PSA/Hot Melt Adhesives Chemist

Mount Holly, NC

Posted: 08/07/2019 Industry: Laboratory - Industrial Chemicals Job Number: 348.19SS Pay Rate: 50,000 - 55,000

PSA/Hot Melt Adhesives Chemist

Development of Hot Melt PSA’s and technical support for production of: Adhesive tapes; Self-adhesive labels – permanent or peelable; Self-adhesive closures; Insulation materials; Security bag sealing; Self-adhesive films for graphic arts panels; Pest control systems; Drypeel labels


  • Administer all technical work in an efficient and timely manner which includes running trials and preparing test data and reports for customers – drive a sense of urgency.
  • Ensure that the proper products are recommended for customer applications through working with sales team
  • When product development formulation is needed, ensure that all efforts are conducted properly and that there is effective communication with the UK technical team.  Provide proper data to support recommendations
  • Ensure that Quality Assurance activities drive a process that is under control.  Improve QA activities.
  • Participate and drive continuous improvement activities
  • Assist in resolution of all customer complaints with a sense of urgency
  • Assist operations with scale up of new products.
  • Assist operations with problem resolution
  • Work to approve all necessary raw materials with satisfactory data to support recommendations
  • Attend trade organizations, trade shows, and other meetings as necessary

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

JO:  348.19SS




  • BS degree (Will consider non-degreed if they have direct PSA experience)
  • 1+ year of direct Hot Melt/PSA experience
  • Reformulation of Hot Melts based on customer trials a plus
  • Will look at a PSA QA/QC technician from a tape manufacturer if they want to become a formulations chemist
  • Travel will be 20-25% with some international
  • Strong communication skills internally and externally
  • Someone that can remain focused in a multi-tasked fast paced environment
  • Ability to interface with many cultures and multi-national customers
  • Entrepreneurial spirit, and a passion to grow a business
  • Customer centric individual
  • Someone that promotes a positive work environment

**If you’d like to hear more about this opportunity and others we are currently working on,  please contact Steve Sapita at 815.756.1222 /

JO:  348.19SS



Steve Sapita
Technical Recruiter

SPECIALTIES:  All Industrial Research & Development Laboratory related positions including: Formulation Chemist; Synthetic Chemist; R & D Leadership; Analytical Chemistry; Technical Service; Regulatory; Project Mangers; Process Chemistry; Environmental and Health; Quality Positions; Material Scientist. 

EXPERIENCE:  My area of specialty includes: Coatings, Adhesives, Sealants, Specialty Chemicals, Building Materials, Polymers, Petrochemical, Agrochemical; Surface Cleaners; Ink; Surfactants; Resins. 

The levels of candidates that I place include Chemists; Sr Chemists; Innovation; Directors; Quality Professionals; Technical Service Professionals; Production Supervisors; EHS Specialists; Scientist; Regulatory Professionals; and Laboratory Support Personnel.  

I’M IN THIS BUSINESS BECAUSE:  There’s no better feeling than helping someone realize their potential by assisting them in advancing their career.  I love making that connection!  My goal is to consistently build long lasting relationships with both my clients and my applicants.

CLIENTS CAN COUNT ON ME BECAUSE:  I pride myself on the quality of my work and I truly CARE about their needs.  The better I know them, the better my understanding is as to who would fit their needs.

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