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Welcome to the LASCT Employment Page. Whether you are looking for a job in the paint and coatings industry, or your company is looking for a new employee, we’re here to help. The LASCT provides this job listing service to its members free of charge. The information that you find here will be updated quarterly.

If you would like to list a position here, be sure to contact our employment chair:

Eunice Leung
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Open Positions

  • Sphera: Associate Consultant – SoFi/GaBi

United States ● Virtual Req #1189

 

 

Sphera is a leading global provider of enterprise software and services that enables companies to manage and optimize their environmental, health, safety and sustainability. Our mission is to create a safer, more sustainable and productive world. Sphera is a portfolio company of Blackstone, a U.S.-based alternative asset investment company that focuses on private equity, technology and innovation, and more. Blackstone businesses succeed through strong partnerships, a personalized approach and a commitment to exceptional performance with uncompromising integrity. Sphera and Blackstone are leaders in the Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) space. We are guided by our core values of Customer Centricity, Accountability, Bias to Action, Innovation, and Collaboration. These values help us recruit the right talent to join our rapidly expanding team of around 1000 Spherions around the globe. It is important to us that each and every Spherion is not only eager to challenge themselves and knows how to get work done but is an awesome addition to our company culture.

 

Job Description:

We are seeking a talented, motivated and passionate environmental sustainability individual to join our Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) team. The primary function of this role is to conduct and manage projects on a variety of challenging assignments related to environmental Life Cycle Assessment modeling and reporting, with particular focus on the chemical and oil and gas industries.

What you will do:

You will help our clients create more sustainable products and operate more sustainably! The focus of your work will be to assist clients with product and corporate sustainability measurement and reporting. This may take the form of Environmental Product Declarations (EPDs) using our GaBi software, preparing Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) based results, and assisting with other sustainability-oriented projects. Activities will also involve direct project management interaction with clients.

Your day-to-day activities may include:

 

 

  • Managing multiple concurrent consulting projects addressing Life Cycle Assessment, product sustainability strategy, and/or corporate sustainability strategy.
  • Creating life cycle assessment models of a product or service in our GaBi software,
  • Analysis of manufacturing process data and developing life cycle inventories,
  • Writing ISO 14040/44 compliant reports documenting your project work,
  • Working with Excel (or other data formats) to manipulate data and data structures
  • Performing analysis on energy, water, waste, and emissions
  • Preparing and presenting project results in PowerPoint or other formats,
  • Ensuring your projects adhere to scope, schedule, budget, and quality, and
  • Working together with Sphera team members across different specialties and regions.

 

 

 

2                Sphera: Life Cycle Assessment Consultant

Boston, MA, USA ● Chicago, IL, USA ● Houston, TX, USA Req #1000

Sphera is a leading global provider of enterprise software and services that enables companies to manage and optimize their environmental, health, safety and sustainability. Our mission is to create a safer, more sustainable and productive world. Sphera is a portfolio company of Blackstone, a U.S.-based alternative asset investment company that focuses on private equity, technology and innovation, and more. Blackstone businesses succeed through strong partnerships, a personalized approach and a commitment to exceptional performance with uncompromising integrity. Sphera and Blackstone are leaders in the Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) space. We are guided by our core values of Customer Centricity, Accountability, Bias to Action, Innovation, and Collaboration. These values help us recruit the right talent to join our rapidly expanding team of around 1000 Spherions around the globe. It is important to us that each and every Spherion is not only eager to challenge themselves and knows how to get work done but is an awesome addition to our company culture.

 

Job Description:

We are seeking a talented, motivated and passionate environmental sustainability individual to join our Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) team. The primary function of this role is to conduct and manage projects on a variety of challenging assignments related to environmental Life Cycle Assessment modeling and reporting, with particular focus on the chemical and oil and gas industries.

What you will do:

You will help our clients create more sustainable products and operate more sustainably! The focus of your work will be to assist clients with product and corporate sustainability measurement and reporting. This may take the form of Environmental Product Declarations (EPDs) using our GaBi software, preparing Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) based results, and assisting with other sustainability-oriented projects. Activities will also involve direct project management interaction with clients.

