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Dyno Nobel

Research Scientist

Post Date:Dec 30, 2017Type:Full-Time
Start Date:12/30/2017Salary:
Location:US-UT-Lehi Job Reference:6027

Job Description:

About Dyno Nobel

Dyno Nobel, a wholly owned subsidiary of Incitec Pivot Limited, is a global leader in the commercial explosives industry. We provide blasting solutions and quality explosives products throughout North America and Australia, as well as selected customers in the Asia Pacific region. Due to continued results and world-leading innovation, customers in the mining, quarry, construction, pipeline and geophysical exploration industries choose Dyno Nobel.

Research Scientist I

Position Summary:

Primary focus of the position is to help create new technology and fundamentally improve existing technology that will have a positive impact on the business of the company.   Position requires working at a medium and eventually a high level of independence with significant responsibilities as a project manager. Focus will be in the development and improvement of commercial explosives technology including formulations, functional components used therein, processing and related chemistry, and novel new products and/or processes.  Additional responsibilities would include routine and non routine chemical analysis, physical characterizations, product performance characterization, and other functional evaluations. Eventual specialization in specific instrumentation-and other scientific testing and development-may be required. Field work related to problem solving/troubleshooting and to implementation of new products/processes may be required.    

Essential Functions:

  • Provide new and improved products, technology or processes within the Company’s objectives by driving scientific experiments in accordance with company goals.
  • Design and conduct laboratory and pilot scale testing on new or improved products and processes using efficient and safe experimental techniques.
  • Maintain disciplined approach to project management and experimentation that enables results to be effectively communicated with management, sales and marketing, or customers.
  • Participate in management planning to evaluate, coordinate and prioritize projects; use project management software to plan, execute and track progress on projects to ensure timely and cost effective development.
  • Be capable of designing and running analytical test methods (including relevant data analysis) for scientific instruments, functional and physical analysis, etc., that support technology development within the company.
  • Become knowledgeable about the science of industrial explosives and specifically the technology of Dyno Nobel utilizing: literature and patents, interactions and collaborations within Dyno Nobel locally and globally, industry intelligence, site visits, training opportunities, etc.
  • Comply with applicable regulatory health and safety policies and practices in order to ensure personal safety and the safety of all employees, company assets, environment and regulatory compliance to include but not limited to EPA, DOT, ATF, DHS, MSHA.
  • Apply and enforce regulatory health and safety requirements and implement the DNI HSE Management System.
  • Must satisfy the requirement for a "possessor of explosives" as defined by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms



Master’s Degree (M.S) from four-year college  or equivalent combination of education, training and experience in Chemistry, Organic Chemistry, Surface Chemistry, Inorganic Chemistry, Physical Chemistry, Engineering, Chemical Engineering or Mechanical Engineering.​


5 years experience with progressively increasing responsibility.
Ability to adapt technology to achieve results.

Experience in advanced studies can be counted toward requirement.

Minimum of 2 years laboratory experience.

Experience and understanding of equipment maintenance and trouble-shooting and common analytical instrumentation.


Advanced working knowledge of chemistry and familiarity with typical instrumentation, chemical analysis methods.

Use of efficient techniques in development, experimentation and testing such as statistical design of experiments and statistical data analysis to limit material and time costs.

Knowledge and understanding of chemical hazards.

Computer Skills: Solid understanding of Microsoft Office and Lotus Notes applications

Mathematical skills sufficient to understand and apply the disciplines of chemistry, basic physics, etc.

Good laboratory, scientific and analytical skills.

Ability to learn and adapt to proprietary software utilized with analytical instrumentation.

Ability to work both independently and as part of a team.   

Work Environment and Physical Conditions:

The demands described here are representative of those that must be met by the employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this position.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Ability to wear and care for applicable personal protective equipment (such as, safety glasses and shoes, respirator, hard hat and ear protection, safety harness) as required by site specific requirements.

Dyno Nobel is an equal employment opportunity employer and will give all qualified applicants consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Being a part of the Dyno Nobel team is a combination of everything that is unique about Dyno Nobel: our culture, our core values, our commitment to safety, but most importantly, it is our people. It is what set us apart from your average employer, and is everything that makes Dyno Nobel a great place to work. At Dyno Nobel, we are committed to equal employment opportunity.

Dyno Nobel does not accept resumes from headhunters, placement agencies, or other suppliers that have not signed a formal agreement with us. Our supplier base is restricted to specified hiring needs. Therefore, any resume received from an unapproved supplier will be considered unsolicited, and Dyno Nobel will not be obligated to pay a referral or placement fee.

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