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Chemist (Senior)

United Initiators is a global and leading producer of peroxide based initiators and specialty chemicals. We are focused on meeting and exceeding our customers’ expectations through high quality products, outstanding reliability and constant innovation, in line with our motto “Driving Your Success”. Visit for more information.

United Initiators is a collaborative and team driven environment where we provide our employees the opportunity to learn, grow and showcase their talents.  We’re looking for members of our team who don’t want to be micromanaged and are wanting to make a difference at work every day!

Main Focus

This position serves as an industrial process chemist for the Elyria, OH plant.  The incumbent is a critical team member of on-site plant operations from day-to-day operations to new technology implementation.


  • Optimize plant processes
  • Support product safety including regulatory guidance
  • Provide troubleshooting support for plant processes.
  • New technology implementation
  • Resolve customer issues


  • Participate as a contributing member in OPPSD and represent United Initiators
  • Field customer issues especially those relevant to Thermoplastic polymers
  • Participate in plant safety policy development and investigations including MOCs and PHA studies.
  • Transfer technology and best practices from our Technical Center of Excellence; execute on projects 


  • Professional Training:  Bachelor of Science Degree in Chemistry or related field; Masters Degree preferred
  • Professional experience:  5 years experience in industrial Chemistry setting
  • Organic peroxide and peroxide initiated polymers experience a plus
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently and as part of a team, including global (international) team experience
  • Excellent verbal and written communication
  • Strong project management skills
  • Ability to work in standard office setting including computer operations and light lifting, ability to work in laboratory settings including to maneuver in the area of the lab and certain plant area, to manipulate various instruments
  • Ability to work in plant setting including exposure to weather elements.
  • Ability to respond to trouble shooting calls during evenings and weekends.
  • German language skills a plus

* Applicants must pass a background check, physical and drug screen. EOE




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