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US, York, SC Healthcare Technical Service Lead (2022-96)

US, York, SC Healthcare Technical Service Lead (2022-96)


The incumbent of this position must be knowledgeable of the uses, chemistry and processing of elastomers with experience in customer support and project management.  Focus application areas within healthcare include long-term implantable devices, drug delivery systems, tubing, adhesives, ophthalmic and wound care.  The range of elastomers requires an understanding of different cure systems, rheological characterization methods and compounding methods.   Direct experience formulating, applying and testing silicone elastomers, gels and foams is preferred.   The candidate will be responsible for working within the business and Research & Technology teams to prioritize general support requests and assign resources aligned to market priorities and opportunities. Project leadership responsibilities will include initiating, planning, implementing, management and execution of application development and low complexity product development projects. The candidate will be expected to interact with all levels of personnel within the organization with a focus on open communication with the Commercial and Business Development teams to deliver growth opportunities and implement strategy.  Direct customer interaction and travel (primarily domestic) are required.    

The individual must be an independent, self-starter and extremely self-motivated to maintain focus on the deliverables associated with new product development projects.


  • Bachelor of Science Degree in Chemistry, Materials Science or Chemical Engineering preferred
  • Good time management and activity coordination skills.
  • Minimum of 5 years’ experience in a chemical or polymer manufacturing environment required, preferably with silicones.
  • Project Management methodology experience (Stage Gate preferred) related to the development of new chemical formulations and/or processes
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Good interpersonal skills and ability to use these skills to develop working relationships with external customers and internal stakeholders
  • Proven safety focus in an industrial chemical environment
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite and Design of Experiments software
  • Travel approximately 25 - 30%


Elkem will conduct a post-offer background check to confirm the information provided by candidates during the recruitment process. Additionally, a post-offer physical, including a substance screening, is required. Relevant candidates will be informed of this if it applies.

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer – M/F/Veteran/Disabled and if you are an individual with a disability, who requires an accommodation, please contact us.

  • Region: North America
  • Division: Silicones
  • Job type: R&T
  • Working hours: Full Time
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  • Application deadline: 31.03.2023
  • Location: York, SC