Formulate, synthesize, and benchmark specialty silicone solutions for coatings and adhesive applications, utilizing customers' testing protocols and equipment.
*** Design and carry out required lab experiments to study initial feasibility through final process optimization, application testing, and shelf life studies.
*** Define required product and raw material specifications and work with Quality Control on test method development.
*** Analyze connection between structure of silicone molecules and impact of other variables on end-use performance.
*** Develop unique silicone defoamer chemistry.
*** Emulsify functional fluids (silanols and silanes), hydroxyl reactive T type polymers, amino functional silanes, hydride functional fluids, two structured pendant & liner (A-B-A) polymers, and synthesize alkyl silicones.
*** Identify, justify, and commercialize Research & Development projects for new products, cost reductions, and product quality optimization.
*** Drive brainstorming sessions and serve as point person for silicone projects within the stage-gate process.
*** Assist with production troubleshooting and investigate customer quality complaints.
*** Provide technical leadership related to operating procedures for scale up at manufacturing site.
*** Prepare customer facing communication, presentations, and similar materials in support of product launches and technical service requests.
*** Conduct literature searches as required to review technical and patent issues.
*** Complete periodic project status reports and closeout summaries.
*** Serve as subject matter expert related to paint and coating additives (defoamers, flow, mar and slip, anti-corrosion additive, and similar); penetrating non-Fluoro based silicones; water and stain repellent coatings for porous and non-porous surfaces; super hydrophobic formulations for non-porous, glass, and polycarbonate surfaces; super wetter silicone surfactants; and similar.
Industry leader offers high growth potential, industry competitive compensation package, bonuses, uncapped commissions, full medical benefits, 401(k) retirement plan, generous vacation time, numerous career development opportunities, and more!
Please reference #37856187 when responding.Education Requirements: Bachelor DegreeMinimum Experience Requirements: 2-5 yearsJob City Location: BloomingtonJob State Location: ILJob Country Location: USA