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Senior Metalworking Development Chemist

Employer: QualiChem, Inc.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Provide technical support for production, customer service, marketing & sales.
  • Lead development of new products & formulations & improve existing products.
  • Provide troubleshooting & quality control services.
  • Perform project management.
  • Conduct testing on formulations.
  • Lead solution of problems during manufacture.
  • Blend products to aid in development of specifications & procedures.
  • Establish control parameters for products.
  • Analyze field samples using wet & instrumental methods.
  • Aid in determination of composition of competitive products.


  • Bachelor’s in Chemistry or Chemical Engineering or a related engineering field.
  • 10 years experience performing metalworking product development.
  • 5 years experience formulating water dilutable metal removal products, metal cleaners & corrosion preventatives.
  • 3 years international metalworking formulating experience & working with international metalworking suppliers.
  • Knowledge of operating principles of analytical instrumentation, including its capabilities & limitations, used to analyze metalworking fluid samples for specific actives & contaminants.
  • Knowledge of cutting & grinding processes & metallurgy. 

Job Location:

Work in Salem, VA.  Also work approximately 6 months per year at company subsidiary in China and infrequently as needed in other Asian countries.

Position Type:


Candidate Referral Program:

This position is eligible for a bonus under the QualiChem, Inc. Employee Referral Bonus Program.

To apply: go to and submit a resume to Human Resources.