Sherwin Williams

Leadership Development Program - R&D- Southeast

Job Description

Posted on: 
December 4, 2023
Sherwin-Williams is seeking motivated individuals who have a drive for research & development to join our R&D Leadership Development Program. This training program is designed to develop key skills and experience that will lead to a role in the Chemist track within our Performance Coatings Group, supporting one of our technical divisions which include Automotive, Coil, Industrial Wood, General Industrial, Packaging or Protective and Marine. About Performance Coatings Group at Sherwin-Williams: The Sherwin-Williams Performance Coatings Group supplies a broad range of highly-engineered solutions for the construction, industrial, packaging and transportation markets in more than 120 countries around the world. There are seven business units under the Performance Coatings Group, which include: Automotive Finishes, Coil Coatings, Engineered Polymer Solutions, General Industrial Coatings, Packaging Coatings, Protective & Marine, and Industrial Wood Coatings. The industrial markets we service include but are not limited to: Beverage & Food Cans, Furniture, Flooring, Cars, Airplanes, Marine, Oil & Gas, Electronics, Military and Appliances.


· Knowledge of paint and coatings chemistry and formulation · Experience testing methods and quality control using statistics software · Understanding of commercialization, product, industry and segment · Expertise in project management and reporting results and findings · Opportunity to build relationships with supply chain and gain knowledge of plant operations · Opportunity to build cross-functional partnerships with Sales, Marketing, Operations, & Technical Services to execute innovation strategy · Opportunity to work alongside senior chemists Following successful completion of the program, you will have the opportunity to apply for a post-program promotion as on the Chemist track.

Job Requirements

Basic Qualifications: · Bachelor’s degree in science or technical related field including but not limited to Chemistry, Chemical Engineering, Polymer Science and Corrosion Engineering · Minimum GPA: 3.0 on a 4.0 scale · Previous experience working on projects in a lab environment · Must be open to relocation based on business need for this position, and again for post program position and promotional opportunities · Must be authorized to work in the US without company sponsorship · Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite EXTRAS TO HELP YOU STAND OUT- These are not required for you to be eligible to apply, but don’t be afraid to brag about any of the following: · Previous experience with project management · Previous Sherwin-Williams lab experience · Previous experience working in a customer service environment · Involvement in student organizations such as American Chemical Society, Alpha Chi Sigma · Leadership in extra-curricular activities/organizations · Paint and coatings industry knowledge or experience · Well-developed analytical, problem-solving and decision-making skills · Strong communication, relationship building and organizational skills · Advanced Microsoft Excel, PowerPoint skills · Experience with Statistics Software
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