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Senior Product Development Chemist

Company: Rea Magnet Wire
Location: Lafayette
Posted on: January 9, 2022

Job Description:



Lafayette, IN


Rea Magnet Wire Company, Inc. is one of the world's largest manufacturers of magnet and nonferrous wire products. Rea produces copper, aluminum and brass-insulated magnet wire and bare wire used in the manufacture of motors, transformers and coils.


The Senior Production Development Chemist designs and develops products to support Rea's critical initiatives. Leads and manages insulation system technology innovations and improvements. The primary focus is solvent-based coatings. Supports operations by working with interdisciplinary teams to continuously improve Rea's insulation system sourcing and application.


  • Designs, develops, leads, and manages new or improved insulation systems and other product development projects to support critical initiatives ensuring projects are completed on time and within budget. Performs a variety of complex tasks and projects utilizing project management tools and techniques.
  • Supports operations with continuous improvement in insulation system sourcing and application. Works with operations on insulation system make-up, storage, distribution, and process.
  • Provides guidance and input to operations on insulation system costs and bill of materials.
  • Coordinates the generation of sample orders required for insulation system and product development.
  • Establishes and maintains partnerships with key raw insulating material suppliers to promote improvements in products and processes.
  • Supports Sales and Marketing in developing and introducing unique new products to ensure continued business growth. Provides technical writing assistance to Sales and Marketing for Rea product literature.
  • Performs testing, analysis of results and report generation function for Rea customers, internal and external. Is a key resource in a variety of magnet wire concepts, testing procedures, test equipment, and practices.
  • Demonstrates improvements using appropriate statistical tools and generates technical reports and white papers for internal and external distribution.
  • Supports other projects as necessary.QUALIFICATIONS
    • Minimum bachelor's degree in Organic Chemistry, with master's degree strongly preferred.
    • Experience utilizing Six Sigma data analysis and problem-solving tools.
    • Six Sigma greenbelt certification preferred.
    • Ten (10) years of organic chemistry experience in manufacturing, production, quality, or R&D
    • Knowledge of product development practices (APQP).
    • Knowledge of magnet wire products and applications preferred.
    • Strong analytical and project management skills.
    • Travel 10-20%

Keywords: Rea Magnet Wire, Lafayette , Senior Product Development Chemist, Other , Lafayette, Indiana

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