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Lab Technician Formulation

Racine, Wisconsin Job ID 18729 Apply

As the Lab Technician, Formulation you will execute a variety of tests to develop and validate new formulations to meet the needs of our rapidly expanding business here at SC Johnson. You will be hands-on in the laboratory creating and testing formulas.

You will also participate as part of a cross-functional team including Chemists, Packaging Engineers and Project Managers.

SC Johnson is a fifth-generation family company built on a spirit of adventure and winning the right way. We have been leading with purpose for over 130 years, building top brands such as Raid®, Glade®, Kiwi®, OFF!®, Windex®, Ziploc® and more, in virtually every country. Through these household names, we are making a positive difference to the world around us. But we only succeed with the combined vitality and strength of our 13,000 people who we truly value and support in their pursuit of individual and shared goals.

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.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Conduct experiments utilizing standardized test methods

  • Operate laboratory test equipment in a Chemistry laboratory.  

  • Maintain concise and accurate records of laboratory experiments and other documentation to assure RD&E, Legal, and Corporate Compliance.

  • Keep Engineers and Scientists well informed of project status and results of laboratory investigations

  • Support development and testing of SCJ products, analysis and interpretation of results / data and electronic database management.

  • Monitor stability testing, including first production run stabilities, and maintain records thoroughly and concisely compliant with good laboratory practices

  • Prepare samples and track documentation for stability, micro-challenge, toxicological, clinical, and performance testing.

 Other Responsibilities:

  • Conduct performance testing rationale to support claims

  • Create pilot batches as necessary

  • Follow general lab safety guidelines and maintain a clean, orderly work area

Required Skills / Experience / Competencies:

  • Associate degree in Chemistry, Biochemistry, or other related science and a minimum of 2 years of experience in a laboratory setting OR a high school diploma and a minimum of 4 years of experience in a laboratory setting.

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

Preferred Skills / Experience / Competencies:

  • Strong written and oral communication skills, with the ability to communicate accurately and concisely.

  • Ability to write reports and recommendations based on experimental results.

  • Basic understanding of experimental error and laboratory safety.  

  • Must be able to evaluate visual criteria accurately and consistently against a standard scale.

  • Excellent organization skills and attention to detail. Good initiative and strong sense of urgency.

  • Proficient computer skills; Strong Excel skills

  • Understanding of the functional properties, proper use, and the environmental impact of ingredients

  • Possess an understanding of regulatory processes, i.e., EPA registrations; experience

  • Design of Experiments or Statistical analysis skills

  • Scientific curiosity and the ability to solve technical problems related to packaging, formulation and manufacturing

Job Requirements:

  • Full time

  • 0- 5% travel

  • Ability to lift 10 – 40 pounds

  • This position is not eligible for remote work


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