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Autoliv is currently looking for a Formulation Chemist.  In this role you would develop innovative pyrotechnic formulations to be used in new and existing safety devices in the automotive industry and other markets.   

Minimum Requirements 

  • Ph.D. in Chemistry (inorganic, organic, or physical chemistry).   
  • 0-10 years of experience researching, formulating & characterizing energetic materials. 
  • Experience researching new raw materials (such as fuels, oxidizers & ballistic additives) for use in pyrotechnic formulations. 


Desired Skills & responsibilities 

  • A working knowledge of standard safety practices used when handling energetic materials and the willingness to use these practices is essential.   
  • A working knowledge of analytical techniques used to characterize pyrotechnic formulations. These techniques include DSC, TGA, TMA, XRD, FTIR, moisture adsorption, various types of calorimetry, Ion chromatography, gas chromatography, surface area, particle size distribution, porosimetry, ICP, and wet analytical techniques.   
  • A working knowledge of optimization methods including Statistical Design of Experiments.   
  • An understanding of typical automotive product development cycle from concept to serial production launch.   
  • Familiar with DOT and DOD requirements for handling and classifying pyrotechnic materials.  
  • Able to communicate technical results to a wide range of internal and external customers. 
  • Ability to do hands on work in a fast-paced team environment.  
  • Previous experience with energetic materials (pyrotechnic propellant, gas generant & ignition materials) used in automotive safety systems / devices. 

This position is located at the Autoliv Promontory, UT Facility

According to the Safe Explosives Act of 2002, it is unlawful for certain persons to ship, transport, receive, or possess explosive materials. Therefore, you will be required to be a US Citizen or a lawful permanent resident. 

Or, know someone who would be a perfect fit? Let them know!

Autoliv Inflators Promontory

16700 UT-83
84307 Corinne Directions +1-435-471-3200 View page

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