Product Specialist - Materials Characterization in Richmond VA

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Title: 
Product Specialist - Materials Characterization
Date: 
11/30/2020
Job ID: 
703397
Location: 
Richmond VA
Degree: 
Not Specified
Salary: 
Not Specified
Job Types:
Chemical Engineer, Food Technol/Scientist

The Product Specialist applies scientific knowledge and principles to provide in-depth training and assistance the company’s sales staff and customers on the proper use of highly complex measuring and laboratory instruments. The Product Specialist also represents the company as a technical expert with respect to the assigned product line.

This position will form part of our Business Unit Solutions team and will work with a variety of materials characterization and analytic chemistry instrumentation.

This position requires anywhere from 40% to 60% travel. Travel is typically intermittent, and usually entails a two- or three-night trip to a client site within the region for demos, installations, and/or trainings.

Responsibilities:

  • Provides customers with technical and application assistance on the proper use of proprietary hardware and software
  • Performs installations for new instruments at customer sites
  • Conducts market and competitive analysis from relevant sources such as marketing reports and research, publications, conferences, trade shows, and product demonstrations
  • Determines experimental design for prospect testing, conducts said testing, and completes a professional report thereof
  • Assists in developing sales aids and promotional materials, such as application notes and reports
  • Researches, writes, and presents technical articles, papers, and posters
  • Maintains the highest level of knowledge of company products and services and the underlying scientific and technical principles
  • Performs other duties as assigned
  • Should possess analytical problem solving, creative thinking skills, excellent verbal/written communication and interpersonal skills, and exceptional customer service skills

Qualifications:

  • Ideal candidates will have advanced knowledge of the theoretical and practical application of engineering science and technology
  • Maintaining a valid driver&##39;s license and passport
  • Bachelor&##39;s degree required in chemical engineering, materials science, chemistry, physics, or related field.
  • Master&##39;s degree in chemical engineering, materials science, chemistry, physics, or related field is preferred.
  • 3 years industrial laboratory experience and/or 3 years of experience working in the analytical instrumentation industry preferred.

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