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Plant Chemist

Waukesha, WI 53187

Posted: 05/14/2024 Employment Type: Direct Hire Job Number: 24431

Job Description

Are you looking to make a career change to a leading manufacturer of innovative, sustainable powder and liquid coatings for Industrial, Defense and Aerospace? This exciting opportunity as a Plant Chemist offers a competitive salary plus an excellent benefits package including medical insurance, dental insurance, vision insurance, and paid time off.  Does this position match your future career goals? Then this Plant Chemist opportunity could be the right fit for you.

RESPONSIBILITIES:
  • Conduct chemical analyses and physical testing of raw materials, intermediates, and finished coatings products using a variety of analytical techniques and instrumentation.
  • Monitor and optimize manufacturing processes to ensure consistent product quality, performance, and efficiency, while minimizing waste and environmental impact.
  • Develop and improve coating formulations to meet customer specifications, performance requirements, and regulatory standards for Industrial, Defense, and Aerospace applications.
  • Collaborate with R&D teams to scale up new coating technologies from the laboratory to commercial production, ensuring seamless technology transfer and successful product launches.
  • Perform root cause analysis and troubleshoot production issues related to formulation, processing, or quality, implementing corrective actions and process improvements as needed.
  • Maintain accurate records of laboratory experiments, test results, formulation data, and production parameters in accordance with company policies and regulatory requirements.
  • Support regulatory compliance initiatives, including REACH, RoHS, VOC emissions, and other environmental, health, and safety regulations applicable to coatings manufacturing.
  • Participate in cross-functional teams focused on quality management, continuous improvement, and innovation, contributing technical expertise and insights to drive business objectives.
  • Train and mentor laboratory technicians, production operators, and other team members on chemical handling, safety procedures, and quality control techniques.
  • Stay abreast of industry trends, emerging technologies, and competitive developments in coatings chemistry, materials science, and manufacturing processes, applying knowledge to enhance product performance and competitiveness.

QUALIFICATIONS:
  • Bachelor's degree or higher in Chemistry, Chemical Engineering, Materials Science, or related field. Advanced degree preferred.
  • Previous experience in coatings manufacturing, formulation development, or related industries, with a strong understanding of powder and liquid coating technologies for Industrial, Defense, and Aerospace applications.
  • Proficiency in analytical techniques such as chromatography, spectroscopy, rheology, and surface analysis, with hands-on experience operating laboratory instrumentation.
  • Demonstrated ability to develop and optimize coating formulations for specific performance attributes, such as adhesion, durability, corrosion resistance, and thermal stability.
  • Strong problem-solving skills and the ability to analyze complex data, identify trends, and propose effective solutions to technical challenges.
  • Knowledge of quality management systems (e.g., ISO 9001), regulatory requirements (e.g., REACH, RoHS), and best practices for laboratory safety and chemical handling.
  • Excellent communication skills, with the ability to collaborate effectively with colleagues across departments and disciplines, from R&D and manufacturing to sales and customer support.

BENEFITS:
  • Direct Hire.
  • Health Insurance.
  • Dental Insurance.
  • Vision Insurance.
  • Paid time off.

Salary: $45K-$55K (DOE)

Ask for: Roger Armenta 

Job Id: 24431

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