PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT SPECIALIST-COATINGS, AMERICAS, CHROMAFLO TECHNOLOGIES at Chromaflo Technologies in Ashtabula, OH
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SUMMARY OF POSITION: This full-time position will provide developmental, technical support to our customer base by – Designing, planning and executing project elements in the laboratory and plant, as well as in customers’ plants and laboratories, if needed, to meet customer requirements and expectations; Being responsible for the completion of bench work and processing work necessary to convert opportunities or to resolve issues through formulation; Directly interfacing with vendors and/or customers to define and convert opportunities and resolve issues, as assigned by the Technology Manager, Coatings Americas; Providing effective and timely communication at every stage of a project. This will include (but will not be limited to) progress reports, updates, and project milestones reached or missed.
MAJOR AREAS OF RESPONSIBLITY: Complies with safety rules and regulations, attends safety meetings and training, inspects work area for hazards/deficiencies and initiates action to correct them. Also, reports injury/illness and/or environmental incidents; Assure safe handling of products and electrical/mechanical devices in the field; Travel – provide on-site customer support as deemed necessary by the Technology Manager, Americas; Application of problem solving techniques in response to customer concerns and opportunities; Complete bench work required and defined by experimental design; Active support of, and participation in, all appropriate BMS and H,S&E aspects; Strong customer focus and attention to detail; Participate in the planning process, including fiscal year tactical plan, budgetary expenses, project objectives. Prepare exhibits, specimens and presentation that illustrate key characteristics; Issue periodic reports on progress and activities of assigned programs. Also, requisition supplies for the timely and efficient operation of projects; Determine specification requirements for materials used in or result from research development.
BS/BA in an appropriate field of science (Chemist or Chem. Eng. preferred); Good interpersonal skills with ability to work with and support colleagues, analyze and solve problems, control resources and implement programs, and possess project management skills; Knowledge of critical chemical functionalities for waterborne/solvent born architectural and industrial urethanes, epoxies, acrylics polyester chemistries with respect to coatings industries; Nominal understanding of color science with experience in the area of dispersion, wetting, and additive activity; Willingness and ability to continuously increase and maintain skills and knowledge in significant work areas; Ability and willingness to work on multiple projects in an organized and structured manner; Good oral communication skills – capable of providing presentation; Good writing skills, able to write clear and concise reports; Good understanding of Chromaflo Technologies’ products and customer processes; Knowledge of process theory – both Chromaflo Technologies’ and customer processes; Ability and willingness to travel – occasionally on short notice.