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Sr. R&D Chemist Job in Warrensville Heights, Ohio US
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Job Summary

Company
The Sherwin-Williams Company
Location
Warrensville Heights, OH
Industries
Government and Military
Job Type
Full Time
Employee
Years of Experience
2+ to 5 Years
Job Reference Code
44106458_2

Sr. R&D Chemist

About the Job

Welcome to Sherwin-Williams

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.

The chemist in this role will be responsible for leading projects focusing on OE Interior and Aerospace pigment dispersion development.  This role will require the ability to perform at a high level on a cross-functional team to meet the technical specifications defined by the customers in these segments.  This position will be accountable for reformulation of existing product lines to address pigment needs and color targets as determined by Procurement and the business segments.   

CORE RESPONSIBILITIES AND TASKS
*Independently lead development projects of moderate to high complexity within the Automotive Toner Team. 
*Utilize proven coatings technology to address supply disruptions.
*Complete product development project(s) in a timely fashion.
*Provide support to manufacturing and internal customers as requested.
*Resolve product/process problems as requested by control lab. 
*Identify formula/process adjustments including test methods; implementation of solutions determined via experimental work.
*Ability to independently design and execute experiments utilizing the scientific method.  Prepare and test paint samples, analyze data and provide conclusions for path forward.
*Communicates with manager, Marketing, Manufacturing, Procurement, vendors and various business partners to ensure the successful commercialization of products; utilizes internal networks when possible
*Support and follow PCG Stage-Gate and Quality Systems.
*Work effectively in a multi-functional team environment.
*Provide training and guidance to 0 - 2 technicians and/or lower level chemists.  Develop the technical skills of team members through on-the-job training.
*Achieve results through use of established laboratory and professional procedures.
*Maintain a safe work area through observance of all laboratory safety procedures and practices.

POSITION REQUIREMENTS

FORMAL EDUCATION:
*Required:
oBS/BA in Chemistry OR
oBachelor of Science AND two semesters of general and organic chemistry each.
*Preferred:
oMaster's Degree or higher in a science related area

KNOWLEDGE & EXPERIENCE:
*Required:
o5 years of coatings formulation experience in an industrial setting.
*Preferred:
o7 years of coatings formulation experience
o3 years of Automotive coatings experience
oPrior experience formulating and processing pigment dispersions
oDemonstrated experience utilizing DFSS tools

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:
*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 indoors and outdoors as needed. Exposure to heat up to 120 degrees and cold to 0 degrees.
*May work in areas where noise level is such that hearing protection is required.
*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.
*Some travel to other locations, meetings and/or seminars is required.
*Valid driver's license.

TECHNICAL/SKILL REQUIREMENTS:
*Required:
oExpertise with structure-property relationship as it pertains to automotive refinish, OE Interior, or aerospace coatings.
*Preferred:
oExperience operating paint processing equipment (mills)
oKnowledge of structure-property relationship, specifically for color development and the effect on physical film properties.
oDesign for Six Sigma (DFSS)
oDesign of Experiment
oUnderstands Voice of the Customer
oProject leadership

TRAVEL REQUIREMENTS: 10% Domestic

BASIC REQUIREMENTS
*Bachelors of Science AND two semesters each of general and organic chemistry.
*5 years of coatings formulation experience in an industrial setting.
*Must have the legal right to work in the country for which you are applying for employment.

Who we are
At Sherwin-Williams, we're proud of the company we keep - our family of loyal employees. To learn about our company and our culture go to Sherwin.com/careers.                              
 
Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified candidates will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against based on race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, disability, age, pregnancy, genetic information, creed, citizenship status, marital status, or any other consideration prohibited by law or contract.

VEVRAA Federal Contractor requesting priority referral of protected veterans.

Primary Location: United States-Ohio-WARRENSVILLE HEIGHTS
Work Locations: USA OH Warrensville Heights
4440 Warrensville Ctr Rd
 Warrensville Heights 44128

Sherwin-Williams is proud to be an Affirmative Action, Equal Employment Opportunity, Inclusion and Diversity Supportive Employer. All qualified candidates will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against based on race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identify, national origin, protected veteran status, disability, age, pregnancy, genetic information, creed, marital status or any other consideration prohibited by law or by contract.

VEVRAA Federal Contractor requesting priority referral of protected veterans.
 

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