Tech Service Chemist

New Haven, CT

Posted: 02/23/2023 Industry: Laboratory - Industrial Chemicals Job Number: 751.22AM Pay Rate: 48,000 - 125,000 Experience:

Job Description

Tech Service Chemist

The duties of the Tech Service Chemist will include:

  • Document experiments and results in official lab notebooks in such a way that the experiment can be reproduced by another chemist / technician
  • Collect, document, and analyze data, identify trends, synthesize results, generate conclusion and next steps and report to supervisor
  • Use logic and reason to identify strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions, or approaches to problems
  • Independently prepare demonstrations, lab sales tools and other support materials for use by sales / distribution
  • Use effective verbal and written communication skills
  • Independently develop and deliver formal internal and external technical presentations
  • Provide training to coworkers in areas of expertise
  • Independently outline, organize, and perform Technical Service Requests (TSR’s) in collaboration with Senior Chemist/Group Leader
  • Independently design, set up and conduct lab experiments
  • Compile, document, summarize and interpret results of experiments, tests, and analyses
  • Write technical reports or prepare graphs and charts to document experimental results
  • Independently communicate technical information through written internal or external reports
  • Propose and set project work priorities for self in collaboration with supervisor
  • Identify competitive products and evaluate as agreed upon with supervisor
  • Evaluate new coatings, raw materials, binders, solvents, pigments, etc., as agreed upon with supervisor
  • Independently design, set-up, and conduct laboratory experiments
  • Work collaboratively with Senior Chemist / Group Leader
  • Independently plan, organize, prioritize, and productively execute multiple projects
  • Independently prepare demonstration material for use by our technical sales and distribution staff as directed by supervisor
  • Independently prepare and give formal presentations to workgroup + company technical community + customers
  • Interface with extended laboratory staff at other company sites on processes, problem solving, and new products
  • Provide input for End Use / Technical Service monthly reports
  • Take responsibility for and maintain instruments assigned to them; provide and document training, maintain SOPs, perform, or coordinate maintenance
  • Independently write SOPs for laboratory procedures and analytical methods
  • Order and inventory materials to maintain supplies for equipment and laboratory
  • Travel to Germany to receive technical training and interface with laboratory staff there, as necessary
  • Assist and attend sales meeting(s), as necessary
  • Assist in preparation and/or attend customer seminars, trade shows, society meetings, as necessary
  • Interface with technical sales team regarding technical service requests, projects, lab sales tools and any other support
  • Interface with raw material suppliers regarding pigments, resins, and starting point formulations for paints & coatings
  • Reply to customer technical inquiries received by telephone and e-mail
  • Read and understand SDSs
  • Promote safety culture
  • Work safely in a laboratory environment, actively participating in and complying with laboratory & company safety and 6S programs
  • Successfully attend / complete appropriate EH&S safety training
  • Maintain an orderly / clean and safe work environment
  • Proactively identify, document, address and correct all near misses and unsafe behaviors and conditions
  • Follow emergency response procedures
  • Initiate / participate in MOC reviews
  • Participate in inventory audits
  • Participate in lab inspections
  • Identify / Document Near-Misses
  • Conduct investigation and follow-up activities for incidents and near-misses by performing root cause analyses implementing corrective actions
  • Perform routine daily maintenance functions such as clean-up, trash disposal, washing equipment, disposal of hazardous and nonhazardous waste in accordance with established procedures

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

JO:  751.22AM


Job Requirements

Technical Qualifications:

  • Bachelor of Arts/Science in chemistry or related field
  • 4-8 years’ experience (post BA/BS) in Additives/Coatings (or related field)
  • Understanding of formulation ingredients, application techniques and substrates for paints & coatings, particularly in the Decorative Coatings (Architectural, Flooring, Construction) and Wood Coatings
  • Knowledge of laboratory equipment & procedures applicable to paint & coatings (e.g., dispersing and grinding, slip, hardness, scratch, haze, color, gloss, rheology, spray equipment, etc.)
  • Knowledge of additives and their application in paints & coatings
  • Knowledge of physical and health hazards associated with chemicals and procedures to analyze and minimize the risks associated with them in a laboratory setting
  • Understanding of safety considerations and labeling procedures associated with chemicals in laboratories
  • Demonstrated capability to use computer programs for recording and analyzing data, generating reports and preparing presentations (e.g., Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, Excel, etc., and possibly SAP or other ERP software, Minitab, SpotFire, ChemDraw, ChemSketch, SciFinder, PatSnap or other specialized software

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

JO:  751.22AM


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Alicia Mytnik
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