Feb 02, 2022

Sr. R&D Chemist - R&D

  • Behr Paint Company
  • Maharashtra, India

Job Description

JOB SCOPE/ SUMMARY:

  • 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

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

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

JOB QUALIFICATIONS:

EXPERIENCE/EDUCATION/TRAINING:

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/SKILLS/ABILITIES:

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.


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