New hires will have a general chemistry background including organic and physical chemistry. They will posses an interest in laboratory work and customer interface. They will have the opportunity to work with a project leader chemist on assignments including new product development/modification, introducing new products or troubleshooting at customer location.
Initial assignment will be directly to a technical group at plant location or R&D. Those assigned to R&D will be transferred to a plant within a year. Those assigned to a plant will spend some time during the first year at R&D. Additional time is then spent in specific production areas to better learn raw material, in-process and finished goods specifications.
Job assignments will be selected to provide broad understanding of coatings technology, synthesis labs, physical chemistry, etc. Supplemental training by in-company and outside-company management and technical seminars will be provided as needed.