R&D Scientist - Coatings

Kenosha, WI

Posted: 02/23/2023 Industry: Laboratory - Industrial Chemicals Job Number: 473.21SS Pay Rate: 70,000 - 100,000 Experience:

Job Description

R&D Scientist – Coatings

The R&D Scientist is responsible for formulating, testing, and evaluating technology that allows the company to compete and enter new markets.  Also, supports manufacturing and scouting new raw materials for coatings products.  Will be involved in evaluating competitive products and providing recommendations to marketing team.

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 materials
  • Formulate or optimize any coating product in a known technology to meet defined requirements
  • Design and conduct feasibility and cost savings studies independently
  • Compile and analyze test information to determine process or equipment operating efficiency and to diagnose malfunctions
  • Confer with scientists and engineers to conduct analyses of research projects, interpret test results, or develop nonstandard tests
  • Communicate with Supervisors, peers, or subordinates: provide information to supervisors and co-workers in written form or in person
  • Maintain a good record of attendance and punctuality
  • Learn all manual tasks performed within the department
  • Perform tasks assigned using specific operating procedures and following department specific quality control processes and procedures
  • Treat people with dignity and respect
  • Conduct all business with integrity
  • Adhere to company Quality principles and participate in all departmental and company-wide Quality activities
  • Follow all safety procedures and company policies

**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:  473.21SS

Job Requirements

Technical Skills:

  • Advanced Degree in Chemistry of Coatings / Polymer Science with eight to eleven years of coatings technology experience, or college-level degree in laboratory sciences with a chemistry minor and a focus on organic and inorganic chemistry and one year of college math, along with ten to twelve years of coatings technology
  • Engineering and Technology – Knowledge of the practical application of engineering science and technology. This includes applying principles, techniques, procedures, and equipment to the design and production of various goods and services
  • Mathematics – Knowledge of arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, statistics, and their applications
  • Ability to innovate, scale up, and commercialize existing and new cost-effective quality technology by contributing technical expertise to the corporate planning process, quickly responding to market opportunities, and defending the corporation against competitive threats
  • Must be able to simultaneously manage multiple complex projects
  • Highly motivated and a self-starter
  • Strong organization skills, detail oriented
  • Knowledge of design of experiments and statistical data analysis. Must be able to apply data analysis tools to system development and problem solving
  • Need understanding of analytical and characterization methods such as SEM, XPS, FTIR, MS, GC, HPLC, GCMS and UV-Vis
  • Proven track record of positive customer interactions, providing rapid feedback in time-critical situations
  • Must be proficient in electronic data documentation and analysis using MS Excel or similar programs
  • Candidate must have outstanding written and oral communication skills, and proficiency with 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:  473.21SS

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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