Polymers Group Leader (Santa Fe Springs, CA)

Custom Building Products is currently seeking a Polymers Group Leaderthat is an energetic and knowledgeable to join our R&D team in Santa Fe Springs, CA.


Custom Building Products, a Quikrete company, is a high volume manufacturer of stone and tile installation and beautification products.  Custom Building Products is dedicated to excellence as the industry leader by supplying our customers with quality, innovative building products. Our Company is committed to safely maximizing productivity, profits, and opportunities for employee growth.  Custom Building Products is committed to maintaining a leadership position as an innovative, dynamic organization dedicated to providing quality products and services while meeting and exceeding customers' expectations.

Job Overview:

Reporting to the Director of Product Development, the Polymers Group Leader will have formal training and experience in polymeric materials or a related technical area.  The successful candidate will have strong leadership and project management skills.  It is anticipated that the successful candidate will manage the work of 2-3 technicians/scientists.

Core Duties/Responsibilities

  • Lead a group of two to three scientists and technicians. in our efforts to build on our market-leading product portfolio.
  • Further develop our market-leading portfolio of products used during the installation of ceramic tile and other floor coverings (tile adhesives, moisture vapor control coatings, polymeric tile grouts, waterproofing membranes, and associated primers and additives).
  • Build R&D competency in materials science with an emphasis on the development of high performance polymer based products.

Requirement Skills

  • Fundamental polymer science background
  • Experience connecting the structure/property relationships of polymers to end use application needs, preference given to latex and epoxy systems
  • Experimental characterization of polymers expertise
  • Experience in construction industry practices preferred
  • Product development expertise (>5 years experience preferred)
  • A talent for solving problems; uses logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of solutions
  • Able to work with a diverse group of people in multifunctional teams
  • Able to manage multiple, detailed projects simultaneously; plans and organizes work to meet deadlines
  • Self-starting with a drive to overachieve
  • Excellent written and oral communication

Minimum Education Requirements:

Bachelor’s degree in Materials Science, Engineering, or Chemistry

Custom Building Products offers a competitive salary and benefits package, including 401(k).  Submit resume to CBP.RandD@gmail.com  & in the subject box, please indicate “Polymers Group Leader” 

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