National Gypsum Services Company has an immediate opening for a Sr. Scientist at our Charlotte, NC location. This position will report to the Manager of Technology.
This is a key position to ensure the continued development and introduction of successful new products to assure that National Gypsum Company maintains leadership in the building products market. The incumbent shall work closely with Marketing to translate their ideas into new products, but his creativity and knowledge will also continually identify new technology, product and system concepts that would be valuable to National Gypsum Company. To meet these objectives, the ability to communicate and work closely with Business Development, Sales, Manufacturing, Suppliers and Customers is paramount.
MAJOR JOB RESPONSIBILITIES (not all inclusive):
In cooperation with Marketing, identify new products and/or systems opportunities and manage all phases of development to bring the products to market. This includes laboratory, plant and technical field tests, as well as comprehensive physical testing, specifications, project reports and technical review of all product literature
Develop and/or adapt test methods to quantify physical properties of a new product and its advantages over competition. Supervise witnessed test programs and edit the reports for technical accuracy.
Monitor new NGC products as they come to market to ensure they meet quality and manufacturing standards. Promptly solve any non-conformances and implement effective corrective actions as required
Have a detailed knowledge of competitive products and systems, their performance characteristics, and strength and weaknesses compared to NGC. Serve as a technical resource to Marketing and other departments
Stay attuned to customer requirements through attendance at trade shows, field visits and telephone interviews. Provide comprehensive reports to Management documenting the results of such contacts
Supervise junior staff assigned to assist in development programs as well as provide training to improve their technical competence
Manage important NGC activities as required e.g. Sales Training, technical seminars, supplier meetings, etc.
Minimum BS or equivalent education in a science discipline. Advanced degree preferred
A minimum of 7-10 years’ experience in building products development or relevant experience
A demonstrated aptitude in developing new products
An aggressive, organized, self-starter requiring minimal supervision
Demonstrated superior creativity, analytical, technical and problem-solving skills
Must be an excellent communicator, both verbal and written, including formal presentation skills
A willing team player with the leadership skills necessary to focus on objectives and complete assignments on time
A willingness to travel as much as 50% of the time
National Gypsum Company, headquartered in Charlotte, NC, is the exclusive service provider of reliable, high-performance building products marketed under the Gold Bond®, ProForm® and PermaBASE® brands. The National Gypsum name – through its Gold Bond®, ProForm® and PermaBASE® product lines – has been synonymous with high-quality, innovative products, and exceptional customer service since 1925.
For decades, we have saved our customers time and money by providing the industry’s best, most reliable building products, resources and services. We are Building Products for a Better Future® one project at a time.
National Gypsum Company operates as a family of companies working together toward a common goal with collaboration and open communication. Our corporate entities include: NG Corporate, LLC; National Gypsum Services Company; Gold Bond Building Products, LLC; Gold Bond Canada, LLC; ProForm Finishing Products, LLC; PermaBASE Building Products, LLC; and Unifix Inc.
HIRING ENTITY: NATIONAL GYPSUM SERVICES COMPANY
The above information on this description has been designated to indicate the general nature and level of work. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications required of an associate assigned to this position. The company enforces a tobacco-free policy at all its locations.
All National Gypsum Company and corporate affiliate companies, including: NG Corporate, LLC, National Gypsum Services Company, Gold Bond Building Products, LLC, Gold Bond Canada, LLC, ProForm Finishing Products, LLC, PermaBASE Building Products, LLC and Unifix Inc , are Equal Opportunity Employers. Please visit www.nationalgypsum.com to view all of our exciting employment opportunities. Employment contingent upon successful completion of background investigation. Pre-employment drug screening is required. All companies participate in E-Verify. E-Verify is an internet-based system that compares information from an employee’s Form I-9, Employment Eligibility Verification, to data from U.S. Department of Homeland Security and Social Security Administration records to confirm employment eligibility. www.dhs.gov/e-verify.
National Gypsum Company, headquartered in Charlotte, NC, is the exclusive service provider of reliable, high-performance building products manufactured by its affiliate companies and marketed under the Gold Bond®, ProForm®, and PermaBASE® brands.