Chemist II/III

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Date: May 16, 2023

Location: Ann Arbor, MI, US

Company: Wacker Chemie AG



WACKER SILICONES is one of the world’s biggest silicone manufacturers with silicone-based system solutions and over 3,000 different products.
At our Ann Arbor site, we are currently looking for a ​Chemist II/III​ to be a part of our growing team.



Come join our growing team! The chemist role will support our newly formed business team to help support product development and technical support covering a broad range of application from adhesives, coatings, composites, and plastics. The role will enable growth across multiple market segments and will be trained to support a variety of wet chemistry and formulation techniques. As the world changes and new applications emerge, the demand for better performing materials remains constant. Everyday our lives are impacted and improved by the use of high-performance materials such as silane and silicone solution. Our silane and silicone-based materials are essential and provide unique solutions to achieving performance in high demanding applications.


Job Responsibilities

  • Perform a wide variety of lab responsibilities – synthesis, product characterization, and conduct appropriate application tests to support product development (50%)
  • Collaborate with team on analysis, interpretation, and experimental plan
  • Document finding in technical lab reports, presentations, and electronic laboratory notebook
  • Order laboratory supplies and chemicals; maintain laboratory area


Job Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in chemical engineering, engineering, chemistry, material science, or other equivalent degree
  • Minimum of 3 years of position related experience
  • General knowledge of adhesive, coating, compositive, or plastic chemistry is desirable
  • General knowledge of relevant silane or silicone technology is a plus, but not required
  • Travel < 15%
  • Knowledge with designing experimental/testing plans and ability/willingness to execute a wide variety of lab related functions – synthesis, characterization, and testing
  • Experience in characterization of small molecules or polymers by common methods such as DMA, DSC, GC, IR, Microscopy, NMR, TGA, and viscosity
  • Independently provide clear interpretation of results and conclusions
  • Ability and preference to collaboratively work within a team setting
  • Well-organize and able to prepare technical lab reports
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Ability to drive projects which meet customer and markets needs
  • General grasp of project management
  • Driven by curiosity
  • Patience and high level of determination to provide clear conclusions
  • Focus on safe lab operations, managing lab routines, including equipment maintenance


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: 24735 



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: Ann Arbor
Nearest Secondary Market: Detroit