Formulation Chemist

Phoenix, AZ

Posted: 07/12/2023 Industry: Laboratory - Industrial Chemicals Job Number: 224.23DH Pay Rate: 65,000 - 85,000 Experience:

Job Description

Formulation Chemist

Leading specialty chemical company is looking for an experienced formulation chemist to join their R&D team in Phoenix.  The ideal candidate would have experience in formulating water-based systems (coatings, inks, adhesives, cosmetics, etc.).  Great team, brand new lab!

The Chemist conducts R&D and product development projects for the Product Development department of the company.  He/she works closely with other members of the technical team to design experiments, develop paint and coating formulations, and test them according to standard protocols.  He/she collects and reports data and ensures experiments are conducted in an accurate, complete, and efficient manner.  Fundamental skills for the role include ability to communicate effectively, organizational skills, team-work, and observational skills.  All work shall be performed with adherence to the company’s environmental, health, and safety (EHS) policies and procedures.

  • The Chemist will have an in-depth knowledge and understanding of the practices, concepts, and procedures as it relates to the design, making, and performance testing of paint and coatings formulations
  • He/she operates independently and with mentorship and guidance from experienced members of the technical team to understand and execute project assignments in a timely manner
  • Develops a thorough knowledge of coating raw materials, formulation science, and experimental design.
  • Builds a strong understanding of the company’s products and capabilities, the competitive landscape, and market trends and needs
  • Occasionally mentors, trains, and directs the work of Technicians and Associate Chemists
  • Maintains good records, prepares project presentations, and communicates experimental results to the technical team as necessary
  • Reviews opportunities for process and product improvements with the Group Leader
  • Creates and maintains an orderly and professional workspace with adherence to good housekeeping practices
  • Participates in safety inspections ands conduct all work in a manner consistent with safety best practices

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

JO:  224.23DH

Job Requirements

Technical Qualifications:

  • BS/MS in Chemistry, Chemical Engineering, or related field
  • Minimum of 4 years of industry experience formulating architectural or other water-based coatings
  • Experience with successful new product development and commercialization
  • Demonstrated track record/examples of innovation
  • Experience with Six Sigma and/or Stage Gate processes a plus
  • Experience with design of experiments (DOE) statistical methods preferred

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

JO:  224.23DH

Meet Your Recruiter

Sue Sawyer

CPS is one of the leading recruiting firms in the country! If you are an employer searching for top-notch talent or a candidate looking to change jobs, CPS has a solution for you. With over 40 years of recruiting expertise, the recruiters of CPS have the market and technical knowledge to understand your employment needs.

I actually started with CPS back in June, 1998 as a recruiter and have progressed into the awesome position I hold now. Highlights of duties include anything that takes our recruiters off the phone. We have an Administrative Island that I oversee that helps numerous divisions within our company. 

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