Associate Scientist - Formulation Chemist

Date: May 22, 2024

Location: Irving, TX, US, 75062

Company: NCH Corporation


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Associate Scientist - Formulation Chemist


We’re seeking a motivated, highly organized, scientific individual who has a passion for the research and development of industrial and institutional products in our Lubrication R&D group. As a Formulation Chemist you will learn to develop grease and lubricant formulas, and then see the formula from its genesis through commercialization. Our team specializes in formulating advanced performance lubrication and fuel additive solutions for every job. We tailor our products for agriculture, bio-mass, pellet mills, construction, fleet, forestry, manufacturing, maritime, mining, oil & gas, and waste & scrap. We are a diverse group with product knowledge and experience. If you’re seeking innovative freedom in a personable, stable yet thriving environment, apply to be NCH’s next Associate Scientist - Formulation Chemist.


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.



  • Make lab batches according to project requirements.
  • Develop formulas, product specifications, and processing parameters for new products and product improvements.
  • Ensure that Corporate Safety and ISO procedures are followed in area of responsibility.
  • Follow general laboratory procedures and maintain the instruments in area of responsibility.
  • Evaluate new raw materials for cost reduction or regulatory compliance in existing products.
  • Calculate formula costs.
  • Recognize early failures and discuss with program leader.
  • Collect, analyze, and report data to the lab group and assist in presentations.
  • Oversee the testing of physical attributes, stability, and performance of products.
  • Utilize lab software systems to record and reference data.
  • Troubleshoot product non-conformances and ensure quality compliance, both domestically and from International distribution.
  • Develop knowledge of formula ingredient chemistries and properties on a continuous basis.
  • Communicate with Purchasing and Manufacturing teams on project details.
  • Interact with suppliers to stay on top of the latest technologies.


  • Chemistry, Engineering, 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 or equivalent industry setting preferred
  • Proficiency in MS Office Suite applications
  • 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.


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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