Scientist-Coatings, Adhesives & Sealants

Carlisle Coatings & Waterproofing

Carlisle, PA

The Scientist will Research and Develop chemical formulations within the product lines of coatings, adhesives and sealants. The role includes but is not limited to innovating new products and processes, supporting existing products and processes, optimizing operational costs and installation costs, quality assurance of raw material specifications, as well as the design and performance requirements of products used in building envelope systems. This position will research latest technologies using laboratory, pilot-scale, and plant-scale processing equipment to create new products and building assemblies, test methods, formulations, and processing techniques.  Effective communication of this knowledge will be demonstrated by teaching others, sharing knowledge, and collaborating with stakeholders within and outside our organization. 



Chemical Formula Expertise & Knowledge

  • Existing Product line formulations and raw materials
  • New Product formulation research and development
  • Operation of analytical, mechanical property and chemical processing equipment
  • Test equipment knowledge and test method development
  • Safety compliance and procedures knowledge
  • Math/algebra/applied statistics
  • Laboratory Information Data System knowledge
  • Computer knowledge of current programs

Processing technology

  • Polymer manufacturing technologies
  • Small-, Pilot-, Plant-scale processing equipment
  • Plant batch- and/or continuous-manufacturing processes
  • Assembly and Fabrication
  • Testing equipment
  • Knowledge of polymer materials and compounds
  • Company rules, regulations, policies, and procedures.
  • Internal processing and purchasing specifications.
  • Standard test methods and procedures
  • Handling, storage safe handling of hazardous waste and materials.

Data Analysis

  • Test output interpretation
  • Data analysis (i.e. XR charts and histograms)
  • Statistical calculations
  • Ability to use data to make decisions.

Leadership skills

  • Help solve problems.
  • Ability to facilitate laboratory workload with good safety and practices.
  • Ability to train others.
  • Ability to multitask, work with flexible assignments and schedules.

Materials Used

  • All raw materials in R&D and Plants
  • Experimental raw materials and formulation
  • Work-in-process
  • Finished products
  • Competitive product
  • Test methods, standards, SOPs, and equipment operating manuals