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Associate Chemist, CND

Revlon • Vista, CA
a month ago
  • Develops new or improved formulas, products, and/or processes under supervision.
  • Background in polymers and coatings, free radical acrylate/methacrylate polymerization
  • Applies standard formulation technologies toward the creation of new products and provides technical assistance to optimize formula attributes.
  • Obtains new raw materials as necessary, along with appropriate safety/technical documentation, specifications, samples, etc.
  • Manage and lead multiple projects in a very fast-paced environment and prioritize projects to meet timeline requirements.
  • Conducts all required performance and stability tests; interprets records and reports results.
  • Ability to interpret third-party testing criteria in order to access product success in regard to current company protocols. 
  • Interfaces with other Research Center personnel; Safety, Regulatory, Consumer, QA, and Marketing as required.
  • Performs evaluations of competitive products; reports findings as appropriate.
  • Aids in resolving routine customer and production problems.
  • Represent RD in conference calls to discuss project status. 
  • Critical thinker and knowledge of the RD development timeline. 
  • Willingness to travel to support production site as needed
  • Performs QC, experimental, developmental, and analytical tests on finished goods.
  • Assists senior lab personnel as necessary.
  • Willingness to travel as needed

Required Technical Skills:

  • Knowledge of basic principles of polymer and coating science.
  • Technical formulation experience complex mixture coatings.
  • Knowledge to operate lab equipment – mixers, viscometers, pH meters, etc.
  • Ability to set up product specification and procedures
  • Knowledge of global and China/Japan regulations on ingredient and colorant restrictions.
  • Strong organizational and collaboration skills a must.
  • Willingness to take ownership and accountability to drive projects forward in a timely and efficient manner.
  • Strong oral, interpersonal, and written communication skills.

Soft Skills:

  • Ability to apply interpersonal skills to resolve a wide range of problems.
  • Ability to conceptualize and apply innovative solutions.
  • Ability to anticipate and solve technical problems.
  • Ability to handle multiple projects while meeting tight time constraints.

Education and Experience Required:

  • B.S. in Chemistry with Polymers and Coatings 
  • 0-3 years of experience

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