Axalta Coating Systems

Color Chemist - Pigment

Job Locations US-MI-Mount Clemens
Posted Date 3 months ago(5/27/2022 8:16 AM)
Requisition ID
Functional Category

Primary Responsibilities

Primary Responsibilities

 The Coatings Scientist with Pigment Specialization:

  • Leads technical programs related to new pigment and effect flakes toolbox introduction.
  • Has a fundamental understanding of color science including color measurement systems and instrumentation.
  • Has extensive knowledge of pigments, pigment durability and in-use performance attributes including metamerism, application, circulation and storage characteristics.
  • Interacts with pigment vendors to assess value-in-use of new products in the marketplace.
  • Is responsible for pigment approvals and development and implementation of new color formulations in solventborne and waterborne coating systems.
  • Works as an active member of cross functional project teams with Global Technology, Manufacturing, Product Management, IT and Sales.
  • Applies statistical methods to investigate problems and analyze results.
  • The role of Coatings Scientist with Pigment Specialization would report to the Technology Manager, located in Mt. Clemens, Michigan and may require some travel (~10%)

Minimum Requirements

Minimum Requirements

  • Minimum B.S. in Chemistry, Chemical Engineering or related science degree
  • Minimum 10-15 years practical color experience.
  • Pigment chemistry understanding.
  • Product development experience in color and color measurements.
  • Demonstrated ability to get results.
  • Ability for effective written and oral communications.
  • Demonstrated ability to apply data analysis tools to system development and problem solving. Appropriate skills include theoretical or empirical modeling, statistics, computer systems development and process control. Must be able to interpret, analyze and apply numerical color and appearance measurement.
  • Demonstrated ability to perform efficient experiments to identify issues, develop relationships and validate results using process/product variables in relation to visual or optical measurement responses.
  • Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively with various functions and mentor other formulators.


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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