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Methods Development Chemist – TX

Houston, Texas

English (US)

Job Description

Division: Process Industries and Drives
Business Unit: Process Automation
Requisition Number: 231520
Primary Location: United States-Texas-Houston
Assignment Category: Full-time regular
Experience Level: Mid level
Education Required Level: Bachelor's Degree
Travel Required: 10%

Division Description:

Siemens is a global technology powerhouse that has stood for engineering excellence, innovation, quality, reliability and internationally for more than 165 years. As a global technology company, Siemens is rigorously leveraging the advantages that this setup provides. To tap business opportunities in both new and established markets, the Company is organized in eight  Divisions: Power and Gas, Power Generation Services,  Energy Management, Building Technologies, Mobility, Digital Factory, Process Industries and Drives,  and Financial Services.
Siemens Process Industries & Drives helps customers increase productivity, safety, reliability, efficiency and time-to-market for plants and processes with innovative, integrated technology across the entire lifecycle. With a deep understanding of individual market segments, Siemens helps customers respond quickly and confidently to new market requirements and challenges, strengthening their competitiveness.

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Job Description:

Siemens US Talent Acquisition

Position Overview
Are you ready to design/develop gas chromatography analyses on a process gas chromatograph?  Siemens Industry, Inc's Analytical Products and Solutions Business Unit has an immediate opening for a mid-level Analytical Methods Development chemist for the Houston, TX facility. The successful candidate will possess, as a minimum, the requirements listed below in the Knowledge/Skills section which are necessary to provide process gas chromatographic solutions to meet customer requirements as well as be comfortable in working in a team environment.


In this role, the successful candidate will apply themselves to define the analytical hardware and operating conditions required to accomplish the customer's requested analysis through gas chromatographic methodologies such as parallel chromatography.  The chemist will work with team engineers to develop production drawings as well as develop new analytical methods as needed.  Method development will consist of in part, determining appropriate gas chromatographic column combinations while optimizing parameters such as carrier flows and application temperatures through experimentation.  

  • On-job safety
  • Development of process gas chromatographic solutions
  • Implementation of Lean practices
  • Assist in standardization of work processes
  • Specify chromatographic designs for production orders
  • Interface with internal/external customers
  • Testing of designed solutions in a production environment.

Required Knowledge/Skills, Education, and Experience

  • Bachelor's Degree in Chemistry, ACS accredited
  • Core experiences with analytical chemistry
  • 2-4yrs experience of demonstrated proficiency with gas and/or liquid chromatography method development
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Applications
  • Effective communication skills including technical writing
  • Strong technical skills 

Qualified Applicants must be legally authorized for employment in the Unites States. Qualified Applicants will not require employer sponsored work authorization now or in the future for employment in the United States.

Preferred Knowledge/Skills, Education, and Experience

  • 2-4yrs experience of demonstrated proficiency with multidimensional chromatography theory and method development implementation
  • Hands-on experience with Process Gas Chromatographs (PGC)
  • Experience with Visual Basic (or equivalent) and database concepts
  • Lean/6S skills
  • Familiarity with SAP

Job Family Responsibilities:

Completes a wide variety of technical assignments of intermediate complexity. Performs tests or investigations pertaining to the development of new designs, methods, materials, or processes and investigates possible application of results. Obtains, correlates, and analyzes technical information needed to accomplish tasks. Completes the preparation of reports, charts, graphs, and other documents and advises senior staff.  Reviews and approves related inputs such as drawings and specifications prepared by technical support personnel.  Assists in developing designs for a variety of products, processes, and components.


See above Required Knowledge/Skills section

Knowledge and Experience:

Demonstrates an enhanced knowledge of professional principles and skills. Effectively uses fundamental concepts, practices, and procedures of particular area of specialization. Typically 2-4 years of successful experience in related field and successful demonstration of Key Responsibilities and Knowledge as presented above. Advanced degree MAY be substituted for experience, where applicable.

Direction of Others:

Provide general guidance or train support and/or professional staff.

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement
Siemens is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer encouraging diversity in the workplace. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to their race, color, creed, religion, national origin, citizenship status, ancestry, sex, age, physical or mental disability, marital status, family responsibilities, pregnancy, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender expression, gender identity, transgender, sex stereotyping, protected veteran or military status, and other categories protected by federal, state or local law.

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