Axalta Coating Systems Ltd. ("Axalta," or the "Company"), is a leading global manufacturer, marketer and distributor of high performance coatings systems. With over a 150-year heritage in the coatings industry, Axalta is known for manufacturing high-quality products with well-recognized brands supported by market-leading technology and customer service.
Over the course of the Company's history, Axalta has remained at the forefront of the industry by continually developing innovative coatings technologies designed to enhance the performance and appearance of customer's products, while improving the customer's productivity and profitability. Axalta's diverse global footprint of 50 manufacturing facilities, four technology centers, 47 customer training centers and more than 14,000 team members allows the Company to meet the needs of customers in over 130 countries. Axalta serves its customer base through an extensive sales force and technical support organization, as well as through approximately 4,000 independent, locally-based distributors. The Company's scale and strong local presence are critical to its success, allowing leverage of the technology portfolio and customer relationships globally while meeting customer demands locally.
Axalta operates its business in two operating segments: Performance Coatings and Transportation Coatings, serving four end markets, including: Refinish, Industrial, Light Vehicle and Commercial Vehicle, across the following four regions: North America, EMEA, Latin America and Asia-Pacific.
Axalta Coating Systems is seeking a Physical Organic Chemist with a strong background in reaction mechanisms and chemical kinetics. The candidate should also have expertise in non-covalent interactions and should have a firm grasp of modern analytical methods. This role will involve the conversion of chemical species to higher molecular weight polymer systems, while in the form of an organic film or coating. The final coating may contain additional organic and/or inorganic ingredients, creating a mixture of chemical species with complex interactions. The tools of physical organic chemistry, in conjunction with solid-state characterization techniques, will be used to connect microscopic structure to macroscopic properties.
The successful candidate will join Axalta’s new Global Innovation Center (GIC) located in the Navy Yard in Philadelphia, PA. The GIC group develops high performance coatings for the Transportation, Refinish, and General Industrial markets.