As the Product Development Chemist, you will perform sample analysis for product recommendations for sales, develop and implement new technologies and industrial specialty chemical products as recognized by the company for potential markets. Promote cooperative team environment and support the product development process from idea to product launch. 

Duties and Responsibilities: 

  • Provide support to quality control and general support for all lab activities. 
  • Conduct sample analysis and provide product recommendation to sales staff. 
  • Support laboratory compliance activities, government reporting and classification of products under GHS and TDG. 
  • Develop new products for application to Guardian markets and evaluate them for chemical and physical properties, performance and stability. 
  • Improve current formulations of products when needed. 
  • Research new raw material and formulations and review existing formulations for potential improvements. 
  • Respond to technical problem solving and support sales staff – Troubleshooting.
  • Serve as a resource for general technical information.
  • Collaborate with staff on technical matters within the lab and other departments as required.

What you will bring: 

  • BSc (Honours Specialization) in Chemistry. 
  • Knowledge and skills in R&D and laboratory procedures working with chemicals, instrumentations and computers. 
  • Knowledge and skills in chemical procedures and test method development. 
  • Excellent interpersonal communication. 
  • The ability to work independently or within a group sharing information and assisting others. 
  • Ability to work under strict time constraints. 
  • Ability to troubleshoot, research, develop, document, setup and maintain new processes in the lab. 
  • Support the Mission, Vision and Core Values of Guardian Chemicals Inc. * Safety First, EH&S Awareness, Follow QEHS Programs including Quality and EHS Policies.* 

As part of our commitment to the health and safety of our employees, customers and the communities in which we operate, this role requires full vaccination for COVID-19 prior to beginning work. 

Location: Sturgeon County

Job Types: Full-time, Permanent 

Job Type: Full-time 

Competitive Salary 

Schedule: 8:00am – 4:30pm, Monday – Friday 

Remote work is not suited for this position 

Better Chemistry for a Better Future.

We believe that we can create a better future for our communities, customers and employees by doing chemistry better. When we create safer, more efficient, more environmentally responsible chemistry and apply it using the best people and technology available we can make a huge impact.

With over 60 years of research & development driven progress in specialty chemistry, Guardian Chemicals has worked hard to earn our reputation as a leader in the space. Our team, unified through their share vision and core values, work together to support our customers and the industries they serve to drive a cleaner, safer, and more efficient industry forward.

Based in Sturgeon County, Alberta, Guardian provides direct chemical, equipment, and specialized service technologists to a large variety of primary and secondary industries throughout Canada, the USA, and internationally.  Guardian currently has three main divisions: industrial, water treatment, and wood products.

Our Core Values

At Guardian Chemicals, we pride ourselves on being an innovative, purpose driven organization that is making a real impact on the people and the environment around us. We have ambitious growth goals and an energized team executing on our strategy every day. As an organization is only as strong as its people, it is important that each and every person not only share our core values, but take ownership over their role and the impact that they have on the company. We strive to create a high trust, high performance, and fun work environment for all of our employees.

1. Seek Understanding – Ask, Listen, Absorb

2. Growth Mindset – Always looking to develop

3. Initiative – Take the first step, go beyond

4. Grit – perseverance through determination

5. Courage – Try what scares you, trust those around you, say what matters

6. Elevate Others – Create heroes in those around you.

At Guardian Chemicals, We Believe Diversity & Inclusion Drive Innovation 

  • We are committed to the celebration of cultural differences, personal and professional values, and how these contribute to our culture and the communities we serve.
  • We understand that everyone has strengths, and we embrace those strengths.
  • We nurture the growth of each of our employees and empower our teams supporting our core values.
  • We are a proud participant of the 50 – 30 Challenge - an initiative specializing in the recruitment of a diverse and inclusive workforce.
  • We believe a diverse and inclusive workforce is essential.
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