Textile Chemist/ Dye Professional (On Site)

Summary of primary duties and responsibilities:

Primary responsibility is to provide technical expertise to the Darlington Fabrics Color Laboratory, Dye House and Finishing Departments. Responsible for oversight of the dyeing and finishing operations at Darlington Fabrics. Provide technical expertise to R&D and Quality, whether for new product development or to resolve a quality/customer dispute.

  • Develop dye and chemical recipes that will satisfy customer requirements and function in a production environment. Key metric for lab performance: “right 1st time” formulations – lab to bulk
  • Develop new processes as well as troubleshoot existing processes to improve performance, efficiencies and costs
  • Utilize the Datacolor color computer for dye formula creation and formula correction programs
  • Apply a high sense of urgency when a new or existing product has quality problems. Determine priorities based on orders and accept direction and input as necessary from planning, sales, R&D, QA
  • Lead new product evaluation by working closely with R&D, Finishing and Dyehouse, and remain actively involved in the life of the trial.  Provide input to Production for proper sign off on trial
  • Ensure compliance with Government Environmental regulations as they pertain to waste water, air and the dyes and chemicals used.  This includes town, state and federal reporting, permit/licensing and compliance
  • Understand regulatory compliance and provide documentation to customers. This would include, but not be limited to, SDS sheets for fabrics produced, RoHS, REACH, CA proposition 65, and AZO dye ban and any technical documents required by sales for customers



  • B.S. degree in Textile Science or Chemistry
  • Minimum 5 years of technical management experience in textiles
  • Previous experience in a textile manufacturing or related industry required
  • Expert knowledge of color and textile colorfastness tests
  • Knowledge of warp knit elastic fabrics and warp knit fabric processing a plus