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Associate Manager, Chemical Engineer (Processing)

Racine, Wisconsin Job ID 23741 Apply

SC JOHNSON IS A FIFTH-GENERATION FAMILY COMPANY BUILT ON THE SPIRIT OF OUR PEOPLE. We have been leading with purpose for over 130 years, building iconic brands that win the hearts and minds of consumers – such as Raid®, Glade®, Ziploc® and more, in virtually every country around the world. Together, we are creating a better future – for the planet, for future generations and for every SCJ team member. Join our winning team of Wave Makers and Go Getters and help us write the next chapter in the SCJ story.

As the Associate Manager, Chemical Engineering (Processing) you will provide leadership and direction to the chemical processing operators and will be responsible for performance with respect to safety, quality, on-time delivery, budget management and productivity.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Accountability for defined business objectives and people management responsibilities

  • Ability to make tough decisions and convert business strategy into action

  • Meeting plant safety, quality, cost, productivity & environmental goals

  • Ensuring regulatory compliance for areas managed

  • Key contact and technical leader for Processing emergency issues as they arise across shifts

  • Collaboratively work with other functions (i.e. maintenance, production lines, engineering, IS, security, medical center, MHG, SHE, QA, etc.) as needed to coordinate activities and conduct issue resolution

  • Interpret and ensure compliance of all company and HR policies and procedures

  • Assist in the resolution of employee conflict and discipline issues as they occur while striving for consistency and fairness

  • Foster continuous improvement activities that support the department’s goals while building the team’s capabilities

  • Ability to coordinate and deliver projects by leading internal and external resources

  • Participate in teams that resolve tactical and strategic operational issues

  • Oversee and ensure the training and development of the team

  • Develop effective communication channels with necessary personnel to keep them apprised of shift related activities and team metrics

  • Creatively work to meet customer needs in a highly effective manner

  • Positively influence and manage change

Required Skills / Experience / Competencies:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Chemical Engineering or related field or relevant military experience considered in lieu of degree requirement

  • 5+ years of relevant work experience

  • Qualified candidate must be legally authorized to work in the United States

Preferred Skills / Experience / Competencies:

  • Chemical Processing/Compounding experience

  • Packaging, Aerosol Production, and Maintenance experience is a plus

  • Past experiences in highly regulated chemical manufacturing are a plus

  • Experience in Process Safety Management (PSM)

  • Demonstrated ability to deliver effective coaching and mentoring

  • Ability to convert goals into action-oriented initiatives, and the skill to execute accordingly

  • Demonstrated ability to lead cost savings initiatives and productivity improvement opportunities

  • Assertive self-starter with high initiative and ability to prioritize effectively

  • Open, honest communication style with interpersonal and facilitation skills

Job Requirements:

  • 1st shift with ability to work on other shifts as needed

  • Available to support 24/7 continuous manufacturing operations

  • Requires the use of safety equipment to include but not limited to, safety glasses, hearing protectors, and steel toed work boots

  • Exposure to noise and subject to regular bending, twisting, and reaching

  • This position is not eligible for remote work

SC Johnson’s total compensation packages are at or above industry levels. In addition to salary, total packages may include bonuses, long-term incentives, matching 401(k) contributions and profit sharing based on company profitability, job level and years of service. As a family company, we’re committed to providing benefits such as subsidized health care plans, maternity/paternity/adoption leave, flexible work arrangements, vacation purchase options, recreation and fitness centers, childcare, counseling services and more.

Better Together

At SC Johnson, we strive to create a positive, inclusive and unique workplace. We strongly believe SCJ people are able to achieve their best when they can collaborate and work together in person.

Equal Opportunity Employer

The policy of the Company is to ensure equal opportunity for all qualified applicants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, gender, marital status, sexual orientation, national origin, ancestry, age, gender identity, gender expression, disability, citizenship, pregnancy, veteran status, membership in any active or reserve component of the U.S. or state military forces, genetic history or information or any other category protected by law.

Accommodation Requests

If you are an individual with a disability and you need an accommodation or other assistance during the application process, please call our Human Resources department at 262-260-3343 or email your request to All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply. Download the EEO is the Law poster for more information.


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