Job Summary
Employment Type
Full Time
Years Experience
10 - 15 years
Job Description

Research & Development Chemist, Textiles                                     Charlotte, NC


Our client is a leading dyestuff & chemical manufacturer and solution provider, offering customers across the globe a broad portfolio of colorants, specialty chemicals, and services.  Our client caters to multiple sectors including the paints, coatings, paper and packaging, textiles, food & beverages and personal care sectors.


Job Summary:

The ideal R & D Chemist, Textile candidate will be responsible for development of new and/or improved products in the Textile Auxiliaries portfolio. Proactively identify areas of focus for future growth and opportunities, as well as maintaining current business and textile products.



  • Develop unique, novel chemistry focusing on creative specialty solutions that satisfy desired market outcomes
  • Focus market is Textiles Auxiliaries (softeners, levelling agents, pH adjusters, dispersants, wetting aids, lubricants, anti-migrants, anti-microbials, defoamers, etc.), with the understanding of textile chemistry
  • Develop product designs centered on specifically stated market segment unmet needs
  • Benchmarking and internal prototype development utilizing customer stated testing protocols and equipment to properly measure achievement of desired outcome(s)
  • Understand connection between the construction of a product and the impact other variables have on end-use performance
  • Have full knowledge of laboratory equipment and application test methods for core focused market segments
  • Design and carry out required lab experiments to study initial feasibility through final process optimization, application testing and shelf life studies. Maintain a neat and accurate notebook of all experimental data
  • Work independently and with sales, marketing and production to identify, justify and commercialize R&D projects for new products, cost reductions, improved product quality and to ensure HS&E compliance
  • Define the required product / raw material specifications and work with QC on test method development
  • Coordinate with manufacturing needed technical supervision and operating procedures for scale up
  • Assist with production trouble shooting and investigation of customer quality complaints as needed. Candidate should be able to write in details the manufacturing and the quality process.
  • Participate in brainstorming sessions for creative solutions and the monthly portfolio stage-gate process
  • Prepare customer facing communication materials/presentations for existing and new product launches and in support of technical service requests
  • Conduct literature searches as required to review technical and patent issues
  • Complete periodic project status reports and closeout summaries
  • Work closely with sales team, customers and the market in general to stay abreast of common segment unmet needs; monitor technical publications for major scientific / business trends



  • Bachelors of Science, Master of Science, or Ph.D in chemistry or related field preferred
  • Minimum 7+ years of most recent experience in development textile auxiliary products and processes
  • A solid background in textile chemistry and organic synthesis and in a manufacturing environment is highly desirable
  • Experience in various textile areas is preferred, with extensive knowledge of lab chemistries and instrumentation utilized
  • Ideally, experience with the textile process, from construction and extrusion of fiber, to dyeing of fiber (by various methods), dyebath chemicals, as well as finishing chemicals and processes

Job ID: 261698084

Smart Choice Staffing
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