Research Operations 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 Research Operations Specialist is responsible for managing data, support, and research logistics. 

Job Responsibilities

  • Product Data Maintenance
    • Maintaining product, QC and raw material data in collaboration with R&D chemists to ensure data is accurate and standardized.
    • Support of raw material investigations and audits. Technical document transfers are timely and accurate.
  • Project Management Maintenance
    • Maintenance of a SharePoint dashboard of all NPD projects, subsites and documentation.
    • Working with Product Directors to ensure dashboard are representative of project status, prompt gate review meetings and record results of gate reviews.
  • Help develop and maintain corporate product stewardship procedures.
  • Manage global formulation database including all administrative applications and Security Roles
  • Manage global QC database
  • Work with global PDM team to generate new code numbers for both raw material and finished goods.
  • Assist Global Technical documents managers with file/data organization for all ERP’s and Lotus Notes regarding raw material and formulation management and distribution as well as data entry.
  • Assist Global Innovation, Supply Chain and Regulatory with inquiries for product stewardship information.
  • Communicate new and anticipated regulatory requirements for new product development.
  • Assist product managers with all rationalization efforts.
  • Develop and maintain Circuitry Solutions R&D reports in PatSnap.

Requirements & Qualifications

  • Strong computer skills. Highly proficient with Microsoft Office.
  • Ability to review formulations, QC specifications and raw material documentations.
  • Proficient in MS Office (Excel, Powerpoint, Word, SharePoint)
  • Experience or aptitude to be trained in SAP/JDE/PowerBI/WinLIMS/CPro/etc.
  • Excellent communication skills


Associate's Degree 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