Cleaners Tech Service Chemist

Houston, TX

Posted: 08/31/2018 Industry: Laboratory - Industrial Chemicals Job Number: 393.18LR Pay Rate: 112,000 - 131,000

Cleaners Tech Service Chemist

Currently seeking an experience Tech Service Chemist in the Home and Personal Care markets.  The ideal candidate will have experience with molecular synthesis, formulation, and other laboratory procedures, have demonstrated creativity in the markets, be able to present and speak to people at their own level about these ideas and have demonstrated the ability to bring ideas from the laboratory to market. 

  • Formulate materials for the Home and Personal Care markets utilizing company products to develop new product mixtures or demonstrate the performance of company products
  • Assist Marketing and Sales by identifying opportunities within the Home and Personal Care markets for current or new technologies developed by company
  • Research the properties, applications and benefits of new molecules; synthesize new molecules; research the reapplication of existing molecules from other markets into uses in the Home and Personal Care markets
  • Work proficiently and safely in the laboratory using standard techniques and identifying and implementing new techniques where necessary
  • Direct the activities of technicians in their day-to-day activities, including running experiments, testing materials, setting up and testing new laboratory apparatus and other activities
  • Travel to various customer locations and industry meetings to meet with customers and make industry contacts concerning technical opportunities (10-20%)
  • Support marketing, technical services and company by developing, reviewing, critiquing and presenting communications such as Technical Data Sheets, slide presentations, posters, technical papers, etc. to customers, distributors and others
  • Answer customer, sales and marketing questions about products, performance and applications of Home and Personal Care systems
  • Work with engineers and manufacturing to produce and scale up new products, improve current processes and address product performance opportunities
  • Write reports (monthly, project, etc.) that document and communicate the work that has been performed
  • Give presentations to management concerning projects and the progress of work
  • 25% travel
  • These are both long and short-term projects

**If you’d like to hear more about this opportunity and others we are currently working on, please contact Larry Riederer at 815.756.1221 /

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  • Degree in Chemistry with experience, a PhD with 10+, MS with 12+ or BS with 15+ years in Home or Personal Care industries
  • Experience in the development of surfactants and/or dispersants, including synthesis, formulation and the demonstration of applications for cleaners, laundry soap, dish soap
  • Experience developing new products including formulation and molecular synthesis of novel materials and mixtures
  • Demonstrate the ability to develop a product from laboratory to market
  • Be able to utilize DOE and other advanced software and tools to reduce development time of new products
  • Use Word, Excel, email and scientific software proficiently
  • Be able to work in a team environment, be a self-starter on projects and interact and support colleagues and others in a respectful but creative manner
  • Have patents, publications or other public materials that demonstrate creativity in Home and Personal Care chemistries
  • Someone that has commercialized products
  • Experience in working in or leading cross-functional teams
  • Excellent oral presentation and written communication skills
  • Strong work ethic and interpersonal skills
  • Good computer skills with Microsoft program

**If you’d like to hear more about this opportunity and others we are currently working on, please contact Larry Riederer at 815.756.1221 /

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Larry Riederer
Market Specialist

I have over 20 years of experience with Chemical Personnel Search (CPS) . All we do is recruit and place people in the chemical industry nationwide. CPS has been recruiting chemists, engineers, sales people and supply chain since 1973. I work with 40 other recruiters. 

I have a wide range of positions and levels.
The following are some of the areas: Polymers, Resins, Coatings, Adhesives, Inks, Composites, Plastics, Lubricants, Personal Care, Skin/Hair Care, Cleaners and Specialty Chemicals.

These can be: Organic/Polymer Synthesis, New Product Development, Analytical/Characterization, Quality Control, Process Development, Materials Science and others. These are from BS to Ph.D. and from Entry Level to Vice-President. 

Specialties: We specialize in placing Chemists, Scientists and Managers in the industrial chemical industry


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