Graphite Innovation and Technologies Inc. (GIT) continues to expand and grow, as its innovative marine coating, GrapheneCoat™, continues to be adopted by several key customers in early target markets.

As a result of sustained growth, GIT is seeking additional support and has identified two key roles that will need to be filled in the immediate future. More details about the paint formulator role can be found below.

Preferred laboratory experience and/or proficiencies:

Analytics

  • Wet chemistry
  • The expectation is for the position to develop into an expert role within R&D

Inorganics

  • Inorganic and composite materials experience including synthesis, drying, extrusion, and dispersions techniques
  • Characterization of Inorganic and composite materials (mechanical property testing, BET, XRD, etc.)
  • PARR or other high pressure steel reactors
  • Process development laboratory

Process

  • Organic Synthesis research experience including the use of laboratory scale autoclaves, glassware reactors, distillation and mechanical skills to assemble reactors
  • Pilot plant or process/operations (DCS, handling materials, process safety)
  • Gas chromatography (GC) experience preferred

Inks, Paints, Coatings

  • Product application performance testing, such as emulsion polymerization
  • Implementing new application tests
  • Supporting new product development for IPC application areas

Job Requirements

  • Design and develop new paints and coatings
  • Develop quality protocol for new products
  • Cost savings and testing new raw materials
  • Occasional travel to customer facilities to provide technical service
  • Production support of new and existing products

Qualifications

  • At least 3 years of work experience or equivalent training in paint and coating formulation
  • Other Skills required
  • Candidate should have good analytical skills and be comfortable doing hands-on formulation in a laboratory environment.
  • Works with production to conduct pilot plant manufacturing and support scale-up activities
  • Required to support manufacturing for issues in production, review all production batch tickets with manufacturing and provide training to operators and supervisors concerning new raw materials and new chemistries
  • Responsible for understanding GIT’s procedures for securing intellectual property; responsible for appropriately recording laboratory results for use in developing intellectual property
  • Develops and maintains relationships to guarantee effective utilization of “Best Practices” for technologies within the scope of the job

Experience/Education Requirements

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Chemistry, with a master degree is preferable
  • 2+ years of industrial laboratory experience preferred
  • Ability to define, and implement ideas and solutions
  • Strong mathematical/laboratory skills
  • Mechanically inclined
  • Computer competency including knowledge and ability to utilize Microsoft Office and other required software
  • Good oral and written communications skills
  • Experience with high-temperature coatings preferred
  • Experience with ISO 9001 preferred
  • Experience with Product Vision or Batchmaster or similar ERP software preferred

If this sounds like you, please submit your resume and cover letter in Word or PDF format by 5:00 pm on Friday, December 14, 2018, to info@grapheneenterprise.ca, quoting the preferred position in the subject line. Anticipated start date: January 5, 2019.