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R&D Aerosol Chemist

Company: Beauty Quest Group
Location: Rantoul
Posted on: January 15, 2022

Job Description:

JOB TITLE: R&D Aerosol ChemistREPORTS TO: Director of R&DJOB SUMMARY: An experienced Aerosol Chemist with a minimum 5 years laboratory experience in an Aerosol Cosmetic Laboratory.
Rantoul, IL 61866Company Information:

  • Located near Champaign-Urbana, IL
  • New ownership-well established with over 30 years of excellent service and experience
  • Inclusive, high quality and progressive brand and contract manufacturing
  • Over $100 million annual revenues and growing
  • Leading integrated manufacturer and marketer of branded and private label hair care, color and styling products to professional salons and specialty retailers.
  • Clients include Aquage, RUSK and One 'n Only, as well as private label brands for leading retailers.This is an excellent opportunity with a growing company that offers attractive compensation and benefitsWhat the Company Offers You:
    • Numerous opportunities for advancement
    • Medical, dental, vision, life and disability insurance
    • 401(k) retirement savings plan with company match
    • New hire orientation, continuous learning and development programs and tuition reimbursement
    • Paid holidays and PTOFormulation:
      • Be able to work completely independently after projects are identified.
      • Defines daily job duties and schedules tasks to accomplish goals.
      • Ability to handle multiple projects at one time and changing priorities and timelines.
      • Become familiar with skin and hair care technologies (surfactant systems, gels, emulsions, serums) in order to be able to make cosmetic products.
      • Be familiar with hair care technologies (mousses, hairsprays, spray wax, conditioners, dry shampoos) in order to make products.
      • Become familiar with ways to process these technologies and evaluate their functional effect.
      • Be able to reverse engineer aerosol products (valves, actuators, cans, concentrate, propellant, and concentrate/propellant ration) in order to duplicate the product.
      • Be familiar with the safe filling of aerosol products.
      • Be familiar with the safe use of aerosol filling equipment.
      • Be familiar with the various components of aerosol products (cans, valves, actuators, concentrate, etc.) and how they interact to produce the final product.
      • Be able to manipulate the components to optimize the product.
      • Be able to access formulations through supplier information, websites or literature.
      • Monitor stability of experimental formulas for 3 months at 25 and 50 C to predict product shelf life.
      • Once customer approves a formula for production, provide bulk for: QC standard, fill weight, sales samples.Raw Material/Supplier:
        • Communicate with raw material manufacturers to identify new materials, improve formulation understanding, check availability and clarify information for QC and purchasing.
        • Provide COA and MSDS to QC for new raw materials, assist in obtaining such information for existing ones as needed, for R&D files.
        • Communicate with valve manufacturers to improve function or troubleshoot problems.Process Scale-up /Manufacturing:
          • Provide component specifications and drawings to Incoming Quality Control.
          • Provide technical specifications (fill weights, crimp depths and diameters, stem heights, vacuum, stem heights, hot tank temperature) to Incoming Quality Control.
          • Write manufacturing procedure, batch specifications, and finished product specifications.
          • Participate in pilot scale-up and first manufacturing to insure customer satisfaction.
          • Communicate process changes, improvements of each scale-up to revise, optimize the manufacturing procedures.
          • Provide technical support/assistance for customer complaints and aerosol line production issuesCommunication:
            • Document all laboratory experiments; enter formulas into computer database, procedures and specification recommendations.
            • Advise sales of timing to complete projects, especially in cases of delays.Laboratory Housekeeping:
              • Maintain a safe lab bench area.Fp4R3bdk0u

Keywords: Beauty Quest Group, Champaign , R&D Aerosol Chemist, Other , Rantoul, Illinois

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