SH- R&D Polymide – India | Advanced Material (Epoxy) | Chemicals

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Job title: SH- R&D Polymide – India | Advanced Material (Epoxy) | Chemicals

Company: Aditya Birla Group

Job description: Job Description:

Roles & responsibilities – Essential functional accountability

  • Ensure full compliance with safety, health and environmental guidelines according to ABSTC site and company standards in all areas of responsibility, including laboratory facilities and testing equipment. Promote safety behaviour according to the above guidelines.
  • Follow all safety aspect like PPE, safety of people and instruments. Improve safety & health standards. Compliance to QMS, EHS, OHSAS, DNV-GL systems. Prepare Risk analysis document, JSA & 5S.
  • Preparation & Maintain ISO documents as per NPD projects.
  • Synthesis & Development of Polyamide resins, epoxy amine adducts for different coating applications like protective coating, powder coating, solvent borne coatings for exterior, interior applications.
  • Cost optimization of developed products & development of new raw materials, identify multiple suppliers for the new RMs,
  • Design, agree, plan and independently carry out product development, innovative experimental programs in agreed timeline.
  • Understand customer/product requirements and specifications (CTQ). Drives innovation in coatings, adhesives and allied areas.
  • Independently seek information and find solutions to problems encountered during the execution of the experimental programs. Communicate periodically the outputs, conclusions and recommendations to the project stakeholders in order to provide a technical basis for strategic decisions.
  • Participate in reviews of deliverables and carry our formal and informal review of technical designs, standards, documentation and/or implementation
  • Consider broad range of options and apply sound judgment to develop solutions within the specific specialization
  • Assist others in identifying complex technical problems and investigating root cause of problems with SMART recommendations
  • Write technical reports in line with the report guidelines and secure peer review and line management approval prior to publication. Draft invention reports and contribute to authoring of patents where relevant.
  • Review and search the relevant literatures- compile and summarize findings.
  • Participate in Technical forums (exhibitions, innovation award programs, Webinars etc.)
  • Present paper in international forums, publish technical papers, file patent, invention disclosures
  • Analyses assigned product development projects, usually complex in nature, to determine what must be done to solve the problems in question. Plan the methods necessary for their solution. Conduct necessary literature and patent searches and assess utility of information for projects
  • Support sustainability drive of organization
  • Cross functional interaction with sales, marketing, production
  • Maintains knowledge of CASE (coating, adhesive, sealant) industry trends globally

Other general responsibilities –

  • Job holder must have good knowledge/ hand on experience in different types of resin chemistries particularly Polyamide chemistry, epoxy amine adducts, polymer synthesis & it’s application into protective coatings, adhesives, equipment’s & testing
  • Job holder must be an innovative and analytical thinker who is able to influence key individuals of all disciplines and levels inside and outside the organization in order to progress innovation.
  • He/She should know techniques like DOE (design of experiments), DFMEA (Design failure mode analysis), Root cause analysis, effect of chemical structures on properties.
  • Job holder needs a high degree of initiative and problem solving skills, together with a positive, independent and self-managing attitude.
  • Job holder must be able to communicate with different business teams which requires excellent verbal and written communication skills. Excellent interpersonal and relationship management skills are necessary to build internal and external networks.
  • Job holder will be responsible for proposing and writing reports, not only for internal use, but for eventual publication and/or presentation at relevant conferences.
  • Job holder must be a fluent communicator in English. Other languages are an asset.

Education & experience –

  • Job holder should have an equivalent of a Doctorate (PhD) in Chemistry or Polymer Science with minimum 4 years of experience in polymer resin synthesis like alkyd or polyester resin, polymer materials science and chemistry or M Tech. with minimum 6 years in adhesives, polymer materials science and chemistry.
  • Candidate with experience in polyester resin & alkyd resin synthesis, polyester powder coating resin synthesis.
  • Experience in protective coatings & formulation, casting compounds, adhesives, polymer materials science and chemistry and advanced characterization and testing techniques is necessary.
  • Demonstrated expertise in product and application development.
  • 4- 8 years of product development experience in polymer resin synthesis for coating, casting , adhesive technology in reputed organization
  • Demonstrated ability to think creatively when implementing products and solving problems. Proven track record of successfully launching of new products in B2C environment.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to communicate effectively, with both technical and non-technical individuals.
  • Strong project management skills.

Skill & knowledge –

  • Highly innovative and willing to take initiative to tackle complex technical challenges.
  • Able to apply good project management principles to own work and the work of small project teams.
  • Good communication skills and fluency in English. Other languages are an asset.
  • Good IT skills.

Competencies –

  • A logical and investigative mind.
  • Excellent analytical skills.
  • A methodical approach to work.
  • Team working skills.
  • Interpersonal skills.
  • Written and oral communication skills.
  • The ability to communicate effectively with staff in non-scientific positions.
  • Strong technical skills.
  • Analytical thinking
  • Trouble shooting Adaptability
  • Customer Focus

About Company:

A US $48.3 billion corporation, the Aditya Birla Group is in the League of Fortune 500. Anchored by an extraordinary force of over 120,000 employees belonging to 42 nationalities, the Group is built on a strong foundation of stakeholder value creation. With over seven decades of responsible business practices, our businesses have grown into global powerhouses in a wide range of sectors – metals, pulp and fibre, chemicals, textiles, carbon black, telecom and cement. Learn more about working at Aditya Birla Group by visiting

Expected salary:

Location: India

Job date: Fri, 05 Aug 2022 05:44:04 GMT

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