OT Dynamics
  • Flat Rock, MI
  • Flat Rock, MI, USA
  • Full Time

Job Description

OT Dynamics  has an immediate opening for a Coatings Formulator at our Flat Rock, Michigan location!


Formulator/Chemist will primarily work on the formulation of new products while ensuring we meet our customer expectations for producing the highest quality product possible. The role will also support TS and Sales team as needed.

  • Responsible for carrying out company application and formulation development work with existing and new products to support R&D, Marketing and Technical Service teams' product promotion, problem solving and customer support. Some of the specific and key competencies and responsibilities include:
  • Required Technical Knowledge
  • Ability (and preferentially) prior knowledge of laboratory practices and paint formulation
  • Raw materials, formulas to modify, create experimental formulas and to finalize paint formulas.
  • Understands the factors that influences paint properties and the interactions between raw materials
  • Knowledge of routine and non-routine testing procedures. Perform product testing (ASTM) and application testing.
  • Identifies and prioritizes tests to perform and analyze performance properties.
  • Generate data, summarize and communicate the information to stakeholders.
  • Produce batches of paint based on existing and new formulations.
  • Anticipates and understands impact of calculations/recalculations of materials.
  • Knowledge of structure-property relationship on coating chemistries, primarily on epoxy chemistry is preferred.
  • Product Development & Improvement
  • Performs moderately complex formulations typically with existing products (ie: multiple raw material substitutions, modification of performance properties).
  • Prepares finalized formulas for new products developed by the team and issues them internally.
  • New product development with guidance.



  • BS or MS Chemistry and Material Science or equivalent experience
  • Minimum 5 years of relatable experience  
  • Experience in Formulating and testing of coatings preferred,
  • Background in Chemistry and Material Science preferred
  • Strong communications skills   
  • Strong computer skills
  • Clear and concise record keeping
  • Able to interpret results, summarize and present results
  • Team oriented   
  • Ability to work independently with minimal supervision on multiple projects
  • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to direct work with others
  • Proactive and is able to complete projects in a timely manner
  • Strong product knowledge   

OT Dynamics is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and will consider all qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, protected veteran status, or disability status.

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