• 30 Endicott St, Danvers, MA 01923, USA
  • Full-time
  • FLSA Status: Exempt

Company Description

ITW (NYSE: ITW) is a Fortune 200 global multi-industrial manufacturing leader with revenues totaling $14.1 billion in 2019. The company’s seven industry-leading segments leverage the unique ITW Business Model to drive solid growth with best-in-class margins and returns in markets where highly innovative, customer-focused solutions are required. ITW’s approximately 45,000 dedicated colleagues around the world thrive in the company’s decentralized and entrepreneurial culture.

Job Description

Responsible for the design, development, and scale-up of differentiated adhesive products, raw material qualifications, and overall daily project management with appropriate laboratory personnel and other cross-functional departments.


·         Develop new methacrylate, polyurethane, and epoxy adhesive compositions for the alternative energy, transportation, wear & abrasion, and general industrial markets.

·         Innovate with polymers, catalysts, modifiers, and monomers in adhesives to fulfill unmet customer/application needs for developing differentiated products while complying with adopted ISO requirements.

·         Manage the technical aspects of assigned projects within ITW’s stage-gate process in conjunction with a professional project manager.

·         Conduct patent searches to monitor competitive innovations and generate intellectual property in own area of development in the form of patents, formulation know-how, and trade secrets.

·         Participate in the scale up of formulations from lab scale to mid- and full-size commercial batches.  Coordinate and work with all internal departments on the technology transfer for scale-up, commercialization, and determine the appropriate design and product specifications to maximize ease of manufacturing and customer application. 

·         Provide short- and long-term support for current products to maintain ITW’s reputation for quality and performance by qualifying alternative sources of raw materials and validating performance.

·         Manage multiple projects/tasks independently and as part of a team and fully utilize analytical laboratory equipment.

·         Work hands-on in the laboratory, when necessary, manage the daily activities of a research lab technician(s).

·         Work in a globally diverse corporate environment and be sensitive to employees and customer environments as part of representing ITW in customer calls and virtual or direct joint research projects.

·         Promote, support, and adhere to all safety, environmental, and quality policies and procedures.










·         PhD in Organic Chemistry, Polymer Chemistry or Polymer Science.  Recent grad or up to 5 years industrial experience.   

·         Must be a practical, hands-on chemist/scientist with excellent lab technique and problem-solving ability.

·         Evidence of productivity in the scientific community through high impact peer-reviewed publications.  

·         Strong computer, organizational, and destructive and mechanical testing skills are required.  Fluency with Word, Excel, and Access. Experience with polymer testing equipment (DSC, TGA, Rheometer, Instron) highly preferred.

·         Must have the ability to collaborate, and excellent communication, organizational, analytical, and investigative skills.

·         Ability to lift up to 40 pounds for raw material, customer substrate, and equipment handling, and an ability to work in tight places on occasion.

·         Must be able to travel occasionally.

Additional Information

ITW is an equal opportunity employer. We value our colleagues’ unique perspectives, experiences and ideas and create workplaces where everyone can develop their careers and perform to their full potential. 

As an equal employment opportunity employer, ITW is committed to equal employment opportunity and fair treatment for employees, beginning with the hiring process and continuing through all aspects of the employment relationship. 

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, religion, national origin, age, disability, protected Veteran status or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state, or local laws.  

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