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Research Coatings Development Engineer
790BR
US NY Tarrytown
USA
Research & Development/Technology
Momentive is a global leader in specialty chemicals and materials, with a broad range of advanced specialty products that help industrial and consumer companies support and improve everyday life. We engineer a multitude of high-performance resins, silicones and other advanced materials that meet the specific end-use and manufacturing requirements of our customers over a broad range of markets, from healthcare to wind energy. In fact, Momentive materials are found in products that touch nearly every facet of modern living. At Momentive, we believe that leadership begins with integrity, ethics and environmentally sound operations. When you work for us, you are partnering with a company that is not only focused on delivering value but on doing it in a safe, ethical and environmentally responsible manner. We are an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action employer. Minorities, women, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.
This exciting opportunity is part of our Momentive Performance Materials business.

New product development directed at the Protective Coatings market: creative input to the design and promotion of differentiated new products that meet the needs of the Protective Coatings Market to drive business growth for Momentive; planning and execution of projects, from translation of customer needs through to assistance with the scale-up and commercialization of new products.

· Demonstrate the benefits of new product technologies in target applications and develop compelling data to support external product promotion
· Develop world-class evaluation and characterization capabilities in collaboration with industry and academic leaders and with global customers
 · Establish formulation guidelines based on a deep understanding of the key chemical and physical interactions in Coatings formulations and deep knowledge of the end applications
· Close collaboration with global product and application development teams as well as with marketing and business functions
· Provide professional customer support related to the use of new products, including travel to customer sites as needed
· Develop solid understanding of relevant patent landscape and obtain effective patent coverage for proprietary technology and processes

· Ability to translate customer needs into clear technical targets aligned with strategic business objectives

· Effective planning and prioritization of projects to ensure on-time delivery of new product technologies that will drive business growth

· Demonstrated ability to prioritize and handle multiple projects simultaneously and work in a global cross-functional team environment with strong customer focus

· Self-motivated individual with high level of creativity and technical curiosity

· Demonstrated track record of high academic achievement and  creative independent research

· Clear communication, documentation, and reporting of laboratory research programs

· At least 5-10 years of experience in the protective coatings industry in a product development role
· Expert applications and formulation knowledge covering a range of protective coatings
· Working knowledge of standard PC applications
· Proficient in basic statistics and Design of Experiment (DOE)
· Excellent oral and written communications skills in English


· Working knowledge of organic or synthetic polymer chemistry
· Grounding in colloid and adhesion science

· Experience in metal pretreatment coatings
· Masters or PhD in Chemistry, Material Science, Polymer Science, or Chemical Engineering (or equivalent through job-related work experience and training)



  • You must submit your application for employment through momentive.com to be considered.
  • You must be 18 years old or older.
  • You must be willing to take a drug test as part of the selection process.
  • You must be willing to submit to a background investigation as part of the selection process
  • You must have unrestricted authorization to work in the United States.
  • If currently a Momentive employee, you must have current satisfactory work performance.