Sr. Chemist

Salary:80K - 100K
Matt Skalski
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Job Description

The Senior Chemist works to help improve existing coatings and develop new coating products and test coating properties.  The Senior Chemist will work in the R&D laboratory, manufacturing floor and the field to investigate and develop coatings pertinent to the projects assigned by the R&D Manager and technical leadership.    




Duties and Responsibilities:


  • Must follow all established safety rules and procedures.
  • Additive studies
  • Raw material qualification
  • Support continuous improvement projects
  • Support scale up manufacturing and process improvements for new and existing products
  • Design, perform, analyze and summarize assigned experiments.
  • Test developed products; both application and performance.
  • Maintain detailed records in the lab notebook.
  • Set QC standards if required.
  • Responsible for record keeping and reporting of QC data and maintenance of samples.
  • Produce formulas for manufacturing, if required.
  • Support new product launches.
  • Ability to follow protocols for research projects.
  • All other duties as required.




Job Requirements


Education, Experience, Skills and Abilities Required:


  •    Minimum of a Bachelor’s Degree in Chemistry, Polymer Science or related field
  •    4-6 years of experience in coatings, adhesives or sealants
  •    Experience with mechanical properties testing
  •    Strong verbal and written communication skills are required


Skills and Abilities preferred:


  •    Driven toward innovation and continuous improvement
  •    Excels in and enjoys problem solving
  •    Inquiring mind focused on development (personal, professional, and product)
  •    Prefer an innovator with project management skills and the ability to multi-task.
  •    Proficiency in Microsoft Office, especially Excel
  •    Creative and critical thinking skills
  •    Familiarity with Lean Six Sigma methods
  •    Familiar with product development cycle, Stage Gate process
  •    Microsoft Project experience a PLUS!