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Senior Development Chemist in Cincinnati, OH at ITW Polymers and Fluids

Date Posted: 2/11/2019

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Company Description:

ITW Evercoat is the global leader in the manufacture of professional auto body repair fillers and putties, adhesives, professional car care, recreational marine patch and repair products. Evercoat is a division of Illinois Tool Works Inc within the ITW Performance Polymers and Fluids segment.  We are known for our unique 80/20 business model and core values of Integrity, Respect, Trust, Shared Risk and Simplicity. Illinois Tool Works (ITW) is a Fortune 200 Company headquartered in Glenview, IL.

Job Summary: 

This position is responsible for the customer backed development of new and innovative products for the metal and plastic repair markets.  This person is a senior, industrial bench scientist/chemist and project leader with a passion and curiosity for polymer composite structure-property relationships, reaction kinetics, non-Newtonian rheology and bringing chemical products to market.   

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Technical project leadership for customer backed innovation (CBI) projects in the field of reactive polymer composites, primers and coatings
  • To create, develop and scale patentable innovative products for plastic and metal repair markets.
  • To deliver and articulate structure property relationships using mathematical/statistical models derived from a ‘design of experiments’ rapid prototyping approach to development
  • Lead critical raw material projects such that supply chain disruptions and/or lower cost innovative solutions are delivered to production and/or the business
  • Own scale up and new product package transfer, including QC specification setting, to Production and Quality Control of all new product developments
  • Develop objective (i.e. with Gage R&R) test methods as needed for application testing as needed
  • Champion continuous improvement in the CBI/New Product Development phase gate process from Ideation to Launch while using project management techniques and best practices
  • Participate in plant safety teams and share responsibility for chemical hygiene and chemical hazardous communication
  • Other duties may be assigned.

Education and Experience:

  • Minimum Masters in Chemistry or Chemical Engineering with a Ph.D. in polymer chemistry or polymer chemical engineering preferred. 

Qualifications and Skills:

  • Strong senior level bench chemistry formulation proficiency along with classic testing instrumentation knowledge and experience
  • Technical paper authorship
  • Public technical presentations
  • Project management training.  Phase Gate process training.
  • Use of statistical and/or rapid prototyping experience.
  •  Design for Six Sigma designation also considered a plus
  • Previous supervisory experience preferred

Physical Requirements:

The inability to perform any of the following physical requirements does not preclude an applicant from consideration unless, following an individualized analysis, it is determined that the physical requirement is an essential job function and the applicant is unable to perform such function with or without reasonable accommodation.  Please refer to the Essential Duties and Responsibilities.

ITW is an equal employment employer F/M/Disability/Vet/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity.



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