Kelly Services Senior Formulation Chemist (Industrial Coatings) in Greenville, South Carolina

Kelly Scientific Resources is actively seeking a DIRECT HIRE Senior Formulation Chemist for one of our top clients in the Greensboro, SC area. This position will take place in a laboratory setting and may manage 1 – 2 direct reports. Management experience is not required. The Senior Formulation Chemist will formulate and provide technical support for customers. This is a Senior Bench Role.

This is a full time DIRECT HIRE opportunity with Benefits. Relocation Assistance Provided.

The ideal candidate MUST HAVE:

  • Formulation coating experience in the marine, agriculture, environmental, or aerospace industry

  • Experience presenting to and interacting with clients as well as other departments

  • Epoxy or Urethane experience is an extra plus!

Job Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for staying abreast of technical innovations in the Coatings industry.

  • Provide expertise to R&D personnel in areas of formulation, pigmentation, and vehicle systems.

  • Assign individual tasks and responsibilities to specific Development Chemist and Technicians working toward a cohesive team effort.

  • Counsel individual group members as needed on specific technical matters.

  • Act as liaison on matters relating to projects.

  • Help and resolve questions and concerns regarding customer needs, production problems, etc., when requested by Sr. Development Chemists.

  • Consult as necessary with Technical Leader and V.P. Corporate Development on new materials or issues of major concern to customers.

  • Report progress on projects on a weekly basis or as needed.

  • Consult Technical Leader on the need for field trips and assign chemists as needed.

  • Update individual Sales Representatives and Technical Leader on specific projects.

  • Evaluate individual performance and recommend corrective action or commendation to Technical Leader.

Job Requirements:

  • A Bachelor’s Degree, preferably in Chemistry; or demonstrated experience and ability in new coating production development.

  • Minimum of ten years’ experience in paint, coatings and resin industries.

  • Experience in Aerospace industry including formulation of aerospace products.

  • A demonstrated technical knowledge of urethane and epoxy chemistry is required.

  • Excellent math skills.

  • Excellent computer skills.

  • Excellent communication skills.

  • Willing to work in a team environment.

  • Ability to receive and provide instructions in a positive manner.

  • Experience with laboratory testing and coating application equipment.


  • Medical, Dental, Vision

  • 401K

  • FSA

  • Bonus Eligible

Why Kelly ® ?

With Kelly, you’ll have access to some of the world’s highest-regarded scientific organizations—

providing you with opportunities to work on today’s most challenging, research-intensive, and relevant

projects. Our connections can lead you to innovative scientific pursuits you’ll be proud to help

advance. We work with 95 of the Fortune 100™ companies, and found opportunities for more than 9,000

scientific professionals last year.

You pursued a career in science to fuel your quest for knowledge and your desire to make the world

a better place. Let Kelly fuel your career—connect with us today.

AboutKelly Services ®

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Individuals with Disabilities, Protected Veterans, Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity and is

committed to employing a diverse workforce. Equal Employment Opportunity

is The Law.