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R&D Technical Lead -Wood Coatings

Company: CPS, Inc.
Location: Kenosha
Posted on: November 21, 2022

Job Description:

Our customer located in southern Wisconsin is seeking a leader in the development, formulation, and commercialization of wood coatings for industrial and architectural markets. The right candidate will possess a passion for innovation, ability to manage multi-faceted projects simultaneously, and desire to mentor other individuals in a chemistry lab setting. Acting initially as a subject matter expert in wood coatings, the right candidate will help develop a group of chemists and technicians and eventually enter a management tract when appropriate. Candidates currently holding a management position should apply and will be considered.
The R&D Leader will demonstrate and apply the following attributes with a high level of expertise and has a proven track record as an individual contributor and team leader.

  • Understanding of Scientific Methodology. Hypothesis driven research and problem-solving capability using experimental design, data analysis and documentation.
  • Coating Chemistries: Primary expertise in WB acrylic chemistry, expertise in epoxy, urethane, phenolic, polyaspartics and sil(ox)anes etc. valuable
  • Coating Formulation Science: Various coating systems of architectural primers, basecoat, topcoat systems for liquid (solvent-borne, waterborne)
  • Coatings Application and development: Application techniques, equipment, substrates coupled with expert understanding of DIY and Contractor Coatings on Wood substrates.
  • Analytical science and material science emphasis on structure-property relationships
  • Ability to develop and implement project plans and leadership (timeline, time management, prioritization, resource utilization, managing the projects and R&D projects/teams and measuring progress and providing updates in alignment with marketing.
  • Ability to make strategic decisions (technical and staff utilization) and influence leaders and scientist to execute those initiative while managing business strategy and value creation
  • Outstanding technical (verbal and writing) and interpersonal communication and presentation skills. The R&D Leader demonstrates and applies these skills with high levels of expertise.
  • Has a plan and executes for innovation. Skillset and track record in identifying and scouting new and innovative ideas.
  • Continuous learning and intimate awareness of open literature and competitive landscape
  • The R&D Leader executes the allocation of resources towards initiatives by working with leadership
  • The R&D Leader has influence in decision making and a demonstrated ability to communicate with project stakeholders and cross-functional teams, leadership and external scientific community.
  • There are NO DIRECT REPORTS, but the R&D Leader is responsible for mentoring others in the lab.
    BS in Chemistry, Chemical Engineering, Materials, or other equivalent scientific field required; MS or PhD strongly preferred.
    • Agility to respond emerging business needs - strong management of change skills
    • Builds strong partnerships internally within R&D, internal functions (marketing, manufacturing, sourcing, etc.) and externally (vendors, customers, etc.)
    • Managing high stakes and challenging situation with all levels of organizations
    • Using, assessing the organizational processes and developing new processes to improve efficiency and quality
    • Outstanding presentation skills
    • Demonstrate strong career ambition - potential to become top leader
    • Strong business acumen
      Mid-Senior Level

Keywords: CPS, Inc., Kenosha , R&D Technical Lead -Wood Coatings, IT / Software / Systems , Kenosha, Wisconsin

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