Formulation Chemist - Coatings

Dekalb, IL 60115

Posted: 06/19/2024 Industry: Laboratory - Industrial Chemicals Job Number: 184-24DH Pay Rate: 70,000 - 90,000 per year Remote Friendly: On-Site Experience: 5 years or greater

Job Description

  • Formulates new products within the structure and guidance of a stage gate process
  • Evaluates products using industry standard test methods
  • Ensures existing products continue to meet current performance guidelines
  • Understands competitive landscape by evaluating and benchmarking commercial samples
  • Supports sales and customers by fielding questions and inquires
  • Reads and interprets technical literature and specifications
  • Strong analytical skillset with the ability to interpret production data and perform statistical analysis.
  • Candidate should possess strong oral and written communication skills with the ability to communicate across different levels.
  • Provides management with written and verbal reports of laboratory testing and process trials or studies.
  • Performs other duties as assigned

Job Requirements

  • Bachelor’s Degree preferred in chemistry/related discipline
  • 5+ years of experience with chemical/coatings formulations and batch manufacturing processing.
  • Experience with scaling up formulas in the production environment is preferred.
  • Knowledge of product development, research, and overall understanding of traditional manufacturing methods.
  • Strong analytical skillset with the ability to interpret production data and perform statistical analysis

Additional Information

Small, well known chemical company is looking to add to their R&D Staff!  If you are an experienced coatings formulation chemist looking for a company with a great work-life balance, this could be a great opportunity for you.

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