Job Description

Carpenter Co. has an opening for a Research Chemist/Scientist at our Reinhart Technical Center in Richmond, Virginia. This position will be a part of our Polyol Applications Technical Service Group. In this position the Research Chemist/Scientist is expected to support the technical functions of the Polyol Sales organization through sales and customer interactions and laboratory efforts. This position requires demonstrable good laboratory practices including good recording of experiment work and project information tracking.


  • Technical service responsibility for outside Polyol Sales Division

  • Create and maintain technical data and marketing materials for product line
  • Manage and execute customer lab projects as well as technical service at customer site
  • Manufacturing support for specialty products related to customer needs
  • Work with customers to understand requirements
  • Provide chemical synthesis support for Chemical systems projects as needed

Skills / Requirements

  • B.S. in Chemistry, Materials Science, or Chemical Engineering with appropriate coursework or experience involving polymers

  • MS in Chemistry or Materials Science, preferred
  • 2+ years of technical industry experience in polymer or material science discipline
  • Experience with urethane or urethane raw material chemistry preferred
  • Mechanical aptitude with good verbal/written communication skills