Chemical Engineer

Business Unit:  Semiconductor & Assembly Solutions
Division:  SAS Supply Chain

Business Overview


Through the innovation of specialty chemicals and materials under our Alpha, Compugraphics, Electrolube, Kester, and MacDermid Enthone brands, MacDermid Alpha Electronics Solutions provides solutions that power electronics interconnection. We serve all global regions and every step of device manufacturing within each segment of the electronics supply chain. The experts in our Semiconductor Solutions, Circuitry Solutions, and Assembly Solutions divisions collaborate in design, implementation, and technical service to ensure success for our partner clients. Our solutions enable our customers’ manufacture of extraordinary electronic devices at high productivity and reduced cycle time. MacDermid Alpha is a business unit of Element Solutions Inc (NYSE: ESI). Element Solutions Inc is a leading specialty chemicals company whose businesses supply a broad range of solutions that enhance the products people use every day.

Job Purpose

The successful candidate for the Chemical Engineer I position will work directly with other internal teams including  engineers and chemists , to complete projects in support of process and product development. The Chemical Engineer  will facilitate the development and launch of brand-new chemistries to support MacDermid Alpha’s high growth markets in the semiconductors business, specifically working on scaling up our Active Copper products.

Job Responsibilities

  • Makes and packages lab/pilot scale batches following instructions and safe lab practices
  • Operates related equipment involving in making products from lab to production scale.
  • Reviews orders including raw materials availability and plan accordingly to meet product ship date
  • Carries out experiments provided by project leader or manager.
  • Collects and consolidates data during experiments and effectively communicates results with key stakeholders and colleagues.
  • Conducts raw material and equipment evaluations and make recommendations to promote product quality and process safety and efficiency.
  • Supports the scaling of the production process from pilot to high volume manufacturing with activities including the development of robust manufacturing instructions, validation of full-scale batches, and training for manufacturing operators.
  • Conducts and manages shelf-life study and provides update to team.
  • Enters process and product waivers as required.
  • Manages equipment calibration record.
  • Operates equipment and follows procedures in accordance with ISO 9001, ISO 14001, and OHSAS 18001 standards. 
  • Other duties as assigned.

Requirements & Qualifications

  • A bachelor’s degree required in a STEM field, Chemistry or Chemical Engineering preferred.
  • Minimum of 1 year of experience, 3 years preferred, of relevant manufacturing experience
  • Pilot production or scale up experience is preferred
  • Ability to work in fast paced environment.
  • Commitment to continuous learning and professional development, staying abreast of industry trends and best practices
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal abilities, with the capacity to interact effectively at all levels of the organization

EEO Statement

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or status as a protected veterans

Nearest Major Market: San Jose
Nearest Secondary Market: Palo Alto