Associate Chemist/Engineer

Company Name:
Preferred Sands
Company Overview:
Preferred Sands, headquartered in Radnor, PA, is one of North America's largest manufacturers and providers of frac sand for oil and natural gas companies in the hydraulic fracturing industry. Launched in 2007, Preferred Sands is the market's only commercial manufacturer with an available green technology in resin-coated sand. With its innovative product development and reclamation projects, the company is not only committed to the protection of the environment but also the health and safety of the communities it serves. With strategic plant locations in
and Canada, the company has core competencies in logistic transportation. Preferred Sands has been named to Inc. 500's prestigious annual list of "Fastest Growing Private Companies in America" (2013) and Deloitte Technology Fast 500(TM) (2013), as well as one of
's "Best Places to Work." The company's innovative RCS product line has also been recognized by the Oil & Gas Awards as the "Environmental Initiative of the Year" for 2013. Additionally, CEO, Michael O'Neill, has been named Ernst & Young's Entrepreneur of the Year in Energy, Cleantech and Natural Resources (2012) and SmartCEO Magazine's CEO of the Year (2012).
We have expanded our technology base to include coated sands and ceramics. These coatings could incorporate a variety of polymers, catalysts, surfactants and coupling agents are designed to generate unique performance properties. We are looking for an Associate Chemist/Engineer with a background in polymer and material sciences to work in our R&D facility in Houston,
Plan, organize, and coordinate daily laboratory tests and analyses.
Analyze data and prepare technical reports.
Maintain rigorous record keeping practices, use various on-line databases, and operate independently in a research laboratory.
Assist with the development of product formulations and implementation processes.
Assist with formulation optimizations for technical, efficiency, and performance improvements.
Assist customer service resolving customer issues, through the development and management of a quality control system for raw materials and products, and ongoing research and development in the area of chemicals and resin coated proppant sand.
Assist with organizational understanding of the chemistry behind company's product line
Be able to assist in projects or assignments that may include both internal and external resources.
Evaluate chemical equipment and processes to identify ways to optimize performance or to ensure compliance with safety and environmental regulations.
Demonstrates good laboratory skills (cleanliness, attention to detail, organization, and thoroughness) and possess an aptitude for understanding practical (customer) application of the products being tested.
Perform other duties as assigned.
BS degree in related science/engineering and 1-3 years of experience.
Experience in the oil industry is a plus.
Ability to build strong working relationships with management, cross functional teams and customers.
Ability to meet deadlines.
Ability to work under pressure.
Must be able to work independently.

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