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Senior Associate, Chemistry

Racine, Wisconsin Job ID 22762 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.

The Senior Associate, Chemistry at S.C. Johnson & Son, Inc. in Racine, WI will work on the technical development of new product chemical formulations for SCJ brands.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • This position will be responsible for the following:

  • Develop new products, line extensions, and lead technology advancements, which will result in consumer preferred benefits and/or improve the environmental impact of the products;

  • Develop chemical formulations to meet internal ingredient standards and industry best practices for safety, scientific significance, accuracy, and recordkeeping;

  • Conduct chemical performance testing to support claims and product validation;

  • Ensure the maintenance and/or adherence to good laboratory practices and all safety regulations;

  • Maintain awareness of regulatory and/or sustainability issues applicable to product launches;

  • Develop necessary efficacy, stability, safety and performance data to successfully support EPA and international formulation registrations;

  • Work as a member of a fast-paced project team to create new products or product improvements that address consumer user criteria, needs and insights;

  • Write and/or review procedures, protocols, quality assurance specifications, test reports, and supplementary materials needed to support product development activities;

  • Develop and/or perform all chemical testing requirements on new formulas and packages;

  • Interact closely with marketing, procurement, regulatory affairs, and consumers to research and identify critical product attributes;

  • Assist in the interpretation of consumer test results and providing recommendations for product improvements and relevant claims;

  • Explore new technologies and materials, implementing advances in the state-of-the-art chemical sciences, and utilizing expertise to contribute to the successful commercialization of new ideas driving consumer and corporate values.

Required Skills / Experience / Competencies:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Chemistry, or a closely related field;

  • Two years of experience developing various detailed formulations and delivery system technologies;

  • Two years of experience with each of the following: (1) utilize analytical techniques, including gas chromatography (GC) or high-performance liquid chromatography (HPLC) for product characterization; (2) develop design of experiments and conduct statistical analysis to evaluate the performance attributes of aerosol, lotions, liquids, and gel products;(3) solve technical problems related to formulation systems and manufacturing batching, mixing, and in-line blending production of formulation for mass production; (4) formulation development and scale up of emulsion and surfactant based systems; (5) operate standard laboratory equipment to measure gel strength and gel point, including rheometer, viscometer, and pH meter; (6) monitor stability testing, including first production run stabilities; (7) prepare samples, document and execute micro-challenge testing, toxicological testing, clinical testing, and performance testing; (8) input data requirements into a formula tracking system with accuracy and attention to support worldwide governmental regulatory registrations; (9) troubleshoot production start-up of formulations to ensure product is meeting technical requirements; and, (10) develop and validate test methods for claim substantiation.

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