Color Chemist

Rocky Hill, CT, United States
September 14 2021
Position Type
Full Time
Organization Type
Other Corporate
Job Type

At Henkel, you can make a difference and craft your career. That's why you own your projects and take full responsibility from an early stage. Our unique brands in markets around the world open up countless opportunities to follow your convictions and explore new paths. If you have an entrepreneurial mindset that allows you to always think out of the box - take the chance and shape the digital future together with us.
  • Design, develop and support on-time commercialization of new colored adhesives for electronic device assembly.
  • Coordinate with internal adhesive development team to understand the adhesive performance requirements along with color target.
  • Self-starter with strong initiative and be able to work remotely with minimal guidance. Independently formulate different formulations to match the specific color target.
  • Work with external colorant/dispersant supplier to customize formulations and faster execution.
  • Work directly with the Henkel Commercial team and Henkel customers as the technical project lead to identify, qualify, close and maintain business.
  • Travel with Henkel Commercial team to develop first-hand understanding of customer's needs and application details.
  • Promote the use of Henkel technology through direct contact with customers and technical presentations before professional societies.
  • Effectively work in cross functional teams across different time zones with members from product development, project management, application engineering, process engineering, marketing and sales.
  • Demonstrate strong teamwork capability.
  • Understand state-of-art technology advancement and apply it to product development.
  • Generate new intellectual properties, including patents, publications and proprietary knowledge.
  • Actively search for new ideas and technology from within or outside.
  • Also encourages and motivates others to do the same. • Demonstrate strong analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Recognize sources of problems; absorb new information easily; expose gaps in logic and contradictions; develop effective solutions to technical roadblocks.
  • Develop innovative and creative chemistry and color matching formulations approaches to solve application issues and enhance product performance.
  • Perform all laboratory work in a safe manner and comply with all regulations, safety precautions, PPE requirements, and 5S processes.
  • Effective communicator.
  • Able to presents and communicate technical achievements to internal and external audience clearly.
  • Able to convey clear ideas and win buy-in from stakeholders.
  • Guide and mentor junior chemists and technicians as needed.
  • PhD degree in Chemistry, Chemical Engineering, Polymer Sciences, Materials Science, or in any other related scientific areas, preferred but not required.
  • Significant experience (greater than 5 years) in colored product formulation and characterization is required.
  • Strong color matching skills and expertise with color matching software and spectrophotometers is required.
  • Experience with Pigments, Dyes, dispersing agents and grinding process is required.
  • Experience with adhesive formulations such as acrylates, polyurethanes, silicones, epoxy, BMI is highly preferred.
  • QC experience with colored product is preferred.
  • Candidate with M. S. or B. S. degree with track record of 5-10 years of successful color matching/colored product development activity in the relevant area may be considered.
  • Strong oral and written communication skills are essential.
  • Ability to influence without direct authority needed.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills are essential. • The ability to design and implement experiments is essential.
  • Professional laboratory skills essential.
  • The ability to work autonomously on multiple projects is essential.
Henkel is an equal opportunity employer. We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, veteran status, age, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, and other legally protected characteristics.

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