Sr. Chemist

TriCor Direct

Milwaukee, WI

Who we are:
Brady makes products that make the world a safer and more productive place. We are a global leader in safety, identification and compliance solutions for a diverse range of workplaces. From the depths of the ocean to outer space, from the factory floor to the delivery room - we’re just about everywhere you look. Companies around the world trust Brady because of our deep expertise and knowledge across a wide range of industries and applications - powered by our world-class manufacturing capabilities.

We have a diverse customer base in industries including electronics, telecommunications, manufacturing, electrical, construction, healthcare, aerospace and more. As of July 31, 2023, Brady employed approximately 5,600 people worldwide. Our fiscal 2023 sales were approximately $1.33 billion. Brady stock trades on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol BRC. You can learn more about us at

Why work at Brady:
A career at Brady means working for a global company that has thrived for over 100 years, and whose innovative spirit drives our future growth.

Brady offers competitive pay and great benefits, supported by a culture that encourages collaboration and innovation. We strive to foster an inclusive workplace where diverse talent can learn, grow, and succeed. And with deeply rooted values, no matter where you work at Brady, you’ll feel connected to the community through our charitable contributions and opportunities to give back.

Our headquarters are in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, but we have more than 70 locations globally, giving our employees the opportunity to work with colleagues around the world.

What we need:
Brady Corporation is seeking a Lead Chemist who will be a highly influential and visible member of the Materials R&D department with responsibility for providing hands-on research expertise and leadership to develop new products through commercial launch, and support existing products. Technical areas of focus will be in pressure sensitive adhesives, durable inks and coatings, print receptive coatings, sensing labels, anti-counterfeit products, and other associated technologies.

What you’ll be doing:

  • Lead and supervise research projects that deliver business results.
  • Work within multiple cross functional teams to enable new product development project success.
  • Execute various project activities through a defined Stage Gate process.
  • Explore new technologies in material design or process for future application to Brady operations and/or target markets.
  • Design & execute experiments to evaluate and optimize the performance attributes of these technologies.
  • Develop an understanding of process capability, design selection criteria, and/or structure-property relationships for developed products.
  • Actively research & identify relevant intellectual property and patentable inventions.
  • Maintain proper documentation of technical and experimental activities.

What you’ll need to be successful:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Physical Sciences or Engineering.
  • Minimum relevant industrial product or process development experience: BS/MS +8, PhD +3.
  • Experience using design of experiments and statistical analysis.
  • Established track record of successful product or process development through the application of DFSS tools.
  • Authorized to work in the United States.


  • Complete insurance coverage starting on first day of employment – medical, dental, vision, life.
  • 401(k) with company match.
  • Tuition reimbursement.
  • Bonus opportunity.
  • Vacation and holiday pay.