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:
*Monitors all new production and communicates potential problems to Operations and Control Lab.
*Ensures manufacturability through lab batches and following production batches as needed.
*Identifies process and formula changes needed for successful manufacturing of existing formulas.
*Identifies process and quality problems to determine systematic root cause and follows through with corrective action.
*Coordinates test batches with production and scheduling.
*Maintains local formulas in formulation system.
*Assists in giving guidance to Lab Technicians and coordinating training of new employees.
*Assists in determining disposition of distressed batches and identifying rework opportunities.
*Performs routine paint and raw material testing as needed.
*Ensures that all data is entered into the hygiene database to maintain compliance to hygienemonitoring standards.
*Identifies and leads projects to improve overall hygiene at the site.
*Identifies and leverages hygiene best practices
*Completes root cause documents as required.
*Uses six-sigma methodologies to determine key areas of improvement to aid in reduced number of distressed batches and improved hygiene results.
* Must be at least 18 years of age
* Must be legally authorized to work in country of employment without needing sponsorship now or in the fuure for employment visa status
* Must have a Bachelor's degree in Chemistry, Engineering or other Science discipline; or 4 years of Quality or R&D lab work experience in lieu of degree
* Previous experience with paint and coatings formulations and processes is preferred
* Experience in a manufacturing environment is strongly preferred.
* Continuous Improvement, Transactional Lean, or Six-Sigma experience is preferred
* Previous experience as a plant chemist is preferred
* Strong quality and safety focus
* Ability to manage multiple projects in a fast pace environment
* Ability to lead manufacturing teams in complex projects
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.
Primary Location: United States-Michigan-HOLLAND
USA MI Holland Plant
636 East 40th Street
Sherwin-Williams is proud to be an Affirmative Action, Equal Employment Opportunity, Inclusion and Diversity Supportive Employer. All qualified candidates will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against based on race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identify, national origin, protected veteran status, disability, age, pregnancy, genetic information, creed, marital status or any other consideration prohibited by law or by contract.
VEVRAA Federal Contractor requesting priority referral of protected veterans.