• R&D Chemical Engineer, Formulations

    Location US-DE-Newark
    Job ID
    # Positions
    Exp. (Yrs)
    Research & Development
    Full Time
    Visa Sponsorship
    Domestic Travel Required
    % Domestic Travel
    10 - 20 %
    Company Vehicle
    Working from Home Office
    Relocation Eligible
  • Company Overview

    FMC Corporation is a leading specialty company focused on agricultural technologies. FMC provides innovative and cost-effective solutions to enhance crop yield and quality by controlling a broad spectrum of insects, weeds and disease, as well as in non-agricultural markets for pest control.
    FMC is a globally diverse organization that offers its employees exciting opportunities to work on challenging projects that are important to the achievement of our strategic objectives. Your education and professional experience are valued and put to use from day one. Your success at completing key initiatives can result in a varied, progressive and fulfilling career with FMC.
    With a corporate culture of innovation, integrity, responsibility and customer intimacy, we foster “The Right Chemistry” in everything we do. We are looking for people to join us in creating, developing, and improving our products, our processes, and our markets.  If you are ready to make a difference every day, FMC is ready to talk to you.


    FMC Agricultural Solutions is seeking a Chemical Engineer for commercialization of new agricultural products. Our business has a robust pipeline of new products that anticipate our customers’ needs and contribute to their long-term prosperity while advancing agriculture.


    This role requires physical chemistry/chemical engineering knowledge, as well as work experience in process development, pilot plant or commercial operations roles. The successful candidate will conduct a pilot plant-based program to develop commercial manufacturing processes for agricultural formulations as part of a cross-functional team of formulation chemists, analytical chemists and engineers. The role includes engineering support through all phases of process development, with responsibility from early stage to commercial launch. 


    Responsibilities of the role include:

    • Develop process concepts and initial cost analyses for manufacturing processes.
    • Generate, compile, and communicate all relevant material hazard and process-related safety concerns, and define necessary mitigation strategies
    • Design and conduct pilot plant experiments to demonstrate commercial process feasibility and to establish essential engineering parameters.
    • Develop basic design data, define operating conditions and critical limits, and establish safety and quality parameters for the commercial process through scale up and modeling of unit operations.
    • Effectively document and transfer technology and know-how for the successful operation of commercial facilities.
    • Participate in the pre-campaign planning and start-up of commercial operations
    • Participate in/initiate process improvement initiatives.
    • Maintain stewardship over processes and provide technical expertise as necessary.
    • Lead cross-functional teams in scale-up efforts (formulation chemists, plant engineers, pilot plant staff etc)

    Required Education

    BS Degree Chemical Engineering


    • 0-5 years R&D or industrial experience in agricultural, fine or specialty chemicals or pharmaceutical industry preferred
    • Microbiological/biotechnical/bioengineering experience preferred
    • Flexible work schedules to accommodate different geographies required
    • Strong background in statistical concepts and statistical modeling software (e.g. DOE, Minitab) required.
    • Manufacturing or scale-up experience ideal.
    • Expertise in dry and wet particle size reduction technologies ideal.
    • Expertise in basic fluid dynamics, especially mixing and agitation, ideal.
    • Experience in capital project or general project management preferred.
    • Travel to local North American and international sites may be required (less than 20%).

    EEO Statement

    At FMC, diversity and inclusion are in our DNA. We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer with a commitment to creating an inclusive workplace where all employees can thrive – regardless of race, gender, sex, pregnancy, gender identity and/or expression, sexual orientation, national origin or ancestry, citizenship status, color, age, religion or religious creed, physical or mental disability, medical condition, genetic information, marital status, military or veteran status, or any other basis protected by federal, state or local law. FMC also supports employee participation in company employee resource groups that celebrate the diverse backgrounds of our workforce by providing communities for employees to connect with each other and raise awareness throughout FMC.


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