Applications Specialist

Business Unit:  MAES
Division:  Circuitry Solutions

Business Overview


Through the innovation of specialty chemicals and materials under our Alpha, Compugraphics, Electrolube, Kester, and MacDermid Enthone brands, MacDermid Alpha Electronics Solutions provides solutions that power electronics interconnection. We serve all global regions and every step of device manufacturing within each segment of the electronics supply chain. The experts in our Semiconductor Solutions, Circuitry Solutions, and Assembly Solutions divisions collaborate in design, implementation, and technical service to ensure success for our partner clients. Our solutions enable our customers’ manufacture of extraordinary electronic devices at high productivity and reduced cycle time. MacDermid Alpha 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 Applications Specialist will be responsible for providing local, site-specific support for our product development functions. The successful candidate will be responsible for scale up and testing of proprietary additives and components coming from research and development under the guidance of their supervisor. The applications specialist will characterize the processes utilizing DoE methodologies and the deposits by physical and chemical methods providing feedback to research and development. In addition, they will assist in developing and implementing analytical techniques for products and processes as well as assist in production scale-up, field installation and troubleshooting as necessary.

Job Responsibilities

  • Product scale up testing of formulations for electrodeposition of metals for the electronics industry including printed circuit boards, IC substrates and LED applications.
  • Execution of DoE’s to test new formulations for viability and optimization.
  • Able to observe, analyze, calculate and interpret results, prepare reports and recommend further action based on results.
  • Generate relevant technical data for marketing presentations and specific applications.
  • Assist in beta-site testing and commercialization of new products at global GDAC’s and customer sites
  • Actively participate in work group team meetings to address safety, process improvement, problem solving, and other work group, department, and functional topics.
  • Hold self to highest standards on safety. Committed to build strong safety culture in all laboratory and related activities.
  • Effective communication skills are necessary for working with the external customers as well as internal stakeholders.
  • Thorough literature and background information searching
  • Accountable for a project and achieving specific technical goals within that project.
  • Keep up with new techniques and methods developed in the field.
  • Ability to maintain equipment mechanically a plus.
  • Ability to work in a high paced and multi-task environment. Self-motivated. Team oriented.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills; able to convey technical information effectively and concisely to engineering, sales, technicians, etc.

Requirements & Qualifications

1-2 years of related experience working in a technical background


Bachelor's Degree or equivalent experience in Chemistry or Relevant industry

EEO Statement

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or status as a protected veteran.

Nearest Major Market: New Haven
Nearest Secondary Market: Hartford