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Technical Service Chemist

Company: Ingevity
Location: North Charleston
Posted on: August 6, 2022

Job Description:

Job Family Group:

Sales and Business Development

Are you ready to do something remarkable? Ready to collaborate with an incredible team to solve problems that improve people's lives? Meet Ingevity.

At Ingevity, we develop innovations that purify, protect and enhance the world around us. Our products enable oil to flow better, crops to grow fuller, roads to last longer and ensure that the air we all breathe is cleaner.

Our people come from all different backgrounds and help reimagine new possibilities daily. We understand there is no challenge too big and no contribution too small. We seek out new ideas for tackling complex problems and celebrate achieving the improbable. We value each person's unique talents and synergize them to create meaningful impact and sustainable solutions for our customers and our world.

Bold. Energetic. Ingenious. Genuine. If these qualities describe you, we'd love for you to join Ingevity!

Our Industrial Specialties Technical Service team is searching for a bright and energetic applications chemist who will support our metal working fluids, grease and lubricants market segment. As part of our global tech service team, you will be responsible for understanding application needs of new and existing customers, while providing product technical support and helping customers to find solutions using Ingevity products. This person will also work with multiple production sites to expand capabilities and support production of existing and new products.

How you will impact Ingevity:

* Be a leader in safety by working safely, following established protocol and develop new procedures to improve safe practices in our laboratories, and production sites.
* Provide applications test data and technical service to support customer evaluations of new and existing Ingevity products including presentations.
* Using Market feedback to design, prepare, and test product formulations for customers.
* Create technical plans for product and formulation development with minimal guidance.
* Coordinate activities with the Ingevity global team including sales, marketing, product stewardship and production to support metal working fluids, greases and lubricants.
* Optimize our products for specific needs and utilize customer feedback to innovate and expand product offerings.
* Assists in positioning our products based on end-use performance in customer applications through comparative analysis and testing.
* Travel up to 30% including international travel.

What you need to succeed:

* A Bachelor of Science degree in Chemistry, Chemical Engineering or Polymer Science is required with MS or PhD level preferred.
* A minimum of 3- 5 years industry experience with a preference in developing and supporting commercial products in metal working fluids, greases and lubricants market.
* Demonstrated knowledge of surfactants, especially related to formulating and applications of surface science principles related to performance.
* Experience in formulating metalworking fluids and applications testing associated with evaluation of raw materials used as emulsifiers, lubrication agents and other additives.
* Excellent communication of technical and operational activities both verbally and in writing.
* Strong problem-solving and troubleshooting skills with the ability to influence from a distance.
* Previously demonstrated high levels of initiative, innovation, and analytical ability, including hands-on laboratory work.
* Experience with testing for turbidity stability, contact angle, and hard water stability is preferred.
* Applications experience such as 4-ball testing, Falex Pin & Vee Block, Turbiscan and Zetasizer is preferred.
* This role is eligible for relocation assistance.
* This role is not eligible for employment visa sponsorship. The successful candidate must not now, or in the future, require sponsorship to work in the US.

Ingevity is a company made up of extraordinary people of every race, religion and background, all worthy of the same dignity. Our differences are one of our great strengths. Join us in building a culture of increasing diversity and respect - a culture where everyone belongs.

Ingevity is an Equal Opportunity Employer, Minorities/Women/Veterans/Disabled.

Recruiting Agencies: Ingevity does not accept unsolicited resumes and therefore, will not be responsible for any fees associated with unsolicited resumes.

Keywords: Ingevity, Charleston , Technical Service Chemist, Other , North Charleston, South Carolina

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