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Associate Engineer, Formulations Pilot

at FMC Corporation in Newark, Delaware, United States

Job Description

FMC Corporation is a leading specialty company focused on agricultural technologies. FMC provides innovative and cost-effective solutions to enhance crop yield and quality by controlling a broad spectrum of insects, weeds and disease, as well as in non-agricultural markets for pest control.

FMC is a globally diverse organization that offers its employees exciting opportunities to work on challenging projects that are important to the achievement of our strategic objectives. Your education and professional experience are valued and put to use from day one. Your success at completing key initiatives can result in a varied, progressive and fulfilling career with FMC.

With a corporate culture of innovation, integrity, responsibility and customer intimacy, we foster “The Right Chemistry” in everything we do. We are looking for people to join us in creating, developing, and improving our products, our processes, and our markets. If you are ready to make a difference every day, FMC is ready to talk to you.

FMC Research & Development, Formulations is seeking a highly motivated, experienced Associate Engineer to join our Formulation team at Stine Research Center, Newark, DE. This is a great time to become part of the formulations group to continue to drive our robust pipeline and support our existing products.

Working under the direction of a R&D Manager with limited supervision, this individual will prepare agricultural formulations on the kilo scale using novel technologies and perform physical tests on the formulations in order to characterize the products and to simulate and understand performance attributes. The successful candidate will also perform physical and chemical characterization of active ingredients and support the evaluation of new technologies for the organization.

Laboratory work involves wet and dry chemical techniques (e.g., milling, extrusion and granulation, etc.), operation of physical-chemical instrumentation (e.g., particle size analyzer, dry screening, etc.), and use of kilo-scale formulating equipment (e.g., high-shear mixers, wet and dry mills, extruders, dryers). Preliminary interpretation of results and testing data is required. The individual in this position may be given responsibility for supporting manufacturing troubleshooting and calls to action.

Below are highlights of key responsibilities:

• Work safely and in compliance with all FMC, group, site, and departmental safety guidelines and regulations.

• Hands-on preparation and physical-chemical evaluation of kilo-scale liquid and solid formulations.

• Plan and conduct experiments in the Formulations Pilot, making suggestions for improvement and troubleshooting, as needed, to meet timelines.

• Batch sheet writing, data analysis, and results interpretation.

• Prompt communication of results and analyses to the stakeholders.

• Conduct safety reviews and write SOP’s for new equipment or processes.

• Conduct maintenance activities on Kilo lab equipment/systems or facilitate maintenance/repair by appropriate maintenance staff and/or vendors.

• Travel to US plant locations as needed (approximately 5% travel).

A Bachelor’s degree in chemical engineering or other related degree concentration with 2 – 5 years of experience. Experience working in a pilot plant or Kilo laboratory preferred.

• Ability to work safely on kilo-scale operations.

• Reasonable mechanical skills and comfort with equipment maintenance and repair.

• Strong and effective oral and written communication skills to be able to clearly present ideas, experiments, and results.

• Strong interpersonal skills and ability to work in a flexible environment with multiple competing priorities.

• Track record of delivering quality results to meet tight timelines.

• A good team player who can cooperate and collaborate with a diverse group by sharing ideas and working together, assisting others when needed.

• Demonstrated ability to quickly learn new techniques and equipment.

• Knowledge of computer systems and basic office applications (e.g., Excel, Word, PowerPoint, data bases)

• Experience in the crop protection industry preferred.

At FMC, diversity and inclusion are in our DNA. We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer with a commitment to creating an inclusive workplace where all employees can thrive – regardless of race, gender, sex, pregnancy, gender identity and/or expression, sexual orientation, national origin or ancestry, citizenship status, color, age, religion or religious creed, physical or mental disability, medical condition, genetic information, marital status, military or veteran status, or any other basis protected by federal, state or local law. FMC also supports employee participation in company employee resource groups that celebrate the diverse backgrounds of our workforce by providing communities for employees to connect with each other and raise awareness throughout FMC.

FMC complies with federal and state disability laws and makes reasonable accommodations for applicants and employees with disabilities. If reasonable accommodation is needed to participate in the job application or interview process, please contact our Talent Acquisition department at talentacquisition@fmc.com.

ID: 2021-9538

Level: Experienced (non-manager)

Visa Sponsorship: No

Domestic Travel Required: Yes

External Company URL: www.fmc.com

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Job Posting: JC183274551

Posted On: May 10, 2021

Updated On: Nov 26, 2021