Scientist - Research, Development, and Innovation

Date: Nov 10, 2022

Location: Harvey, IL, US

Company: FUCHS Group

Welcome to the FUCHS Group, the world’s number one independent manufacturer of lubricants and related specialties. As a global company with roots in Germany, we expand the possibilities of whole industries, such as the automotive and aerospace sectors. More than 5,000 employees look closer, dig deeper and think further to create innovations and develop markets. That is what drives and connects us. We encourage our employees to expand their potential and grow together with us. Explore your specialties by joining us as
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Your responsibilities:

As a Research, Development, & Innovaiton Scientist reporting to the Group Leader – Specialty Lubricants, you will be responsible for leading product development responsibilities for Metal Forging and other Specialty lubricants. The successful candidate will collaborate with the regional and global technical community to discover new technologies, new formula bases, raw materials and processing techniques that lead to unique products. Other activities will include increasing our innovation acceleration through application of computational science; collaboration with our Applied Science and Advanced Technology teams for the development of new bench tests; and creating a future product portfolio with regulatory awareness and sustainability considerations at its core. This individual will manage multiple projects, report on technical subjects and be a diligent problem solver, while maintaining a clear sense of priorities and focus.


Qualifications we are looking for:

  • Master’s degree in Chemistry or Chemical Engineering with 5+ years’ experience required; Ph.D. in Chemistry or Chemical Engineering preferred.
  • Knowledge and experience in emulsion chemistry and product development is highly desired.
  • Strong problem solving, interpersonal, team, project management, bench and communication skills is needed to work effectively within R&D, across departments, and across the global organization.
  • Works both as a team player and individual contributor.
  • Ability to demonstrate collaborative development across cross-functional teams.
  • Strong communication, presentation and data analysis skills with an ability to effectively connect with team members across different groups with different disciplines and varying degrees of skillsets. 


These are your benefits:

Fuchs offers a challenging and rewarding working environment where employees are encouraged to develop and grow as professionals.  In this role, you will have the opportunity to work on projects that will expand your experience and challenge your abilities in the global marketplace.  The position also offers an excellent compensation package and a comprehensive suite of benefits. 


Fuchs Lubricants Co. is an equal employment opportunity (EEO)/AA employer and strongly supports diversity in the workplace (m/f/d/v).


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