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Shaw Industries Inc Senior Chemist in Dalton, Georgia

Job Title

Senior Chemist

Position Overview

Position Overview:

The Chemist will have hands-on experience with the analysis of materials using available analytical equipment found in the Central Lab. Instrumentation includes but is not limited to LC/MS, GC/MS, FTIR, DSC, TGA, TMA, and other modern analytical instrumentation. Knowledge of thermoplastic analysis is preferred. The position will work with a variety of wet chemical test methods such as solution viscosity, titrations and decomposition/hydrolysis of resins. The position will work on problems related to research, quality, environment, basic method development, method reliability, and reproducibility.


The candidate will be able to learn or apply lab resources to complete assigned projects.

Perform detailed analysis of polymers that have an end use in fibers, carpet backings, resilient products, molding resins, topical treatments, raw material composition.

Identification of product components and coating materials including sample preparation, analysis, and interpretation of results.

Analytical Instrumentation

  • Gas Chromatography/Mass Spectroscopy

  • High-Performance Liquid Chromatography

  • Inductively Coupled Plasma Spectroscopy

  • Thermal Gravimetric

  • Differential Scanning Calorimetry

  • Scanning Electron Microscopy

Ability to develop and validate new test methods to solve complex problems for customers based on industry knowledge and experience.

Provide written and verbal correspondence describing test results to internal and external customers.

Have hands-on knowledge of the use of GC, HPLC, and GC/MS instrumentation for the analysis of organic compounds.

Ability to train new technicians to meet analytical quality, production and safety requirements.

Additional Duties:

  • Method analysis utilizing statistics to determine quantitation and detection limits.

  • Ensure testing and work habits are safe and that proper PPE is being used throughout the laboratory.

  • Train technicians to conduct test methods that are repeatable and reproducible.

  • Attend conferences and continuing education.

Required Competencies:

  • Deliver Compelling Communication

  • Build Customer Satisfaction

  • Learn Continuously

  • Build Trusting Relationships


  • Bachelor of Science in Chemistry or equivalent, and have 5+ years of industry experience with a concentration in at least two of the analytical instrumentation methods listed above supplemented with a variety of wet test methods and analytical instrumental analysis.

  • The candidate will also have 5+ years of experience with the fiber production process, polymerization, finish, and product development and product deformulation.

  • Candidate must have excellent written and verbal communication skills. Candidate must be able to adapt to change and learn continuously.

Work Shift

8 hour, day shift

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Shaw Industries Group, Inc. is more than a flooring company – we are 22,000 people united in our vision of creating a better future for our customers, for our people, for our community and for our company. We provide carpet, resilient, hardwood, tile & stone, laminate, synthetic turf and other specialty items for residential and commercial markets worldwide. We meet diverse customer needs through an expansive portfolio of brands, including: Anderson Tuftex, COREtec, Patcraft, Philadelphia Commercial, Shaw Contract, Shaw Floors, Shaw Hospitality, Shaw Sports Turf, Southwest Greens, USFloors and more.

Headquartered in Dalton, Georgia, Shaw is a wholly owned subsidiary of Berkshire Hathaway with nearly $6 billion in annual revenue and representation throughout the U.S., as well as in Australia, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, Chile, China, France, Great Britain, India, Mexico, Scotland, Singapore and the United Arab Emirates. For more information about our company brands, operations and community involvement, visit

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