Co-Cure Coatings Chemist (2K Urethanes)

Minneapolis, MN

Posted: 10/02/2019 Industry: Laboratory - Industrial Chemicals Job Number: 425.19SK Pay Rate: 55,000 - 95,000

Co-Cure Coatings Chemist (2K Urethanes)

We currently have an exciting opening for Co-Cure Coatings Chemist at our Minneapolis Research and Development Laboratory.  The person filling this position will contribute to the development of new products and technology supporting the field of unsaturated polyesters, vinyl esters, and composites. The successful candidate will contribute to advancing thermoset resins in emerging applications.  He/she will also have the opportunity to contribute to the implementation of renewable and recyclable green technologies.

Major Responsibilities:

  • Perform all required activities in a manner deemed to be safe and with minimal risk to self and co-workers.
  • Formulation of vinyl ester resin and unsaturated polyester products.
  • Develop a knowledge base and hands-on skill set through sound scientific methodology.
  • Participate in laboratory work activities involving new materials evaluation, new product development, new applications for existing products, and matching of competitive products.
  • Seek the direction of the R&D Manager in the areas of product and services development.
  • Participate in production quality control, directly as well as through the Quality Assurance Group, implementing the quality control design functions coincident with product development.
  • Assist customers and sales personnel with technical advice, service, or assistance, and make product recommendations.
  • Respond to inquiries regarding technical problems or matters.
  • Make appropriate recommendations to the R&D Manager or other management personnel.
  • Maintain laboratory facilities and state-of-the-art equipment for various applications.
  • Keep current on new products, ingredients, techniques, developments, etc., within the composites industry.

**If you’d like to hear more about this opportunity and others we are currently working on, please contact Stephanie Kemp at 815.756.1221 /

JO:  425.19SK




  • BS degree in Chemistry, Chemical Engineering or Material Science or equivalent
  • Good oral and written communication skills
  • PC skills in word processing, and spreadsheet and presentations
  • Able to discern colors
  • Good organizational and time management skills
  • Knowledge of thermoset polyester chemistry
  • Understand polymer physical properties and relate those to coatings performance
  • Ability to travel to customers as required
  • Must not be sensitized to isocyanates


  • Experience formulating with polyurethanes (polyols, isocyanates)
  • Experience in coating formulation or analysis, or adhesives or even foams
  • Experience in operating laboratory instrumentation and interpreting results for polymer analysis, specifically related to rheology and molecular weight determination
  • Knowledge of problem-solving methodology such as design of experiments

**If you’d like to hear more about this opportunity and others we are currently working on, please contact Stephanie Kemp at 815.756.1221 /

JO:  425.19SK


Stephanie Kemp
Sr Market Recruiting Specialist

Senior Level Recruitment Professional with more than 19 years of experience in the recruitment and placement of Industrial Chemists and Scientists Nationwide from Entry level to Executive level. Resins, Adhesives, Coatings, Plastics, Lubricants, specialty chemicals, additives, inks, and more!!
I have been very successful bringing top valued talent to my clients, and providing expert level guidance to candidates in career searches.

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