This position is responsible for assisting in product formulation for new products and improvements on existing products.
R&D Chemist must possess the ability to perform the following:
Testing / Formulation
Improve on performance, properties and processing of all products.
Assist in the development work on new products.
Formulate and prepare experimental batches for subsequent performance testing.
Conduct physical analyses of experimental materials including peel adhesion, viscosity, pH, density, percent solids, tensile strength/elongation, reflectance and UV exposure.
Clear and orderly recording and analyzing lab test data.
Document new test methods and procedures.
Research patents and evaluate competitive products.
Evaluate alternative and new raw materials to improve economics, efficiency, product quality and performance.
Determine failure cause and provide scientific analytic support for field issues.
Provide scientific input to support the sales and tech support functions.
Provide detailed records regarding all products and testing, including safety data sheets.
Responsible for assisting in formulating products to be rated and for maintaining current product ratings through outside rating agencies such as CRRC, Energy Star, FM, ICBO, and UL.
Mange the process of scale up with new products which includes troubleshooting product that becomes out of specification.
Work with the designated marketing and sales personnel to create and populate our internal knowledgebase. This knowledge base is the collection of best practices and solutions to problems that have been developed to solve our customers’ problems.
Participate in ISO 9001.
At least a B.S. Chemistry, preferably a M.S. Chemistry
5 or more years of relevant experience, preferred in the coatings industry
Knowledge of the formulation and analysis of polymeric materials
Speak/read/write English proficiently
Proficient in Microsoft Office applications
Knowledge of Quality Systems and experience with a manufacturing environment
Ability to perform advanced chemical and statistical calculations
About National Coatings Corp.
National Coatings Corporation is a leading commercial roofing system manufacturer of durable, energy-efficient and environmentally friendly weatherproofing in service on hundreds of millions of square feet of commercial and industrial roofs and walls. In 1981, Rick Sexauer founded National Coatings to manufacture high-performance AcryShield® coatings focusing the company on providing dedicated service and superior products based on advanced acrylic technology. From entrepreneurial roots, National Coatings now serves Fortune 500 clients in Manufacturing, Warehousing and Distribution, Commercial Property Management, Major Retailing, Entertainment and Hospitality.
Key offerings include: Coating restoration systems for extending the performance lives of asphalt based roofing, single-ply roofing, foam roofing, elastomeric roof coatings and metal roofing. Our reinforced coating membranes provide strength and durability beyond traditional roofing and repair. Premium sprayed polyurethane foam roofing (SPF) systems for re-roofs and new construction offer extra insulation and better slope-to-drain. Wall waterproofing systems using high performance elastomeric wall coatings (EWC's) have ex...cellent color retention, bridge hairline cracks, and boast excellent resistance to dirt pick-up and wind-driven rain. National Coatings provides its market-leading systems under the AcryShield®, AcryLock™, AcryPly®, AcryPly®-D, AcryFlex®, and RenuWall® names.