Poly-Med, Inc.

Polymer Chemist/Engineer

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Job Description

Description for Polymer Engineer:

This position involves developing and validating the manufacturing process for various degradable polymers as well as executing product development tasks. This is a full-time, on-site position. This role is an Independent Contributor role. There are no direct reports for this position. Interaction is potentially with all levels of the organization.

This position is in a production environment where the use of personal protective equipment such as hearing protection, safety glasses, and safety shoes are mandated. The employee is frequently exposed to moving mechanical parts; some exposure to changes in temperature, noise, dust, and chemicals.

Poly-Med, Inc. offers a great selection of benefits including vacation time. Poly-Med, Inc. employees are paid once a month.


  • Develop procedures for the synthesis of R&D and production degradable polymers
  • Write and execute validation protocols for pilot and production batches.
  • Execute the synthesis of degradable polymers for internal R&D applications and external customers
  • Assist with the research and development of approved and assigned projects
  • Assist with the development and validation of analytical methods for characterization of polymers
  • Evaluates suitability of new raw materials for new or existing products.
  • Assists in training personnel for transfer of methods from Engineering Solutions to production.
  • Troubleshoot issues during polymer manufacturing, acting as first responder to issues with equipment or process.
  • Build and test prototypes, both hands-on and via coordination with support functions and demonstrate full knowledge of the documentation that governs these operations. (e.g. Standard Operating Procedures, Manufacturing Instructions, Log Books, etc.)
  • Assists in the scale-up of new or modified formulations to production-size batches and troubleshooting in Manufacturing at the request of operations management.
  • Assists Quality and Regulatory Affairs in providing required documentation for submissions.
  • Perform data analysis, determine root cause of failures, and provide recommendations to engineering staff
  • Collaborate with operations, quality control, engineering, facilities and maintenance personnel to realize goals
  • Execute equipment and process qualifications
  • Create and maintain clear documentation of experiments and manufacturing process instructions
  • Record and maintain documentation in support of Quality System
  • Additional duties and responsibilities as assigned by management.


  • Understanding of polymer synthesis, scale-up and process validation.
  • Ability to handle confidential business information.
  • Understanding of statistical methods and associated statistical analysis software.
  • Understanding of cause-effect relations between process inputs and product specifications.
  • Understanding of the effect of a process on downstream steps or customer needs.
  • Ability to design experiments and evaluate data.
  • Utilization of Microsoft Office (Excel, Word, PowerPoint) for project execution and internal communication purposes.
  • Required- Bachelor’s Degree in Chemistry, Chemical Engineering, Materials Science and Engineering or related field
  • Must be able to adapt to multiple indoor work environments (shared office space, shared lab space and production areas).
  • Poly-Med, Inc. provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, marital status, amnesty, or status as a covered veteran in accordance with applicable federal, state and local laws. Poly-Med, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer of individuals with disabilities and supports the hiring of veterans.

Bonus Points

  • Preferred- Bachelor’s Degree with 3 years industry experience

Job Summary

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