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R&D Chemist

Location : Charlotte, NC
Job Type : Direct
Reference Code : MAM_FC
Hours : Full Time
Required Years of Experience : 5+
Required Education : BS, MS
Travel : No
Relocation : No
Industry : Other

Job Description :

Global Chemical Company seeking R&D Chemist with strong formulation experience. 

Job Responsibilities:

  • Develop New products and/or optimization of current products in the performance chemicals pipeline with an emphasis on quality, value, benefits and cost with profitability in mind.

  • Have a proactive focus for future growth of Company.

  • Creative additive solutions for coatings and adhesive applications.  Working knowledge of silicones, polymers, defoamers, etc.

  • Develop formulations for target customers.

  • Architecture coatings, Industrial Coatings (ie concrete, protective, etc), Wood Coatings, Adhesives, Construction, Graphics Arts, etc.

  • Develop product designs focused on vacancies in the market creating a competitive edge for the Company.

  • Strong knowledge of lab equipment, application, calibration, and general maintenance.

  • Cross functional collaboration with sales, marketing, and production to bring new products to commercialization stage.

  • Interact with Quality Control on test method development to define required product specifications.

  • Trouble shoot areas of production and investigate client quality complaints.

  • Maintain good documentation of manufacturing and quality processes.

  • Collaboration with team/other departments to find creative solutions.

  • Ability to communicate process start to finish with customers.  Updating on processes/road blocks and solutions.

Required Qualifications :

Minimum Requirements:

  • B.S. in chemistry or related field preferred.

  • Minimum 5 years of most recent experience developing creative coatings and adhesives formulations.

  • Desirable - Experience with defoamers, silicones and other additives.

  • Experience with paint and coating additive (defoamers, flow, mar and slip, anti-corrosion additive …etc.) water and stain repellent coatings for porous and non-porous surfaces; super hydrophobic formulations for non-porous, glass and polycarbonate surfaces; super wetter silicone surfactants.

  • Ability to setup up experiments with proper controls to provide needed data output.

  • Analytical problem solving.

  • Ability to manage time and prioritize multiple projects at a time.

  • Must have excellent decision-making skills and the ability to work effectively with all other levels of the organization and have a demonstrated orientation to teamwork principles.

  • Good presentation skills, results oriented, strong attention to detail, organizational and interpersonal skills.

  • Ability to travel as needed.







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