R&D Scientist

Job Location: 
Kenosha, WI

Are you ready for a new challenge and ready to join an industry leader in manufacturing of premium consumer and industrial products? Are you motivated and ready to make a positive impact in your next role with a growing company that’s a great place to work? If so, then you could be what our client is looking for in their R&D Scientist.  Position will be responsible for developing new formulations and products in a timely manner per specific performance requirements while working closely with the marketing team. In this role, significant time will be spent in hands-on laboratory work formulating products and supporting manufacturing operations, as well as project management to take new products to market. This is an excellent opportunity that offers a competitive compensation package.  If this is for you or someone you know, please forward a current resume to [Click Here to Email Your Resumé]

 

Responsibilities

Drive product development from concept to formula development, through to product launch.

Test products, document test data, as well as generate and communicate test reports detailing project processes, results, and conclusions; recommend additional actions or research.

Work closely with marketing, sales, and regulatory in developing competitive claims and product demonstrations

Develop, improve, and customize products, equipment, formulas, processes, and analytical methods.

Conduct quality control tests.

Adhere to safety, quality and housekeeping policies/guidelines.

Work closely with peers and supervisors to conduct analyses of research projects, interpret test results, or develop nonstandard tests.

Develop and maintain professional relationships with suppliers, technical experts etc

Write technical papers and reports and prepare standards and specifications for processes, products, or tests

Responsible for activities related to development of new coatings products with a strong focus on automotive appearance and performance chemicals.  We are looking for someone to bring to market new and unique products that complement our brands.

 

Job Requirements

B.S. or M.S. (preferred) degree in Chemistry, Chemical Engineer, Polymer Chemistry, Organic Chemistry, or other scientific technical field.

Minimum of 3-10 years of experience formulating and testing water-borne / solvent-borne products for consumer applications / auto care products.  This includes waxes/polishes, protectants, fluids and cleaners.

Demonstrated use of Design of Experiments.

Proven ability to work effectively on cross-functional project teams.

Excellent organization skills with the ability to handle multiple projects simultaneously and effectively.

Solid record keeping and problem-solving skills, strong emphasis on the ability to think critically.

Self-starter, highly motivated toward achievements, results oriented.

Solid verbal and written communication skills.

Strong PC skills, including proficiency in Microsoft Excel, PowerPoint, and Word.

Drive the creation of strong Intellectual Property (IP) when/where applicable.

Recruiter Name: 
Tim Borop
Recruiter Phone: 
(262) 886-8000 ext. 218
Category: 
Manufacturing & Engineering

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