• Sasol
  • $76,373.33 -161,030.00/year*
  • Oakdale, LA
  • Scientific Research
  • Full-Time
  • 2092 LA-10

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Sasol North American Operations has an open position for a Research Chemist/Engineer at the Lake Charles Chemical Complex within the Research and Development Department's Process Research group. We are now seeking qualified candidates for the selection process. Below are some details of the requirements:

Job Responsibilities:

* Responsible for successfully executing research projects to achieve research objectives for senior researchers and key project teams
* Leads 1 laboratory chemist in planning and executing experimental work supporting production unit
* Maintains and improves test reactor system
* Generates new ideas to identify unexplored key technology areas for developing intellectual property
* Maintains an effective network with key stakeholders such as technical peers extending to all global sites and manufacturing unit personnel
* Initiates and leads key projects dedicated to revenue and cost improvement of the business
* Demonstrates competencies regarding key instrumentation and standard techniques commonly used in the laboratory

Experience and/or Education Requirements:

* Degree in Chemistry or Chemical Engineering
* Masters' Degree preferred
* 4 to 10 years Industrial/ Research & Development experience required
* Experience with laboratory high pressure equipment such as Parr reactors
* Experience planning and executing lab activities/ organic reactions
* Gas Chromatography experience preferred
* High mechanical aptitude
* Experience with plant operations
* Ability to effectively solve problems and reach data based conclusions in multiple technical areas
* Effective interpersonal skills to work with internal and external customers/vendors
* Excellent written and verbal communication skills
* VBA programming
* Distributive control systems (DCS, Delta-V)
* Aspen PIMS

Location: Lake Charles, Louisiana, USA

Sasol (USA) Corporation is an Equal Opportunity Employer and gives consideration for employment to qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, creed, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, pregnancy, national origin, disability or protected veteran status, as well as any other characteristic protected by applicable law, regulation or local ordinance. For more information about your rights under the law, see

Sasol treats work-authorized job applicants equally in recruiting and hiring without regard to their citizenship status or national origin unless required by law, regulation, executive order, government contract, or determination by the Attorney General. Please note Sasol will not sponsor, obtain, and/or petition for temporary visa status (for example, E, F-1, H-1, H-2, L, B, J, or TN) for candidates for this position and/or personnel hired for this position.

We are not accepting unsolicited resumes from 3rd party recruitment agencies, therefore we will not a pay a fee for resumes submitted.

Associated topics: chemical, coatings, nutrition, pha, phenolic, plastics, polymer, polymer synthesis, polypropylene, polyurethane

* The salary listed in the header is an estimate based on salary data for similar jobs in the same area. Salary or compensation data found in the job description is accurate.

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