Color Scientist

Summary of Position

This full-time position will provide direct technical support to our Technical Business by:

  • Color Technology leadership for support of the Americas region; as well as interaction with the global organization.

  • Directly interfacing with customers to define and convert opportunities or to resolve issues, as assigned by the Color Science Manager.

  • Designing, planning, executing and timely completion of project elements in the laboratory, as well as in customers’ plants and laboratories, as appropriate, to meet customer requirements and expectations

  • Providing effective and timely communication at every stage of a project.

Qualifications

  • BS/BA in an appropriate field of science (Color Science, Physics/Math, ChE., Chemistry preferred).

  • A minimum of 3 – 5 years industry experience in coatings in combination with color technology. Other industry experience may be considered in combination with a strong color technology background.

  • Understanding of color theory, color measurement, color matching, color formulation software and spectrophotometers.

  • Knowledge of critical chemical functionalities for coatings formulations including base resins, additives, and pigments for water-based, solvent-based, and 100%-solids coatings systems a plus.

  • Ability and willingness to travel –– occasionally, on short notice.

  • Good interpersonal skills with ability to work with and support colleagues.

  • Ability to analyze and solve problems, control resources, implement programs, and possess project management skills.

  • Ability to manage complexity and proficient in data analysis.

  • Good communication skills – capable of providing presentations and to write clear and concise reports.

  • Willingness and ability to be self-directed in daily work.

Major Areas of Responsibility

  • Provide color technology support as requested to facilitate both internal and customer use of Chromaflo colorant dispersions

  • Create and maintain color technology competencies in terms of instrumentation, electronic formulation tools, formulary files and color measurements

  • Help to create and support color marketing electronic tools and practices to be utilized in the market as part of the process to create a competitive advantage.

  • Develop and train the technical organization in state-of-the-art color practices for colorant dispersions, which includes the development and implementation of color procedures.

Measure of Performance and Accountability 

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  • Prevention of personal injury/illness

  • On time completion of projects

  • Quality, timing, and accuracy of reporting

  • Personal standards of performance

  • Attendance at area safety meetings and safety training

  • Support of BMS system

Major Interfaces:

  • Color Science Manager – Americas

  • Business Director, Coatings

  • Territory Sales Managers

  • Industry Managers

  • Color Scientists and Color Science Technicians

  • Customers

The Incumbent Reports To

  • Color Science Manager – Americas

To apply, please email hr.americas@chromaflo.com with your resume and/or a general application. Be sure to attach your resume and list the position title in your subject line. You may also fill out a general application and bring it to a Chromaflo facility.