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Willoughby, OH 44094

Employment Type: Direct Hire Industry: Manufacturing Job Number: 9914 Pay Rate: 75,000

Job Description

Our client in Willoughby, OH designs and manufactures customized coatings and paint products to customer specifications.  They are seeking a Chemist to join their successful team!

Direct Hire
$75+k/yr., depending upon experience
** MUST have paint formulation experience for this role! **

•    Perform specialized and advanced analyses, testing, and formulation of new and existing paint products and requirements.
•    Perform small batch/sample manufacture, color matching, and testing. Assist in developing and specifying processes for coatings scale-up and manufacture.
•    Evaluate new and existing raw materials for product improvement, availability, and/or cost benefits.
•    Prepare reports and documents detailing project design, results, and conclusions; recommend additional actions or research.
•    Support existing product lines via internal and external customer interaction, including technical service visits.
•    Coordinate all regulatory and related environmental activities for company products and facility compliance in conjunction with the Technical Director.
•    Perform daily housekeeping of laboratory and associated areas, functioning within safety guidelines.

  • Bachelor’s degree in a technical discipline (science or engineering). Prior experience in a paint or chemical laboratory preferred. Or, a Bachelor’s degree in an unrelated discipline with two to five years related experience in a paint or chemical laboratory. Will consider a combination of experience and education.
  • 5+ years of experience in a paint, coatings, or chemical laboratory, including formulation experience. Will consider a combination of experience and education.
  • Broad range of formulation experience, including UV, waterborne, and solvent borne.  Experience with 2K component a plus.
  • Familiarity with design of experiment approach (DOE) and the ability to design, document, report, interpret and present findings as well as design follow-up experiments.
  • Strong written and oral communication skills, including the ability to effectively present information to a variety of people (i.e. customers, public groups, top management, and boards of directors).
  • Ability to operate, maintain, and calibrate a variety of specialized test and lab equipment, including color spectrophotometer.
  • Working knowledge of MS Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook) and prior experience with formulation/processing software, color analysis and matching programs, or willingness and ability to learn.
  • Exceptional mathematical, problem solving, documentation and organizational skills.
  • Strong attention to detail and accuracy.
  • Willingness and ability to travel to customer locations as needed.  Valid driver’s license and ability to be insured through the company’s insurer.
  • Candidates must be able to pass a color test, regularly lift and/or move up to 60 pounds, wear a fitted respirator and dust mask, and tolerate solvent odors and other chemicals used within the facility.
  • This is a smoke-free, tobacco-free and vaping-free facility.

Meet Your Recruiter

Allison Leone
V.P. of Operations

“Communication is key in a people-minded arena”.

With 21 years of experience in client partnership development, team management/skills building and business revenue increase, through open minded strategic growth planning, she believes anyone’s goals are attainable through hard work and keeping a focus on the outcome.

Along with being a part of past Lake County Chamber business of the year recipients and various multi-entrepreneurial awards employment based, Allison has a passion for art, the human good through volunteer work to help others and the thrill of competitive sports.

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About Willoughby, OH

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