A message from our team regarding COVID-19

Graphite Innovation & Technologies (GIT) will be conducting normal services at this time with some temporary measures to help combat the COVID-19 pandemic and to help flatten the curve.

These temporary measures include the following:

  • We will not be allowing outside access to our facility and we will be canceling all visits for the next two weeks. We will reassess our COVID-19 measures in two weeks after careful consideration with advice from federal and provincial health authorities.
  • Where necessary, teleconferencing will be used for meetings as much as possible for the next few weeks.
  • All non-essential travel for our team members has been canceled indefinitely. Any team member traveling outside of Nova Scotia will be required to self-quarantine at home for two weeks after returning to the province.

These measures are being implemented for the safety of our staff, their families and the general public.

As the COVID-19 situation continues to rapidly evolve and changes are happening daily, our team will continue to monitor and follow recommendations from both the federal and provincial health authorities and local government. As the COVID-19 situation evolves, we will be reviewing and changing the temporary measures to help ensure everyone’s safety.

GIT Team Continues to Grow, New Job Opportunities

Halifax, Nova Scotia — Graphite Innovation and Technologies Inc. (GIT) continues to expand and grow, as it’s innovative marine coating, GrapheneCoat™, continues to be adopted by several key customers in early target markets.

As a result of sustained growth, GIT is seeking additional support and has identified two key roles that will need to be filled in the immediate future. More details about the roles can be found below.


Paint Formulator

Department: Research and Development

Anticipated Start Date: January 5, 2018

Preferred laboratory experience and/or proficiencies in the following:

  • Analytics
    • Wet chemistry
    • The expectation is for the position to develop into an expert role within R&D
  • Inorganics
    • Inorganic and composite materials experience including synthesis, drying, extrusion, and dispersions techniques
    • Characterization of Inorganic and composite materials (mechanical property testing, BET, XRD, etc.)
    • PARR or other high pressure steel reactors
    • Process development laboratory
  • Process
    • Organic Synthesis research experience including the use of laboratory scale autoclaves, glassware reactors, distillation and mechanical skills to assemble reactors
    • Pilot plant or process/operations (DCS, handling materials, process safety)
    • Gas chromatography (GC) experience preferred
  • Inks, Paints, Coatings
    • Product application performance testing, such as emulsion polymerization
    • Implementing new application tests
    • Supporting new product development for IPC application areas

Job Requirements:

  • Design and develop new paints and coatings
  • Develop quality protocol for new products
  • Cost savings and testing new raw materials
  • Occasional travel to customer facilities to provide technical service
  • Production support of new and existing products

Qualifications:

  • At least 3 years of work experience or equivalent training in paint and coating formulation
  • Other Skills required

Candidate should have good analytical skills and be comfortable doing hands-on formulation in a laboratory environment.

Works with production to conduct pilot plant manufacturing and support scale-up activities.

Required to support manufacturing for issues in production, review all production batch tickets with manufacturing and provide training to operators and supervisors concerning new raw materials and new chemistries.

Responsible for understanding GIT’s procedures for securing intellectual property; responsible for appropriately recording laboratory results for use in developing intellectual property.

Develops and maintains relationships to guarantee effective utilization of “Best Practices” for technologies within the scope of the job.

Experience/Education Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Chemistry, with a master degree is preferable
  • 2+ years of industrial laboratory experience preferred
  • Ability to define, and implement ideas and solutions
  • Strong mathematical/laboratory skills
  • Mechanically inclined
  • Computer competency including knowledge and ability to utilize Microsoft Office and other required software
  • Good oral and written communications skills
  • Experience with high-temperature coatings preferred
  • Experience with ISO 9001 preferred
  • Experience with Product Vision or Batchmaster or similar ERP software preferred.

R&D Chemist

Department: Research and Development

Anticipated Start Date: January 5, 2018

Preferred laboratory experience and/or proficiencies in the following:

  • Analytics
    • Wet chemistry
    • The expectation is for the position to develop into an expert role within R&D
  • Inorganics
    • Inorganic and composite materials experience including synthesis, drying, extrusion, and dispersions techniques
    • Characterization of Inorganic and composite materials (mechanical property testing, BET, XRD, etc.)
    • PARR or other high pressure steel reactors
    • Process development laboratory
  • Process
    • Organic Synthesis research experience including the use of laboratory scale autoclaves, glassware reactors, distillation and mechanical skills to assemble reactors
    • Pilot plant or process/operations (DCS, handling materials, process safety)
    • Gas chromatography (GC) experience preferred
  • Inks, Paints, Coatings
    • Product application performance testing, such as emulsion polymerization
    • Implementing new application tests
    • Supporting new product development for IPC application areas

Job Requirements:

  • Responsible for integrity and operation of company equipment, and adherence to safety, health, and environmental procedures
  • Responsible for safely conducting a broad spectrum of laboratory experiments, for properly maintaining GIT’s equipment, and for the generation and communication of reliable, properly-documented data for lead scientists
  • Understands technical requirements and recommends R&D objectives, defines what is needed in terms of equipment, etc. and sets appropriate project goals with supervisor and project teams to meet technical needs
  • Provides technical support to research group within R&D and leads focused technical initiatives within the research group
  • Works with production to conduct pilot plant manufacturing and support scale-up activities. Required to support manufacturing for issues in production, review all production batch tickets with manufacturing and provide training to operators and supervisors concerning new raw materials and new chemistries.
  • Responsible for understanding GIT’s procedures for securing intellectual property; responsible for appropriately recording laboratory results for use in developing intellectual property
  • Develops and maintains relationships to guarantee effective utilization of “Best Practices” for technologies within the scope of the job

Experience/Education Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Chemistry, with a master degree, is preferable
  • 2+ years of industrial laboratory experience preferred
  • Ability to define, and implement ideas and solutions
  • Strong mathematical/laboratory skills
  • Mechanically inclined
  • Computer competency including knowledge and ability to utilize Microsoft Office and other required software
  • Good oral and written communications skills

How to Apply

If this sounds like you, please submit your resume and cover letter in Word or PDF format by 5:00 pm on Friday, December 14, 2018, to info@grapheneenterprise.ca, quoting the preferred position in the subject line.