Share this Job

R&D Manager - Mining Chemicals Job


Mulberry, FL, United States

Employment Type:  Regular
Category:  Research and Development
Posting Date:  Mar 16, 2023

Innovative and durable solutions

Our high performance products have applications in wide-ranging areas, from new generation car batteries or telephones to recyclable wind turbine blades, from adhesives for the protective backsheets of solar panels to drinking water filtration systems, from running shoes and acrylic resins with no solvent and no volatile organic compound for 3D printing to molecular sieves for portable oxygen devices used by people suffering from respiratory failure.



Reporting to the Sr. Director, Global Mining Technologies and in conjunction with R&D leadership and commercial functions, this position is responsible for identifying key research areas in mining chemicals both in terms of chemistry, formulation and physico-chemical characterization methodologies. Develops patent protected solutions, establishes relationships with customers, engineering companies and universities.


  • Work closely with leadership to identify gaps and propose research programs for the same. Uses structure property principles to develop next generation solutions
  • Understands Arkema lab and pilot synthesis and manufacturing expertise and works collaboratively with synthesis team to design next generation solutions
  • Works with Sr Director of Technology and Innovation to develop IP portfolio, performs active monitoring of competitive & potential technology partners & scientific landscape
  • Identify and establish joint R&D programs with universities, outside labs, development partners, and other Arkema labs to enhance our own capabilities, proposes associated budget 
  • Performs all chemistry and physics techniques with minimal supervision and interfaces/collaborates with other analysts
  • Provides technical support and expertise to internal and external customers / partners including R&D, Technical Services, EHS and Corporate Social Responsibility Team.
  • Develops new analytical procedures, new techniques, reverse engineering, and measurement technologies for characterizing and evaluating the quality and performance of our products and raw materials, proposes associated capital investment
  • Demonstrates leadership in promoting a safe workplace by active participation in safety improvement, complies with all regulatory and company requirements, s
  • Presents work at the internal and external meetings; prepares and reviews development reports efficiently and on schedule; ensures data quality and traceability in shared files for further and future analysis
  • Support business strategies and initiatives at key customers by building relationships with key stakeholders
  • Limited travel, up to 25%


  • The position requires a Ph.D.  in Physical Chemistry, Chemistry, or Materials/Polymers Science or Engineering
  • 8+ years of experience in the mining/cleaning/crop protection/metal working/oilfield/textile industry. (or 12+ years experience in mining chemicals with a Bachelors Degree)
  • Demonstrated technical excellence which delivers significant commercial impact in a globalized business. 
  • Demonstrated Innovation track record. Strong communication skills, customer interface and track record for uncovering opportunities.  
  • Being organized, self-motivated, and capable of multi-tasking, working both independently and within a collaborative environment
  • Experience with surfactants, foam characterization GC/MS, HPLC, ICP, XRF is a plus 


Joining Arkema means being part of a Group enjoying sustained growth that in little more than a decade has built up an exemplary achievement record, setting high ambitions for itself and for its employees.

All our job opportunities are open to people with disabilities at equal merit or with equal skill levels.

Job Segment: R&D Engineer, R&D, CSR, Chemical Research, Organic Chemistry, Engineering, Research, Management, Science