Sr. Coatings Technical Service Chemist

Elgin, IL

Posted: 06/25/2024 Industry: Laboratory - Industrial Chemicals Job Number: 190.24SK Pay Rate: 100,000 - 130,000 Remote: Experience:

Job Description

Sr. Coatings Technical Service Chemist

Have you been formulating and developing finished coatings for metal or concrete in Industrial and for Architectural/Wood applications?  Are you familiar with a variety of resins and the testing of finished coatings?  This is an exciting opportunity to bring your knowledge to a raw material supplier and support customer technical requests and to help showcase new systems.  Travel up to 25%.  Excellent salary and bonus package, and relocation assistance is available!

Our R&D department is a group of talented and well experienced individuals who are ready to share their knowledge and expertise.

About the job:

  • The Sr. Coatings Technical Service Chemist will interface with customers, sales, application testing, procurement, and product development
  • Provide technical support to existing and prospective customers regarding our resins for coatings
  • Troubleshoot and provide solutions to customers who are experiencing issues with using our resins in their paint formulation
  • Provide performance data in support of product promotions to customers and educate the coatings industry regarding new product introductions
  • Develop a thorough understanding of customer needs and recommend future development projects to meet their needs
  • Integral member of the product developmental team ensuring customer needs are understood and communicated
  • Generation of technical reports, invention disclosures, presentations, and product literature
  • Up to 25% travel to support customers is possible

**If you’d like to hear more about this opportunity and others we are currently working on, please contact Stephanie Kemp at

JO:  190.24SK

Job Requirements

Technical Qualifications:

  • BS/MS in chemistry/paint and coatings with a minimum of 7 plus years of solvent-based and water-based paint formulation experience for general industrial for metal and exterior architectural coatings
  • Knowledge of paint formulation techniques covering multiple coatings application areas including both architectural and industrial markets
  • Familiar with various equipment and techniques for applying coatings
  • Experience as a paint formulator at coatings / paint manufacturer is required
  • Proven track record with commercializing new products
  • Strong customer interaction skills
  • Proven record of innovative thinking and technical accomplishments
  • Root cause analysis and corrective action techniques are a plus
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills and the ability to work in a team environment
  • Efficient in Excel, Word, and PowerPoint

**If you’d like to hear more about this opportunity and others we are currently working on, please contact Stephanie Kemp at

JO:  190.24SK

Meet Your Recruiter

Stephanie Kemp
Sr Market Recruiting Specialist

Senior Level Recruitment Professional with more than 19 years of experience in the recruitment and placement of Industrial Chemists and Scientists Nationwide from Entry level to Executive level. Resins, Adhesives, Coatings, Plastics, Lubricants, specialty chemicals, additives, inks, and more!!
I have been very successful bringing top valued talent to my clients, and providing expert level guidance to candidates in career searches.

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