Senior Scientist - Lubricant Chemist

Date: May 22, 2024

Location: Irving, TX, US, 75062

Company: NCH Corporation


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Senior Lubricant Chemist


We’re seeking a motivated, highly organized, scientific individual who has a passion for the research and development of lubricants and fuel additive products in our Lubricants R&D group. As a Senior Lubricant Chemist you will develop advanced performance lubricant formulas and see it through to commercialization. You will identify new growth opportunities and develop ideas into new products or process innovation to contribute to our growing business.  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 Senior Lubricant 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.



  • Lead new product and process development projects from cradle to grave.
  • Develop formulas, product specifications, and processing parameters in the lab for new products and product improvements.
  • Define and drive testing for performance requirements.
  • Own the manufacturing process instructions for products in area of responsibility and strive for continuous improvement.
  • Identify new raw materials for performance improvement, cost reduction, and regulatory compliance.
  • Serve as technical expert in at least two areas of industrial applications.
  • Recognize early failures and mentor associate scientists on lessons learned.
  • Collect, analyze, report, and present data to stakeholders.
  • Make field observations when necessary and communicate observations to lab associates.
  • Utilize lab software systems to record and reference data.
  • Troubleshoot product non-conformances and ensure quality compliance, both domestically and Internationally.
  • Manage and communicate risks for product programs and processes.
  • Work effectively with team members and resources to complete project tasks and advance projects through key decision points.
  • Keep team members informed on latest technologies.
  • Ensure that Corporate Safety and ISO procedures are followed in area of responsibility.
  • Mentor associates on general laboratory procedures and instrumentation in area of responsibility.


  • Chemistry, Engineering, or other related science degree
  • 5-15 years experience in a grease, lubricant, or fuel additive laboratory environment or related laboratory/production setting
  • Expertise in grease or lubricant chemistry, testing, production and applications
  • Experience in tribology and rheology preferred
  • A self-starter with proven critical thinking and problem-solving skills
  • 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 and apply new knowledge


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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