Plant Chemist

Sherwin-Williams Charlotte , NC 28201

Posted 2 months ago


Here, we believe there's not one path to success, we believe in careers that grow with you. Whoever you are or wherever you come from in the world, there's a place for you at Sherwin-Williams. We provide you with the opportunity to explore your curiosity and drive us forward. We'll give you the space to share your strengths and we want you show us what you can do. You can innovate, grow and discover in a place where you can thrive and Let Your Colors Show!

Sherwin-Williams values the unique talents and abilities from all backgrounds and characteristics. All qualified individuals are encouraged to apply, including individuals with disabilities and Protected Veterans.

The Plant Chemist is accountable for ensuring and improving product quality and production efficiency under minimal supervision. Strong formulation knowledge, manufacturing techniques, and statistical analysis skills are required to maintain local formulations, improve processing, and determine root causes and corrective actions on non-conformances. This position will also demonstrate the ability to lead both key process improvement projects and teams. The incumbent will lead the Manufacturing Hygiene program with responsibility of identifying key areas of improvement and implementing projects to ensure compliance to hygiene standards.

Major Tasks Include:

  • Monitor all new production and communicates potential problems to Operations and Control Lab.

  • Ensure manufacturability through lab batches and following production batches as needed.

  • Identify process and formula changes needed for successful manufacturing of existing formulas.

  • Identify process and quality problems to determine systematic root cause and follows through with corrective action.

  • Coordinate test batches with production and scheduling.

  • Maintain local formulas in formulation system.

  • Assist in giving guidance to Lab Technicians and coordinating training of new employees.

  • Assist in determining disposition of distressed batches and identifying rework opportunities.

  • Perform routine paint and raw material testing as needed.

  • Ensure that all data is entered into the hygiene database to maintain compliance to hygiene monitoring standards.

  • Identify and lead projects to improve overall hygiene at the site.

  • Identify and leverage hygiene best practices

  • Complete root cause documents as required.

  • Use Six Sigma methodologies to determine key areas of improvement to aid in reduced number of distressed batches and improved hygiene results.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Must be at least 18 years of age

  • Must be legally authorized to work in country of employment without sponsorship now or in the future for employment visa status

  • Must have a Bachelor's degree in Chemistry, Engineering or Science discipline; or 4 years of Quality or R&D lab work experience

  • Must have at least one (1) year of experience in a Chemistry function or completion of the GSC Accelerated Development program

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Previous experience with paint and coatings formulations and processes

  • Experience in a manufacturing environment

  • Experience with continuous improvement tools such as Transactional Lean or Six Sigma

  • Previous experience as a plant chemist


  • A history of creating innovative solutions to help generate value for shareholders.

  • Proven ability to partner with others and earn their trust to ensure meeting the team's goals.

  • Demonstrated ability to manage time and resources to ensure tasks are completed efficiently.

  • Proven customer service, adaptability, and decision making skills

Sherwin-Williams is proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer committed to an inclusive and diverse workplace. All qualified candidates will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against based on race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, disability, age, pregnancy, genetic information, creed, marital status or any other consideration prohibited by law or by contract.

As a VEVRAA Federal Contractor, Sherwin-Williams requests state and local employment services delivery systems to provide priority referral of Protected Veterans.

icon no score

See how you match
to the job

Find your dream job anywhere
with the LiveCareer app.
Mobile App Icon
Download the
LiveCareer app and find
your dream job anywhere
App Store Icon Google Play Icon

Boost your job search productivity with our
free Chrome Extension!

lc_apply_tool GET EXTENSION

Similar Jobs

Want to see jobs matched to your resume? Upload One Now! Remove
Power Plant Mechanic

PAE Incorporated

Posted 1 week ago

VIEW JOBS 10/4/2021 12:00:00 AM 2022-01-02T00:00 Supporting the Most Exciting and Meaningful Missions in the World Power Plant Mechanic GENERAL DUTIES (not all inclusive): * Maintains a safe workplace program and ensures that safety is the highest priority in the workplace. * Complies with all ASC Environmental, Safety and Health (ESH), Waste Management and Quality Assurance requirements, goals, policies and procedures. Provides documentation to these divisions as necessary to ensure adequate and legal documentation. * Performs preventive maintenance on primary Power Plant generators and various emergency generators. * Performs on-site troubleshooting, repairs and overhauls of generator engines. * Responds to station power outages and equipment failures as required. * Willingness to carry a radio or pager for after hour's call out's * Completes maintenance records and documents all maintenance performed and maintains operating logbooks and databases as required. * Schedules diesel engine/generator operations in order to maintain a 3000-hour spread between engines. * Operates Power Plant equipment in an efficient and economical manner. * Coordinates with the Power &Water Supervisor in ordering repair and/or spare parts, maintenance parts, assemblies and consumables. * Maintains control of plant tools, manuals, repair parts, assemblies and consumables. Maintains inventory accuracy at 98% or better. * Ability to work alone or within a team depending on situation. * Trains Power Plant Operator's on mechanical equipment as directed. * Ability to cover Power Plant Operator shift / rounds as required. * Advises the Power & Water Supervisor of the status of power production equipment and systems. * Complies with applicable Safety, Environment, Health, and Waste Management policies and procedures. * Supports the achievement of PAE and ASC metrics, whether metrics are directly or indirectly affected by this position's work activities. * Complies with all Environmental Safety and Health and Quality Assurance requirements and goals. Performs other duties as required. REQUIREMENTS: * High school graduate or GED is required. * Minimum three (3) years' experience required in diesel powered generators, marine diesel engines, or industrial diesel engines. * Mechanical aptitude with the ability to handle multiple tasks at once is required. * Thorough knowledge of the principles and practices applied in the maintenance and repair of diesel electric generating equipment is required. * Thorough knowledge of the methods, hazards, and safety precautions related to diesel engines and diesel engine driven electric generators is required. * Ability to maintain a professional attitude and to work efficiently in a stressful environment is required. * Previous mechanical experience on 1MW and larger diesel engine/generators is highly preferred. * Previous Field Service experience is highly preferred. * Experience with Caterpillar documentation and software (ET, SIS) is preferred * Working comprehension of electrical distribution, control panels and medium voltage switchgear is preferred. * Must be proficient in Microsoft Office. * Training, certification or experience on Caterpillar 3500 / 3600 series engines is preferred * Experience working with remote field generators is preferred. * Willingness and ability to deploy to Antarctica for extended periods is required. * Must be willing and able to lift and move items, parts, assemblies and equipment up to the safety regulation maximum. * Must be willing and able to perform physical activities including heavy lifting, climbing in and out of equipment, crawling, and working outdoors. * Must successfully complete the physical, dental and psychological (if applicable) examinations as required by the NSF for deploying to Antarctica. * Must participate in community programs, such as "house-mouse" (chores), "daisy-picking" (cleaning-up around the station), recycling efforts and safety objectives. PAE is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. Our hiring practices provide equal opportunity for employment without regard to race, religion, color, sex, gender, national origin, age, United States military veteran's status, ancestry, sexual orientation, marital status, family structure, medical condition including genetic characteristics or information, veteran status, or mental or physical disability so long as the essential functions of the job can be performed with or without reasonable accommodation, or any other protected category under federal, state, or local law. EEO is the Law Poster EEO is the Law Poster Supplement PAE Incorporated Charlotte NC

Plant Chemist