Automotive Plastic Coatings, Chemist II


Chemist II (or Greater)

  • Interior Automotive Plastic Coatings

A highly regarded coatings company located in the Ohio/Indiana region is seeking to expand their new product development team focused on interior automotive coatings.  The Mayson Group has been engaged to seek formulation talent with varying levels of experience.   A major player across multiple segments, our client provides career development opportunities as they grow in the market.  Our client creates success based upon a broad portfolio of high quality products, strong market access, and efficient manufacturing operations.  The company culture focuses on rewarding individuals based upon performance.

Key responsibilities include:  

  • Formulate next generation interior coatings for automotive end uses.
  • Document product performance and prepare submission packages to confirm new products meet or exceed industry standards.
  • Develop formulation guidelines, and support scale up / manufacturing groups.
  • Support existing product lines in terms of quality and resolution of line side performance issues.

Key requirements include:  

  • Adept formulation skills focused on film properties, durability, and application robustness of automotive interior coatings.
  • Technical degree with structure – property skill set.
  • Formulation experience in waterborne coatings.
  • Strong knowledge of the product families of automotive interior coatings.
  • Ability to work in a team environment, in a professional development focused organization.
  • Robust product development skills including DOE and six sigma.
  • Formulation skills associated with the full range of interior coatings from soft feel, lacquers, to the more chemical resistant interior coatings.


Please contact us right away if you are interested in hearing more or if you know someone that would be ideal for this position.
As always, referrals are appreciated and handled confidentially!

Amy
Amy Mayse
330.995.6485
amymayse@maysongroup.com

Chuck
Chuck Messner
248.703.4666
cmessner@maysongroup.com

Group Leader (Coatings Weathering Lab)


Group Leader

  • Cold Weathering Lab

The Mayson Group has been engaged to seek a senior chemist/ working group leader to oversee a small team focused on confirming durability of architectural coatings.  Already a major player in the space, our client is seeking a proven technical team leader that manages existing exposure programs but can collaborate with additional exposure sites, formulation groups, and improve how the data can be translated into additional sales.  This role will provide exposure to the broader North American technical organization and commercial organizations, offering advancement opportunities in both the technical organization and sales/ marketing. Our client is a global leader in the architectural coatings space, with a breadth and depth of capabilities to win in the market.

Key Focuses:

  • Leadership of technical staff focused on confirming architectural coating systems durability.
  • Project management to assure programs are completed per plan and customer satisfaction is assured.
  • Manage complexity of satisfying multiple customer requirements and multiple exposure sites exposure results.
  • Lead processes and testing protocols to attain industry leadership status.

Key Requirements:

  • BS/ MS technical degree.
  • Strong program management skills.
  • Depth in conducting architectural coatings durability testing, summarizing results, and presentation of results to external groups.
  • Architectural coating formulation experience highly desired.
  • Strong communication/ interpersonal skills focused on customer contact, presentations or durability results, and internal stakeholders including product development counterparts & commercial functions like marketing and sales.
  • Ability to travel up to 15%.


Please contact us right away if you are interested in hearing more or if you know someone that would be ideal for this position.
As always, referrals are appreciated and handled confidentially!

Amy
Amy Mayse
330.995.6485
amymayse@maysongroup.com

Chuck
Chuck Messner
248.703.4666
cmessner@maysongroup.com

Research Manager (Architectural Coatings)


Research Manager:

  • High Performance Architectural Coatings & Waterborne Industrial Maintenance Systems
  • Boston Area

A highly regarded developer and manufacturer of durable architectural coatings systems has exclusively engaged the Mayson Group to seek a technical manager to oversee new product development, existing product improvement, and technical support to manufacturing. A market leader offering high value, waterborne exterior coatings and coatings systems for both commercial and residential end uses, our client creates success based upon an innovative offering and strong support to the applicators / market. The company culture focuses on autonomy, minimal bureaucracy, and providing a differentiated offering. The position is being created to support expansion within the company.

Key responsibilities include:

  • Lead group of chemists (including advanced degrees), engineers, and lab technicians focused on the development and application of durable, high performance waterbased coatings and polymer systems for both residential and commercial exterior end uses.
  • Oversee technical support to the manufacturing organization including raw material qualification and resolution of customer complaints.
  • Join and contribute to a youthful business leadership team which includes peers in sales, marketing, and manufacturing.
  • Oversee technical support for the development of product marketing and training materials.
  • Lead development of next generation systems to maintain market leadership position.


Key requirements include:

  • Proven technical group leader experience from a coatings or durable polymers (sealants, adhesives, or plastics) manufacturer.
  • Track record of managing performance and technical leadership.
  • Formulation experiences in 100% waterborne systems – acrylic/styrene/vinyl coatings or emulsion adhesives.
  • Advanced technical degree with structure-property skill set is highly desired.
  • Ability to work across the disciplines of adhesion, durability, polymer science and functionality of coatings.
  • Cultural fit within an entrepreneurial, flat, and market-focused, mid-sized company.

Please contact us right away if you are interested in hearing more or if you know someone that would be ideal for this position.

As always, referrals are appreciated and handled confidentially!

Amy
Amy Mayse
330.995.6485
amymayse@maysongroup.com

Chuck
Chuck Messner
248.703.4666
cmessner@maysongroup.com

Ambient Cure Coatings Formulation Chemist and Group Leader

 

Ambient Cure Coatings Formulation Chemist I, II, III and Group Leader: New Product Development

A highly regarded, large coatings company is seeking to expand their new product development team focused on ambient cure coatings. The Mayson Group has been engaged to seek formulation talent with varying levels of experience, including one group leader role. A major player across multiple segments, our client provides both career development opportunities and as well a stable position in the market, assuring a greater level of employment continuity. Our client creates success based upon a broad portfolio of high quality products, strong market access, and efficient manufacturing operations. The company culture focuses on performance based upon equitable employee treatment.

Key responsibilities include:

  • Formulate next generation primers and topcoats for performance improvements and conformance to evolving regulatory requirements.
  • Develop formulation guidelines, and hand off know how to scale up / manufacturing groups.
  • Document product performance to confirm new products meet or exceed industry standards.

 

Key requirements include:

  • Adept formulation skills focused on film properties, durability, and application robustness.
  • Advanced technical degree with structure – property skill set. BS level formulators with strong structure – property skills may be viable.
  • Formulation experience in waterborne coatings.
  • Understanding of waterborne, solventborne and reactive chemistries.
  • Experience formulating polyurethane and epoxy chemistries.
  • Group Leader role – people management experience NOT a must (although desired), but project management IS a must!
  • Ability to work in a team environment, in a professional development focused organization.
  • Robust product development skills including DOE and Six Sigma.
  • Formulation skills focus on cure reactions is highly desired.
  • Formulation skills associated with flake control is also desired.

 

Please contact us right away if you are interested in hearing more or if you know someone that would be ideal for this position.  

As always, referrals are appreciated and handled confidentially! 

Amy_s
Amy Mayse
330.995.6485
amymayse@maysongroup.com

Chuck_s
Chuck Messner
248.703.4666
cmessner@maysongroup.com