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Product Development Intern - Summer 2023

Apply Job ID REF8317S Date posted 10/18/2022 Address 6600 Cornell Road, Cincinnati, OH Job Type Intern Job Status Non-Exempt

ITW Evercoat is a global leader in the manufacture of professional collision repair and professional car care products. ITW Evercoat is a division of Illinois Tool Works Inc within the Polymers and Fluids segment.  We are known for our unique 80/20 business model and core values of Integrity, Respect, Trust, Shared Risk and Simplicity. Illinois Tool Works (ITW) is a Fortune 200 Company headquartered in Glenview, IL.   The ITW Evercoat division is based out of Cincinnati, OH.


This position is a paid summer internship responsible for the customer backed development of new and innovative products for the automotive aftermarket segment.  .  This person is a student of chemistry or chemical engineering in their second to final year looking to gain experience and contribute to the development of novel chemical formulations in the area of protective coatings for the automotive aftermarket.  This person has a passion and curiosity for polymer-organo-metallic structure-property relationships, coating deposition and adhesion, surface science and measurement as well as bringing novel, patented chemical products to market.  

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

·     Hands on project leadership for customer backed innovation (CBI) projects in the field of polymer-organo-metallic protective coatings

·     To create, develop and scale patentable innovative products for the automotive aftermarket

·     To deliver and articulate structure property relationships using mathematical/statistical models derived from a ‘design of experiments’ rapid prototyping approach to development

·     Develop critical raw material identifications and supply chain relationships with RM vendors

·     Own scale up and new product package transfer, including QC specification setting, to Production and Quality Control of all new product developments

·     Develop objective (i.e. with Gage R&R) test methods as needed for application testing as needed

·     Participate in plant safety teams and share responsibility for chemical hygiene and chemical hazardous communication

·     Other duties may be assigned.

Qualifications:

Education and Experience:

Minimum 1 year Chemistry or Chemical Engineering.  Juniors and seniors on a technical graduate school track preferred.  Previous practical surface science experience considered a plus

 

Qualifications and Skills:

Strong chemical curiosity coupled with statistical aptitude

Strong bench chemistry formulation proficiency along with classic testing instrumentation knowledge and experience

 

Considered a Plus

Surface science courses and/or practical experience

Technical paper authorship

Public technical presentation

Project management training.  Phase Gate process training.

Use of statistical and/or rapid prototyping experience.

Design for Six Sigma designation also considered a plus

 

ITW is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, religion, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, age, or any other characteristic protected by law.

We do not accept unsolicited resumes. To be considered an applicant, please apply online to a specific job posting. 

All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.

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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At ITW, we value our colleagues' unique perspectives, experiences, and ideas and create workplaces where everyone can develop their careers and perform to their full potential.

Equal Opportunities

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. Read more information here.

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