Title:  Scientist I


Beachwood-Chagrin, OH, US, 44122

Job Category:  Research and Development
Brand:  MBCC Group
Job Type:  Full Time
Work Location:  On-Site
Contract Type:  Permanent

MBCC Group is now part of Sika. Together we are building a champion for innovation and sustainability. Sika is a building materials company with a leading position in the development and production of systems and products for bonding, sealing, damping, reinforcing, and protecting in the building and automotive sectors. Together with the MBCC Group, Sika has subsidiaries in over 100 countries around the world and employs more than 33,000 people.


We are looking to hire a R&D Scientist - Beachwood, OH.



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



Primary function of R&D Scientist is to develop high-performance construction products utilized in concrete repair and resurfacing, substrate preparation, flooring installation, natural stone & ceramic tile setting, facades and similar.



Additionally, R&D Scientist’s job is to use and develop technical skills in themselves and others to support the development and maintenance of advanced chemical solutions for new construction, preservation, repair, or renovation of structures.



This position works under general supervision, uses standard guidelines, methods, and procedures to perform analyses on cement, concrete, and raw materials, etc. The R&D Scientist provides analytical support and staff training, at cement-based production sites and Technical Center.




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




  • Bachelor’s degree in Chemistry or another related field.
  • 5+ years of experience in Cement Chemistry, Inorganic Chemistry, or related science field.
  • Deep understanding of concrete behavior fundamentals such as cement hydration, concrete microstructure, concrete mechanical properties development, concrete dimensional stability, concrete durability, concrete plastic behavior, and concrete mix design is a plus.
  • Familiar with formulate cement-based products, with an emphasis on tile adhesives, levelling compounds, facades, and repair mortars.
  • Ability to manage project timelines for raw materials, localizations, product issues, and new product development.
  • Support several cement plants manufacturing scale up/trial batch activities.
  • Interpret laboratory and field test findings to assess suitability of formulated products.
  • Provide technical leadership related to formulation of cement-based products.
  • Perform evaluations with technician assistance in compliance with industry practices.
  • Ability to apply Design of Experiment techniques.
  • Able to set up new research/testing equipment and demonstrates expertise with greater depth of fundamental understanding.
  • Develops analytical methods, SOP, and statistics as needed.
  • Recognizes and protects intellectual property by maintaining appropriate records.
  • Identify new/existing   technology improvement opportunities for business growth.
  • Actively Participate in department safety initiatives and making safety presentations
  • Demonstrates a commitment to conducting all work activities ethically, lawfully, and safely.
  • Travels to plants in the U.S. for trials and troubleshooting when requested.
  • Must be able to lift bags and pails of materials as a part of routine lab work.



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



The chance to bring new ideas, interesting areas for development, and taking responsibility early on are some of the key factors that drive Sika's pioneering spirit.

Friendly, personable, and often surprisingly uncomplicated, that's how many of our employees describe their working relationships at Sika. We call this the Sika Spirit. Sika – Building Trust. Trust is the most important thing for us. We trust in the capabilities of all our Sika team members - every day.




LOCATION: Beachwood, OH

Nearest Major Market: Cleveland