Sherwin-Williams Sr.Chemist in SE_Locations, Sweden

Title: Sr.Chemist

Location: Sweden-SE_Locations-Marsta

Job Number: 18000AKL

Founded in 1866, The Sherwin-Williams Company is a global leader in the manufacture, development, distribution, and sale of paints, coatings and related products to professional, industrial, commercial, and retail customers. The company manufactures products under well-known brands such as Sherwin-Williams®, Valspar®, HGTV HOME® by Sherwin-Williams, Dutch Boy®, Krylon®, Minwax®, Thompson’s® Water Seal®, Cabot® and many more. Sherwin-Williams® branded products are sold exclusively through a chain of more than 4,100 company-operated stores and facilities, while the company’s other brands are sold through leading mass merchandisers, home centers, independent paint dealers, hardware stores, automotive retailers, and industrial distributors. The company supplies a broad range of highly-engineered industrial and OEM coatings for wood and general industrial, coil, packaging, protective and marine, and transportation applications worldwide. Our 60,000 employees are diverse, innovative and passionate. With a variety of rewarding and challenging opportunities, Sherwin-Williams is a great place to find a career that takes you places.

Basic Qualification

Must be eligible to work in the country for which you are applying for employment.

POSITION SUMMARY:

This position leads and makes multiple decisions on technical based projects. This position requires development toward “expert” status in at least one broad area or a related specialized area.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:


• Contribute to the assessment, development, reformulation, quality, maintenance, and enhancement of products through planning, executing, and analysis of experiments with clear and accurate results. This includes processing and adherence to sound economic advantages.The products developed and/or enhanced will be consistent in performance and quality. Advanced technologies will be utilized to develop these products that demonstrate improvements and a difference that the consumer can perceive and will desire.
• Accountable for the solution of complex technical problems (product/process) and demonstrating significant knowledge and use of chemicals, raw materials, substrates, and instruments.
• Accountable for providing timely and accurate solutions to multiple company problems of moderate to difficult complexity and to develop methods of moderate complexity, when necessary.
• Adhere to company safety guidelines at all times

POSITION CHALLENGES:


• Accountable for the solution of complex technical problems (product/process) and demonstrating significant knowledge and use of chemicals, raw materials, substrates, and instruments.
• Accountable for providing timely and accurate solutions to multiple company problems of moderate to difficult complexity.
• Develop methods of moderate complexity, when necessary, as an individual contributor or team member or team leader.
• Requires development toward “expert” status in at least one broad area or a related specialized area.

DECISION MAKING AUTHORITY:

• Makes technical decisions and recommend/alter project path.
• Assist in or recommend budget decisions.
• Suggest ways to solve problems, improve paint, and develop methods for validation and investigations.
• Convince group leader/peers to support an idea or plan (using technical knowledge).
• Establish timelines and resources needed without any changes or input from managers.

POSITION REQUIREMENTS:

1. Formal Education:

Required:
Bachelor’s degree or equivalent in Chemistry, Chemical Engineering or other relevant Science.

2. Knowledge & Experience:

Required:
Prior experience formulating in Coatings.
Broad awareness of division business knowledge and all Sherwin-Williams products.
Knowledge and understanding of SEM/EDX instruments, including capabilities and limitations.
Experience in identifying various types of contamination on field samples.
Experience in recognizing coating failure symptoms using a microscope.
Knowledge of how to investigate a complaint (coating failure) and understand the analyses needed to do this.
Excellent knowledge of analytical chemistry, extending beyond the realm of coatings.

3. Technical/skill Requirements:

Required:
Basic mathematical skills, including knowledge of conversions.
Statistical analysis skills, required for method development.
Strong computer skills, with proficiency in software programs such as Business Objects and DE (Design Expert), Color eye, Electronic Bench Record (EBR), Lotus Notes, Product Vision, QAD, and MS Office.
Problem solving abilities and technical creativity.
Demonstrates interpretation skills.
Ability to explain complex ideas at a level appropriate to the given audience.

Who we are –

At Sherwin-Williams, we're proud of the company we keep — our family of loyal employees. To learn about our company and our culture go to Sherwin.com/careers.

Equal Opportunity

An equal opportunity employer, all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against based on race, colour, religion or belief, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, ethnic or national origin, disability, age pregnancy or maternity, marital or civil partner status, or any other consideration prohibited by law.

We are committed to positively promoting equality of opportunity in all aspects of employment. All applicants will be considered for employment on the basis of the job requirements and the individual’s ability and merits in meeting the requirements.