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Ref: JC - RDWCNC

R&D Chemist – Wood Coatings

Mackenzie Stuart is working in close partnership with a multinational manufacturer of coatings. The organization has a global presence within coatings sector with operations and manufacturing facilities spread globally and is a highly regarded company in the industry.

We are currently looking to fill the role of R&D Chemist for Wood Coatings, based in North Carolina, USA. The role reports directly into the Technical Manager.

 

Responsibilities of the role include, but are not limited to:

  • Development of new formulations based on existing technologies as well as supporting the market introduction of new developments of wood coatings
  • Close cooperation in cross functional teams consisting of research and development, operations, sales, QC and product management
  • Planning, execution, analysis and presentation of product specific optimisations
  • Assist with customer troubleshooting and customer complaints
  • Run projects in the lab utilising a pool of researchers and technicians
  • As needed direct customer contact, low travel requirements (5-15%)

 

To be considered for the role you must meet the following requirements:

  • Must be based near, or willing to relocate to North Carolina, USA
  • Must speak fluent English
  • Must be educated with a BSc in Chemistry or Chemical Engineering. MSc or PhD preferred
  • Deep understanding of coating technology and formulation experience of 5+ years
  • Knowledge of waterborne, solvent borne and UV technologies is preferred
  • Excellent communication skills and ability to work in a team in order to be able to act in a complex development organisation
  • A high degree of independence, responsibility and confidence as well as good presentation skills

 

This position will pay a base salary in the region of $75,000 – $100,000 plus competitive performance bonus & benefits.

Job Reference: JC - RDWCNC

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Salary Range

$70,000 - 120,000

Location

North Carolina, USA