Color Lab Manager | Karen Sturgeon - Color Lab Manager | Karen Sturgeon -


About The Company

A leading privately held supplier of over 60 different engineered resin systems. With a global network of sales representatives and manufacturing facilities their thermoplastic compounds provide conductive, structural, wear resistant, flame retardant, elastomeric, and color properties customized to end-use application requirements. Currently, they employ over 1700 people at four plants in the US, France, Singapore, and China.

What Is In It For You

  • Employee centered culture
  • Competitive base salary and bonus
  • Excellent benefits and advancement opportunities for the future.

Your Unique Role

Reporting directly to the North American Color Lab Manager in coordination with the Plant Manager, you will oversee a new start up facility color lab. This is an important leadership role, heading up the Lab equipped with state-of-the-art analytical tools such as FTIR, TGA, DSC, Spectrophotometer, Torque rheometer and Parallel plate rheology. You will:

  • - Supervise 5 Color Lab Techs
  • - Be responsible for organizing the work schedule and ensuring techs are following daily quality procedures.
  • - Review color formulations for production and development.
  • - Maintain color information and data.
  • - Direct and provide leadership in the use of Color Match software.
  • - Interface with sales, customer service and customers as needed, and have direct interface with other color labs to ensure effective operations, by:
  • Directing color development within the facility
  • Apply the guidelines for color development established by the Color Division Management.
  • Review and approve new matches
  • Review new colorants as needed
  • - Troubleshoot production problems while contributing to the management team.

What we're looking for:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Chemistry or related field or equivalent work experience in Color matching for Plastics.
  • Minimum of 7 years of color matching experience
  • Minimum of 2 years in a leadership / supervisory role, color, compounded resin, or polymers.

Location Information

  • Nevada
    (40min from Lake Tahoe)
  • - East of Carson City
  • - Home to winter sports & summer outdoor recreation
  • - Scenery to be enjoyed throughout the year
  • - Panormaic views of surrounding mountains
  • - Nevada has NO state income tax!
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