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Technical Applications Specialist

Date: Dec 11, 2018

Location: Irving, TX, US, 75062

Company: NCH Corporation


Certified Labs- Advanced Technology Lubrication

Certified Technical Application Specialist


Thank you for exploring a career with Certified Labs, a division of NCH Corporation, an international company where we work in small teams that have a direct impact on success. We’re seeking a Technical Application Specialist who will be the primary technical resource for our field sales force, and are responsible for actively driving an managing the technical sales process. This person would provide reliable solutions for a wide variety of technical issues to assure complete customer satisfaction through all stages of the sales process. If you’re seeking experience and growth in a personable, stable yet thriving environment, our Technical Application Specialist could be a match for 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 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.



Certified Labs manufactures superior lubrication products, pairing them with industry leading sales programs, and bringing them to customers through a research based and results driven sales process. Our goal is to deliver measurable and meaningful value to our customers so that our billion dollar grossing company can continue to grow and provide invaluable assistance to our growing customer base.


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 (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, treadmill conference room, walking trail)
  • 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, 401(k) 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.


A little about you


You have a learner mentality. You stay on top of the latest technologies and updates so that you’re in-the-know, especially in the chemical space. You have a Bachelor’s degree, preferably in Business, Science, Chemical or Mechanical Engineering. You pick up on new concepts quickly and apply them to your day-to-day work and share with the team.

You’re a Team Player. You work well with others and put the success of the team above all else. You’re highly motivated and flexible, and do well in business-critical high-stress environments.

You give great customer service. You respect individual’s questions and inquiries and treat all customers the same. You manage expectations well and are always happy to help. There is no dumb question to you. You also work in a timely fashion so customers can get back to it.

You’re a problem solver. If you don’t have the answer, you can figure it out or find it in a timely manner. You have lots of ideas when it comes to troubleshooting and are determined to fix the problem at hand. You also recognize when issues need to be escalated for a prompt solution. You love being resourceful and can thrive in unclear situations!

You’re a confident communicator. You work well with others and can confidently communicate, whether in-person, on the phone or via email, with a variety of people, including those you have never met.  You are comfortable communicating and educating associates and customers on new products and product application, or resolving customer issues. You are a confident presenter and writer, always communicating complex ideas and technical information clearly.

Project management is a strong suit for you.  Aggressive deadlines and large projects do not scare you.  After all, you are an excellent multi-tasker and have great attention to detail. Even when you have multiple projects to manage with competing priorities, you deliver results on time and error free.   

You have great attention to detail. Even amid juggling multiple tasks, you are diligent in your reviews, dotting all of the i’s and crossing all of the t’s. You easily catch errors and notice when information is missing. You never let a to-do item slip past you and always meet your deadlines.


Day-to-day work examples


We support growth, opportunity, and variety, which means your day-to-day has the potential to adapt with you and your passions. If you’re not challenged and growing, neither are we. For starters, though, here are some day-to-day examples of what you will be doing:

  • Maintain expert level of product knowledge and application in order to resolve customer issues or difficulties in a manner that is consistent with the company mission, values, and financial objectives.
  • Provide support to Reliability Team, Sales Management Group, Sales Force and Customer Base via Email, Phone, Virtual Meetings, or Direct Contact Meetings.
  • Continuous Improvement of Certified’s Reliability Programs: Certif-I.D. Tagging Program; Certified Seminar Series; Certified Customer Visit Program; Customer Tank Monitoring Systems.
  • Provide status of ongoing and future projects to aid in the identification of customer's needs and sales opportunities to help future growth.
  • Internal project management to ensure that development initiatives are completed in a timely manner.
  • Lubricant training, both practical application and theory, with the intent of gaining industry accreditations MLT/MLA/CLS.


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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