Axalta Coating Systems


Job Locations US-PA-Philadelphia
Posted Date 7 months ago(3/15/2022 2:39 PM)
Requisition ID
Functional Category

Primary Responsibilities


Axalta Coating Systems is seeking a Waterborne coating formulator to join our R&D Formulations Team based in Axalta’s Global Innovation Center (GIC), located in Philadelphia, PA. The Scientist will advance our fundamental understanding of coatings technology in support of Axalta’s growth initiatives. This includes product design, development, enhancements & modifications to improve coating performance and reduce cost, while also improving efficiency during manufacturing and application. 


The GIC group develops high performance coatings for the Transportation, Refinish, and General Industrial markets.

  • Lead technical programs related to product development and customer support within a team environment
  • Responsible for development and implementation of new waterborne coating product formulations, including initial definition with the customer, scale-up with manufacturing and optimization of performance at the customer site
  • Work as an active member of cross functional project teams with Manufacturing, Product Management, IT and Sales
  • Interact with others in Global Business Technology, Sales and Marketing to propose new projects targeted to provide growth opportunities in traditional and adjacent markets
  • Apply statistical methods to investigate problems and analyze results 
  • Organize objectives, set milestones, and deliver results against aggressive timelines


Minimum Requirements



  • MS/PhD Degree in Chemistry, Polymer Science or Coatings is preferred.

Additional Background:

  • Must have at least 2 years of practical R&D experience
  • Experience in Coatings background is preferred
  • An understanding of chemical manufacturing as it relates to coatings, resins or polymers is a plus
  • Understanding of waterborne coatings technology, including formulation of exterior and interior systems preferred
  • Knowledge of resins, additives and pigments
  • Ability to develop and/or implement coating characterization testing methods, calibrate & run instrumentation and interpret results
  • Knowledge of design of experiment (DOE) techniques
  • Excellent communication skills (verbal and written), problem solving capabilities and the ability to work both independently and as a part of a team
  • Willingness and ability to travel up to 20% of the time with possible international travel


“Please note that Axalta Coating Systems will not accept any candidate profiles sent unrequested and unsolicited by recruiting agencies. Axalta Coating Systems collaborates with preferred providers based on framework agreements and will not pay any fees to recruiting agencies without an agreement. Should Axalta Coating Systems receive a candidate profile form a recruiting agency with which there is no framework agreement, and should the respective candidate be considered or hire, this will not entitle the recruiting agency to claim payment or fees.


Axalta Coating Systems Ltd. ("Axalta," or the "Company"), is a leading global manufacturer, marketer and distributor of high-performance coatings systems.  With over a 150-year heritage in the coatings industry, Axalta is known for manufacturing high-quality products with well-recognized brands supported by market-leading technology and customer service.

Over the course of the Company's history, Axalta has remained at the forefront of the industry by continually developing innovative coatings technologies designed to enhance the performance and appearance of customers' products, while improving the customer's productivity and profitability. Axalta's diverse global footprint of 50 manufacturing facilities, four technology centers, 47 customer training centers and more than 14,000 team members allows the Company to meet the needs of customers in over 130 countries. Axalta serves its customer base through an extensive sales force and technical support organization, as well as through approximately 4,000 independent, locally-based distributors. The Company's scale and strong local presence are critical to its success, allowing leverage of the technology portfolio and customer relationships globally while meeting customer demands locally.

Axalta operates its business in two operating segments: Performance Coatings and Transportation Coatings, serving four end markets, including:  Refinish, Industrial, Light Vehicle and Commercial Vehicle, across the following four regions: North America, EMEA, Latin America and Asia-Pacific.


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