Technical Service & Application Development Specialist
Chevron Phillips Chemical Company - Bartlesville, OK

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Chevron Phillips Chemical Company LP is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Chevron Phillips Chemical Company LLC, one of the world's top producers of olefins and polyolefins and a leading supplier of aromatics, alpha olefins, styrenics, specialty chemicals, piping, and polymer resins. Chevron Phillips Chemical employs over 4,700 professionals at manufacturing sites and research/technology centers around the world. Chevron Phillips Chemical has the people, assets, and technology to pursue chemical opportunities on a global scale.

The successful candidate in this important role will join a Technical Service and Application Development group that supports all of CPChem’s Polyethylene (PE) and Polypropylene (PP) products and applications. The candidate will assume responsibility for addressing customer technical issues and also develop and demonstrate uses and advantages of company products through application development work. The position will be responsible for coordinating all activities relating to customer complaint resolutions, new application developments, new product/resin developments and participation in major industry forums and standards bodies. This position will be expected to develop solutions to technical and/or fundamental scientific problems where no precedence exists and where innovative approaches may be required.

This person must be a team player and will be required to interact closely with sales, marketing, QA/QC, research and development and plant manufacturing groups and personnel to address customer concerns and determine corrective action for customer follow-up. The candidate must possess excellent oral and written communication skills and will be expected to write detailed technical presentations/reports and maintain existing technical literature (technical data sheets, MSDS, brochures, etc.) current and up to date. The candidate will also be expected to provide technical training for internal and external customers and perform additional duties as assigned.

Responsibilities:
Be responsible for complaints resolution

Provide trouble-shooting expertise to resolve customer product related issues

Work with other parts of the organization to determine root cause of product issues

Conduct field trials at customer locations and document the information in the Technical Service Contact Report

Conduct in-house experimentation for trouble-shooting and/or resin/application development efforts

Maintain customer and industry forums contacts and relationships

Consult on resin selection and use

Provide training to internal and external customers as requested

Work with plants/licensees on difficult technical issues

Prepare written presentations/reports and oral presentations summarizing project results. May be occasionally called upon to present results to business management.

Represent CPChem in industry forums and standards bodies as may be appropriate for that job function or area

Support and recommend programs that relate to current/future business needs

Plan, coordinate and participate in project activities of the team

Participate in group safety program and activities

Participate in personnel development and recruiting

Lead/assist in developing new resins, resins specifications and/or new applications

Lead a technology development team

Lead joint plant/technology efforts to resolve operating problems or to scope a plant project

Lead product evaluations to support R&D

Qualifications:
B.S. (minimum) or M.S. or Ph.D. — degree in any of the following areas viz., Polymers/Plastics/Chemical Engineering/Chemistry/Materials Science

B.S. (minimum) and 10+ years or M.S./Ph.D. and 5+ years of relevant industrial experience. Work experience could be in positions of Technical Service and/or Product Development and/or basic R&D.

Strong basic computer skills in word processing, spreadsheets, presentations, data collection and basic data analysis.

Preferred Qualifications

Experience and knowledge in one or more of the following areas - single and/or twin-screw extrusion, pipe extrusion, cast and/or blown film extrusion, injection molding, blow molding, thermoforming, fiber extrusion, etc. will be a plus.

Experience and knowledge in polymer physical property testing, ASTM standards, etc. will be a plus.

Good working knowledge and familiarity with Polyethylene and/or Polypropylene resins and products will also be a plus.

Chevron Phillips Chemical offers competitive salaries, a comprehensive benefits package and at most locations, alternate work schedules. To learn more about Chevron Phillips Chemical and to be considered for a position, please visit us online today at www.cpchem.com .

Paper resumes will not be accepted. All job seekers must go to the web site to be considered for positions. If you are interested in applying for this position and need an accommodation to apply, please contact our Human Resources Service Center at 1-800-446-1422, option 4.

Chevron Phillips Chemical Company LP is an equal opportunity employer.

Travel Requirements: Up to 50%

Eligibility for Relocation: No

Closing Date: 02/20/2013

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