Your day-to-day activities may include:

 

 

  • Managing multiple concurrent consulting projects addressing Life Cycle Assessment, product sustainability strategy, and/or corporate sustainability strategy.
  • Creating life cycle assessment models of a product or service in our GaBi software,
  • Analysis of manufacturing process data and developing life cycle inventories,
  • Writing ISO 14040/44 compliant reports documenting your project work,
  • Working with Excel (or other data formats) to manipulate data and data structures
  • Performing analysis on energy, water, waste, and emissions
  • Preparing and presenting project results in PowerPoint or other formats,
  • Ensuring your projects adhere to scope, schedule, budget, and quality, and
  • Working together with Sphera team members across different specialties and regions.

 

 

 

 

3                Sr. Sustainability & LCA Consultant – Chemical

Boston, MA, USA ● Chicago, IL, USA ● Salt Lake County, UT, USA ● Texas, USA ● United States Req #1211

Sphera is a leading global provider of enterprise software and services that enables companies to manage and optimize their environmental, health, safety and sustainability. Our mission is to create a safer, more sustainable and productive world.

 

Sphera is a portfolio company of Blackstone, a U.S.-based alternative asset investment company that focuses on private equity, technology and innovation, and more. Blackstone businesses succeed through strong partnerships, a personalized approach and a commitment to exceptional performance with uncompromising integrity. Sphera and Blackstone are leaders in the Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) space.

 

We are guided by our core values of Customer Centricity, Accountability, Bias to Action, Innovation, and Collaboration. These values help us recruit the right talent to join our rapidly expanding team of around 1000 Spherions around the globe. It is important to us that each and every Spherion is not only eager to challenge themselves and knows how to get work done but is an awesome addition to our company culture.

Job Description

 

We are seeking a talented, motivated, and passionate environmental sustainability professionals to join our Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) and Sustainability Consulting team as a Senior LCA Consultant, with a focus on the Chemicals industry.

What you will do

 

Your work will help our clients achieve more sustainable products and operations by  assisting them with product and corporate sustainability measurement and reporting. Through the use of Sphera’s industry-leading GaBi software, you will conduct and support LCA projects that empower our clients to reduce the environmental footprint of their products and make environmentally positive product design decisions; prepare Environmental Product Declarations (EPDs) that allow our clients to report with transparency and accuracy; and you’ll work with industry-leading companies to help them develop strategies to decarbonize their operations and supply chains.


A typical week at Sphera may include:

  • Leading or collaborating on  multiple concurrent consulting projects addressing LCA, EPD, product sustainability strategy and reporting, and/or corporate sustainability strategy.
  • Using powerful tools like our industry-leading GaBi software, and its vast warehouse of data, to create best-in-class life cycle models and inventories of products or services,
  • Interfacing with industry-leading, Fortune 500 clients,
  • Sharing the results of your work by leading meetings, delivering presentations, etc.
  • Writing ISO 14040/44 compliant reports documenting your project work
  • Conducting in-depth analysis of our client’s energy, water, waste, and emissions
  • Collaborating with Sphera team members across different specialties and regions to innovate, develop best practices, and deliver world-class results.
  • Mentoring junior staff on industry best practices and technical knowledge
  • Technical review of work products as needed
  • Travel will be required as necessary on a project-by-project basis (up to 20% of time, primarily US, Canada, and Europe)

What you’ll bring to Sphera:

  • Client-focused mentality with a bias toward action
  • A positive attitude and desire to help companies succeed in an environmentally sustainable manner
  • A collaborative spirit and proactive approach to problem solving
  • The knowledge and skills you’ve developed with 5+ years of LCA experience
  • Bachelor’s degree in engineering, chemistry, or related field. Master’s or PhD a plus
  • Previous experience in the Chemical industry and an understanding of key impact levers
  • Knowledge and passion for sustainability, environmental systems, life cycle thinking, product sustainability, and/or climate change.
  • Strong project management skills to ensure that projects adhere to scope, schedule, budget, and quality requirements.
  • Interest in and familiarity with GRI, CDP, DJSI, B-Corp and other corporate sustainability standards a plus.
  • Strong data skills and experience with Excel (or other data formats) to validate, format, and transform data into information,
  • Strong quantitative or technical background with an excellent aptitude for analytical thinking. Natural curiosity to investigate issues, conduct research, design solutions, and translate results into business practices.
  • Aptitude for learning new software, previous experience with GaBi a plus.
  • Good oral and written communication skills; ability to articulate issues, give presentations, and prepare formal written reports.
  • Self-motivated and organized; able to simultaneously work on multiple assignments and to work both independently as well as on teams.
  • Proficiency with MS Office, particularly Outlook, PowerPoint, Excel and Word.
  • You must be authorized to work in the United States; we cannot sponsor a visa for this position.
  • Questions? Please contact Eunice Leung of LASCT. You can get more info and apply using this link: https://globalus61e2.dayforcehcm.com/CandidatePortal/en-US/sphera/Posting/View/1346

