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Research & Development Engineer

Des Plaines, Illinois Contract Job ID: 1910101748
Estimated Duration: 9 months


PDS Tech, Inc. is seeking a Research and Development Engineer in Des Plains, IL.

Position responsibilities: 

• Carry out experimental investigations, including catalyst preparation and testing operations, under the guidance of senior staff 
• Operations include but are not limited to: wet chemical manipulations using laboratory glassware and stirrer/hotplates, pH meters, laboratory ovens and furnaces, and gas chromatography 
• Set-up and maintain laboratory equipment and supplies 
• Execute planned experiments on schedule 
• Perform calculations for chemical reactions and product analysis 
• Organize and maintain electronic and paper copies of information pertaining to the performed experiments including laboratory notebooks 
• Build and provide expertise in areas of catalyst preparation chemistry and equipment operation
• Provide summaries of results – both verbally and in written form – and discuss these with senior staff and project teams 
• Strictly follow laboratory procedures and safety policies and maintain monthly Safety Management System requirements
• Local candidates preferred - no relocation assistance to be provided.  
Basic Qualifications 
• A bachelor’s degree in chemistry or a related discipline 
• 1-10 years of experience working in an industrial, academic, government, or similar laboratory in a R&D setting is required. Part-time and/or summer academic research laboratory experience can be counted towards this qualification. 

Preferred Qualifications 
• Working knowledge of Microsoft Excel, Word, and Power Point 
• Strong multi-tasking skills together with the ability to effectively manage project deliverables 
• Strong organizational skills 
• Self-motivated and having demonstrated experience working with multiple internal customers and 
• Time management skills 
• Excellent interpersonal communication skills (verbal and written) 
• Demonstrated attention to detail 
• Ability to work in a team based environment
More Details

PDS Tech, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, national origin, disability, veteran status, age, marital status, pregnancy, genetic information, or other legally protected status.

Founded in 1977, PDS Tech, Inc. is one of the nation's premier specialty staffing firms with 31 offices nationwide. We offer a full range of benefits including:

  • Health insurance
  • Paid holidays
  • Weekly payroll
  • Immediate 401(k) eligibility
  • Completion Bonuses
  • Training
  • Please note availability of benefits may vary by position

PDS specializes in Engineering and IT arenas including Aerospace, Defense, Electronics, Telecommunications, Automotive, and Energy just to name a few. Our reputation, track record, and years of continuous growth reflect the commitment to quality that our employees and clients experience first-hand. To find out more about PDS, please visit

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