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Associate R&D Scientist

Date: Sep 4, 2021

Location: Irving, TX, US, 75062

Company: NCH Corporation


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Associate R&D Scientist


Thank you for exploring a career with NCH Corporation, an international company where we work in small teams that have a direct impact on success.  We’re seeking a highly skilled, Associate R&D Scientist who has a passion for developing creative formulas, product specifications, processing parameters, process improvements and generating cost reduction for new and existing maintenance chemical products. This person will oversee the testing of physical attributes, stability and performance of products, while maintaining quality and economic standards as marketed through North America Chemicals and International distribution. Our team, Maintenance Chemical, works to develop degreasers, drain products, cleaners and disinfectants, hand soaps, deodorizers and air fresheners. We also work with aerosol and solid chemistries and the occasional specialty product.  We offer opportunities for career advancement, and a culture that recognizes results, yet embraces the importance of work/life balance. Join our team as an Associate R&D Scientist where our future begins with you.


A little about us

Applying for a new job is a little like entering uncharted territory. We want you to feel 100% confident about the application process, the position and our company before committing your time to apply, so that none of the above comes as a surprise. Let’s start with some information about NCH so you can get to know us better.


NCH Corporation is a privately held, family-owned, global business headquartered in Irving, Texas, near Dallas. We have more than 7,500 employees, offices and facilities on six continents, and clients in more than 50 countries. This includes our corporate headquarters as well as subsidiary companies. We clean and conserve water, save energy, and deliver best-in-class maintenance solutions, with a focus on industrial and commercial businesses.



Culture and benefits

We’re a global company with a family feel, offering the same benefits of an international corporation with the personal relationships of a small business. Working in our small teams and close-knit environment, you’d never guess we had a 7,500+ employee head count. We realize a job is more than just a job – it’s an extension of your life and family – and we’re committed to maintaining just that. For us, culture is not just a perk; it’s essential to how we thrive. And that’s speaking for 100 years in the business!

  • Employee-centric environment (regular corporate activities, personal relationships, small teams)
  • Family-first attitude (paid parental leave, work-life balance support, flexible hours)
  • Approachable leadership (collaboration with top leaders, open-door policy)
  • Growth-oriented mindset (autonomy, creative freedom to explore new ideas)
  • Paid vacation and holiday leave
  • Wellness initiatives (on-site fitness facility and cafeteria, planned activities)
  • Community involvement (volunteering, fundraisers, charity events, school sponsorships and donations)
  • Employee recognition programs (appreciation week, awards and ceremonies)
  • Personal and professional development and growth
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • Financial wellness (retirement options, 401K match, employee credit union)
  • Benefits package (medical, dental, vision, life, long and short-term disability)


If this sounds like a fit for you so far, keep reading.



  • Develop formulas, product specifications and processing parameters for new maintenance chemicals.
  • Ensure that Corporate Safety and ISO procedures are followed in area of responsibility.
  • Follow general laboratory procedures, maintain the instruments in calibrated condition, and manage lab supply/inventory.
  • Coordinate field trial testing and seek customer feedback.
  • Collaborate with internal and external customers to evaluate new or existing products, programs and tests.
  • Recognize early failures and discuss with program leader.
  • Create functionality studies, product profiles and product specifications for new products.
  • Generate new product ideas or formulas.
  • Collect and report data to the manager and assist in preparation of reports/presentations.
  • Participate in and assist with a trade association event.
  • Trouble shoot process issues, operations, sales calls, customer complaints and quality with other formulation groups (lubricants, water treatment, etc.) at NCH.
  • Oversee the testing of physical attributes, stability, and performance of products.
  • Ensure quality compliance with economic standards as marketed through North America Chemicals and International distribution.
  • Perform other essential functions which may be assigned



  • Chemistry degree or other related science degree
  • A self-starter with proven critical thinking and problem solving skills
  • 1-3  years practical laboratory experience in an industrial laboratory preferred   
  • Proficiency in MS Office
  • Strong communication skills both written and verbal
  • Quick learner, coachable and adaptable; must be able to retain and apply new information quickly
  • Strong demonstrated ability to research


Sound like a fit for you?

If yes, jump aboard, and apply today.


For next steps, expect a direct phone or email response once we are able to review your application. We are committed to responding to all applicants, no matter the outcome, so we appreciate your patience to allow time for this. In the meantime, learn more about NCH and our culture by checking out our LinkedIn or Facebook pages.

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and do not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, sex, age, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, status as a veteran, and basis of disability or any other federal, state or local protected class.

Nearest Major Market: Irving
Nearest Secondary Market: Dallas

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