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Positions We Are Accepting Resumes For:

IF... you are interested inworking in a family-owned business located in a small historic college town (the first organized settlement in the Northwest Territory); might like to get away form the traffic and congestion of larger cities; the outdoors...THEN you will want to read the following.


Ohio-based industrial coatings manufacturer seeks a chemist. Established in 1939, we provide custom-formulated finishes to meet the unique needs of each customer. We specialize in VOC compliance coatings for metal and wood, with special emphasis on waterborne and high solids bake and air dry finishes for metal.

We need a chemist to enable us to capitalize on existing opportunities as well as leading us as we explore new areas/industries with growth potential for us.


The successfull candidate will be responsible for:

  1. New product development
  2. Quality control supervision
  3. Computer input from raw material breakdowns to assure proper reporting of regulated or hazardous chemicals contained in raw materials. (Safety Data Sheet information)
  4. Label programs and Batchmaster use and maintenance
  5. Technical service to customers
  6. Manufacturing problems - causes, cures, and prevention


4 year degree with 2-4 years relevant experience in the industry OR 8-10 years of professional experience as a chemist in the industrial coatings industry.


  1. Strong communication and leadership skills
  2. Ability to work with, and direct, a team in a project setting
  3. Ability to work independently
  4. Ability to find solutions rather than reasons we cannot do a project
  5. Ability to desire to work in a small company setting


Negotiable-based on education and experience




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