Scientist in Santa Ana, CA at Behr Process Corporation

Date Posted: 11/9/2019

Job Snapshot

Job Description

Job Description

  • Develop new products and refine existing products.
  • Working safely is part of our culture and is a condition of employment

essential functions

  • Lead general product development on adhesive, caulks and sealants
  • Maintain and update product specifications and performance properties for research purposes.
  • Conduct competitive benchmarking product analyses and develop product development strategies.
  • Define test parameters, including areas not previously investigated. 
  • Direct raw material evaluation tests.
  • Direct product performance studies.
  • Solve complex issues relating to the color system.
  • Train and monitor the performance of Research and Development Chemists and Junior Chemists.
  • Substantiate, review and justify conclusions reached by Research and Development department
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JOB QUALIFICATIONS

EXPERIENCE/ EDUCATION

  • Advanced degree in Chemistry, Chemical Engineering or related field or equivalent work experience
  • Thorough experience in chemical analysis and industrial research applications

KNOWLEDGE/ SKILLS/ ABILITIES

  • 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 adhesive, caulks and sealants formulations
  • Knowledge of production operations and processing methods
  • Knowledge of quality and process improvement concepts, principles and methodologies
  • Knowledge of quality control standards and practices
  • Knowledge of MS Office Suites and/or software applications related to job functions
  • Knowledge of applications, product features and competitive advantages
  • 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 prepare periodic reports, inspect raw materials or finished products for adherence to quality standards
  • Ability to exercise initiative in designing and implementing independent chemical research
  • Ability to distinguish fine color gradations for testing and analysis purposes
  • Ability to use laboratory processing equipment used to make and test products
  • Ability to recommend and justify budget expenditures relating to capital equipment
  • Ability to communicate effectively

Shift

Full or Part Time

Full time

BEHR (the “Company”) is an equal opportunity employer and we want to have the best available persons in every job. The Company makes employment decisions only based on merit. It is the Company’s policy to prohibit discrimination in any employment opportunity (including but not limited to recruitment, employment, promotion, salary increases, benefits, termination and all other terms and conditions of employment) based on race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information, pregnancy, religious creed, national origin, ancestry, age, physical/mental disability, medical condition, marital/domestic partner status, military and veteran status, height, weight or any other such characteristic protected by federal, state or local law. The Company is committed to complying with all applicable laws providing equal employment opportunities. This commitment applies to all persons involved in the operations of the Company regardless of where the employee is located and prohibits unlawful discrimination by any employee of the Company.

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