Plant Chemist

Plant Chemist

Ceramic Industrial Coatings is a leading manufacturer and distributor of paints and coatings with strong market positions in the industrial wood coatings industry.  Headquartered in Minneapolis MN, we have operated for over 50 years with a strong passion for paint.   Our growth and commitment to excellence has directed us to recruit for a Plant Chemist.  This is a full-time position and is based in our Minneapolis location.   Ceramic Industrial Coatings is proud to offer a competitive wage, bonus plan, 401K match, health & dental insurance, and much more.

Successful candidates must perform each job responsibility safely, effectively, and in a timely manner.


Principal Responsibilities

  • Provide Technical Plant Support for formulation and manufacturing processes for existing coatings and contract manufacturing product lines.
  • Support new product development with formulation, scale-up, and testing activities.
  • Provide support in color matching and production activities, including color matching software and dispensing equipment.
  • Participating on various Continuous Improvement teams at the facility – Safety, Quality, Waste Reduction, Operations, and ISO implementation.
  • Ensures ISO system documentation of processes are established, implemented and maintained as it relates to laboratory and technical functions.
  • Interact with Operations, Sales, and Customers on product selection and product enhancements.
  • Participate in 6S and Safety programs as directed.


  • Bachelor Science degree – Chemistry or Chemical Engineering
  • 2-5 years Expertise in industrial chemical environment – preferably coatings related
  • Self-starter with proven ability to multi-task in a fast paced environment.
  • Inquisitive; technically savvy; practical with equipment; proven problem solver.
  • Excellent organizational and communication skills.
  • Entrepreneurial, can-do, proactive and innovative mind set.
  • Working experience and understanding of ISO and Lean Manufacturing preferred.


Interested candidates are encouraged to email a resume to attention of Dan Lewis at @