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The Chemist I position is responsible for leading activities related to new product development and the improvement of existing product lines within the Industrial Wood Group of the Performance Coatings Group. The incumbent will have opportunities to demonstrate leadership while providing support to internal customers such as management, manufacturing, marketing, quality, commercialization and will also support external customers.
CORE RESPONSIBILITIES AND TASKS
- Contribute to the assessment, development, reformulation, quality, maintenance, and enhancement of products through planning, executing, and analysis of experiments with clear and accurate results.
- Accountable for the solutions technical problems product or process
- Learn and retain significant knowledge and use of chemicals, raw materials, substrates, and instruments.
- Ability to complete individual work on simple projects with minimal direction.
- Accountable for providing timely and accurate solutions to company problems of simple to moderate complexity and to develop methods of minimal complexity, as an individual contributor.
- This position will develop towards “expert/trainer” status in at least one broad area or a related specialized area.
- Adhere to company safety guidelines at all times
- Work with others individuals in the laboratory to understand formulation and processes.
- Test products to industry specifications and write professionals reports to the field.
1. FORMAL EDUCATION:
2. KNOWLEDGE & EXPERIENCE:
- Bachelor of Science Degree in Chemistry, Polymer Science, Paint and Coating, or a related discipline AND two semesters of general and organic Chemistry each.
- Polymer Science Experience
- 1-3 Years of paint and coatings experience
- Computer knowledge and data analysis
- Excellent math knowledge
- 3+ Years of paint and coatings experience
- Wood coating experience is a plus.
- Ultraviolet coatings experience is a plus
- Must be able to sit, stand, hear, and see on a constant basis.
- Must be able to walk, write, and type on a frequent basis.
- Must be able to lift and carry up to 50 pounds.
- Must be able to climb and descend stairs.
- Must be able to bend, carry, reach, push, and pull on an occasional basis.
- Must be able to communicate verbally and in writing.
- May work indoors and outdoors as needed. Exposure to heat up to 120 degrees and cold to 0 degrees.
- May work in areas where noise level is such that hearing protection is required.
- May work in areas where toxic, flammable, and hazardous materials are present.
- May be exposed to varying amounts of dust and dirt.
- Work surfaces may include concrete.
- Employee must be able to tolerate non-toxic paint odors and be able to wear a respirator as required.
- Must be able to operate a computer and communicate via the telephone
- Some travel to other locations, meetings and/or seminars is required.
- Organizational skills
- Able to adapt and change quickly in response to new situations/demands.
- Problem solving skills
- Ability to tailor communications to fit the needs of the audience.
- Design of Experiment
- Creative thinking
- Mechanical Abilities
- Must have a degree in Chemistry, Polymer Science, Paint and Coating or Related field.
- Must have 1-3 years of coatings and paint experience.
- Must be able, with or without reasonable accommodations, to tolerate non-toxic paint odors and wear a respirator as required.
- Must be legally authorized to work in the US.
- Must have a valid Driver’s License.