Coatings Chemist

Lubbock, TX

Posted: 04/25/2024 Industry: Laboratory - Industrial Chemicals Job Number: 124.24TM Remote Friendly: Experience:

Job Description

Coatings Chemist

This Chemist position will serve as the technical advisor for the facility and will have leadership responsibilities.  Formulation experience in coatings is required.  You will take part in company initiatives focused on quality of products.


The chemist role promises exceptional fulfillment due to the extensive utilization and implementation of a diverse array of chemical specialties.  The opportunity to work across these chemical domains enriches skills and amplifies the impact that can be made.  This role also will have direct access to company VPs as you get to share ideas and results not only on lab-based projects, but also participate on cross-departmental teams focused on a variety of company goals and initiatives.  It’s an opportunity to have career security by gaining valuable experience!

New Product Development –

Our Chemists play a vital role in the creation of innovative products that utilize the best of new technologies while leveraging what we know.  They are partners in the process from beginning to end, including: working with sales to identify customer needs and opportunities, identifying the best formulations and technologies for success, and partnering with manufacturing to scale up the final product.

Technology Expert –

Our Chemists identify, evaluate, and implement innovative solutions that have an impact on helping us provide the best possible solution for our customers.  They are actively seeking out and leveraging new technologies in the market to improve productivity and reduce cost amongst other factors.  Our chemists have a genuine curiosity to explore new possibilities and believe in turning the impossible into the possible.  They also have an ability to effectively communicate technical concepts with their team members, as well as non-technical stakeholders to influence decision making.

Customer / Product Management –

Our Chemists play an important role in connecting our customers’ needs with our available product offerings.  They seek opportunities to partner with sales to better understand our customers’ needs and ways to better service them with improved products, reducing cost or number of formulas, improved application methods, or streamlining products across multiple customers.  Our chemists also serve as technical support to our customers and sales team, a key part of our unique approach to winning.  The individualized service our customers receive on technical needs is unmatched by our competition.

Opportunities for Excellence –

Our Chemists not only ensure or external customers are serviced effectively, but they are also exploring opportunities to improve our internal processes too.  They drive impact by partnering with manufacturing to create processes to produce our products faster and easier by optimizing formulas, reducing raw materials, and reviewing quality processes to ensure all batches come out correctly the first time and meet regulatory requirements.  Our chemists also focus on opportunities for cross-brand integration of products and formulas and play an active role in onboarding new companies added underneath the company portfolio.

Supervise Quality Control Technicians / Tinters –

This role is unique in that you will also get to supervise and manage our two Quality Control Technicians / Tinters at our Texas location to ensure our products meet the required customer specifications and keep our manufacturing processes moving for timely delivery.  As part of this, you will be responsible for the implementation of a data color computer to make color corrections faster and easier.

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

JO:  124.24TM

Job Requirements

Technical Qualifications:

  • 3-5 years of experience in the industrial coatings market
  • Experience in scale-up, batch corrections, manufacturing support, and QC.
  • Must have knowledge in the manufacturing of some of the following coatings including clears and pigmented:
    • Solvent based solution acrylic sealers
    • 2-part water based and solvent based acrylic urethanes
    • 2-part water based and 100% solid epoxies
    • 2-part polyaspartic and urethane systems
    • Cementitious overlays
    • Acrylic emulsion
    • Polyurethane dispersion
    • Silane and silicone
    • Alkyd
  • Must have proven familiarity with basic coatings lab equipment including but not limited to: Zahn viscosity cups, Stormer viscometer, gloss meter, fineness of grind gauge, and draw down bars.

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

JO:  124.24TM

Meet Your Recruiter

Tory Mack
Technical Recruiter

What I Do:

I am proud to be part of the CPS flagship division, Industrial Laboratory. Our company started in order to serve the industrial chemicals industry, one of the backbones of the U.S. economy, by bringing together talented technical specialists with the companies that need them. I recruit and place people in the following positions:

  • Formulation/Product Development
  • Organic and Polymer Synthesis
  • Application Chemistry
  • Technical Service
  • Process Chemistry
  • Analytical/Method Development
  • Regulatory Compliance
  • Quality Assurance/Quality Control
  • Group Leader/R&D Manager

My Recruiting Philosophy:

When working with you as a candidate I have 3 goals:

Listen and ask questions to find out what the right opportunities look like for you

Connect you with active openings and interested companies based on your criteria

Educate you throughout the interview process to help you become a standout candidate for each individual opportunity

About Me:

I grew up in Southern Indiana and moved to the greater Chicago area 10 years ago. My education is in opera and music, so I enjoy anything and everything related to the arts! I love helping people through recruiting – I believe the right career move is one of the most important decisions a person can make and it is a privilege to be a part of that process.

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