Paint Tech Service Chemist

Houston, TX

Posted: 02/22/2019 Industry: Laboratory - Industrial Chemicals Job Number: 130.19LR Pay Rate: 112,000 - 131,000

Paint Tech Service Chemist

Paint Tech Service Chemist responsibilities to include:

  • Formulate materials for the CASE and construction markets utilizing company products, develop new product mixtures, and demonstrate the performance of company products
  • Research the properties, applications, and benefits of new molecules, and assist synthesis chemist with identifying new molecules, or the reapplication of existing molecules from other markets into their use in Paints and Coatings
  • Assist Marketing and Sales by identifying opportunities within the Paints and Coatings markets that may be filled by current or new technologies developed by company
  • Work proficiently and safely in the laboratory using standard techniques; identifying and implementing new techniques where necessary
  • Direct the activities of technicians in their day-to-day activities including running experiments, testing materials, setting up new laboratory apparatus, reviewing test data, and other activities
  • Travel to various customer locations and industry meetings in to meet with customers and make industry contacts concerning technical opportunities (10-20%)
  • Support marketing, technical services, and sales by developing, reviewing, critiquing and presenting communication such as Technical Data Sheets, slide presentations, posters, technical papers, etc. to customers, distributors and others about company’s Paints and Coatings technologies
  • Answer customer, sales, and marketing questions about products, performance and application in various Paint and Coasting systems
  • Work with engineers and manufacturing to produce and scale up new products, improve current processes, and address product performance opportunities
  • Write reports (monthly, project, etc.) in order to document and communicate the work that has been performed
  • Give presentations to management concerning the projects and progress of work
  • Ensure all experiments and test data are properly documented to support patent filing, and to preserve intellectual property

**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:  130.19LR


  • Degree in Chemistry (Ph.D. or master’s preferred) with 5 years of formulating experience in the Paint and Coatings industry
  • REQUIRED: 5 years of formulating experience in the areas of architectural coatings, pigment dispersions, and/or industrial coatings
  • Experience developing new products (including formulations) and assist with identifying opportunities for molecular synthesis of novel materials and mixtures
  • Demonstrated ability to develop a product from laboratory to market
  • Ability to assist customers directly for technical support
  • Be able to use Design of Experiments, MINITAB, or other advanced software and tools to reduce development time of new products
  • Use Word, Excel, Power Point, email and scientific software proficiently and be able to adapt to the tools provided
  • Be able to work in a team environment, be a self-starter on projects, lead by example, and interact with colleagues in a respectful manger

The preferred candidate will:

  • Have a proven record developing pigment dispersions, paint formulations, and establishing application testing capabilities
  • Have prior experience with qualifying new surfactants, dispersants, and additives in coatings applications. Be knowledgeable of ASTM methods
  • Demonstrate good analytical problem-solving skills, tied performance data back to property and structure-function relationships
  • Possess excellent writing, communication, and interpersonal skills
  • Must be able to conversationally speak and relate with coworkers, senior level management and customers

**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:  130.19LR

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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