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Coatings Lab Chemist

Company: Fenix Group
Location: Minnetonka
Posted on: May 4, 2022

Job Description:

Are you an introspective, analytical person who thrives in a consistent and predictable work environment where you verify and validate information with at-hand resources? Do you make decisions carefully and prefer to work within processes and procedures? Would others describe you as a strong problem solver? If so, we are looking for you!Fenix Group SPC in Minnetonka, MN is seeking to hire a full-time Coatings Lab Chemist to help us manage multiple technical projects, ensuring the requirements of each are met with the highest degree of accuracy and efficiency. We offer a competitive salary package, as well as an excellent benefits package which includes medical, dental, vision, life, and disability insurance, a flexible spending account, a 401(k) plan with company match, paid time off & holidays, and a safe work environment.About Fenix Group SPCAt Fenix Group, we aim to Transform, Enhance, and Protect Surfaces. Our vision is to be the industry's most valued solution provider for coating systems. As a fast-growing company, our strength is the efficiency with which we deliver our solutions. We are committed to dependability, teamwork, honesty, fun, and achievement.A Day in the Life of the Coatings Lab ChemistYou will spend your day conducting all required tests, extractions, and studies including calculating weight solids, volume solids, VOC's, and formular pricing; perform color matching visually without use of a spectrophotometer; formulate products that translate easily into the production environment; participate in quality audits and manage quality control in production; and accurately record all data & provide regular updates to the Director of R&D. What you need to be successful at Fenix Group SPCAt a minimum, you'll need: A Bachelor's degree in Chemistry, Analytical Chemistry, or related technical degree 5 years of experience in a laboratory settingThorough understanding of the General Industrial Coatings market and coatings chemistry Must have knowledge in the manufacturing of the following coatings including clears and pigmented:Solvent based solution acrylic sealers2-part water based and solvent based acrylic urethanes2-part water based and 100% solid epoxies2-part polyaspartic and urethane systemsCementitious overlays Acrylic emulsionPolyurethane dispersionSilane and silicone AlkydMust have proven familiarity with basic coatings lab equipment including but not limited to: Zahn viscosity cups, Stormer viscometer, gloss meter, fineness of grind gauge, and draw down bars. Solid working knowledge of analytical method development and validationGeneral knowledge of cement chemistry and other various substratesProficiency in various liquid coating formulations for the architectural marketCommitment to compliance with standard operating proceduresProficiency in Microsoft Excel and working knowledge of OutlookAbility to accurately discern colors The ability to occasionally lift and/or move up to 20 poundsWorking knowledge of VOC and DOT regulationsKnowledge and working experience handing hazardous materials related to coatingsFamiliar with building code requirements and LEEDsWhat also catches our attention: A passionate & positive can do attitude, willingness to learn, to teach, and to be a change agent within the company. An ability to work within a team environment and help the team become better A personality to work collaboratively with customers to solve problems A commitment to compliance with standard operating and safety proceduresPM21.


Keywords: Fenix Group, Minnetonka , Coatings Lab Chemist, Healthcare , Minnetonka, Minnesota

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