Liquid Detergent Chemist

Houston, TX

Posted: 06/06/2019 Industry: Laboratory - Industrial Chemicals Job Number: 228.19LR Pay Rate: 112,000 - 130,000

Liquid Detergent Chemist

We are looking for an experienced Detergent Formulation Chemist specializing in detergents to lead product development of consumer liquid laundry detergents and softeners.  This is a hands-on, laboratory-based role working to take our company’s existing product technology to a new level.  The ideal candidate will have experience with molecular synthesis, formulation, and other laboratory procedures, have demonstrated creativity in the markets, be able to present and speak to people at their own level about these ideas and have demonstrated the ability to bring ideas from the laboratory to market.

Responsibilities:

  • Researching and testing alternative formulations, raw materials, and processing techniques in traditional and/or non-conventional approaches to develop and improve existing products
  • Evaluating ingredient and formula properties in ATSM laundry stain testing and consumer perception studies to optimize formula efficiency
  • Finding new additives / ingredients / processes to improve product performance and increase consumer satisfaction
  • Creating and monitoring product specifications for formulations to ensure quality and market competitiveness
  • Research the properties, applications and benefits of new molecules; synthesize new molecules; research the reapplication of existing molecules from other markets into uses in the Household, Industrial and Institutional markets
  • Formulate materials for the HI&I markets utilizing company products in order to develop new product mixtures or demonstrate the performance of company products
  • Assist Marketing and Sales by identifying opportunities within the HI&I markets for current or new technologies developed by company
  • Work proficiently and safely in the laboratory using standard techniques and identifying and implementing new techniques where necessary
  • Direct the activities of technicians in their day-to-day activities, including running experiments, testing materials, setting up and testing new laboratory apparatus and other activities
  • Travel to various customer locations and industry meetings in order to meet with customers to make industry contacts concerning technical opportunities (10-20%)
  • Support marketing, technical services and company by developing, reviewing, critiquing and presenting communications such as Technical Data Sheets, slide presentations, posters, technical papers, etc. to customers, distributors and others
  • Answer customer, sales and marketing questions about products, performance and applications of HI&I systems
  • Work with engineers and manufacturing to produce and scale up new products, improve current processes and address product performance opportunities
  • Write reports (monthly, project, etc.) that document and communicate the work that has been performed
  • Give presentations to management concerning projects and the progress of work

**If you’d like to hear more about this opportunity or others we are currently working on, please contact Larry Riederer at 815.756.1221 / larry@cps4jobs.com.

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Requirements:

  • Degree in Chemistry or Chemical Engineering (Ph.D. or MS preferred) with 5 years of experience developing consumer soap and detergent products with emphasis on liquid laundry detergents. They will also consider a BS with 10 years’ experience
  • Experience developing new products including formulation and molecular synthesis of novel materials and mixtures
  • Broad knowledge of laundry detergent composition, functionality of ingredients and alternative
  • Demonstrated the ability to develop a product from laboratory to market
  • Experience conducting laundry detergent stain testing
  • Broader cleaning products formulation experience outside laundry is a plus
  • Be able to utilize DoE and other advanced software and tools to reduce development time of new products
  • Use Word, Excel, email and scientific software proficiently and be able to adapt to the tools provided
  • Be able to work in a team environment, be a self-starter on projects and interact and support colleagues and others in a respectful but creative manner
  • Have patents, publications or other public materials that demonstrate creativity in HI&I chemistries
  • Be able to work in a team environment, be a self-starter on projects and interact and support colleagues and others in a respectful but creative manner
  • Experience in working in or leading cross-functional teams
  • Excellent oral presentation and written communication skills
  • Strong work ethic and interpersonal skills
  • Good computer skills with Microsoft program

**If you’d like to hear more about this opportunity or others we are currently working on, please contact Larry Riederer at 815.756.1221 / larry@cps4jobs.com.

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Larry Riederer
Market Specialist

I have over 20 years of experience with Chemical Personnel Search (CPS) . All we do is recruit and place people in the chemical industry nationwide. CPS has been recruiting chemists, engineers, sales people and supply chain since 1973. I work with 40 other recruiters. 


I have a wide range of positions and levels.
The following are some of the areas: Polymers, Resins, Coatings, Adhesives, Inks, Composites, Plastics, Lubricants, Personal Care, Skin/Hair Care, Cleaners and Specialty Chemicals.

These can be: Organic/Polymer Synthesis, New Product Development, Analytical/Characterization, Quality Control, Process Development, Materials Science and others. These are from BS to Ph.D. and from Entry Level to Vice-President. 

Specialties: We specialize in placing Chemists, Scientists and Managers in the industrial chemical industry

 

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