 

 

 

4                Sr. Sustainability & LCA Consultant – Electronics

Boston, MA, USA ● Chicago, IL, USA ● Salt Lake City, UT, USA ● Texas, USA ● Virtual Req #1213

Sphera is a leading global provider of enterprise software and services that enables companies to manage and optimize their environmental, health, safety and sustainability. Our mission is to create a safer, more sustainable and productive world.

 

Sphera is a portfolio company of Blackstone, a U.S.-based alternative asset investment company that focuses on private equity, technology and innovation, and more. Blackstone businesses succeed through strong partnerships, a personalized approach and a commitment to exceptional performance with uncompromising integrity. Sphera and Blackstone are leaders in the Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) space.

 

We are guided by our core values of Customer Centricity, Accountability, Bias to Action, Innovation, and Collaboration. These values help us recruit the right talent to join our rapidly expanding team of around 1000 Spherions around the globe. It is important to us that each and every Spherion is not only eager to challenge themselves and knows how to get work done but is an awesome addition to our company culture.

Job Description 

 

We are seeking a talented, motivated, and passionate environmental sustainability professionals to join our Sustainability Consulting and Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) team as a Senior LCA/Sustainability Consultant, with a focus on the Electronics industry.

What you will do

 

Your work will help our clients achieve more sustainable products and operations by assisting them with product and corporate sustainability measurement and reporting. Through the use of Sphera’s industry-leading GaBi software, you will conduct and support LCA projects that empower our clients to reduce the environmental footprint of their products and make environmentally positive product design decisions; prepare Environmental Product Declarations (EPDs) that allow our clients to report with transparency and accuracy; and work with industry-leading companies as a trusted advisor to help them develop strategies and programs to operate more sustainably and decarbonize their operations and supply chains.

A typical week at Sphera may include:

  • Leading or collaborating on multiple concurrent consulting projects addressing LCA, EPD, product sustainability strategy and reporting, and/or corporate sustainability strategy.
  • Using powerful tools like our industry-leading GaBi software, and its vast warehouse of data, to create best-in-class life cycle models and inventories of products and services,
  • Interfacing with industry-leading, Fortune 500 clients,
  • Sharing the results of your work by leading meetings, delivering presentations, etc.
  • Writing ISO 14040/44 compliant reports documenting your project work
  • Developing and delivering consultative sustainability services, advising clients to help them operate more sustainably and reduce their greater environmental impact, including strategy development and Scope 3 emissions reduction consulting,
  • Creating thought leadership content in your area of expertise
  • Conducting in-depth analysis of our client’s energy, water, waste, and emissions,
  • Collaborating with Sphera team members across different specialties and regions to innovate, develop best practices, and deliver world-class results,
  • Mentoring junior staff on industry best practices and technical knowledge,
  • Technical review of work products as needed,
  • Travel will be required as necessary on a project-by-project basis (up to 20% of time, primarily US, Canada, and Europe)

What you’ll bring to Sphera:

  • Client-focused mentality with a bias toward action
  • A positive attitude and desire to help companies succeed in an environmentally sustainable manner
  • A collaborative spirit and proactive approach to problem solving
  • The knowledge and skills you’ve developed with 5+ years of LCA experience
  • Bachelor’s degree in engineering, mathematics, or related field. Master’s or PhD a plus
  • Previous experience in the Electronics industry and an understanding of key impact levers
  • Knowledge and passion for sustainability, environmental systems, life cycle thinking, product sustainability, and climate change.
  • Strong client and project management skills to ensure that projects adhere to scope, schedule, budget, and quality requirements.
  • Interest in and familiarity with GRI, CDP, DJSI, B-Corp and other corporate sustainability standards a plus.
  • Strong data skills and experience with Excel (or other data formats) to validate, format, and transform data into information,
  • Strong quantitative or technical background with an excellent aptitude for analytical thinking. Natural curiosity to investigate issues, conduct research, design solutions, and translate results into business practices.
  • Aptitude for learning new software, previous experience with GaBi a plus.
  • Good oral and written communication skills; ability to articulate issues, give presentations, and prepare formal written reports.
  • Self-motivated and organized; able to simultaneously work on multiple assignments and to work both independently as well as on teams.
  • Proficiency with MS Office, particularly Outlook, PowerPoint, Excel, and Word.
  • You must be authorized to work in the United States; we cannot sponsor a visa for this position.
  • Questions? Please contact Eunice Leung of LASCT. You can get more info and apply using this link: https://globalus61e2.dayforcehcm.com/CandidatePortal/en-US/sphera/Posting/View/1355

