Sr. Applications Chemist

Quaker Color Division of McAdoo & Allen, Inc., is a manufacturer of Polyurethane dispersions, high performance coatings and pigment dispersions is search for an experienced water borne paint formulator for the performance coatings group.

The successful candidate will have extensive knowledge of performance requirements of automotive, general industrial, building and construction, graphic arts markets, proven experience in formulating with PUD and acrylics for plastics, metal, concrete, wood, paper and textile substrates.??

To plan and conduct laboratory tests for research and development in support of new polymer development, formulate new performance coatings compacts, provide support to sales and customers.


( Indicates Essential Job Duty/Responsibility)

1.?????? Perform Research and Development testing on new products.

????????????????????? Formulate PUD to showcase properties or short comings?

????????????????????? Develop and execute testing protocols

????????????????????? Document test results and report findings to R&D Director

????????????????????? File and organize testing results including testing methods used.??

????????????????????? Operate laboratory equipment including hand or machine spraying following Standard Operating Procedures.

????????????????????? Create sales tools like Technical Data Sheets, PowerPoint presentations

2.?????? In cases of failure in the field, perform testing on existing products.

????????????????????? Document test results and report findings to R&D Director and QA Manager.

3.?????? Prepare custom products

????????????????????? Using a batch ticket, prepare product as per instructions filling in batch numbers for all intermediates used.

????????????????????? Correctly label product and prepare paperwork for shipping.

????????????????????? Send product retain to QC lab for testing. Take product to shipping if product meets Quality Control standards.

4.????? Maintain work area and equipment in clean and orderly condition.

5.????? Report all finished goods taken from stock on stock report for production.


Education Required

BS in Chemistry or related field

Training & Experience

Minimum 10 years as a waterborne paint formulator

Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities Required?

Knowledge of standard laboratory operating procedures, materials, and equipment.? Ability to accurately measure, prepare and dispense chemical reagents and solutions, calibrate and operate diagnostic instruments, and perform routine laboratory tests and identify problems.?

Knowledge of Microsoft Office

Machines/Equipment Experience

Proficiency in hand and machine spray techniques. Laboratory equipment and instruments, calculator, scales.

Physical Requirements

Ability to stand for long periods of time and periodically walk around the production floor, bend, reach and lift up to 50 pounds.? Ability to coordinate eyes and hands to measure chemicals and operate diagnostic instruments accurately.? Ability to tolerate exposure to medium high level of noise and dust from toxic or caustic chemicals, when wearing protection face respirator (requires passing medical examination for ability to wear respirator).

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