• Scientist

    Job ID
    Full-Time Regular
    Functional Group
    Business Segment
    Transportation Coatings
    Asia-Pacific (APAC)
  • 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


    • Develop/Optimize recipes for products following APQP process. This includes preparation of a lab sample and sufficient testing to demonstrate fulfillment of customer specifications, including color.
    • Recipes should be designed in such a way that they can be manufactured efficiently in a lean process, ie. in a production cell, where relevant, and with minimum adjustments required for color, viscosity and other properties.
    • OK on load is the target. Recipes should be reviewed regularly, eg. after 3 production batches to ensure that they are centered for maximum production efficiency.
    • Recipes are also to be developed to be cost effective, meeting our customers’ requirements while using low cost materials.
    • A chemist must understand how recipe cost impacts the profitability of our company. This will involve work on VMI projects.
    • Work with application team to develop application line simulation parameters to ensure that line trials and product introductions are right first time. This will involve good communication with relevant line service personnel to obtain up-to-date line conditions.
    • Communicate with account teams to ensure that all project team members are fully up-to-date with technical progress on projects.
    • Work with Process Technology team to define process instructions for manufacture of products. Will require basic understanding of plant manufacturing processes.
    • Working with PT of new / modified product alignment (scale up) into production, following the agreed alignment procedure. Where modifications have been made to existing recipes, the MOC procedure is to be followed to ensure good communication with planning, sourcing, QC and other relevant departments.
    • When relevant, a chemist is responsible for finding suitable rework routes for using up distressed inventory or other non-productive inventory to minimize the financial impact of poor quality.
    • Keep test specifications and test methods up to date, develop new specifications and methods as required. Aim to minimize the amount of testing needed to meet our customers’ requirements.
    • Ensure all project documentation is completed properly and in full and available for any internal or external quality audits.
    • Attend line trials of new product launches at customer sites.
    • Lead or take active role in problem solving of customer issues using appropriate methodology, e.g. 8D.
    • Understand the process overview.
    • Understand specific hazards on safety, health, environment related to the process.
    • Understand the operation procedure.
    • Safety practices related to work tasks.
    • Understand PSM principles and key features, techniques and PSM factors related to operation


    • 5 years coating development experience or above, ideally with 10-15 years auto coating or Resin/additives related experience
    • Knowledge & Skills (functional competences and capabilities):
    • S. in Chemistry related or above, or equivalent coating research / development experience
    • Strong Project management and problem solving Skill
    • Six Sigma Green or Black belt trained / certified is preferred
    • Good computer skills including office, database, and statistics
    • Capability and desire to seek input from all levels of manufacturing and technical organizations
    • Good verbal and written of English language


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