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Development Chemist Coatings - 4209

Company:
Absolute Opportunities
Location:
Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States
Posted:
October 12, 2018

Description:

Development Chemist – Coatings - 4209

Role: Engineering, Science, or Related

Relocation Available: No

Salary / Package: Based on qualifications.

Industry: Manufacturing

Location: Wisconsin

Town / City: Milwaukee

Job Type: Permanent full-time

Job description:

In this role you will work with liquid coatings research and development group and help lead the formulation and commercialization of new or existing coatings technologies to support company objectives within core markets.

DESCRIPTION OF ESSENTIAL DUTIES:

Help lead the development, formulation and commercialization of new or existing coatings technologies to support company objectives within core markets. Your responsibilities will include:

Development of new coatings technologies from concept through completion including; formulation, raw material evaluation, pigment selection, performance testing, application technique development, product scale up, color matching and trouble-shooting during commercialization.

Conduct product maintenance projects on existing products and help resolve product issues associated with manufacturing, non-conforming materials, customer complaints, and distressed or obsolete inventory as necessary.

Manage day to day activities of direct reports, if applicable.

Help coach, mentor and train new associates in daily activities and provide supervision for designated personnel such as lab technicians and junior chemists.

Provide progress updates on assigned projects through regular written and verbal technical reports to technical director, sales, technical service and other functional groups, as necessary.

Develop new test methods as necessary to accelerate the development and commercialization of new products.

Work with cross functional teams to ensure success on product development and other corporate projects.

Document and maintain records of experiments, results and conclusions in lab notebook and other appropriate data systems.

Work independently on assigned projects in a deadline oriented environment and collaborate with co-workers to provide and take direction on relevant projects.

Occasional travel for training, customer line trials and support (~10%)

Adhere to and ensure compliance with all applicable EHS laws, rules and regulations

QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS:

BS or MS degree in Chemistry, Chemical Engineering or Polymer Science.

3-5 years direct experience in an industrial manufacturing environment developing, formulating and testing new and existing coatings technologies with background in water borne and solvent borne coatings, including 1k and 2k urethanes, epoxies, and polyesters.

Demonstrated record of successful product development and technical maintenance of existing products.

Strong design of experiment skills and demonstrated ability to evaluate results and make product adjustments necessary to meet project objectives.

Must be a high energy, results driven individual with excellent communication, computer and decision making skills.

Ability to work independently in a fast-paced environment with the proactive problem solving skills and work ethic necessary for timely completion of assigned projects.

Understands supports and conforms to company policies and processes. Integrates policies and processes into projects.

Excellent oral and written communication skills with the ability to work well and collaboratively with peers, leadership and cross functional teams.

Bottom Line Requirements:

1. BS or MS degree in Chemistry, Chemical Engineering or Polymer Science.

2. 3-5 years direct experience in an industrial manufacturing environment developing, formulating and testing new and existing coatings technologies with background in water borne and solvent borne coatings, including 1k and 2k urethanes, epoxies, and polyesters.

3. Demonstrated record of successful product development and technical maintenance of existing products.