The employer is a world leader in synthetic compressor lubricants.
Drive the technology platforms and projects, ensuring budget, timeline, staffing and goals are delivered
Provide strategic direction to the technology and product development programs for the Industrial Compressor, Refrigeration Compressor businesses
Being considered Chief Formulator or Chemist at the company, deliver innovative solutions to meet articulated and unarticulated market needs,
Develop the organization by recruiting critical technical skills
Liaison with OEM customers and supply partners technical teams and company strategic marketing teams to deliver market winning products and strategic programs.
Participate in key external activities and industry technical symposiums and consortiums to promote Company Fluid Engineering as a global technology leader and represent Company's strategies and needs to the industry.
Go to technical leader for solving customer's complex field/product development programs.
Being a member of Sr. Leadership team, provide routine research program proposal, plans and progress reports to Sr. Leadership.
Ensure the research facility is safe and compliant with federal, state, and local regulatory agencies.
Identify and establish training needs for technical community.
Works in coordination with Company Related groups to leverage company's capabilities
Drive a culture of high performance and accountability
PhD in chemistry or chemical engineering with minimum 10 years experience and proven track record of delivering new technology, procedures and patents.
Experience of leading a global technical team of engineers, researchers, chemists and formulators.
Experience managing research labs and assets.
Solid understanding of refrigeration technology and lubricants with direct experience at refrigeration OEMs Industrial lubricants or refrigerant gas makers considered a strong plus.
Experience formulating lubricants
Strong data analysis skills, ability to understand complex problems and provide creative solutions
Ability to manage/lead multiple R&D projects, deadlines and people.
Knowledge of commonly used software.
Ability to publish and track record of publications is a plus