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DuPont Research Chemist in Overland, Missouri

Research Chemist (Job Number: 214213W-01)


MECS is a leading global provider of process technology, proprietary specialty equipment, and technical services to the sulfuric acid industry. A large share of the world’s sulfuric acid producers use MECS technology to capture sulfur that would otherwise become a pollutant and transform it into sulfuric acid, the most widely used chemical in the world and a vital part of virtually every industry. MECS technologies enable its users — primarily in the fertilizer, non-ferrous metals, petroleum refining and chemical industries — to operate with improved environmental characteristics including reduced air emissions, improved operational efficiencies and lower energy use.

The Laboratory Researcher will be responsible for setup, operation, and data analysis of a variety of lab-scale test units. The researcher will develop, maintain, and operate analytical instruments and methods associated with these test units. The researcher will be responsible for documenting results and making recommendations based upon data generated in the laboratory and maintaining detailed lab notebooks for later use in patent application and defense. The information obtained from testing will be used to develop and verify new technologies and to support the patent application process for new products and technologies.

Typical Laboratory Duties and Responsibilities Include:

  • Maintain analytical instruments and perform analyses, such as GC, LC, and wet chemistry methods

  • Build and operate glass and metal laboratory systems

  • Prepare process solutions and catalysts

  • Collect kinetic, transport, and thermodynamic data on catalytic and solvent systems

  • Keep detailed laboratory records

  • Develop and write safety and operating procedures

  • Ensure continued laboratory compliance with MECS quality and safety policies


Knowledge and Skills:

  • A four-year BS in Chemistry or Chemical Engineering is required. MS degree is a plus.

  • Minimum 2 years and up to 5 years of related experience is preferred.

  • Mechanical skills to build and maintain laboratory equipment (glass and metal)

  • Working knowledge of Excel, Power Point, Word, process control software such as Labview, and analytical equipment software

  • Experience developing methods and operating equipment such as gas, liquid, and ion chromatography, inductively coupled plasma spectroscopy, microscopy, and wet chemistry are required.

  • Must be able to work in the U.S. without restrictions

Our focus and commitment to technology development is the primary driver for our business. MECS' R&D, Design, and Technical Service capabilities are supported by a very competent team of chemical and mechanical engineers. At the core of the Company's technical commitment is a history and reputation for new product/process development and powerful customer technical services. MECS is focused on achieving new performance gains and solving customers' crucial plant operating bottlenecks. Beginning with its development of sulfuric acid catalysts in the 1920s, to its recent new product and technology introductions, the Auto-Drain™ mist eliminator, GEAR™ catalyst and SolvR™ Regenerative SO 2 Recovery Technology, MECS has enjoyed a rich history of product commercialization through R&D and technological innovation.

Primary Location: NA-United States-Missouri-Overland

Organization: Non Core

Schedule: Full-time

Education Level: Bachelor's Degree (±16 years)

Employee Status: Regular

Job Type: Entry Level

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