• Coatings Scientist

    Job ID
    US-MI-Mount Clemens
    Full-Time Regular
    Functional Group
    Business Segment
    Transportation Coatings
  • Overview

    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.

    About Axalta

    Axalta is a leading global company focused solely on coatings and providing customers with innovative, colorful, beautiful and sustainable solutions.  From light OEM vehicles, commercial vehicles and refinish applications to electric motors, buildings and pipelines, our coatings are designed to prevent corrosion, increase productivity and enable the materials we coat to last longer.  With more than 150 years of experience in the coatings industry, the approximately 14,000 people of Axalta continue to find ways to serve our more than 100,000 customers in 130 countries better every day with the finest coatings, application systems and technology. For more information visit axalta.com and follow us @Axalta on Twitter and on LinkedIn


    See link:  http://www.axaltacs.com/content/dam/Corporate/Documents/About%20Axalta/Axalta%20Brochure%202018.pdf


    • 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.

    Specific Technical knowledge:


    Chemistry, organic chemistry, electrochemistry

    Product optimization by statistically designed experiments.


    Team & Organization

    • Matrix Reporting Relationship(s): Role must collaborate cross-functionally to achieve objectives.
    • Direct Reports: Assigns work to and manages performance of technicians.


    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.
    • A bias for action, and results orientation.


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