R&D Manager

This company has military government contracts and are working on futuristic & very innovative products. All of the products are made in the US and they involve keeping our military out of harm’s way. They are located near Somerset, KY, a population of over 12,000. People like it because it is a good place to live and not too small and not too big. It is about 1.25 hours south of Lexington. They offer competitive salary & full benefits. Relocation assistance as well.


  • Ensure consistency of colors with lab sampling
  • Manage pigment and print paste color standards
  • Coordinate with production regarding color matching
  • Monitor performance of all materials according to specifications and expectations
  • Manage implementation of new materials into the production process
  • Document and control the change in trial and production materials
  • Work with suppliers sourcing materials required for current and new products
  • Acquire, organize and retain all data required and necessary to support conclusions, decisions, etc.
  • Update, inform management regarding progress, problems, etc.


  • Manage laboratory & Supervise lab technicians with sample testing, organization, etc.


  • Educational Degree in Chemistry or Chemical Engineering
  • Experience in textile industry
  • Demonstrated ability with color evaluation methods
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Strong organizational/time management skills
  • Strong interpersonal skills with ability to interact with various levels of the organization
  • Computer proficient

All Candidates must be able to provide work related references.

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