Scientist I - Beachwood, OH


Beachwood-Chagrin, OH, US, 44122

Job Category:  Research and Development
Brand:  Master Builders Solutions
Job Type:  Full Time
Work Location:  On-Site
Contract Type:  Permanent

Master Builders Solutions is a global brand of advanced chemical solutions for construction. Our comprehensive construction chemicals portfolio includes concrete admixtures, waterproofing solutions, concrete repair and protection solutions, performance grouts, and performance flooring solutions. We offer advanced chemical solutions for new construction, maintenance, repair, or renovation of structures. Our employees form a global community of construction chemicals experts that are passionate about solving our customers’ specific challenges at all stages of construction as well as throughout the lifecycle of the structure.


We constantly strive to solve tomorrow’s challenges through our talented people, sound science, innovation, and communication with our global partners. We provide new solutions to satisfy industry demand for specific structure strengths while understanding the need for sustainability, and environmental consciousness.


Master Builders Solutions provides a complete portfolio of high-quality admixtures that improve the placing, pumping, finishing, and long-term performance of concrete. We are passionate about providing our customers with solutions to enhance concrete performance by:


  • Developing innovative technologies in response to customer & Industry needs
  • Providing product selection and specification guidance for admixture technologies
  • Optimizing concrete mix designs for performance and sustainability
  • Testing concrete in our world-class laboratories
  • Providing technical expertise and troubleshooting



We are looking to hire a Scientist I to support our Beachwood, OH facility.


This is just a high-level overview of the role we need you to fill for us:


Analyze samples for compliance with quality assurance requirements. Calibrate instruments and maintain records. Perform forensic analysis to determine the failure of concrete and/or concrete admixtures. Work collaboratively with other scientists and technicians. Ability to write clear and concise reports.


Primary Responsibilities

  • Perform testing using a variety of technologies such as wet chemistry, HPLC, GPC, Mass Spectrometry, FTIR, UV/Vis, XRF, XRD, and TOC.
  • Execute projects in support of concrete admixtures including product deformulation and product development, failure analysis and problem-solving, impurity identification, extractable and leachable studies, and structural characterization.
  • Develop quality control specifications for raw materials and formulated admixture products.
  • Maintain an understanding of the state-of-the-art in cement and admixture technology through regular review of scientific publications and participation in appropriate conferences.
  • Maintain detailed test records in laboratory notebooks and relevant computer databases for establishing and defending intellectual property.
  • Write reports for both internal and external customers.
  • Implement new equipment and processes independently, capable of conducting appropriate qualification and validation activities.
  • Execute projects with minimal supervision.
  • Able to analyze data from the qualitative to the rigorously statistical and defend conclusions based on data.
  • Strong problem-solving and analytical abilities



These skills and experiences will make you a good fit for this role



Bachelor’s Degree in Chemistry or another relevant field.



  • Experience in an analytical laboratory setting is not necessary, but helpful.



  • Basic chemistry-laboratory skills.
  • Background in chromatography preferred.



What we can offer you as an employee of Master Builder Solutions

The total rewards that you receive as a Master Builder Solutions employee go way beyond a paycheck. From competitive health and insurance plans to robust retirement benefits that include company-matching contributions, to making sure you never stop learning, we believe investing in you is investing in our success. Working for a large, global organization, you’ll have a chance to grow professionally and personally, expand your network and build a rewarding and dynamic career.


Our work environment is very rewarding, in fact, second to none. Master Builders Solutions strongly supports employee involvement through collaborative thinking and teamwork, while ensuring the safest work environment for all. We reward our employees with a challenging work environment, continued enrichment through educational development, and lifelong learning.


  • We want to empower our teammates to make the best decision possible based on their personal experiences
  • We want our employees to take ownership of their roles and responsibilities
  • We want everyone to take positive action towards a rewarding goal
  • We want everyone to provide leadership to those around them regardless of their role within the company


Come BUILD YOUR CAREER with Master Builders Solutions!


All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status.


LOCATION: Beachwood, OH