Jr. Process Chemist, 1st Shift in Imperial, MO at Behr Process Corporation

Date Posted: 10/21/2019

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Job Description


  • Provide 24-7 technical and process support to the Manufacturing and QC departments
  • Serve as local project leads/interface between R&D, Operations, and Purchasing teams, with the goal of improving the efficiency and quality of the manufacturing process


  • Under limited supervision, serve as a technical lead in the local plant’s RFT (Right-First-Time) efforts by closely monitoring and analyzing trends, reviewing their production formulas/POs on a daily basis, conducting root-cause investigations, and issuing corrective actions for problem batches
  • With some assistance, help prepare 5-gal or 40-gal scale-up batches in the lab or the pilot plant, including fine-tuning formulas and monitoring the manufacturing process as well as conducting post-production analysis of scale-up data and providing necessary corrective actions.
  • Assist in training new Milling and QC personnel and provide technical support to local facility
  • Prepare and present various reports and statistical analysis.
  • Serve as co-leaders in all of the R&D- or Purchasing-driven new formula/new raw material project launches. 
  • Assist in managing multiple plant formulas using Product Vision
  • Assist in optimizing the manufacturing process of currently existing formulas
  • To support Behr’s waste reduction efforts, assist in managing and providing the disposition of the local plant’s washwater and pourback inventory



  • Educational attainment equivalent to Bachelor’s degree in Chemistry, Chemical Engineering, Industrial Engineering, Statistics, Math, or related field
  • Some (2-3 years minimum) experience in Operations Support, Process Development and Data Analysis, preferably involving paint or liquid manufacturing processes


  • Some knowledge of chemical properties, manufacturing processes, and R&D development practices
  • Some knowledge of paint and products, including paint and coatings formulations and the quality specifications of raw materials
  • Knowledge of computer hardware, manufacturing operations and integrated purchasing software.  Strong Statistics experience is a plus.
  • Ability to operate laboratory equipment
  • Ability to analyze data and work independently
  • Ability to plan, organize, and complete work as scheduled
  • Ability to communicate effectively


Ability to work on weekends as needed and flexibility to shift schedule changes


Shift 1 (United States of America)

Full or Part Time

Full time

BEHR (the “Company”) is an equal opportunity employer and we want to have the best available persons in every job. The Company makes employment decisions only based on merit. It is the Company’s policy to prohibit discrimination in any employment opportunity (including but not limited to recruitment, employment, promotion, salary increases, benefits, termination and all other terms and conditions of employment) based on race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information, pregnancy, religious creed, national origin, ancestry, age, physical/mental disability, medical condition, marital/domestic partner status, military and veteran status, height, weight or any other such characteristic protected by federal, state or local law. The Company is committed to complying with all applicable laws providing equal employment opportunities. This commitment applies to all persons involved in the operations of the Company regardless of where the employee is located and prohibits unlawful discrimination by any employee of the Company.

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No visa sponsorship is available for this position, unless specified within the job description.


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