Conduct basic and applied research in the area of architectural coatings and additives.
Develop new products and refine existing products
Formulate paint using new technologies
Prepare, test and compare experimental samples.
Substantiate, review, and justify conclusions reached by Research and Development department activity.
Awareness about new upcoming trends
Lead general product development. Literature survey and understanding latest developments in emulsions and coatings. Direct and lead activity exploring new chemical pathways to develop new technologies as per the company strategy. Awareness about different substrates such as wood, concrete, masonry. Conduct competitive benchmarking product analyses and develop product development strategies. Select, test and evaluate new raw materials to determine quality and cost effectiveness of materials. Substantiate, review and justify conclusions reached by Research and Development department activity. Work on new product development. Scouting of various technologies. Conduct competitive benchmarking product analyses and develop product development strategies. Initiate studies to improve the performance of existing products. Participation in BPRC Ideation Program Direct raw material evaluation tests and product performance studies. Solve complex issues relating to product formulations systems/ product upgrade and development. Follow lab safety guidelines and regulations. Expect high level of self-motivation and excellent communication skills. Provide leadership and guidance to Junior Chemists and Senior Lab Technicians to include training and monitoring of performance and in assigning more challenging projects
Educational attainment equivalent to an advanced degree in Chemistry or related field
Thorough experience in chemical analysis and industrial research applications
Educational attainment equivalent to M.Sc., M.Tech (Chemistry/ Paint/ Coatings).
Knowledge of basic lab skills.
Knowledge of chemical lab safety guidelines and regulations.
Thorough working knowledge of advanced math and chemistry and their applications
Thorough working knowledge of chemical formulation and composition as applied to research
Knowledge of raw materials and proper equipment to be used in testing practices
Knowledge of production operations and processing methods
Knowledge of quality and process improvement concepts, principles and methodologies
Knowledge of quality control standards and practices
Ability to use a computer and software systems
Ability to train and educate technical personnel in a wide range of technical areas
Ability to solve difficult problems and effectively participate in innovative research
Ability to plan, organize and complete work as scheduled
Ability to maintain laboratory research and testing records
Ability to exercise initiative in designing and implementing independent chemical research
Ability to communicate effectively
Ability to understand the reasons behind the testing procedures.
Ability to make some analysis and draw conclusions on work performed.
Founded in 1947, Behr Paint Company is one of the largest manufacturers of paints, primers, decorative finishes, stains, surface preparation and application products for do-it-yourselfers and professionals in the United States, Canada and Mexico. The Santa Ana, Calif.-based company and maker of the BEHR®, KILZ®, WHIZZ® and E&J® brands is dedicated to meeting the project needs of DIYers, professionals, architects and designers with an unwavering commitment to quality, innovation and value. Behr Paint Company is a subsidiary of Masco Corporation.