• Analytical Scientist

    Job ID
    US-PA-Philadelphia - Navy Yard
    Full-Time Regular
    Functional Group
    Business Segment
  • Overview

    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


    The Analytical Scientist focuses on addressing external site manufacturing and R&D issues through design and execution of structured test plans. The individual in this role will work in the GIC Analytical team coordinating testing support for global manufacturing facilities and regional R&D centers and has daily operational control of Microscopy, Spectroscopy, and Physical test laboratories

    • Oversee daily operation of Microscopy, Spectroscopy, and Physical Testing laboratories
    • Working with Microscopy/Spectroscopy subject matter expert, drive innovation and improvement in those laboratories
    • Primary point of contact for manufacturing and R&D facilities lacking necessary on-site analytical support.
    • Understand customer needs and devise testing plan while working with subject matter experts
    • Coordinate testing with other analytical chemists and contract laboratories when needed
    • Receive and distribute materials as necessary
    • See that time commitments are met and provide feedback to submitters
    • Compile and summarize test results to submitters
    • Oversee analytical request manager system at GIC
    • Compile and analyze dashboard metrics from request manager system
    • Comply with all requirements for laboratory safety, quality, and regulations

    Core Competency: Achieves Business Results

    • Translates customer issues into prioritized & actionable testing plans
    • Utilizes strong project management skills to deliver results within agreed to time commitments.
    • Develops functional solutions to complex problems, simplifies into actionable items. Establishes clear, and sound course of action to achieve critical business objectives ensuring ongoing sustainable solutions.

    Core Competency: Strategic Focus & Direction

    • Builds independent relationships/rapports with all internal customers and other support functions.
    • Inspires and guides others to action consistent with Company’s Vision.
    • Solves complex problems creatively with high degree of ingenuity and innovativeness.

    Core Competency: Trust & Teamwork

    •  Represents GIC analytical team and serves as technical point of contact for off site customers.
    • Places high value on clear and actionable communication, as well as actively informing up, down, and laterally throughout organization.
    • Provides insightful perspective to others seeking assistance through forming active partnerships.
    • Influences positively and constructively to initiate actions, gain clear understanding, and commitment.

    Core Competency: Personal Leadership

    • Serves as a role model for providing quality and swift resolutions to customer issues.
    • Manages change effectively, and champions continuous improvement.

    • Earns and maintains the trust of colleagues and co-workers internal and external to the site.

    • Develops credibility with the customers and key stakeholders.


    • Minimum MS in Analytical or Physical Chemistry
    • 1 -3 years in coatings or polymer R&D desired
    • Experience in broad analytical characterization techniques with emphasis on Spectroscopy (IR, Raman, XRF, UV-Vis), Microscopy (optical, SEM, TEM), and Physical Test (surface energy, thermal analysis)
    • Strong ability in instrument operation and maintenance
    • Commitment to detail and accuracy.
    • Ability to interpret and implement given instructions.
    • Unquestioned ethics and integrity including the ability to work on confidential matters.
    • Ability to collaborate and communicate effectively.


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