Formulations Chemist - Industrial Lubricants

Charlotte, NC

Posted: 08/27/2018 Industry: Laboratory - Industrial Chemicals Job Number: 76.18 Pay Rate: 65,000 - 85,000

Formulations Chemist – Industrial Lubricants

We are seeking an experienced formulation chemist for the Industrial Lubricants team with the responsibility for supporting company business growth through development of formulations.  The position has a special emphasis on creating value for their customers through the development of extensive application and formulation know how using company additives.

  • Develop an understanding of the application benefits of company products versus competitive products in formulation, and generate data to support value proposition communication to customers
  • Plan and perform bench top formulation, application, and compatibility studies. Present results to internal and external customers in support of business growth objectives
  • Keep abreast of customer needs, patent literature, market trends and drivers, to anticipate and test new applications and formulations for company’s products
  • Translate customer needs into product innovation from formulations
  • Interact and communicate with the North American Business Manager and Technical Leader to meet project timelines and customer technical needs
  • Actively serve as technical support for marketing, sales, and external customers
  • Foster and maintain relationships to external customers and the market through select customer visits with sales and business line management personnel. This includes participation in trade organizations and conferences
  • Work with the global company Innovation Center to evaluate and develop products and projects for select customers

**If you’d like to hear more about this opportunity and others we are currently working on, please contact Dave Maxwell at 815.756.1221 /

JO:  76.18DM


  • Bachelor’s degree or higher (or equivalent experience) in chemistry or related scientific field
  • Travel will be in the range of 10%, some international travel may be required
  • Formulation experience with metal forming and metal removal. Experience within related applications, such as hydraulics, quenching, metal cleaning, rolling oils and emulsions are a benefit
  • Demonstrated knowledge of the industry and key technologies, along with the ability to develop robust formulations
  • Desire to improve and solve customer formulation objectives, using strong listening, analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Proficiency in planning and administering application tests for physical evaluations of formulation stability and compatibility of metalworking formulations
  • Flexibility and responsiveness, ability to successfully manage multiple projects with varying timelines and competing priorities
  • Comfortable in a hands-on working environment
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills

**If you’d like to hear more about this opportunity and others we are currently working on, please contact Dave Maxwell at 815.756.1221 /

JO:  76.18DM

Dave Maxwell
Sr Technical Recruiter

Senior Level Recruitment Professional with more than 22 years of experience in the recruitment and placement of Industrial Chemists and Scientists Nationwide from Entry level to Executive level.  Resins, Polymers, Adhesives, Coatings, Plastics, Lubricants, Specialty Chemicals, Agricultural Chemicals, Additives, Inks, Consumer Products, and more!

I have been very successful bringing top valued talent to my clients and providing expert level guidance to candidates in career searches.

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