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Resin Engineer

Company: Axalta Coating Systems
Location: Front Royal
Posted on: June 12, 2021

Job Description:

Overview

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.

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Primary Responsibilities

Axalta Coating Systems is seeking a Resin Engineer to join its Process Technology team located at the Front Royal, VA, Manufacturing Plant. The successful candidate will become a key member of the Global Process Technology Team.

The primary responsibility of this position is to develop or improve resin process technologies and advance fundamental understanding of resin processes in support of Axalta growth and lean initiatives. The focus will be on polymer resin process development, scale-up and manufacturing support. This includes use of various measurement techniques to quantify resin properties and development of understanding the relationship between key product attributes and critical process factors from laboratory to commercial scale.

  • Optimize resin manufacturing processes for Axalta globally by generating improvement ideas, designing and performing experiments on laboratory and pilot scales and implementing recommendations on plant scale.
  • Collaborate with R&D product/resin formulators to scale up and align resin intermediate products.
  • Advance fundamental understanding of resin process technology.
  • Develop new tools for improving the methods by which we develop and scale-up new resin formulas and chemistries.
  • Work closely with modeling community within Axalta to help develop processes for making resin.
  • Participate in resin manufacturing forum to support and/or troubleshoot plant resin process and quality issues.
  • Interact with Axalta personnel in the business and operations functions on a routine basis.
  • Provide coaching on technical issues to both peers and associate investigators.
  • Organize work flow including setting and meeting deadlines, and adhere to core values including safe work practices.
  • Function as key contact on teams related to quality, management of change, or others.

Minimum Requirements

  • B.S in Chemical Engineering with at least 3 years of experience in process engineering.
  • Advanced degree preferred.
  • Knowledge in the areas of polymer sciences and polymer reaction engineering.
  • Basic knowledge of polymer synthesis techniques and manufacturing technologies.
  • Demonstrated ability to work and contribute in team environment.
  • Demonstrated leadership skills.
  • Ability to manage multiple tasks simultaneously.
  • Effective written and oral communication.
  • Knowledge of designed experimentation and statistical data analysis.
  • Candidate must possess strong problem solving skills.
  • Candidate must have a working proficiency with Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, and Excel.
  • Willingness and ability to travel (<10% of working time).
  • Share Axalta's values of integrity, critical thinking, effort, and efficiency.

"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."

Keywords: Axalta Coating Systems, Germantown , Resin Engineer, Other , Front Royal, Maryland

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