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Innovation & Technology
WD30107787025 Requisition #

What you will do

  • As a Development Chemist in the Special Hazards/Agents New Product Introduction Team, you will work on developing and testing next generation fire suppression agents.  

How you will do it

  • Responsibilities include research into new technologies, development of new technologies into commercial products, interfacing with 3rd party approval agencies, and assisting with new product commercialization and production scale-up via a stage-gate product development new product development process.  
  • Development activities may include the handling of flammable liquids, live fire tests requiring the use of PPE, and lifting loads up to thirty-five pounds.
  • Comfortable trying new ideas, challenging assumptions, and learning from unsuccessful efforts and the work of others.  
  • The ability to pivot based on the needs of the business is critical.

What we look for

  • Bachelor of Science in Chemistry is required 
  • 4 - 6 years’ experience in a research and development environment 
  • Strong laboratory fundamentals including documentation and chemical hygiene/safety required
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills and the ability to work as part of a cross-functional product development team required
  • Experience with surfactant and/or polymer chemistry highly desirable
  • Experience with special hazards fire suppression highly desirable 
  • Sound understanding of statistical methods including Design of Experiments (DoE) desirable, Six Sigma coursework or certification a plus
  • Experience with stage-gate product development processes is desirable
  • A successful candidate for the position is a focused, creative thinker with a drive for results who is comfortable working independently or as part of a team.  



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Johnson Controls is an equal employment opportunity and affirmative action employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, protected veteran status, status as a qualified individual with a disability, or any other characteristic protected by law. For more information, please view EEO is the Law. If you are an individual with a disability and you require an accommodation during the application process, please visit www.johnsoncontrols.com/tomorrowneedsyou

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