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Formulations Chemist II

Company: Arlon Graphics
Location: Placentia
Posted on: August 26, 2020

Job Description:

Description: Arlon Graphics, LLC is a cast vinyl manufacturing company in the business of creating innovative material for visual expression. Founded in 1958, Arlon Graphics manufactures and markets high-quality pressure-sensitive materials for the fleet, architectural, digital imaging, and signage markets. Through more than 180 distribution partners across the globe, a growing number of strategically positioned sales offices and warehouses, and customer-centric operations, Arlon is recognized as a global leader in graphic films. Summary/Objective

  • Lead R&D formulation chemist.
  • Proven experience in the disciplines of PVC, urethane, acrylic and/or PSA adhesives.
  • Manages project from lab scale evaluation to all the way through to production scale up.Roles Responsibilities
    • Develops new formulas, processes and methods for the creation of a new generation of organosol cast products.
    • Devises modified formulations and processes to troubleshoot technical problems for existing product lines as needed.
    • Evaluates and modifies existing products to improve weathering, ink adhesion, tear resistance and application performance as required.
    • Analyzes organic and inorganic compounds to determine chemical and physical properties. Induces changes in composition of substances by introduction of heat, light, energy, and chemical catalysts.
    • Confers with engineers regarding research and prepares technical papers and reports.
    • Prepares standards and specifications for processes, facilities, products, and tests.
    • Oversees maintenance of lab equipment.
    • Conduct technical research and development- Formulating, applying, curing and evaluating high performance coatings.- Experience using amine curing agents in the production of epoxy, polyurethane, polyester and/or acrylic based coatings.Manager/Supervisory ResponsibilitiesSupervises one Formulation Chemist level I in the R&D department. Responsible for the overall direction, coordination, and evaluation of this team. Carries out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the organization's policies and applicable laws. Responsibilities include interviewing, hiring, and training employees; planning, assigning, and directing work; appraising performance; rewarding and disciplining employees; addressing complaints and resolving problems.Position Type/Expected Hours of WorkThis is a full-time position. Days and hours of work are Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (with 1 hr. for lunch break). Occasional evening and weekend work may be required as job duties demand.. Requirements: Education, Skills and Experience
      • Must embody the Arlon core values of Teamwork, Excellence, Accountability, Integrity and Inspiration daily.
      • BS or MS in Chemistry, Material Science or Polymer Chemistry discipline.
      • Be familiar with PVC, urethane and acrylic formulations.
      • Ability to operate lab testing equipment, including FTIR spectrometer and tensile strength tester, and understand reporting charts.
      • Understanding of analytical testing, such as gas chromatography (GC), and ability to coordinate with outside labs to conduct testing.
      • Must have proven project management skills and experience, and able to lead a project from start to finish.
      • Be able to work well with a diverse group of team members. Required:
        • Must have experience in a batch to batch manufacturing environment.
        • Knowledge of PVC, urethane, acrylic and/or adhesives chemistry required.
        • Requires 5+ years of exposure to chemical formulations.
        • Experience bringing products from concept to commercialization.Preferred:
          • Expertise in urethans, acrylic clear coats, pressure sensitive adhesives (PSA) and coating is strongly preferred.
          • Familiarity with sustainability of polymer films and adhesive system is also a plus.
          • Familiarity with sustainability of polymer films and adhesive systems is a plus.
          • Prior experience with design of experiment (DOE) methodology.
          • Six-Sigma experience is plus, but not required.
          • Expertise in Minitab is a plus but not required.
          • Lean Manufacturing experience is a plus, but not required.Language SkillsExcellent communication skills required. Must have the ability to communicate effectively, both verbally and in written, with all levels of organization and external suppliers and customers. Physical DemandsThe physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to sit. The employee is frequently required to stand; walk; and use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls.The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 30 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision peripheral vision, depth perception, the ability to adjust focus and the ability to distinguish printed colour.The employee must be able to travel 20% of their time via plane and road, have a valid passport and have a valid driving license (or rental vehicles).Other DutiesPlease note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.EEO StatementArlon is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sex, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other protected status in accordance with all applicable laws. PM18 LI-AR1

Keywords: Arlon Graphics, Placentia , Formulations Chemist II, Other , Placentia, California

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