R&D Color Technician
 Richmond, KY


Sherwin-Williams is the largest paints and coatings company in the world. With $15.8 billion in sales, more than 4,100 stores, and 140 manufacturing and distribution centers worldwide. Our 60,000 employees across the globe are diverse, innovative and passionate. With a variety of rewarding and challenging opportunities, Sherwin-Williams is a great place to launch and grow a career. Find yours and join us today.


This position is accountable for preparing routine color samples and will utilize basic knowledge of raw materials and skills to operate basic equipment.

  • Perform tests based on Institutional Test Methods (ITMs).
  • Document all test processes.
  • Perform audits on equipment, as needed.
  • Achieve production goals by accurately preparing the appropriate number of samples required.
  • Adhere to company safety standards at all times.
  • Additional duties as assigned


  • Required:
  • High school diploma from an accredited institution.
  • Preferred:
  • Four year Bachelor's Degree from an accredited institution
  • Required:
  • Experience maintaining neat and legible records or logs
  • Familiar with MS Office (Excel, Word, Power Point and/or Access.
  • Preferred:
  • 3 years of experience in an automotive or aerospace coatings/paint application or production laboratory
  • Must be able to sit, stand, hear, and see on a constant basis.
  • Must be able to walk, write, and type on a frequent basis.
  • Must be able to lift and carry up to 50 pounds.
  • Must be able to climb and descend stairs.
  • Must be able to bend, carry, reach, push, and pull on a frequent basis.
  • May work indoors and outdoors as needed. Exposure to heat up to 120 degrees and cold to 0 degrees.
  • May work in areas where noise level is such that hearing protection is required.
  • May work in areas where toxic, flammable, and hazardous materials are present.
  • Work surfaces may include concrete.
  • Employee must be able to tolerate non-toxic paint odors and be able to wear a respirator as required.
  • Employee must be able to operate a computer and communicate via telephone.
  • Some travel to other locations, meetings and/or seminars is required.
  • Required:
  • Ability to operate laboratory balances
  • Ability to operate paint dispensing machines
  • Preferred:
  • Technical understanding of paint mixing and spray application
  • Ability to operate manual and automated paint application equipment.


  • Must be at least 18 years of age.
  • Must be legally authorized to work in the country for which you are applying for employment (without now or in the future needing sponsorship for employment work visa and/or permanent residence status).

Who we are

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