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Chemist – Manufacturing Process Engineer

Zebra Imaging
Austin, TX 78758


Austin, TX 78758

Full job description

We produce the most realistic and advanced
holographic images in the world.

Zebra Imaging, number 348 on the Inc 500 list of fastest-growing private companies and number 99 on Deloitte Technology Fast 500 list, is pushing the boundaries of color, interactive, real-time holography. Zebras include world-class experts and inventors in the areas of 3D imaging, holography, computer graphics, 3D data processing, and systems design, development and engineering. Located at the edge of the Texas Hill Country in Austin, surrounded by high-technology, we are the innovative leaders in new media holography. If you would like to be part of a collaborative, multi-disciplinary high growth company taking hologram technology to the next level, consider a career with us!

Chemist – Manufacturing Process Engineer
Full-time Position

Work with both Manufacturing and R&D to test and scale up laboratory formulations to larger volume production. Directly oversee raw materials logistics planning and manage 3 rd party vendor sourcing and production coating runs.

Essential Job Functions:
  • Prepare and testing solutions for laboratory and pilot production
  • Develop processes and techniques to produce materials meeting performance and quality specifications.
  • Prepare quantities of solutions required for manufacturing trials.
  • Recommend, test, implement and support ancillary coating equipment for short and long term manufacturing.
  • Define best manufacturing methods and 3 rd production vendors for longer term, larger volume manufacturing.
  • Develop process controls and test methods
  • Recommend and test new lamination techniques in line with coating processes.
  • Design and implement test procedures and evaluate and test films.
  • Establish and implement testing criteria for commercial films that enhance the performance of holographic films.
  • Develop procedures and identify equipment and/or outside facilities for high quality lamination and slitting.
  • Maintain inventory on materials necessary for production.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
  • Good understanding of Organic Polymer chemistry
  • Special consideration given to experience with photopolymers and photo sensitive materials
  • Knowledge of coating methods and equipment.
  • Prior experience with scaling up laboratory formulations to larger volume production.
  • Strong process skills with proven detail oriented approach
  • Ability to work and communicate effectively with customers and partners.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Demonstrated meticulous style with proven ability to maintain accurate, detailed records.
  • Proven ability to present plans, test results, recommendations and solutions to peers and senior management
  • Ability to work as a team player.
  • B.S. or Masters degree in Chemical Engineering or Organic Chemistry with 5 years experience in film coating and manufacturing
  • Experience in solution preparation, laboratory coating, pilot plant and manufacturing coating.
  • This position may require the ability to obtain and maintain a U.S. Government security clearance.
Kodak, Polaroid, Dupont, Agfa Gaevart, Chemical, Process Engineer, Chemistry Formulation Scale-up, film processing, coating processes, Lamination

Zebra Imaging offers highly competitive base salaries, stock options and a full complement of benefits upon date of hire. Traditional benefits: medical dental, vision and life insurance, short-term and long-term disability insurance, 401(k) plan, educational expense reimbursement, three weeks vacation and 12 paid holidays annually. Non-traditional benefit: An opportunity to contribute to this leading edge technology in a fun, energetic environment.
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Candidate must have the permanent and legal right to work in the United States for any employer