• Process Technology Chemist/Engineer

    Job ID
    2018-3159
    Location
    US-VA-Front Royal
    Type
    Full-Time Regular
    Functional Group
    Technology/R&D
    Business Segment
    Refinish
    Region
    Americas
  • Overview

    Axalta is a leading global company focused solely on coatings and providing customers with innovative, colorful, beautiful and sustainable solutions. From light OEM vehicles, automotive refinish and commercial vehicles 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 over 14,000 people of Axalta continue to find ways to serve our more than 120,000 customers in 130 countries better every day with the finest coatings, application systems and technology. For more information visit axaltacs.com and follow us @axalta on twitter.                            

    Responsibilities

    Position Summary:

     

    Axalta Coating Systems is seeking a Chemist or Engineer to join its Process Technology Team. The successful candidate for this job will be a key member of the Global Process Technology organization. The primary responsibility of this position is to advance fundamental understanding and execution of the scale-up and alignment processes in support of Axalta growth and lean initiatives. This position also has responsibility to develop or improve coatings process technologies and formulations. The focus will be on paint, coatings and finished product scale-up, manufacturing support, and overall process improvement. This includes use of various measurement techniques to quantify paint properties and understanding the relationship between key product attributes and critical process factors from laboratory to commercial scale.

     

    • Design and perform experiments to develop and/or improve manufacturing processes and coatings formulations;
    • Collaborate with product/coating formulators to scale up and align new or modified products;
    • Advance fundamental understanding of coatings product and process technology;
    • Participate in manufacturing cross functional forums to support and/or troubleshoot plant process and quality issues by interacting with personnel at all levels of the organization;
    • Provide coaching on technical issues to on-site peers, off-site technology resources, and technicians;
    • Work with self-managed teams to organize work-flow including setting and meeting deadlines, and adhere to core values including safe work practices;
    • Function as key point of contact on teams related to quality, management of change, etc.

     

    Qualifications

    • BS degree in Chemistry, Chemical Engineering or related discipline. Master of Science desired. 
    • Minimum of 3 years of work experience in a manufacturing or R&D lab environment.
    • Knowledge in the areas of polymer sciences and polymer structure/property relationships
    • Demonstrated ability to work and contribute in team environment;
    • Demonstrated technical leadership skills;
    • Able to effectively manage multiple tasks simultaneously;
    • Effective written and oral communication;
    • Knowledge of designed experimentation and statistical data analysis;
    • Basic knowledge of techniques for coatings and polymers characterization;
    • Knowledge of coatings science, formulation and manufacturing technology;

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