Sr. Formulation Chemist
Company: Helena Agri-Enterprises LLC
Posted on: September 15, 2023
Are you a creative person with a chemistry background who would
rather be at the bench in the lab, as opposed to sitting at a
computer all day? If so, Helena Products Group (HPG) has a role
that may interest you. If you haven't heard of us, we are one of
the nation's foremost agricultural and specialty formulators and
distributors in the United States.We are looking for a talented
Chemist who can think holistically to develop formulations that
will literally help feed the world. Formulations experience is
preferred however we are happy to show you the ropes. You'll learn
from our experienced Product Development Manager and have the
opportunity to see your ideas come to life as you build your own
personal brand that growers in the industry come to recognize.Each
day will be different. You'll wear a variety of hats while
continuously learning and putting your problem-solving skills to
use as you identify solutions to help customers and develop new
products. You will perform a wide range of tests and research
services that are required for the development, manufacturing and
support of adjuvants as well as pesticides. You will also be very
involved with quality control of raw materials and finished
goods.The employee's primary duty must be the performance of office
or non-manual work directly related to the management or general
business operations of Helena or Helena's customers. This also
includes the exercise of discretion and independent judgement with
respect to matters of significance. *Relocation assistance is
provided. What your day may look like
- - Develops adjuvants and pesticide formulations.
- - Advises on which raw materials are best suited in a
- - Assists in the resolution of problems that may develop in the
research, manufacturing, and application of pesticide and adjuvant
- - Performs routine tests on various pesticides to determine a
variety of results including but not limited to, compatibility, PH
reading, particle size, storage (shelf life), handling,
- - Reads, interprets and assists in writing patents.
- - Develops SOPs and advises the manufacturing sites on quality
control processes and procedures, guidelines and best practices for
storage, handling and blending of raw material fertilizers to
maximize quality of finished products.
- - Keeps appropriate data in Excel, lab notebooks and OneDrive.
Reports results to leader in a timely manner.
- - Routinely uses testing equipment to ensure raw materials and
finished products meet specifications.
- - Uses Helena's FileMaker Pro database system.
- - Other work duties as assigned by leader.
- - Reliable and regular attendance is expected. Education and
experience needed for this position
- - Bachelor's degree in chemistry or related field is
- - Five years of formulation work experience is preferred.
- - Four years minimum Agrochemical industry experience is
preferred. Other skills that will help you succeed
- - Excellent mathematical aptitude (algebra, percentages, PPM
calculations, metric to English conversions).
- - Advanced practices and principles of chemical, biological and
- - Working knowledge of Microsoft Office including Word, Excel,
One Drive, and Outlook.
- - Ability to operate Malvern Mastersizer or Coulter particle
- - Existing relationships with suppliers and manufacturers.
- - Interpersonal and communications skills.
- - Organization skills.
- - Ability to understand and interpret technical instructions
and procedures. Your work environment and the physical aspects of
the job At Helena, safety is our highest priority. We seek out
extensive safety measures and put them in place to minimize
exposure to anything that could be potentially harmful to our
employees.The work environment for this position is that of a
typical plant or laboratory environment where the noise level is
usually moderate to loud. In this position, you will regularly work
near moving equipment/mechanical parts and could be exposed to
fumes, airborne particles, chemical and biological hazards,
vibrations and a risk of electrical shock. This position requires
you to use your hands for many different tasks and to talk, hear,
walk, stand and sit. You may be occasionally required to lift or
move up to 10 pounds. Who we are Helena Agri-Enterprises, LLC is
one of the nation's foremost agronomy solutions providers. We rank
near the top nationally in volume and sales for crop production
products, fertilizer, custom application, seed and precision
agriculture, turf management, industrial weed control, forestry,
aquatics and more. As a solutions provider, we help our customers
make critical decisions about soil variability, nutrient and water
availability, seed selection and pest management. We take pride in
working with our growers beyond the sale, helping them in every
aspect of their business.Helena operates under several main
business groups -- Helena Products Group, AGRIntelligence, Helena
Industries, LLC and Diversified Applications, Inc. Helena is a
special place to be At Helena, we are family. Our employees take
care of each other and support each other at work and in their
personal life. Our family-like atmosphere creates a positive work
environment that allows our employees to be high-performers because
they feel comfort and compassion from their manager and work team.
Our family-like culture is centered on our successful business
model "People...Products...Knowledge." People being the first for
good reason. When our employees are treated right and feel cared
for, our customers thrive and our business grows. Helena's
commitment to diversity and inclusion At Helena, we are committed
to creating a diverse and inclusive work environment where all our
employees feel safe, valued and have the opportunity to succeed. We
embrace different backgrounds and human experiences because our
customers are also diverse. When we all show deep appreciation for
each other and our customers it builds trust that strengthens
Helena and keeps us competitive. Helena supports individuals with
disabilities and reasonable accommodations may be made to enable
qualified individuals with disabilities to perform job
responsibilities. Stay connected to Helena For the latest job
postings and company news, visit us at
https://helenaagri.com/careers . Helena is an equal opportunity
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