Coatings Chemist

Minneapolis, MN

Posted: 02/23/2023 Industry: Laboratory - Industrial Chemicals Job Number: 6.23TM Experience:

Job Description

Coatings Chemist

Chemist role available with a growing coatings manufacturer.  Responsibilities include formulations and improving manufacturing processes.  This role will work alongside tenured industry professionals and play a big role in improving current products and processes for customers.

You will spend your day conducting all required tests, extractions, and studies including calculating weight solids, volume solids, VOCs, and formular pricing; perform color matching visually without use of a spectrophotometer; formulate products that translate easily into the production environment; participate in quality audits and manage quality control in production; and accurately record all data & provide regular updates to the Director of R&D.

**If you’d like to hear more about this opportunity and others we are currently working on, please contact Tory Mack at

JO:  6.23TM

Job Requirements

Technical Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Chemistry, Analytical Chemistry, or related technical degree
  • 5 years of experience in a laboratory setting
  • Previous experience creating, implementing, & improving manufacturing processes
  • Thorough understanding of the General Industrial Coatings market and coatings clears and pigmented:
    • Solvent-based solution acrylic sealers
    • 2-part water based and solvent-based acrylic urethanes
    • 2-part water based and 100% solid epoxies
    • 2-part polyaspartic and urethane systems
    • Cementitious overlays
    • Acrylic emulsion
    • Polyurethane dispersion
    • Silane and silicone
    • Alkyd
  • Must have proven familiarity with basic coatings lab equipment including but not limited to: Zahn viscosity cups. Stormer viscometer, gloss meter, fineness of grind gauge, and draw down bars
  • Solid working knowledge of analytical method development and validation
  • General knowledge of cement chemistry and other various substrates
  • Proficiency in various liquid coating formulations for the architectural market
  • Commitment to compliance with standard operating procedures
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Excel and working knowledge of Outlook
  • Ability to accurately discern colors
  • Working knowledge of VOC and DOT regulations
  • Knowledge and working experience handling hazardous materials related to coatings
  • Familiar with building code requirements with LEEDs
  • A commitment to compliance with standard operating and safety procedures
  • Previous experience creating, implementing, & improving manufacturing processes
  • A passionate & positive “can do” attitude, willingness to learn, to teach, and to be a change agent within the company
  • An ability to work with a team environment and help the team become better
  • A personality to work collaboratively with customers to solve problems

**If you’d like to hear more about this opportunity and others we are currently working on, please contact Tory Mack at

JO:  6.23TM

Meet Your Recruiter

Tory Mack
Technical Recruiter

What I Do:

I am proud to be part of the CPS flagship division, Industrial Laboratory. Our company started in order to serve the industrial chemicals industry, one of the backbones of the U.S. economy, by bringing together talented technical specialists with the companies that need them. I recruit and place people in the following positions:

  • Formulation/Product Development
  • Organic and Polymer Synthesis
  • Application Chemistry
  • Technical Service
  • Process Chemistry
  • Analytical/Method Development
  • Regulatory Compliance
  • Quality Assurance/Quality Control
  • Group Leader/R&D Manager

My Recruiting Philosophy:

When working with you as a candidate I have 3 goals:

Listen and ask questions to find out what the right opportunities look like for you

Connect you with active openings and interested companies based on your criteria

Educate you throughout the interview process to help you become a standout candidate for each individual opportunity

About Me:

I grew up in Southern Indiana and moved to the greater Chicago area 10 years ago. My education is in opera and music, so I enjoy anything and everything related to the arts! I love helping people through recruiting – I believe the right career move is one of the most important decisions a person can make and it is a privilege to be a part of that process.

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