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Company: USG Corporation
Location: IL - Libertyville IL
Posted: 11/28/2023
Salary: N/A

For more than 113 years, Chicago-based USG has been a leader in producing innovative, award-winning products and systems to build everything from major commercial developments and residential housing to home improvements. USG's employees are committed to the highest levels of customer satisfaction and quality in everything we do. Our steadfast commitment to the company's core business values - innovation, quality, integrity, service, diversity, efficiency, and safety - have helped us become the company we are today.

USG is North America's leading producer of building materials, which include gypsum wallboard, cement boards, joint compound, and a vast array of related products. We are also the global leader in the manufacture of ceiling suspension systems and are recognized as the premier acoustical panel and specialty ceiling systems innovator. Our family of products provides creative building solutions that set new standards for productivity and efficiency, helping contractors and architects deliver high quality and innovative designs. USG Corporate Innovation Center is in Libertyville, IL, 40 miles NW of Chicago.

USG offers work-life balance, promotion from within, low turnover, excellent benefits, a dynamic environment, and the ability to explore career opportunities in different functional areas within the company. Find out more about growing your career with USG at www.usg.com/content/usgcom/en/about-usg/careers.html .

Job Description:

We are looking for an R&D coatings researcher with experience in coating product and process development to support and grow our building products portfolio, including ceilings products, and finishing products. This position will involve a wide range of hands-on activities including formulation, testing, plant implementation, process improvement, and manufacturing support. Candidate should demonstrate flexibility and creativity within a dynamic environment and can work equally well in a collaborative team-based approach.

Job Responsibility:
  • Develop new and improved coating formulations for new products and product extensions in the ceilings products area.
  • Work closely with manufacturing and engineering to implement new coating systems through formulation and process development.
  • Identify opportunities and carry out activities to achieve cost saving and/or product improvement in the coatings area.
  • Generate and manage supporting documentation in the coatings area for product quality and manufacturing support.
  • Provide technical support to sales/marketing/customers as needed.

Job Requirements:
  • Ph.D. degree in coating sciences, chemical sciences, material sciences, or closely related field.
  • Minimum 15 years of hands-on formulation and development experience in water-based and/or solvent based coating systems.
  • Minimum 5 years of experience with industrial coating application process strongly preferred.
  • Self-starter with excellent problem solving, project management skills, product portfolio development.
  • Strong leadership, communication, and interpersonal skills to build effective collaborative relationships with internal and external stakeholders.
  • Leadership experience in an R&D environment a plus.
  • Some travel needed to witness and coordinate plant trials.

Rate of pay may be adjusted based on the qualifications and experience of the candidate.

USG employees enjoy a number of benefit options for themselves and their families. These include two medical insurance options, as well as vision and dental coverage. The cost of these optional programs varies based on coverage level - employees generally pay 25% of the monthly premium cost, USG pays the rest. These coverage options are offered on the first day of employment with no waiting period.

Additionally, USG employees enjoy both a 401(k) Investment Plan with company match and a pension plan. Beyond these main features, employees may also choose from a number of additional programs like life insurance, accident insurance, legal insurance, even pet insurance, just to name a few. USG also offers Quarterly (hourly) / Annual (salary) bonus potential for all employees based on performance metrics tied to safety, quality, and productivity.USG also provides employees with paid time off and paid holidays.

Since 1902, Chicago-based USG has been a leader in producing innovative, award-winning products and systems to build everything from major commercial developments and residential housing to home improvements. USG's employees are committed to the highest levels of customer satisfaction and quality in everything we do. Our steadfast commitment to the company's core business values - innovation, quality, integrity, service, diversity, efficiency and safety - have helped us become the company we are today.

EOE including disability/veteran

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