Coatings Formulations Chemist

Merryville, IN

Posted: 06/06/2019 Industry: Laboratory - Industrial Chemicals Job Number: 231.19LR Pay Rate: 40,000 - 60,000

Job Description

Coatings Formulations Chemist

Technical position with occasional travel required.  Requires customer focused lab work as assigned by supervisor, including paint and panel preparation, customer correlation work, record keeping, and other customer/product support activities as established by supervisor.  Occasional overtime is required.

Technical Skills:

  • Requires general understanding of formula raw materials, and the general function of each component. Recognizes technical issues, applies basic understanding of coatings chemistry working with supervisor to analyze project results, and establishing a path forward for project.  Contributes ideas for internal and external problem solving, uses product loading charts for formulating new colors, and may have occasional direct customer contact

Application Knowledge:

  • Uses hand-spray application equipment to generate consistent test/evaluation panels. Learning key customer application methods and understanding of the concepts required for consistent spray correlation (i.e. atomization, gun speed and distance).  Spray per existing correlations with limited assistance and capable of creating a new customer correlation with assistance.  Modify product or application settings to improve product workability with guidance

Communication Skills:

  • (Oral and written): Communicate technical information / project results to chemists, group managers, and the Technical Director.  Communicate frequently with in house representatives at assigned accounts and occasionally visit customer.  Write monthly reports to manager, keep detailed records of all project formulations, results, and analyses in laboratory notebook; write detailed laboratory reports with conclusions, analysis, and supporting data for internal and external review.  Proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint and uses these tools to clearly communicate ideas and data

Customer Focus:

  • Travel with other company personnel to support customer needs. Demonstrate basic understanding of internal company procedures to address customer requests.  Adjust schedule as management requests in order to meet customer expectations and timelines.  Basic customer interaction required with assistance

Business Process:

  • Use existing business processes in order to transition paint from Lab to Plant to Customer including: RMIF, TSCA/DSL, NMI, Test Lab/Spec Testing, Formula Holds, SAP, AS/400, EDS, Mass Change, Lab Notebooks, Customer Idios, Customer Correlations and Complaint Process.  Requires detailed understanding of these processes, and independent use in order to move tasks forward, including completion with a focus on timeliness


  • General Employee Training (Annual)
  • Hazardous Waste / RCRA (Annual)
  • DOT General Awareness Training (Every 3 years)

**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 /

JO:  231.19LR

Job Requirements


  • BS Chemistry or other science field with 2 years’ relevant experience
  • Willing and able to travel and work overtime as required
  • Strong work ethic, able to work well with minimal supervision
  • Adapts well to priority shifts
  • Bilingual Language – English and Spanish Language preferred
  • Excel: 3 years (preferred)
  • Bilingual: 3 years (preferred)
  • Microsoft Word: 3 years (preferred)
  • English (preferred)
  • Spanish (preferred)
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to communicate clearly and concisely both in oral and written form
  • Ability to effectively present information and respond to inquiries, and/or complaints
  • Displays courtesy, tact and respect when dealing with others
  • Establishes and maintains effective working relationships; demonstrates a commitment to teamwork
  • Maintains a strong attention to detail
  • Manufacturing industry experience preferred
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced and dynamic environment
  • Ability to work any shift hours and overtime to meet the needs of the business
  • Must be willing and able to assist with other departmental duties as required

**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 /

JO:  231.19LR


Meet Your Recruiter

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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