Chemist III/Senior Chemist
Ann Arbor, MI 
Posted 1 day ago
Job Description

Our world needs ideas! As one of the world's most research-intensive chemical companies, we have been developing leading solutions for numerous sectors - from construction to photovoltaics and cosmetics to rubber - for over 100 years. We have a global presence with production sites on three continents and 14,600 employees from 70 nations.

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 aChemist III/Senior Chemist to join our growing team.

Job Responsibilities

The chemist role is responsible to development, analysis and testing of new silicone-based materials and formulations. This role contributes to interdisciplinary development projects within a team environment.

  • Develop new products and technologies that enable both growth as well as strengthen/defend the existing business position. Leverage core technology to develop offerings that provide long term performance and/or economic advantage in the marketplace.
  • Ability to design experiments, analyze results and write reports summarizing data and findings with well thought out conclusions
  • Contribute to interdisciplinary development projects within a team environment for architectural and consumer market segments.
  • Visit customers to support sales with the discovery process, identify unmet needs, and presenting results.
  • Focus on safe lab operations, managing lab routines, including equipment maintenance.
  • Effectively communicates with internal technical colleagues, including R&D, Business Teams and Production.
  • Contribute to a creative Application Development environment including idea and innovation discussions.


  • Bachelor's degree in Chemistry, Polymer Science, Materials Science, Chemical Engineering or a related field
  • Master's degree in Chemistry, Polymer Science, Materials Science, Chemical Engineering or a related field, preferred
  • Knowledge of structure, property performance relationships in polymer coatings and/or basic knowledge of interfacial phenomena and rheology
  • Minimum 4 years' experience in related field required
  • Ability to translate an idea into a viable commercial product is essential. This includes, but is not limited to experimental planning, economic evaluation, manufacturing considerations, safety and regulatory compliance, intellectual property considerations etc.
  • Ability to communicate effectively with a wide range of individuals, both on the technical side as well as the commercial side, is necessary. This includes both individuals within the company, as well as customers.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to work in cross-functional teams.
  • Strong commitment to environmental health and safety excellence.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills.
  • Driven by curiosity and has a high level of engagement.

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
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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

Wacker Chemical Corporation is a Minority/Female/ Disabled and Veteran EEO/AA Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or national origin.


Job Summary
Start Date
As soon as possible
Employment Term and Type
Regular, Full Time
Required Education
Bachelor's Degree
Required Experience
4+ years
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