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Research Scientist - Building Envelope Coatings

Company: Polyglass U.S.A., Inc. / Mapei Group
Location: Deerfield Beach
Posted on: January 16, 2022

Job Description:

Do you enjoy using your expertise in research to develop best in class products that are the talk of the market?
Join our dynamic R&D team at Polyglass and finally enjoy a career with excitement, challenge and growth!
Position Summary: This position will be responsible for new product development and product support of liquid applied membranes and coatings used in the residential and commercial roofing and building envelope / waterproofing applications. He/She will be responsible for competitive analysis, value engineering and product improvement initiatives for existing product lines, and formulation development of new products. He/she will interface closely with the Director of Research & Development and directly with scientists and technicians to mentor, design, formulate, and develop processes, products, systems, and applications. -Position reports to the Principal Scientist and Director of Research & Development. -Additionally, provides an interface with Product Management, Marketing, Operations, Technical Services, Supply Chain and Sales Departments.
What You Get To Do:

  • Lead major product development projects and technical initiatives in collaboration with Product Management, Operations, Marketing, Purchasing, and Technical Services.
  • Conduct and design tests, observe and record results to establish quantitative performance benchmarks and assure that products or systems meet external code body and internal performance standards.
  • Generate ideas that will enhance existing products and lead to the development of new products, test procedures and protocols.
  • Execute plant trials by transferring technology from small scale lab models to large scale plant production.
  • Create technical reports and communicate effectively with the Principal Scientist and Director of R&D at regular intervals on key projects as required.
  • Perform independently and in teams towards executing the initiatives of the management team.
  • Collaborate with partner companies and key raw material suppliers to advance the development of formulas, products or processes.
  • Train, mentor and guide R&D technicians as needed.
  • Promote health, safety and environmental regulations by ensuring that standards, policies, and procedures are adhered to in compliance with corporate, federal, state, and local requirements.
  • Perform other duties as required. -The Skills and Background You'll Contribute:
    • Strong track record of technology and product development in the areas of roof coatings, building envelope, air and moisture barriers, and waterproof coatings as well as roofing membranes is a strict requirement for this role.
    • Effective working knowledge of waterproofing coating systems and membranes codes and standards. -
    • Knowledge of acrylic latex, urethane and silicone chemistries.
    • Experience developing product formulas from the lab, through scale-up and to the final technology transfer stage in the production process
    • Lab experience working with analytical and mechanical instruments for polymers and coatings characterization including DMA, DSC, DSR, FTIR, Universal testing machine, etc.
    • Ability to use analytical lab tools and data to generate correlations that predict ultimate material performance and durability
    • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills
    • Project management skills with demonstrated track record of successful new product development
    • Track record of high scientific achievement (patents, articles, presentations)
    • Able to work effectively with external partners at a technical and interpersonal level.
    • Effective teamwork and communication (oral and written) skills
      Why Polyglass? -In addition to what we share in the wonderful video below, it's important to know that Polyglass is a family-owned company and a leader in our industry. - -We have experienced tremendous growth in the past decade and that success fuels the need for talent like yourself. - -Our wonderfully talented R&D team has been one of the biggest reasons behind this growth! - -Best-in-class benefits, ability to advance in your career and be part of a family of people that succeed by helping others. -Apply for this role and find out more about why so many choose to continue their career at Polyglass for years - even decades. - -We look forward to hearing more about you!
      Let's show you what we mean when we say "Polyglass is a Family"--- - - -

Keywords: Polyglass U.S.A., Inc. / Mapei Group, Deerfield Beach , Research Scientist - Building Envelope Coatings, Other , Deerfield Beach, Florida

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