 

 

 

 

  1. Quaker Houghton: Development Chemist III, Full Time, Global Specialty Business, Santa Fe Springs, California

 

Position Summary:

 

Autonomously manage and execute development assignments, determinations and tests under general direction of the manager/supervisor or in assistance to a more senior level Chemist or Scientist.  Provides guidance to junior level Chemists.

 

Job Accountabilities:

 

Independently develop and improve chemical products used in a variety of manufacturing and mechanical systems in order to enhance processes, safety and quality in order to meet customer needs and provide solutions to complex application problems. Take pricing, timing and priority setting into consideration.

Investigate applicability of new and alternative raw materials in order to enhance performance and minimize cost. Evaluate and implement alternative raw materials in existing products.

Design, develop, and implement specified tests and determinations, in order to answer questions and address problems of customers. Develop and perform customer requested product analysis and testing.

Independently select and execute analytical tests in order to determine quantitative and qualitative composition of raw materials, formulations, competitive products and other chemical (field) samples.

Determine performance characteristics of competitive products using physical, instrumental and wet analysis techniques.

Clearly and orderly record all observations and data.  Report results in a clear and concise manner to enhance technical exchange.  Provide legal and archival documentation for patent applications.

Develop, improve and execute test methods to enhance R&R, efficiency and field performance predictability.

Provide technical service and knowledge to customers and sales associates based upon the chemist’s current level of expertise. Visit customers when required to assist the Commercial team, develop and deliver presentations, and engage in discussions on complex matters with customers.

Provide assistance to manufacturing in order to improve the quality and efficiency of the manufacturing process. Assist manufacturing and the quality assurance lab in solving quality and production problems.

Train and guide more junior level chemists, lab technicians and trainees in executing routine analysis at the Development Laboratory.  Deliver internal trainings for new hires or employees when needed.

Maintain equipment glassware and workspace in order to keep them clean and well-functioning.  Properly dispose of all laboratory waste. Participate in ensuring good management of laboratory equipment and storage spaces for chemicals and raw materials. Comply with housekeeping rules.

Ensure that all equipment and machines in your area of control are managed with regards to safety, maintenance, calibration, and availability.

Perform project work in cooperation with a variety of internal and external contacts.  Lead internal projects as needed.

Comply with the applicable regulations and standards regarding quality, safety, environmental as well as the occupational health standards in order to minimize risks in these areas and to create opportunities and chances for improvement.

Work Environment:

 

Work in a laboratory and administrative office setting, w/ some travel as required.

Ensure a safety mindset throughout designated area of responsibility.

While performing the duties of this job the employee may be exposed to fumes or airborne particles and toxic or caustic chemicals. The employee is occasionally exposed to work near moving mechanical parts.  The associate must be able to safely work in a variety of potentially hazardous situations.  The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

 

While performing the duties of this job the employee is regularly required to carefully, and precisely manipulate samples, apparatus, and sensitive instruments.  The employee is frequently required to stand and reach with hands and arms.  The employee is occasionally required to walk sit and talk or hear.  The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds, or no more than local or country regulations allow.  Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision and ability to adjust focus.

 

Education, Experience, Skills & Competencies:

 

Minimum of a bachelor’s degree in a scientific discipline, preferably Chemistry.

5+ years related chemistry experience required.  Equivalent combination of education (minimum bachelor’s degree) and experience will be considered.

A good command of the English language is mandatory.  Ability to read, analyze and interpret common scientific and technical journals

To perform this job successfully, an individual should have knowledge of Word Processing software; Spreadsheet software; Internet software and Database software.

There are no managerial responsibilities for this position but may train and guide more junior level chemists and trainees in executing routine analysis at the Development Laboratory.  Deliver internal trainings for new hires or employees when needed.

Position holder has good communication skills and has interest and ability in working at a team and cooperates well at various levels in the organization.

Position holder is characterized by the following competencies: analytical skills, service oriented, takes initiative, is well organized and flexible.

 

Available Candidates