• Senior Chemist - Electrocoat Formulation

    Job ID
    2018-2359
    Location
    US-MI-Mount Clemens
    Type
    Full-Time Regular
    Functional Group
    Technology/R&D
    Business Segment
    Regional Office – Americas
    Region
    Americas
  • Overview

     

    If you want to work with forward thinking people in a fast moving, innovative environment, Axalta offers you the best market-leading career opportunities. We are a unique company. While our name is new, we are backed by a 150-year legacy of providing some of the most advanced coating technologies to customers all over the world. We rank number one or two in all of the major business segments we serve. Our longstanding commitment to progressive research is setting new standards and pointing the way to beautiful and sustainable coating solutions for tomorrow.

     

    Axalta Coating Systems is seeking a Coatings Scientist to join our staff in our Mount Clemens, Michigan facility. The candidate will join the Technology Organization at the North American Technology Center supporting our liquid coatings businesses. Under the guidance of a senior professional, the successful candidate will plan, execute and interpret results from experiments in product development and technical service programs in the area of electrocoat.

    Responsibilities

    Axalta Coating Systems is seeking a Coatings Scientist to join our staff in our Mount Clemens, Michigan facility. The candidate will join the Technology Organization at the North American Technology Center supporting our liquid coatings businesses. Under the guidance of a senior professional, the successful candidate will plan, execute and interpret results from experiments in product development and technical service programs in the area of electrocoat.

    Key Responsibilities:

    • Development and optimization of electrocoat formulas using appropriate design of experiments and statistical tools to meet film properties and application and corrosion specifications as provided by the customer.
    • Testing and overall management of technical program leading to electrocoat product approvals with OEM Automotive and other Transportation customers.
    • Provide technical field support for the products in our customers’ facilities. Specific areas include: participation in trials and extended launch programs to assure optimal performance of the products, problem solving as appropriate, and preparation of reports to assist in problem solving and communication throughout the customer organization.
    • Ability to lead and / or be a significant contributor in cross-functional teams to support product development, scale-up, and manufacturing and customer technical service.

    Qualifications

    Specific Technical knowledge:

     

    Chemistry, organic chemistry, electrochemistry

    Product optimization by statistically designed experiments.

     

    Basic Qualifications:

    • B.S/M.S. or Ph.D. in Chemistry, Chemical Engineering, Materials Science or closely related discipline is required.
    • The ideal candidate will have five (5) to fifteen (15) years of experience in the chemical industry. Experience in product optimization in the coatings industry is highly preferred.
    • Candidate must have outstanding written and oral communication skills.
    • Candidate must me proficient in with MS Office.

     

    Additional Qualifications:

     

    • Effective project Management and execution skills.
    • Ability to work and influence collaboratively and effectively within a global and diverse population.
    • Ideal candidate is results-oriented, creative, and a self-starter who demonstrates technical excellence and is comfortable working in a team environment.
    • Willingness to travel up to 10%

    Key Behavioral Competencies:

    • Excellent communication skills to understand and document customer requirements and to effectively convey recommendations to internal customers.
    • A change agent that has successful track record of building global internal relationships.

     

     

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