Sr Coatings Formulation Scientist

Mid-Senior Level

Job Description:
Immediate need for a Sr. Coatings Formulation Scientist based out of our Innovation Technical Center. Reporting to the R&D Manager of Thermosetting, the selected individual will provide senior level research and development expertise to identify, develop, scale up and commercialize innovative chemical solutions for the coatings industry. We seek a seasoned individual possessing an entrepreneurial spirit and creativity to formulate, apply and evaluate new chemistries into novel coatings and adhesives. The successful candidate will collaborate with representatives from a cross-functional team to identify trends, consumer insights and new market opportunities. If you enjoy the coatings and formulation science and possess a desire to interface and consult with our customers in the field, we’d like to learn more about you!

  • Conducting lab experiments to gain a deep understanding of coatings and resins products and base formulations to develop novel coatings
  • Utilizing scientific and technical expertise to identify customer insights and new technologies
  • Interacting and presenting technical findings to internal and external audiences
  • Demonstrating leadership and technical expertise in the lab and field
  • Demonstrating the ability to collaborate with a cross functional team to accomplish objectives
  • Fostering a safe work environment and complying with all laws, rules and regulations
  • Using Formulating Software, Design of Experiment other computer based statistical tools
Basic Qualifications:
  • Bachelor of Science or Master of Science or higher in Chemistry, or Chemical Engineering, Material Science or Polymer Science/Engineering
  • Ten (10) or more years’ Technical and application experience in one or more of the following:
  • Industrial Coatings
  • Paint
  • Additives
  • Heavy Duty Maintenance
  • Direct to Metal Coatings
  • Corrosion Resistant Coatings
  • Chemical Resistant Coatings
  • 2-Component, Thermoset
  • Experience in technical research and development (academic research experience is applicable)
  • Formulating, applying, curing and evaluating high performance coatings
  • Experience using amine curing agents in the production of epoxy, polyurethane, polyester and/or acrylic based coatings
  • Experience with phenolic, epoxy, polyester and/or acrylic based thermoset coatings
  • Willing and able to travel up to 25%including some international travel
Preferred Qualifications:
  • PhD Degree in Organic Chemistry, Polymer Chemistry
  • Experience formulating amine based ambient cured coatings and formulating phenolic based thermoset coatings
  • Experience with adhesive formulations
  • Project Management Experience
  • Experience in roles with significant customer interaction
  • Experience bringing products from concept to commercialization
  • Project management and leadership experience
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