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Scientist - Chemical

South Bend, Indiana;

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H.B. Fuller is a leading global adhesives provider focusing on perfecting adhesives, sealants and other specialty chemicals across all industries throughout the world.  While our products are virtually invisible, they play a vital role in ensuring the quality of modern life and we are committed to connecting what matters to solve some of the world's biggest adhesion challenges.

H.B. Fuller’s Engineering Adhesives segment develops adhesive solutions for the automotive and aerospace, wood and composite, electronics and energy, glass, durable assembly, and bus, truck, rail and recreational vehicle industries. As these dynamic markets continue to change, and consumers demand lighter, safer, greener and more reliable products, we partner with our customers to deliver highly engineered solutions.

H.B. Fuller was recognized by Forbes as one of America’s Top Employers for 2022.

Scientist - Chemical

South Bend, Indiana

The Scientist leads projects that generate new product, process or method concepts leveraging the Stage Gate process discipline to meet market and business needs. In this position the ability to collaborate and communicate across disciplines, functions and regions is highly valued. The Scientist has an understanding of markets and applications, enabling the scientist to proactively identify new opportunities and gain buy-in from senior leadership to create projects or initiatives. The position also coaches, mentors, and guides research of technical colleagues.

Primary Duties

  • Planning and leading large-scale research and development projects, using project management discipline, design of experiment (DOE) methodologies and statistical analysis to draw conclusions and present solutions based on understanding of structure-property-performance relationships

  • Generating new product, process or method concepts within an area of specialty

  • Meeting research goals within time and budget constraints

  • Providing technical leadership of projects through the Stage-Gate process

  • Preparing and presenting reports to customers and business leaders

  • Participating in global or cross-functional project teams, collaborating across functional and regional boundaries

  • Coaching and mentoring others in the lab

  • Supporting operations to facilitate scale-up and efficient production of developed technologies

  • Fulfilling responsibilities as required by the Quality System for the site/business unit

  • Working in a safe and efficient manner

Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in a scientific discipline

  • 2 yrs of professional industry experience

  • Ability to lift 50 pounds

  • Ability to stand, reach and walk in a manufacturing facility

  • Travel up to 10%

Preferred Qualifications

  • Chemical industry experience

  • Adhesives or coatings experience

  • Quality experience using UL or FM approvals for audits

Employees receive full benefits, including medical, dental, insurance, 401k contribution, paid time off and paid Holidays. All employees qualify for an annual cash bonus based on business performance. Annual raises are based on company and individual performance.

To all recruitment agencies: H.B. Fuller does not accept agency resumes unless directly engaged by Human Resources. Please do not forward any resumes to Human Resources or any employees. H.B. Fuller is not responsible for any fees related to unsolicited resumes.

At H.B. Fuller, we are proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer and are committed to providing all applicants and employees with equal employment opportunity. We subscribe to the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) policy of employing and promoting individuals based on their merits, regardless of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, citizenship status, or any other protected classification.

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