Global Product Line Technical Specialist (f/m/d)

  • Langenfeld
  • Element Solutions Inc
Business Overview MacDermid Enthone Industrial Solutions i s a global supplier of industrial metal and plastic finishing chemistries.  We primarily design and manufacture chemical systems that protect and decorate surfaces. Our high-performance functional coatings improve resistance to wear and tear, such as hard chrome plating of shock absorbers for cars or provide corrosion resistance for appliance parts. Our decorative performance coatings apply finishes for parts in various end markets such as automotive interiors or jewelry surfaces. As part of our broader sustainable solutions platform, we also provide both chemistry and equipment for turnkey wastewater treatment and recycle and reuse solutions. Our industrial customer base is highly diverse and includes customers in the following end markets: appliances and electronics equipment; automotive parts; industrial parts; plumbing goods; construction equipment and transportation equipment.  MacDermid Enthone Industrial Solutions is a business unit of Element Solutions Inc (NYSE: ESI). Element Solutions Inc is a leading specialty chemicals company whose businesses supply a broad range of solutions that enhance the products people use every day. Job Purpose The Global Product Line Technical Specialist is responsible for supporting technical aspects of products throughout the entire product life-cycle.  This includes assisting with beta stage testing of new products, defining optimum product/process parameters for priority products designated by the Global Product Line Director or Manager.  This will include on-site support for new product installations, troubleshooting issues with priority processes, and gathering data for the GPLD/M on benchmark processes. Job Responsibilities   Conduct benchmarking studies on competitive products or processes Specify clear and realistic new product development targets for R&D to act upon Actively participate in new product development projects and ensure product specifications are met Facilitate beta stage testing and product launch activities for new products Develop and implement Priority Products as defined by the Global Product Line Director Provide technical assistance in setting benchmarks for best-in-class product performance Offer project management services for coordinating activities related to Priority Processes Coordinate with strategic key customers as defined by the Global Product Line Director Help maintain Global versions of Product and Technical Documentation, and establish a 'baseline' version of operating parameters for Technical Data Sheets and sample plating Create and maintain training materials for internal use by Sales, Technical Service, and Marketing personnel Assist in an advisory capacity in difficult technical troubleshooting issues Perform other product/process support activities as required Requirements & Qualifications Technical degree in Chemistry, Material Science, or Physics strongly preferred.  Five+ years of relevant hands-on experience in the electroplating industry is required Understanding of automotive product qualification processes is an advantage Good spoken and written English.  Multilingual capability is a considerable advantage Good PC skills, esp Microsoft Office products Strong technical troubleshooting skills required Team leadership & intercultural cooperation skills Willingness to travel (Travel will exceed 40-50% on a regular basis) EEO Statement Element Solutions Inc is an E-Verify Company and provides reasonable accommodation for qualified individuals with disabilities and disabled veterans in job applicant procedures. Equal Opportunity Employer: Minority/Female/Veteran/Disabled/Gender Identity/Sexual Orientation