, sustainability and reducing raw materials inputs in our products
  • Ability to lift up to 50 lbs with assistance

    If you are interested in joining us at the Checkerspot Design Lab in Salt Lake City, please send your cover letter and résumé to careers@checkerspot.com.

    Checkerspot, Inc. dba WNDR Alpine offers its employees a competitive benefits and compensation package. We are an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, genetic information, age, disability, veteran status, or any other legally protected basis.