Technical Associate, Coating Additives and Colorants

Apply now »

Date: Mar 4, 2023

Location: Westlake, OH, US, 44145

Company: Milliken and Company

Milliken & Company is a global manufacturing leader whose focus on materials science delivers tomorrow’s breakthroughs today. From industry-leading molecules to sustainable innovations, Milliken creates products that enhance people’s lives and deliver solutions for its customers and communities. Drawing on thousands of patents and a portfolio with applications across the textile, flooring, chemical and healthcare businesses, the company harnesses a shared sense of integrity and excellence to positively impact the world for generations. Discover more about Milliken’s curious minds and inspired solutions at and on Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn and Twitter.



Technical Associate – Coatings Additives and Colorants




This hourly position is for the Coatings Additives and Colorants, a segment of Milliken Chemicals Division.  The role provides laboratory support for the development of new products and applications as well as the support of currently manufactured products. The position is located at the Westlake, OH Facility.  Hours of work are Monday – Friday 8:00 am – 5:00 pm with some flex time.



  • Support technical service team:
    • Sample preparations
    • Application of coatings on substrates
    • Conducting measurements critical to testing the performance of the coating
    • Data input into software platform
    • Equipment maintenance
    • Raw materials and supply inventory management
    • Maintain clean and organized work environment
    • Commitment to EH&S
  • Participates in company supported educational courses or trainings required to build knowledge of additives, raw materials to coatings and coatings technologies



  • A Bachelor of Science degree in Chemistry is required (Master’s degree is a plus)


The successful candidate will have strengths in the following:

  • Experience working in a chemical laboratory setting; including safely handling and mixing chemicals, documenting experiments, and operating analytical equipment
  • Proficient in use of scientific method, critical thinking, and problem solving
  • Strong verbal and written communications skills
  • Team-player
  • Accepting direction and responsibilities
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint
  • Skills in computer science or programming, mechanic engineering, skill to build/assemble equipment’s.


Milliken is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to actual or perceived race, color, creed, religion, sex or gender (including pregnancy, childbirth or related medical condition, including but not limited to lactation), sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression (including transgender status), ancestry, national origin, citizenship, age physical or mental disability, genetic information, marital status, veteran or military status or any other characteristic protected by applicable law.