Films Chemist

Stanleytown, VA

Posted: 12/03/2018 Industry: Laboratory - Industrial Chemicals Job Number: 515.18LR Pay Rate: 90,000 - 115,000

Films Chemist

The position will have responsibility for applications development supporting automotive and architectural markets.  The focus applications will be in solar control films and paint protection films.  The successful applicant will be expected to translate market needs into product concepts and subsequently develop the concepts into commercial products.  Candidate must be flexible, proactive, and professional, with experience in market discovery, applications development, and technologies related to thermoplastic thin film applications such as coatings, pressure sensitive adhesive formulations, radiation cured polymeric systems, and web handling.  Candidates should be able to communicate effectively and function in an innovative, fast-paced, multidisciplinary team environment.  The selected individual for this position will be required to:

  • Identify needs and opportunities through discussion with customers, technical service, sales, and marketing personnel with the ability to translate those needs into innovative product solutions
  • Propose a course of action based on data analysis
  • Communicate results through effective written documentation and oral presentations
  • Travel for customer interactions and technical conferences will be required (travel expected to be up to 30-40%, including international travel)
  • Lead multidisciplinary new product development project teams

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

JO:  515.18LR


  • MS degree is required in Chemistry, Engineering or another scientific field from an accredited University (PhD is preferred)
  • Strong working knowledge in a broad range of skills associated with thin film applications: polymer structure-property relationships, web-based conversion technology including coating, lamination, slitting, and web handling
  • Fundamental understanding of structure-property-performance relationships in thermoplastic thin film applications is preferred
  • Broad interests and willingness to take on relatively undefined challenges
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills
  • Previous industrial product development experience is preferred
  • Previous project leadership in an industrial setting is preferred
  • Be a team player with the ability to work well with others and be willing to accept and try new ideas
  • Possess a positive and professional attitude and be able to work well within all levels within the organization
  • Be proactive, enthusiastic, and capable of managing themselves with little guidance
  • Be able to multitask and work well under pressure
  • Requires self-starter, who is able to make independent judgment for design decisions and pilot/production trial runs

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

JO:  515.18LR


Larry Riederer
Market Specialist

I have over 20 years of experience with Chemical Personnel Search (CPS) . All we do is recruit and place people in the chemical industry nationwide. CPS has been recruiting chemists, engineers, sales people and supply chain since 1973. I work with 40 other recruiters. 

I have a wide range of positions and levels.
The following are some of the areas: Polymers, Resins, Coatings, Adhesives, Inks, Composites, Plastics, Lubricants, Personal Care, Skin/Hair Care, Cleaners and Specialty Chemicals.

These can be: Organic/Polymer Synthesis, New Product Development, Analytical/Characterization, Quality Control, Process Development, Materials Science and others. These are from BS to Ph.D. and from Entry Level to Vice-President. 

Specialties: We specialize in placing Chemists, Scientists and Managers in the industrial chemical industry


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