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Formulation Chemist - Adjuvant & Crop Protection (Agriculture) - (California,Denver, or Texas)

Company: Wilbur-Ellis Company
Location: Helm
Posted on: January 22, 2023

Job Description:

DescriptionAre you a chemist with a demonstrated record of achievement in formulation research and development? Do you have in-depth formulation development experience, preferably in adjuvant additives and crop protection? Do you have a proven ability to lead, plan and execute research projects on difficult problems with cross-functional teams? Do you have a degree in Chemistry and at least 5 years of practical industry experience in an R&D agricultural product development environment? If so, we'd like to hear from you!
For a century, Wilbur-Ellis has experienced success and growth in marketing and distributing agricultural products and services. Join us and grow your career with a strong and profitable industry leader offering competitive compensation, tremendous growth and development opportunities, and a people-first work environment. Come grow with us!
General Purpose and Scope of Position:
The Adjuvant and Crop Protection Formulation Chemist will direct lab activities for the development, registration, and manufacture of new branded Adjuvant and Crop Protection products and formulations. This role will partner with sales, marketing, environmental, health, safety, and security (EHSS), regulatory, operations, and manufacturing teams to identify business needs and determine the best formulation development path forward. This role will also advise and educate the field on product use in order to expand the market and drive business results.
Key Skills and Abilities:


  • Proven ability to lead, plan and execute research projects on difficult problems with cross-functional teams
  • Demonstrated record of achievement for formulation research and development on adjuvants and crop protection products
  • In-depth formulation development experience, preferably in adjuvants, biologicals, and crop protection.
  • Strong understanding of formulation and application technologies based on practical use of physical-chemical properties and analytical methods
  • Proven track record of generating new innovations and application of cutting-edge technology
  • BS in Chemistry or related field required; MS or Ph.D. is desirable
  • Minimum of 5 years of practical industry experience in a research & development environment required

    Key Personal Attributes:

    • Strong attention to detail, problem-solving, record keeping, and decision-making skills
    • Solid verbal, written, and interpersonal communication skills
    • Strong analytical and critical thinker
    • Advocates safety culture always

      Specific Responsibilities and Key Deliverables:

      • Direct laboratory activities pertaining to Agricultural Adjuvant and Crop Protection product development
      • Provide direction to laboratory staff on activities pertaining to product development and quality control requirements
      • Design formulations for new Wilbur-Ellis branded Adjuvant and Crop Protection products
      • Perform quantitative and qualitative analysis of raw materials
      • Interface with manufacturing on proper formulation and production of Adjuvant and Crop Protection products. Maintain Share-Point site for manufacturing formulas
      • Work with branded portfolio managers to implement training for field staff. Participate in Product Development and Branded Technology Teams
      • Act as a resource to field staff with questions pertaining to product functionality and performance, compatibility, stability, specifications, and Quality Control requirements
      • Work with Product Regulatory and Environmental Health Safety and Services Departments on chemistry details of products, registrations, labels, and SDS documents
      • Provide forensic laboratory services to determine sources of product failure or quality issues. Troubleshoot issues with products in the field or storage at branches
      • Evaluate competitive products, technologies, and marketing materials
      • Meet with vendors to vet products or technology offerings. Evaluate raw materials for supply chain managers and new technologies for Product Development opportunities
      • Coordinate with the Nutritional Formulation Chemist on projects combining Crop Protection, Adjuvant, and Nutrition products
      • Produce training materials and presentations for field staff education
      • Provide data and advice to marketing staff to produce brochures, bulletins, etc.
      • Review system bill of materials and Manufacturing recipes and production procedures prior to issuance of a system item number for Branded Products to ensure they meet labels and proper manufacturing Regulatory compliance
      • Perform all other duties as assigned by management in a professional and efficient manner
      • Travel required: up to 20%

        Compensation and Benefits:

        • In compliance with all states and cities requiring transparency of pay, the base compensation for this position ranges from $98,800 to $138,233. Note that salary may vary based on location, skills, and experience. This position is eligible for an annual discretionary bonus and vacation, holidays, health, dental, vision, mental health, retirement plans, and other benefits.


          If you are currently a Wilbur-Ellis employee, please notify your Manager prior to applying for this position. Thank you!

          COMPANY CULTURE
          Wilbur-Ellis is a company you can be proud to call your employer
          Wilbur-Ellis markets and distributes agricultural products, animal feed, and specialty chemicals, and food ingredients. A privately held and consistently profitable company, we employ more than 4,000 people throughout North America and Asia-Pacific.
          Wilbur-Ellis is for and about people
          Wilbur-Ellis has over 100 years of success and growth, all thanks to our people. Our employees are both leaders and team players who thrive on creativity, entrepreneurial spirit, and a dedication to quality work, our customers, and each other.
          Wilbur-Ellis invests in the industry's best workforce
          Wilbur-Ellis invests heavily in our employees by offering skill development and training, competitive compensation and benefits, and a tradition of promoting from within for a broad range of career opportunities. And we foster a supportive, people-first work environment.
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          Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

          The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor's legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)

Keywords: Wilbur-Ellis Company, Fresno , Formulation Chemist - Adjuvant & Crop Protection (Agriculture) - (California,Denver, or Texas), Other , Helm, California

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