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Axalta Coating Systems Process Technology Chemist in Mount Clemens, Michigan

Axalta Coating Systems Ltd. ("Axalta," or the "Company"), is a leading global manufacturer, marketer and distributor of high-performance coatings systems. With over a 150-year heritage in the coatings industry, Axalta is known for manufacturing high-quality products with well-recognized brands supported by market-leading technology and customer service.

Over the course of the Company's history, Axalta has remained at the forefront of the industry by continually developing innovative coatings technologies designed to enhance the performance and appearance of customers' products, while improving the customer's productivity and profitability. Axalta's diverse global footprint of 50 manufacturing facilities, four technology centers, 47 customer training centers and more than 14,000 team members allows the Company to meet the needs of customers in over 130 countries. Axalta serves its customer base through an extensive sales force and technical support organization, as well as through approximately 4,000 independent, locally-based distributors. The Company's scale and strong local presence are critical to its success, allowing leverage of the technology portfolio and customer relationships globally while meeting customer demands locally.

Axalta operates its business in two operating segments: Performance Coatings and Transportation Coatings, serving four end markets, including: Refinish, Industrial, Light Vehicle and Commercial Vehicle, across the following four regions: North America, EMEA, Latin America and Asia-Pacific.

Axalta Coating Systems is seeking a Chemist or Engineer to join its Process Technology Team. The successful candidate for this job will be a key member of the Global Process Technology organization. The primary responsibility of this position is to advance fundamental understanding and execution of the scale-up and alignment processes in support of Axalta growth and lean initiatives. This position also has responsibility to develop or improve coatings process technologies and formulations. The focus will be on paint, coatings and finished product scale-up, manufacturing support, and overall process improvement. This includes use of various measurement techniques to quantify paint properties and understanding the relationship between key product attributes and critical process factors from laboratory to commercial scale.

  • Design and perform experiments to develop and/or improve manufacturing processes and coatings formulations

  • Collaborate with product/coating formulators to scale up and align new or modified products

  • Advance fundamental understanding of coatings product and process technology

  • Participate in manufacturing cross functional forums to support and/or troubleshoot plant process and quality issues by interacting with personnel at all levels of the organization

  • Provide coaching on technical issues to on-site peers, off-site technology resources, and technicians

  • Work with self-managed teams to organize work-flow including setting and meeting deadlines, and adhere to core values including safe work practices

  • Function as key point of contact on teams related to quality, management of change, etc.


  • BS degree in Chemistry, Chemical Engineering or related discipline. Master of Science desired

  • Minimum of 3 years of work experience in a manufacturing or R&D lab environment

  • Knowledge in the areas of polymer sciences and polymer structure/property relationships

  • Demonstrated ability to work and contribute in team environment

  • Demonstrated technical leadership skills

  • Able to effectively manage multiple tasks simultaneously

  • Effective written and oral communication

  • Knowledge of designed experimentation and statistical data analysis

  • Basic knowledge of techniques for coatings and polymers characterization

  • Knowledge of coatings science, formulation and manufacturing technology

“Please note that Axalta Coating Systems will not accept any candidate profiles sent unrequested and unsolicited by recruiting agencies. Axalta Coating Systems collaborates with preferred providers based on framework agreements and will not pay any fees to recruiting agencies without an agreement. Should Axalta Coating Systems receive a candidate profile form a recruiting agency with which there is no framework agreement, and should the respective candidate be considered or hire, this will not entitle the recruiting agency to claim payment or fees.”

Requisition ID: 2020-4807

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