Plant Chemist

Sherwin-Williams is the largest paints and coatings company in the world. With $15.8 billion in sales, more than 4,100 stores, and 140 manufacturing and distribution centers worldwide. Our 60,000 employees across the globe are diverse, innovative and passionate. With a variety of rewarding and challenging opportunities, Sherwin-Williams is a great place to launch and grow a career. Find yours and join us today.
The Plant Chemist is accountable for ensuring and improving product quality and production efficiency under minimal supervision. Strong formulation knowledge, manufacturing techniques and statistical analysis skills are required to maintain local formulations, improve processing, and determine root causes and corrective actions on non-conformances. This position will also demonstrate the ability to lead both key process improvement projects and teams. The incumbent will lead the Manufacturing Hygiene program with responsibility of identifying key areas of improvement and implementing projects to ensure compliance to hygiene standards.
Major tasks include:
Monitors all new production and communicates potential problems to Operations and Control Lab.
Ensures manufacturability through lab batches and following production batches as needed.
Identifies process and formula changes needed for successful manufacturing of existing formulas.
Identifies process and quality problems to determine systematic root cause and follows through with corrective action.
Coordinates test batches with production and scheduling.
Maintains local formulas in formulation system.
Assists in giving guidance to Lab Technicians and coordinating training of new employees.
Assists in determining disposition of distressed batches and identifying rework opportunities.
Performs routine paint and raw material testing as needed.
Ensures that all data is entered into the hygiene database to maintain compliance to hygiene monitoring standards.
Identifies and leads projects to improve overall hygiene at the site.
Identifies and leverages hygiene best practices
Completes root cause documents as required.
Uses six-sigma methodologies to determine key areas of improvement to aid in reduced number of distressed batches and improved hygiene results.
Basic Qualifications:
Must be at least 18 years of age
Must be legally authorized to work in country of employment without sponsorship for employment visa status
Must have a Bachelor's degree in Chemistry, Engineering or other Science discipline; or 4 years of Quality or R&D lab work experience in lieu of degree
Other Qualifications:
Previous experience with paint and coatings formulations and processes is preferred
Experience in a manufacturing environment is strongly preferred.
Continuous Improvement, Transactional Lean, or Six-Sigma experience is preferred
Previous experience as a plant chemist is preferred
Strong quality and safety focus is preferred
Ability to manage multiple projects in a fast pace environment is preferred
Ability to lead manufacturing teams in complex projects is preferred
Who we are -
At Sherwin-Williams, we're proud of the company we keep - our family of loyal employees. To learn about our company and our culture go to Sherwin.com/careers.
Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified candidates will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against based on race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, disability, age, pregnancy, genetic information, creed, citizenship status, marital status or any other consideration prohibited by law or contract.
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