Tech Service Chemist

Sioux City, IA

Posted: 04/22/2019 Industry: Laboratory - Industrial Chemicals Job Number: 178.19LR Pay Rate: 65,000 - 80,000

Job Description

Tech Service Chemist

The Tech Service Chemist is an experienced coatings chemist, spending 50% of the time in the lab formulating / researching and 50% of the time in the field providing detailed technical support to the sales staff and to the customer

  • As part of a team, is required to make visit to existing and potential customers, occasionally requiring overnight stays
  • Works independently on customer specific projects, within an industrial / OEM R&D team. But, also works within an industrial/OEM sales team providing technical expertise
  • Assists sales team in acquiring new customers as well as strengthening current customer relations. Tech Service Chemist is also the customers primary technical liaison into the industrial / OEM R&D team
  • Provides technical and product knowledge in support of post sales activities, addressing product related questions and technical challenges
  • Analyze and document customers needs, generating detailed development project plans in R&D project programs. Included in this are goals, methodology, timelines and realistic priorities
  • Assign and coordinate testing with Test Lab on key projects, including report results back to salesman or customer
  • Initiate and carry out development projects, during indoctrination phase
  • After indoctrination phase, closely supervise support staff carrying out development plans
  • Address all development and product related questions on time
  • Report and document all customer feedback
  • Report and document product performance
  • Post-analyze customers needs and generate continuous improvement plans for additional features and upgrades…in close coordination with lead salesperson
  • Report and document any and all possible cost reduction solutions
  • Maintain constant communication with all customers, including lead salesperson and any relevant internal company customers/staff members
  • This position will not be doing sales, this position will be supporting the sales people

**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:  178.19LR

Job Requirements


  • BS in the sciences, with chemistry coursework
  • 10+ years of formulating experience of solvent borne, and water borne coatings for metal substrates. Solvent Alkyds, 2 (K) Epoxies and 2 (K) Urethanes
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Strong interpersonal skills for building positive relationships with customers and other team members
  • Strong organizational and documentation skills to ensure project stay on track and deadlines are met
  • Must be effective working independently and in a team setting

**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:  178.19LR


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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