Breakthrough Technology Leader – Coating Specialist

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Use your advanced knowledge of Material Science and Chemistry to design products and processes to help Honeywell Safety & Productivity Solutions deliver innovative solutions that meet the evolving needs of our customers. You will work under limited supervision and alongside some of the world’s most talented engineers and scientists. You will contribute to the development of Honeywell’s next generation of scanning and mobility products by designing, producing, testing and/or validating products from prototype to market. You will be part of a group of highly committed professionals who provide expertise to ensure the success of complex engineering projects and programs while acting as a mentor to more junior engineers. You will interact with internal and external customers in order to facilitate the completion of products to customer specifications.

Key Responsibilities:

As a technology leader for the BTI for coating, you will be responsible for ensuring manufacturability of coatings and adhesion to various substrates utilizing different coating processes or coating additives as required, coating formulation required for the design to meet performance criteria.

This will include rapid decision-making during coating or coating formulation changes to meet requirements for design for manufacturability, quality and cost.  Up to 20% travel may be required.

Bachelor’s Degree in Chemistry, Chemical Engineering, Material Science, Textile Engineering or some aligned material-based field
A minimum 10 years of Coating, Converting or Composites experience, including Formulating, Manufacturing and Applications Development.


Knowledge of general coating categories including Solvent-based, Water-based, 100% Solids Coatings such as Powder Coating, UV-curable Coatings, Hotmelt Coatings, Spray Adhesives, Film, Scrim and Web Adhesives.  Knowledge of Thermoplastic Coatings, Ambient-cure Crosslinked Coatings, Baking Enamels and E-Beam cured Coatings is also a positive.
Experience with Gravure Coating, Anilox Coating, Flexo Coating, Roll Coating, Meyer Rod Coating, Slot Die Coating is important.  Knowledge of Extrusion Coating, Curtain Coating, Spray Coating, Scatter Coating, Powder Coating, Pultrusion, Web Impregnation, Air Knife Coating, Knife-over-Roll Coating, Vacuum Deposition/Metallizing, Chemical Vapor Deposition, Wet Lamination, Dry Bond Lamination, Thermal Lamination, Corona Treatment, Plasma Treatment, Embossing, slitting, Die-Cutting, Mixing and Blending, High-Shear Dispersion, etc., will also be considered.
Familiarity with Coating Machines, Printing Presses, Slitting and Die Cutting Equipment.  Knowledge of Gas-fired Ovens, Impingement Ovens, Flotation Ovens, Radiant and other Process Ovens, as well as Exhaust Systems, Thermal Oxidizers, Catalytic Oxidizers, Flatbed Laminators, Isobaric Steel Belt Presses, etc., will be a positive.
Knowledge of a variety of substrates, including Paper Label stock, Direct Thermal Paper Label Stock, Thermal Transfer Label Stock, Polyester Film, Polypropylene Film, PVC Film, etc.  Understanding how a Silicone-coated Release Liner can affect processing.
A working knowledge of Solvents (Alcohols, Esters, Ketones, Glycol Ethers, etc.), Polymers and Resins, Pigments, Pigment Dispersions and Pigment Chips, Solvent-soluble Dyes, Waxes, Silica Matting Agents and other fillers, Silicone Fluids, Silane and Titanate Adhesion Promoters and Crosslinkers, Neutralizing Agents (Ammonia, Amines, Caustic, etc.), Surfactants and Wetting Agents, Polymeric Isocyanates, Sulfonic Acid Catalysts and Co-reactants.
Familiarity with Polymers and Resins such as Acrylic Resins, Epoxy Resins and Curing Agents, Nitrile Rubber Coatings, Polyolefin Resins, Cellulosic Resins, Thermoplastic Polyurethane Resins, Synthetic Rubber Coatings, Solution-grade Vinyl Resins, Styrene Maleic Resins, Melamine and Urea Formaldehyde Resins.
General Laboratory Skills should include Color Matching, Measuring Coating Weights, Laboratory Drawdowns, Measure and Adjust Viscosity, Check Solvent Resistance, Heat Resistance, Check Abrasion, Scratch, Scuff and Mar Resistance, Perform Adhesion and Peel Testing.
A demonstrated success in product design and development, as well as manufacturing methods and techniques.
Familiarity with Six Sigma methodology and tools, such as FMEA, Cause-and-Effect Analysis, Pareto Charting, Process Mapping, etc.

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