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Analytical Chemist / Program Manager

Job Description The primary purpose of this role will be to lead analytical chemistry operations and method development to support advanced smelting applications. This position will address analytical needs in the application of techniques to analyze raw materials, intermediate compounds and finished products in aluminum smelting, including R&D projects and problem solving investigations relating to these areas. It will also serve as PMO lead for R&D programs, including elctrode development programs for Elysis. Major Activities: Initiates and leads R&D projects, defines objectives and work plan, and conducts research that advances scientific knowledge for the improvement of advanced smelting processes. Applies detailed knowledge of analytical chemistry to develop new analysis methods Implements chemical analysis characterization methods for materials used in smleting processes Solves problems to root cause, seeks and identifies opportunities for improvements and implements solutions required to improve materials and production processes Conducts research in laboratory, pilot, and commercial scale environments Supports scale-up of materials and aluminum production facilities Serve as PMO lead for R&D projects at ATC.  Meet with technical teams to assess progress relative to project plans, evaluate critical paths, and update plans to meet project goals Fosters collaborative relationships within and between work groups, including external workgroups and stakeholders Provides functional guidance and training to technicians and other engineers/scientists Interfaces with internal stakeholders to develop scope, schedule, and cost to meet objectives of R&D projects Diligently communicates progress and results through written technical reports, presentations, patents, and publications Essential Skills/Experience: Knowledge and experience in analytical chemistry Hands-on expertise in X-ray fluorescence (XRF), X-ray diffraction (XRD), and Inductively coupled plasma (ICP) analysis techniques. Expertise in Thermogravimetric (TGA), Differential Scanning Calorimetry (DSC), and Differential Thermal (DTA) analysis techniques preferred but not required Working knowledge of LECO methods for oxygen, nitrogen, carbon, sulfur analyses Working knowledge of particle size and surface area measurement methods Strong interpersonal and communication skills Demonstrated ability to work and lead effectively in a team environment Demonstrated ability to develop project plans and execute in a disciplined fashion to meet objectives within the timeline Ability to work with resources within and outside the program team to accomplish the work required Strong organization and analytical skills for data management, analysis, and presentation of results Experience in project planning, project execution, and leading project teams Qualifications Minimum M.S. degree in Chemistry or Materials Science, Ph.D. degreepreferred  Minimum 10 years of work experience in analytical chemistry and project management 15068
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Minimum Qualification
11 - 15 years

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