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  • Posted: Nov 23, 2021
    Deadline: Not specified
  • 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 t...
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    R&D- Chemist I



    • Performs analyses, tests, and development of new or updated formulas that require an intermediate understanding of chemistry, product lines, and materials; assists with determining quality standards.

    • Assists with developing and adjusting product formulas and coding, develops test batches and applies a basic understanding of application principles and practices; assists with the development and scale of production formulas.

    • Assists with analyzing, evaluating, and selecting materials for tests and production batches.

    • Serves as a team member for projects that are complex in nature and are generally sub-sets of larger objectives and provides professional support to the product development, quality control, manufacturing processes, and other operations. Interprets and applies department policies and procedures and applicable laws, rules, and regulations; ensures compliance with these areas.

    • Assists with developing reports and documents detailing test, project, and overall results.

    • Responds to complex questions and concerns from plants, research technicians, quality control, customers and other internal and external parties regarding development and related programs and services.

    • Operates, cleans, and calibrates a variety of equipment that requires professional judgment and background; also utilizes technical or standard equipment during the course of projects.

    • May assist with general project development and provides input regarding budget, resources, timelines, and other project requirements.

    • May supervise or serve as a lead to lower-level technicians or support personnel performing research projects.

    • Performs other duties as assigned.


    Two years of industrial chemistry experience, including two years of experience within the paint and/or coatings industry.


    Bachelor’s Degree in Chemistry required; Honours Degree in Chemistry advantageous


    Performs intermediate analyses, testing, and formulation of new products and requirements. Responsibilities may  include  assisting  with  selecting  project  materials,  performing  independent  short-term  or  sub-sets  of  larger  projects,  and preparing test batches. The Chemist I is distinguished from the Chemist II by performing independent intermediate level professional development on a daily basis, generally working with a few formula types, and having less of an understanding of product lines and application methods. May supervise support level technicians on a day-to-day basis.



    • Applying intermediate professional chemistry principles and practices;

    • Operating a variety of laboratory equipment; Performing several professional formulating tasks;

    • Applying fundamental application methods and procedures;

    • Interpreting and applying department policies and procedures and applicable laws, rules, and regulations;

    • Communicating technical information;

    • Solving problems and recommending solutions;

    • Prioritizing daily project tasks;

    • Applying a general understanding of the commercialization process;

    • PC skills; Microsoft Office applications (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook); and other applicable applications;

    • Communicating with co-workers to provide and receive direction.

    Method of Application

    Interested and qualified? Go to Sherwin-Williams on to apply

    Note: Never pay for any training, certificate, assessment, or testing to the recruiter.

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