Chemist I

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Date: Jul 3, 2022

Location: Allentown, PA, US

Company: Wacker Chemie AG


Our world needs ideas! As one of the world’s most research-intensive chemical companies, we have been developing leading solutions for numerous sectors – from construction to photovoltaics and cosmetics to rubber – for over 100 years. We have a global presence with production sites on three continents and 14,600 employees from 70 nations.


WACKER POLYMERS is the global technology leader in the development and production of redispersible powders, dispersions solid resins, powder binders and surface coating resins. At our Allentown site, we are currently looking for a Chemist I to join our growing team.


Job Responsibilities


AD/TS Chemist position is to support sales of Wacker's products into the construction market by technical evaluation of potential markets via Application Development and Technical Service projects for customers to ensure satisfaction.  An AD/TS Chemist safely performs internal and external technical projects by completing bench lab work including preparation and testing of materials. An AD/TS Chemist achieves the goals and targets set by the Technical Service Manager with the objective to increase sales.

  • Evaluate Wacker products in various applications with the objective to technically support customers and increase polymer sales.
  • Work safely and effectively in a laboratory setting, utilize laboratory equipment to prepare and test samples. 
  • Perform laboratory testing according to national / international testing standards or Wacker test methods. Record all work accurately.
  • Communicate results one on one, or to groups, both internally and externally utilizing presentation software.
  • Demonstrate good interpersonal skills & communication within the AD/TS team.
  • Work with minimal supervision in projects to generate data in a timely manner.



  • BS in Chemistry or related Sciences.     
  • Minimum 1 year of experience in testing laboratory environment.
  • AD/TS Chemist may be required to travel to visit customers, attend trade shows or association meetings.
  • Knowledge of chemistry.
  • Knowledge of laboratory skills and reporting/writing skills
  • Knowledge of safety processes, and practice laboratory safety and hygiene.
  • Time management, project management, and communication skills.
  • Ability to work in a team-work environment and possess good interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to understand and follow standardized tests.
  • Basic computer skills with an emphasis on Microsoft Office products.
  • Physical Requirement: Must be able to stand/work in a laboratory environment for extended periods of time.
  • Physical Requirement: Must be able to lift 50 lbs.



WACKER, as an innovative chemical company, makes a vital contribution toward improving the quality of life around the world by developing intelligent solutions for sustainable growth. Our culture focuses on building and retaining diverse and inclusive teams. WACKER offers a great work environment, professional development, challenging careers, competitive benefit offerings and beyond through giving back to our communities.


Be part of our WACKER family, across all nations !


We are looking forward to your online application at
Reference Code: 8668 



The information contained herein is not intended to be an all-inclusive list of the duties and responsibilities of the job, nor are they intended to be an all-inclusive list of the skills and abilities required to do the job. A minimum requirement for this US-based position is the ability to work legally in the United States on a permanent unrestricted basis.  Visa sponsorship is not available for this position, including for any type of US permanent residency (e.g., for a Green card).


WACKER is proud to be an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer, making decisions without regard to race, color, religion, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, national origin, age, veteran status, disability, or any other protected class.

Nearest Major Market: Allentown