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Development Chemist - Plastic Substrates

Science & Technology
JOBREQ1800020796 Requisition #


This role is responsible for the development of new WB global platforms. She/He will encompass formula design, preparation and application of coatings, and testing these coatings against a wide range of regional/global specifications and customer requirements

Performance Achievements & Key Competence Requirements

  •  Plan and conduct experimental work such as the formulation, application and testing of coatings
  • Analyze and interpret experimental results effectively to contribute to the development of new and improved product platforms
  • Work closely with regional labs to understand their needs and how to incorporate these needs into new product platforms
  • Work in conjunction with R&D and/or other functions located around the globe on the development of new product platforms
  • Work toward technical milestones and deliver results against aggressive timelines. Coordinate related activities including synthesis, regulatory evaluation and application
  • Maintain project information up to date in Compass and ensure timelines are realistic and adhered to
  • Maintain and grow an understanding of general industry coating processes, including details of key customer lines and use this information to inform the research and development of robust coating platforms
  • Develop new test methods that will help to accelerate the assessment of new coatings and simulate customer line conditions to increase the speed and success rate of product launches
  • Initiate and foster scientific exchange with technical associates around the globe
  • Build and maintain a network with commercial and technical teams in all regions to communicate progress on projects and understand future needs
  • Maintain and communicate results through written and verbal summaries, coatings reports and gate review updates.
  • Work safely, following all lab procedures and contribute to the maintenance of high safety standards

Employee Value Proposition

  •  PhD or M.S. with 3+ years of relevant WB coating industry experience
  • Strong expertise and experience in coatings for plastic substrate, understanding of the intercoat adhesion phenomena and adhesion theories
  • Ability to work independently and as a part of a team; ability to work and communicate effectively with colleagues around the globe
  • Demonstrated history of innovative thinking, generating and presenting new concepts
  • Ability to manage complex technical projects with multiple stakeholders
  • Relevant experience with experimental design (DOE)
  • Demonstrated ability to influence and motivate other associates
  • English: Full professional proficiency
  • Ability to travel up to 10%.

Success Factors – Prime Success Factors (Focus on Results, Build Trust and Respect, Promote Team Work, Understand Market & Customer Perspective) plus Learning Agility

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