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Technical Director

Burgess Pigment Company, a leading global supplier of high value kaolin clay for over 65 years, has an immediate opening for the role of Technical Director. This salaried, exempt position is located at the company’s operations in Sandersville, Georgia.

The qualified candidate will: manage the company’s kaolin research and development activities to improve the attributes of existing products and/or develop new products for existing and/or new end use applications; identify research and development projects and define necessary resources; interpret project/trial results and make recommendations to leadership regarding product and/or process changes; and respond to internal and external inquiries regarding specific products and end use applicability. Must possess an in-depth knowledge of kaolin chemistry and processing including limitations and applicability in end use applications. Minimum of bachelor’s degree in engineering or science with 10+ years of direct experience in minerals processing.

Burgess Pigment Company is an equal opportunity employer and provides competitive pay and excellent benefits including medical, dental, life, LTD, 401(k), profit sharing and more.  Qualified candidates should mail or email a cover letter and resume (including compensation history) in confidence to:

Burgess Pigment Company
Attn: Recruiting
PO Box 349
Sandersville, GA 31082
[email protected]

Coatings Technical Manager

Burgess Pigment Company has an opening for a Coatings Technical Manager at its Sandersville, Georgia operations. We are a leading global supplier of kaolin clay minerals that enhance the physical, mechanical, aesthetic, and/or electrical attributes in a wide range of commercial/industrial end-use applications. Our products are primarily used in interior and exterior paint & coatings, polymer, adhesive, cement/concrete, and ink applications. This role will focus on the company’s coatings offerings to the architectural, industrial, decorative paints, automotive and related markets.

The Coatings Technical Manager will research and develop new products for coatings applications, provide marketing and technical support to internal and external customers for existing and new products, optimize/reformulate existing product lines for enhancement/new applications, find process efficiencies for coating material runs, and manage batch scale-up at the plant level.

The ideal candidate will have 7-10 years of broad industrial experience in research and manufacturing practices specific to the coatings industry, a proven record of product development and product launch to market. A strong market knowledge of coatings industry is also required, as well as strong analytical skills with strong knowledge of coatings chemistry. This position requires a BS degree in a technical field (chemistry, engineering, polymer science) – supervisory experience and advanced degree preferred, fluency in the English language with strong written/verbal/presentation skills. Approximately 25% travel is required.

Burgess Pigment Company is an equal opportunity employer and provides competitive pay and excellent benefits including medical, dental, life, LTD, 401(k), profit sharing and more.  Qualified candidates should mail or email a cover letter and resume (including compensation history) in confidence to:

Burgess Pigment Company
Attn: Recruiting
PO Box 349
Sandersville, GA 31082
[email protected]