R&D Chemist - Coatings

Kenosha, WI

Posted: 02/23/2023 Industry: Laboratory - Industrial Chemicals Job Number: 474.21SS Pay Rate: 70,000 - 80,000 Experience:

Job Description

R&D Chemist – Coatings

As a R&D Chemist you will assist in formulating new products as requested by Marketing, assist in re-formulating current product lines for improvement, and assist in solving technical scale-up and manufacturing problems by ensuring the availability of quality and value engineered products which satisfy customer’s requirements and increase sales and profitability of the corporation.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Analyze organic and inorganic compounds to determine chemical and physical properties, composition, structure, relationships, and reactions, utilizing chromatography, spectroscopy, and spectrophotometry techniques
  • Maintain laboratory instruments to ensure proper working order and troubleshoot malfunctions when needed
  • Develop, improve, and customize products, equipment, formulas, processes, and analytical methods
  • Conduct quality control tests
  • Direct, coordinate, and advise personnel in test procedures for analyzing components and physical properties of coatings and related materials
  • Prepare test solutions, compounds, and reagents for laboratory personnel to conduct test
  • Compile and analyze test information to determine process or equipment operating efficiency and to diagnose malfunctions
  • Confer with peers and supervisors to conduct analyses of research projects, interpret test results, or develop nonstandard tests
  • Write technical papers, and reports and prepare standards and specifications for processes, products, or tests
  • Induce changes in composition of substances by introducing heat, light, energy, and chemical catalysts for quantitative and qualitative analysis

**If you’d like to hear more about this opportunity and others we are currently working on, please contact Steve Sapita at ssapita@cps4jobs.com.

JO:  474.21SS

Job Requirements

Technical Qualifications:

  • B.S. degree in Chemistry, Chemical Engineering, or other scientific technical field
  • 4-6 years of coatings technology experience
  • Proven ability to use fundamental polymer properties to predict end-use performance
  • Knowledge of the chemical composition, structure, and properties of substances and of the chemical processes and transformations that they undergo
  • Demonstrated use of Design of Experiments
  • Proven ability to work effectively on cross-functional / project teams
  • Ability to work safely in company laboratories, manufacturing, and customer facilities
  • Solid record keeping skills
  • Solid verbal and written communication skills
  • Solid PC skills including MS Office

**If you’d like to hear more about this opportunity and others we are currently working on, please contact Steve Sapita at ssapita@cps4jobs.com.

JO:  474.21SS

Meet Your Recruiter

Steve Sapita
Senior 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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