Chemist II

RPM International

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Louis, MO

Job Description

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Job Overview:

Position Summary:

Carboline is seeking a Chemist II to work out of their Corporate Research and Development Facility located in St. Louis, MO.  This person will be responsible for applying and interpreting standard scientific or engineering theories, concepts, and techniques in a scientific or engineering specialty requiring a working knowledge of related disciplines. Work on a wide range of problems where causal relationships are progressively difficult to establish and the use of creative thinking is required. Extends the responsibilities of Development Chemist. We are seeking candidates that have prior experience working in the paint/coatings industry in product support and or new product development/formulation.

Relocation assistance will be provided for qualified candidates willing to relocated to St. Louis.


4 year Chemistry or related science degree with 3-5 years chemistry experience, or more advanced chemistry or related science degree with no required experience.

Essential Functions:

  • Prepare project requests or research proposals on assigned projects.  Create ideas for new products or approaches and conduct individual investigations.  Apply creative approach to problem solving and formulation.
  • Execute laboratory projects and continuously assess effectiveness.  Develop research findings, draw conclusions, and make recommendations.  Prepare and present written or oral reports.
  • Contribute to research programs of others through communications and participation in technical work groups and design teams.
  • Responsible for meeting project goals within time, quality and budget constraints.  Utilize initiative to keep projects on track.
  • Coordinate work of others, anticipate, and resolve priority conflicts.
  • Supervise efforts of technicians.
  • Acquire and maintain technical expertise in coatings industry and its technologies.
  • Understand and follow safety, technical, and quality procedures using Carboline or industry standards.  Train others as required.  Ensure subordinates are trained and utilize appropriate procedures.
  • Communicate and verify technical information directly to various departments, suppliers or customers.
  • Work with hazardous materials.  Capable of understanding and using appropriate information and personal protective equipment.  Train subordinates or others and ensure their compliance.
  • Maintain clean, safe working areas.  Assess working condition of equipment.
  • Alerts others to deviation, hazards or quality issues.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.
  • Take an active role in hazard recognition and injury prevention by following all safety rules & regulations and immediately report all injuries and incidents to your supervisor.
  • Follow all environmental rules and regulations to ensure hazardous materials and waste are managed in an environmentally responsible manner.
  • Receives annual training in RCRA Hazardous Waste and Carboline's Contingency Plan and will adhere to this training while performing their job.

Committed to the Company’s safety and quality programs.

Who We Are:

Carboline is a St. Louis-based coatings manufacturer with a global reach. The company, founded in 1947, produces high-quality performance coatings, linings, and fireproofing products in more than 20 manufacturing facilities around the world. Carboline has been ranked a top workplace for seven years in a row, so culture and maintaining a safe and clean work environment is something we take very seriously.

Carboline is part of RPM International Inc., a $6.1 billion, multinational company with subsidiaries that are world leaders in specialty coatings, sealants, building materials and related services. From homes and workplaces to infrastructure and precious landmarks, RPM’s market-leading brands are trusted by consumers and professionals alike to help build a better world.

If you want to be part of a growing global organization with opportunity for growth, we would like to meet you.


What We Offer:

We offer a team atmosphere that fosters cooperation and creativity; a management team committed to employee development and an environment where people are empowered to make decisions.  Our career opportunities offer unlimited earnings potential and our comprehensive benefits package is among the best in the industry which includes affordable benefits, a company match 401K plan and a retirement pension plan.

Carboline is an Equal Opportunity Employer that values the strength diversity brings to the workplace. Individuals with Disabilities and Protected Veterans are encouraged to apply.

“In order to be the best, we must hire the best”