Wood Coatings Chemist

Oklahoma City, OK

Posted: 09/30/2019 Industry: Laboratory - Industrial Chemicals Job Number: 421.19LR Pay Rate: 70,000 - 90,000

Wood Coatings Chemist

The Wood Coatings Chemist position is a leadership role in the R&D lab. This person is an independent formulator of coatings and knows how to assess the properties of the coatings vs. competitive products and within the Gemini product line. He/she assists the Technology management by giving advice to other R&D Team members about testing procedures, formulation, processes, and safety procedures. He/she runs multiple projects from start to finish, providing data and explanations about the projects to the Technology management during the development stage, documenting work in his/her notebook and writing a final report on each project. The Wood Coatings Chemist assists in scale-up of new products by advising QC and the plant during initial plant production. This person will be doing both new product development and reformulating, how much depends on the candidate.

EXPECTATIONS:

  • The Wood Coatings Chemist must be self-motivated and aggressive in his/her approach to problem solving.
  • The Wood Coatings Chemist must be progressive in his/her thought process and practice good scientific procedure.
  • The Wood Coatings Chemist will assist in the general training programs of the laboratory technicians and the Chemist I personnel concerning scientific procedures, coatings science, the function and proper use of all laboratory equipment, product design, the mechanics of batch making, and safe laboratory procedure.
  • The Wood Coatings Chemist will present formal training seminars to Gemini employees, as required, concerning coating technology and new product development.
  • The Wood Coatings Chemist is expected to continuously advance his/her knowledge of the field in which he/she works. He/she will attend educational assemblies of all forms, as agreed to by the VP of Technology, to improve his/her understanding of company’s business.
  • The Wood Coatings Chemist must possess a high work ethic, moral and personal integrity and honesty.
  • The Wood Coatings Chemist must be mature, flexible and self-motivated.

AUTHORITY:

The Wood Coatings Chemist has the authority to determine how best to plan and execute projects. This position will document all findings and complete a written assessment that will go to the R&D Project owners and marketing describing new product performance. This position will oversee the project as it moves to QC and scale-up.

 

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • The Wood Coatings Chemist is responsible for his/her research assignments from inception to completion and will coordinate the use of all available resources to ensure the continued progress of his/her projects.
  • The Wood Coatings Chemist will assist in the training of the laboratory technicians and Chemist I personnel and will provide additional supervision on matters relevant to their shared assignments.
  • All tests and reports relating to the project must be completed by the due date designated by the Lab Manager and/or VP of Technology.
  • The Wood Coatings Chemist must communicate the progress of the project with the R&D Lab Manager, Technical Director, VP of Technology, and/or salesmen who submitted the project.
  • The Wood Coatings Chemist performs other job-related duties and responsibilities as may be assigned from time to time by management.
  • All Chemists and Technicians are responsible for the cleanliness and order of working areas being used for each project.

**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 / larry@cps4jobs.com.

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REQUIREMENTS:

  • BS in Chemistry or relevant field with 10 years’ experience formulating solvent based wood coatings and applications field is required. Should have a strong color background.  Waterborne wood coatings would be 2nd 
  • Be able to work math problems with percentages and ratios
  • Must know the metric system for conversion
  • Be able to produce results with little direct supervision
  • Be able to operate Microsoft Office software
  • Have an in-depth understanding of the differences in products and application
  • Must have (or be capable of developing) a complete understanding of application equipment
  • Must have a complete understanding of coating systems
  • Should have ability to formulate colors (color test to be administered)
  • Have a familiarity with solvents & additives and their correlations in coatings
  • Have a familiarity with testing parameters; KCMA, AWI, ASTM etc.
  • Be able to communicate between departments and remain objective
  • Must be progressive in his/her thought process and practice good scientific procedure
  • Is expected to continuously advance his/her knowledge of the field in which he/she works. He/she will attend educational assemblies of all forms, as agreed to by the Technical Director, to improve his/her understanding of company’s business
  • Must possess a high work ethic, moral and personal integrity and honesty
  • Must be mature, flexible and self-motivated

**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 / larry@cps4jobs.com.

JO:  421.19LR
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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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