Formulation Chemist

Job title: Formulation Chemist
Sub title:
Location:                             Formulation Development Center
         Gowan Company
         Yuma, Arizona
Reports to:                         Head of Chemistry
General, Posting:
Our Research and Development group seeks a Formulations Chemist:
  • Experienced hands-on in developing formulations
  • Provides support and executes lab processes and projects
Essential Roles, Activities:
  • Conduct studies to develop experimental formulations of pesticides, including EC, WP, WDG, SC, OD, ME, CS, EF types
  • Use knowledge of physical and chemical test methods to identify lead formulas
  • Evaluate results and suggest direction for further development and improvements
  • Record concepts, formulations, test results, etc., in lab notebooks.
  • Support establishment of trade secrets, patents, etc., involving formulations
  • Ensure that Product Specifications are compatible with Regulatory requirements
  • Conduct Pilot Plant process studies on lead formulations
  • Conduct preparation of formulations for field and regulatory studies
  • Support management of chemical inventory and chemical waste
  • Identify lab equipment to facilitate lab safety and project efficiency
  • Partner with internal functions (Marketing, Quality, Manufacturing, Supply Chain, Legal) to resolve issues, identify project success criteria and timelines, and achieve valuable technology and products.
  • Represent Gowan to external suppliers of ingredients, toll manufacturers of agricultural active ingredients and formulations, and contract laboratories
  • Travel (<20% of time) to attend conferences, field tests, manufacturing trials, and training
Position Requirements:
  • Education:  Minimum of Bachelor’s Degree in Chemistry, Biochemistry, or Chemical Engineering
  • Experience:
    • Safe handling of chemicals and laboratory equipment
    • 5-15 years of chemical laboratory experience (industrial or academic) in preparing formulations for agriculture, cosmetics, pharmaceutical, cleaners, or food, or personal care industries
·         Travel (~20%) is required.
·         Ability of perform moderate physical work.
*Must be legally authorized to work in United States*
Contact Information:
Human Resources Department
Gowan Company
370 S. Main St.
Yuma, AZ  85364

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Human Resources
Gowan Company
370 S Main Street
Yuma, AZ 85364