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Company: Kelly Scientific Resources
Location: GA - East Point GA
Posted: 12/11/2012
Salary: N/A

Paint Chemist



Organization: Protective & Marine Coatings


Description


We bring innovation to the surface: Our vision is to continue to be the world's leading coatings and specialty products company.
Through leadership in innovation, sustainability and color, we help
customers in industrial, transportation, consumer products, and construction markets and aftermarkets to enhance more surfaces in more ways than does any other company.
We offer an opportunity to grow and develop your career in an environment that provides a fulfilling workplace for employees,
creates an environment for continuous learning, and embraces the ideas and
diversity of others.

Key Responsibilities







Develop new or improved products in accordance with project goals and design criteria.





Perform raw material evaluations and/or formula engineering for cost reduction.





Assist with equipment maintenance and calibration.





Assist with ordering raw materials and lab supplies as needed.





Interface with Manufacturing to solve formulation and/or process problems.





Monitor first production of new and/or modified products.





Enter formulations and QC test data into computer system.





Perform comparative testing to identify strengths/weaknesses versus competitive products.





Assist Sales by preparing show or test panels for customer use.





Interface with raw material suppliers on new or problem raw materials.





Interface with and/or direct Quality Control activities related to trial or scale-up batches or batch correction.





Perform analytical and/or other testing related to product complaints or claims investigations.





Maintain lab notebooks and other records.





Write monthly progress reports and Technical Reports.





Any other duties as assigned by management.


Qualifications



Experience and Education:


BS, MS, or PhD Degree Chemistry or equivalent.






Experience with development of high-solids and/or solventless coatings products





Experience with development of waterborne and latex coatings products.





Familiarity with ASTM and ISO coating testing protocols.





Familiarity with air spray and airless spray coating application techniques.








Good written and verbal communication skills (writing sample will be requested).





Good organizational and planning skills - time management is important.





Good prioritization skills - ability to handle multiple tasks/projects.






Must be self-motivated and equally comfortable working independently as well as part of a team.






Competency with Microsoft Office program suite, especially Excel and PowerPoint.

10-15 years of paint experience required



EHS Training - Emergency Response, Hazardous Waste, Fire Safety, Industrial
Ergonomics, PPE, Walking and Working Surfaces.


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