King Industries, Inc. is actively seeking to hire a Senior Research Chemist within our Coatings Additive Division. Ideal candidates should have a Ph.D. in Chemistry along with 10 years of experience in the coatings industry. Responsibilities will include, researching, planning, and running experiments towards identified Coating New Product Developments, working with the marketing/sales team to develop concepts for new products, interacting with production engineers to scale up the new products, among other responsibilities.
Must have a strong background in organic synthesis.
Must be able to work independently
Must possess strong organizational skills and be able to manage multiple projects simultaneously.
Must be able to effectively communicate, and interact with process development and production engineers, customers, technical service, and sales & marketing.
Must be a self-starter, driven by an internal desire to succeed with a strong sense of urgency.
Must be an effective leader, able to drive projects from conception to commercialization.
Must have excellent written and verbal communication skills.
Must be creative and resourceful.
Must be capable of becoming a recognized expert in a chosen technical field of research.
Must be able to carry out projects from conception to pilot plant production stage.
Knowledge of various online chemical literature and patent database software and search techniques highly desirable. Strong literature searching skills.
Must be able to research new projects by accessing the current technical literature and develop and write new project proposals.
Must be able to publish original research in leading scientific journals, and to present such information at technical conferences and American Chemical Society National Meetings.
Must be familiar with ISO-9001-2015 “Design Control” policies and guidelines.
Education and Experience Requirements:
D. in Organic or Polymer Chemistry.
Required experience with coating additives for industrial coatings.
Knowledge of the current state of the art resin technologies.
Familiarity with current Windows-based software for spreadsheet manipulation, data handling and graphics composition.
Duties and Responsibilities:
Responsible for researching, planning, and running experiments towards identified Coating New Product Developments.
Work with Marketing/Sales to develop concepts for new products.
Conduct literature and patent searches
Write product briefs
Write patent disclosures on documented novel research findings and oversee all necessary communications/written responses to patent attorneys during the prosecution and allowance of patent applications.
Work with current and potential customers to assess market and technical requirements for new products in specific applications.
Write reports documenting progress of assigned research projects as needed.
Give presentations to customers to promote King Industries technology and products as requested.
Give periodic presentations to upper management on the progress of assigned research projects.
Prepare product development plans with specific approaches to meet objectives.
Understand possible global regulatory compliance issues with targets and, where feasible, design targets that may be compliant with global inventories.
Develop and implement detailed research plans for each coating additive research project.
Conduct research leading to new products; with limited supervision.
Perform laboratory synthetic reactions and spectroscopic identification of materials.
Work with technical service to conduct preliminary applications and performance testing in order to establish initial product performance in industry recognized systems and test methods
Prepare manufacturing process description/transmittals for new products. Interface and assist Pilot plant engineers /production engineers in the scale-up process of new products.
Monitor the pilot plant production of new products.
Interact with marketing and technical service personnel to promote new products.
Write technical reports, new product literature (technical data sheets, coating formulations), record of invention and publications.
Provide technical assistance to customers.
Maintain knowledge of new coatings raw material development regarding new technologies, customer’s needs, technology trend and competitive products.
Provide technical presentations at professional meetings.
Present summaries of research progress at internal meetings (R&D, sales, marketing).
Write patent invention reports on documented novel research findings.
Prepare and give technical presentations to customers and at professional society conferences, as needed.
Advance the technical reputation of the company through the writing and submission of research papers to technical journals.
Provide technical assistance to other departments (sales, tech service, and manufacturing) as required.
Assist in regulatory compliance process for new coating additive products.
Participate in company wide effort to promote quality assurance in compliance with ISO 9001-2015.
To apply, please submit your cover letter and resume to email@example.com
Robert Joshua King co-founded the King & Lang Co. in 1932, specializing in sulfonic acid based additives for the production of rubber goods. His son, R. Gardner King, founded King Industries, Inc. focusing on the production of additives for the Rubber and Lubricants Market.
After returning from the Army, current owner Richard S. King used our core knowledge of acid production to explore new applications in Lubricants, Coatings and Electronics, which would establish King Industries as the world's leading technical specialist for high performance industrial additives.
Chemistry is all around us. It is in the paint on our cars, the hydraulic oil in our planes, the rubber hose used to water our gardens, and the internal micro processor in our smart phones. And that only scratches the surface!
Every product sold to us as consumers, be it paint, coatings, oils, grease, hose, wipers, etc… has its own formula for performance and service life, which includes two components, a base material & additives. Think of it like a cake recipe with flour as the base, and all other components of the recipe as the “additives”.
King Industries, Inc. designs, manufactures, and distributes ...additives for small and large companies throughout the world who make their own branded products we all know and use like engine oils, greases, hydraulic oils, paints, coatings, and rubber goods.
For the most part, our products are used at a fraction of the total formula size, however their importance within the formula to maintain performance standards or properties is critical.