R&D- Chemist | Sherwin-Williams | Warrensville Heights, OH

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  • United States, Warrensville Heights, OH View on Map
  • Post Date : November 19, 2020
  • Apply Before : December 19, 2020
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Founded in 1866, The Sherwin-Williams Company is a global leader in the manufacture, development, distribution, and sale of paints, coatings and related products to professional, industrial, commercial, and retail customers. The company manufactures products under well-known brands such as Sherwin-Williams®, Valspar®, HGTV HOME® by Sherwin-Williams, Dutch Boy®, Krylon®, Minwax®, Thompson’s® Water Seal®, Cabot® and many more. Sherwin-Williams® branded products are sold exclusively through a chain of more than 4,100 company-operated stores and facilities, while the company’s other brands are sold through leading mass merchandisers, home centers, independent paint dealers, hardware stores, automotive retailers, and industrial distributors. The company supplies a broad range of highly-engineered industrial and OEM coatings for wood and general industrial, coil, packaging, protective and marine, and transportation applications worldwide. Our 60,000 employees are diverse, innovative and passionate. With a variety of rewarding and challenging opportunities, Sherwin-Williams is a great place to find a career that takes you places.
This position is responsible for new product development and maintenance of business in Aerospace team.

  • Leads new product development/commercialization projects through collaboration, planning, executing, and analysis of experiments with clear and accurate results. Activities includes:
o Communication/collaboration with other Divisions/functions within Sherwin Williams and with external companies for new technology scouting
o Formulation development, modification and testing of new coating systems
o Manufacturing support of new product scale-up
o Technical support for application/fabrication trials at customer sites
o Communication of results and conclusions, written and/or verbal, to Technical, Marketing, Sales and external customers as necessary
  • Comprehends AMS (Aerospace Materials Specification) and Aerospace OEM specifications and conduct spray-outs and specification testing to acquire QPL certification.
  • Interacts with internal and external customers and finds solutions to complex technical problems (product/process).
  • Demonstrates significant knowledge and use of chemicals, raw materials, substrates, application equipment and testing equipment.
  • Works within a team environment and provide support to other team member on projects and team needs.
  • Performs daily tasks following Sherwin Williams PCG quality system guideline.
  • Works safely and maintains a safely working environment. Maintains and operates a variety of laboratory equipment in a safe and efficient manner.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

a) Required:
  • Bachelor of Science Degree in Science AND two semesters of general and organic Chemistry each.

b) Preferred:
  • Master Degree or higher in a Polymer Science related area

a. Required:
  • 3 years in coating specific industry experience
  • 5 years of lab experience working with products and technologies including but not limited to, 2K Epoxy/urethane products/technology
b. Preferred:
  • 5-7 years automotive/Aerospace coating experience

  • Must be able to sit, stand, hear, and see on a constant basis.
  • Must be able to walk, write, and type on a frequent basis.
  • Must be able to lift and carry up to 50 pounds.
  • Must be able to climb and descend stairs.
  • Must be able to bend, carry, reach, push, and pull on an occasional basis.
  • Must be able to communicate verbally and in writing.
  • May work in areas where toxic, flammable, and hazardous materials are present.
  • May be exposed to varying amounts of dust and dirt.
  • Work surfaces may include concrete.
  • Employee must be able to tolerate non-toxic paint odors and be able to wear a respirator as required.
  • Employee must be able to operate a computer and communicate via telephone.
  • May work in areas where noise level is such that hearing protection is required.
  • Some travel to other locations, meetings and/or seminars is required.

a. Required:
  • Proven track record of successful new product development, scale up and commercialization.
  • Industry experience, preferably in development, formulation and testing of polymer based coating systems.
  • Excellent project planning, prioritizing and executing capability.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills. Ability to develop and present detailed complex presentations to upper management and customers.
  • Strong project leadership capabilities requiring minimal direct supervision.
  • Highly motivated with proven ability to work well in a team environment.
  • Strong attention to detail and organizational skills
b. Preferred:
  • In-depth understanding of coating formulation and polymer structure-property relationship.
  • Waterborne coating formulation
  • DOE and DFSS

5. TRAVEL: 15%

Basic Qualifications:
  • Must be legally authorized to work in country of employment without sponsorship for employment visa status.
  • Must have Bachelor of Science Degree in Science AND two semesters of general and organic Chemistry each.
  • 3 years in coating specific industry experience
  • 5 years of lab experience working with products and technologies including but not limited to, 2K Epoxy/urethane products/technology

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