Process Chemist/Engineer - Silica Manufacturing

at Agilent Technologies, Inc in Newport, Delaware, United States

Job Description

As a healthcare company committed to protecting the health and safety for our employees, contractors, customers and communities, employees in this role are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19, unless an accommodation has been granted for a medical reason or sincerely held religious belief.

Agilent inspires and supports discoveries that advance the quality of life. We provide life science, diagnostic and applied market laboratories worldwide with instruments, services, consumables, applications and expertise. Agilent enables customers to gain the answers and insights they seek -- so they can do what they do best: improve the world around us. Information about Agilent is available at



Agilent Technologies is seeking an experienced/graduate-level Chemical Engineer/Chemist for its manufacturing facility in Newport, Delaware. The Newport site is part of Agilent's growing Consumables and Supplies Division (CSD), with a focus on liquid chromatography products. Agilent's product quality and technological innovation lead the market. As a market leader, we are entering new phases of product transformation with increased emphasis on process standardization, product availability and quality, and new product and process innovation.


This is a high-visibility and growing product line where you will have the opportunity to make a real difference to one of Agilent's key consumables businesses. Plus, we have embraced 6-Sigma and Lean Manufacturing methodologies making for an engaging and rewarding mix of scientific discovery, process improvement, and employee growth and development.


Key responsibilities include working individually or as part of multi-discipline, cross-functional teams to:

Provide daily support for the production of silica-based packing for high-performance liquid chromatography columns

Resolve yield and scrap issues

Lead project teams to develop and deploy product and process improvements, which include capital projects and continuous improvement projects

Scale existing chemistries in support for a rapidly growing line of liquid chromatography consumables

Support and actively pursue Lean, 6-Sigma, and Safety Improvement projects

Execute and support the Management of Change control process, determine the disposition of nonconforming product, and create and execute corrective and preventive action plans to improve safety and quality

Provide support for and/or represent the site on new product introduction projects

Evolve existing chemistries and design new chemistries

Maintain SAP data accuracy (bills of materials, recipes)


Agilent Technologies, Inc. is an Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer. We value diversity at all levels. All individuals, regardless of personal characteristics, are encouraged to apply. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, pregnancy, race, religion or religious creed, color, gender, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, ancestry, physical or mental disability, medical condition, genetic information, marital status, registered domestic partner status, age, sexual orientation, military or veteran status, protected veteran status, or any other basis protected by federal, state, local law, ordinance, or regulation and will not be discriminated against on these bases.

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Job Posting: 878067

Posted On: Nov 28, 2021

Updated On: Dec 10, 2021