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Lead Chemist

Company: Ecolab Inc.
Location: Naperville
Posted on: May 12, 2022

Job Description:

Ecolab is seeking a Lead Chemist to join our team based out of our Naperville office. This candidate will primarily be responsible for providing technical support to drive internal efficiency programs focusing on Industrial sector. They will help coordinate, drive, and execute material substitution and consolidation projects to enable growth, savings, and security of supply. This candidate will also be accountable for enabling the selection of preferred materials for innovation and reformulation.

What's in it For You:

* The opportunity to take on some of the world's most meaningful challenges, helping customers achieve clean water, safe food, and healthy environments
* The ability to make an impact and shape your career with a company that is passionate about growth
* The support of an organization that believes it is vital to include and engage diverse people, perspectives and ideas to achieve our best

What You Will Do:

* Support cross functional teams and business units focusing on Industrial sector to develop/maintain materials and/or processes that support productivity to enable security of supply, savings, and growth
* Coordinates evaluation of alternate raw material sourcing options to drive savings, efficiency, resiliency, and/or sustainability
* Use application knowledge to support the development of preferred materials

Minimum Qualifications:

* Bachelor's Degree in Chemistry, Material Science, Engineering or a related technical discipline and 6 years of Research & Development experience, or:
* Master's Degree in Chemistry, Material Science, Engineering or a related technical discipline and 4 years of Research & Development experience, or:
* PhD and 2 years of Research & Development experience
* 2 years of experience in product development and project management
* 2 years of experience working in a technical service, manufacturing support, and/or quality role
* Proficient in MS Office (Word, Excel and Powerpoint)

Preferred Qualifications:

* Proven track record of successful project management in areas of formulating, quality issue resolution, product development, and plant transfer/production scale up
* Excellent data mining, problem-solving, quantitative analytical skills
* Effective oral and written communication skills, organizational ability and attention to detail with a strong orientation for results and achievement.
* Ability to build collaborative relationships
* Understanding of raw material structure, property, and/or function in key product lines

A trusted partner at nearly three million commercial customer locations, Ecolab (ECL) is the global leader in water, hygiene and infection prevention solutions and services. With annual sales of $13 billion and more than 47,000 associates, Ecolab delivers comprehensive solutions, data-driven insights, and personalized service to advance food safety, maintain clean and safe environments, optimize water and energy use, and improve operational efficiencies and sustainability for customers in the food, healthcare, hospitality, and industrial markets in more than 170 countries around the world.

When you come to work at Ecolab, you get to take on some of the world's most meaningful challenges and have the opportunity to learn and grow, shape your career, make an impact and quickly see the importance of your work.

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Ecolab strives to provide comprehensive and market-competitive benefits to meet the needs of our associates and their families. Click here to see our benefits.

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Covid-19 Vaccine Notice

Due to local mandates and customer requirements, applicants for certain customer-facing positions must be fully vaccinated (which in some situations requires a booster if eligible), unless a religious or medical accommodation is requested by the applicant and approved by Ecolab. You will be asked for proof of your vaccination status. All applicants should be aware that Ecolab is a federal contractor. If the federal contractor vaccine mandate is reinstated in its current form, all Ecolab employees will need to be vaccinated, or have an approved religious or medical accommodation in place.

Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)

Ecolab will provide reasonable accommodation (such as a qualified sign language interpreter or other personal assistance) with our application process upon request as required to comply with applicable laws. If you have a disability and require accommodation assistance in this application process, please call Ecolab Recruiting Support at (866) 841-6682 for assistance.

Our Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion

At Ecolab, we believe the best teams are diverse and inclusive, and we are on a journey to create a workplace where every associate can grow and achieve their best. We are committed to fair and equal treatment of associates and applicants. We recruit, hire, promote, transfer and provide opportunities for advancement on the basis of individual qualifications and job performance. In all matters affecting employment, compensation, benefits, working conditions, and opportunities for advancement, we will not discriminate against any associate or applicant for employment because of race, religion, color, creed, national origin, citizenship status, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expressions, genetic information, marital status, age, disability, or status as a covered veteran.

In addition, we are committed to furthering the principles of Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) through Affirmative Action (AA). Our goal is to fully utilize minority, female, disabled and covered veteran individuals at all levels of the workforce. Ecolab is a place where you can grow your career, own your future and impact what matters.

We will consider for employment all qualified applicants, including those with criminal histories, in a manner consistent with the requirements of applicable state and local laws, including the City of Los Angeles' Fair Chance Initiative for Hiring Ordinance and the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance.

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