Lubricant Chemist

Southfield, MI

Posted: 07/07/2023 Industry: Laboratory - Industrial Chemicals Job Number: 216.23AM Pay Rate: 70,000 - 80,000 Experience:

Job Description

Lubricant Chemist

An independent family-held chemical manufacturer is looking for an experienced lubricant, grease, or cleansers chemist to come join their team!  If you are an experienced formulation chemist looking for an opportunity to join a collaborative team with excellent benefits, this could be a great opportunity for you!

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Develops products such as metalworking fluids, industrial cleaners, rust preventatives and drawing and stamping fluids to meet the need of the Sales team and satisfy customer material specifications, while ensuring profitability
  • Familiarity with standards tests for quality control of all out-going products and in-coming raw materials
  • Assists in testing field samples and be able to produce technical reports
  • Assist with customer support on technical matters
  • Performs FTIR and other standard lab testing for lubricants, grease, etc.
  • Produce technical documentation, including Safety Data Sheets (SDS), Product Label templates, Technical Data Sheets (TDS), etc.
  • Completes assignments in an accurate and timely manner, professionally documenting work utilizing Lab Notebooks, or other prescribed method
  • Maintains, operates, and calibrates laboratory equipment and instruments
  • Assists in maintaining a professional, organized laboratory by keeping all lab equipment, fixtures, and common work areas clean and orderly and following Chemical Hygiene procedures
  • Able to travel less than 10%
  • Ability to lift up to 25 lbs. regularly

**If you’d like to hear more about this opportunity and others we are currently working on, please contact Alicia Mytnik at

JO:  216.23AM

Job Requirements

Technical Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree, Chemistry
  • 5-7 years industrial lubricant experience or commensurate work experience
  • Experience must include hands-on laboratory bench work formulating and testing metalworking fluids, cleaners, stamping compounds, rust preventatives, and grease
  • Industrial fluids / lubricant technology, including applications
  • Industry-related Regulatory requirements

**If you’d like to hear more about this opportunity and others we are currently working on, please contact Alicia Mytnik at

JO:  216.23AM


Meet Your Recruiter

Sue Sawyer

CPS is one of the leading recruiting firms in the country! If you are an employer searching for top-notch talent or a candidate looking to change jobs, CPS has a solution for you. With over 40 years of recruiting expertise, the recruiters of CPS have the market and technical knowledge to understand your employment needs.

I actually started with CPS back in June, 1998 as a recruiter and have progressed into the awesome position I hold now. Highlights of duties include anything that takes our recruiters off the phone. We have an Administrative Island that I oversee that helps numerous divisions within our company. 

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