Applications Chemist for Vanderbilt Global Services

Located in Norwalk, CT.

Job Summary:

Individual will be responsible for becoming proficient in all Petroleum Applications Laboratory testing procedures and processes. The individual will also be responsible for supervising the laboratory when the Manager is not present and writing project and monthly reports with direction from the lab manager.


 Become proficient in maintaining, calibrating, running and reporting results for all test procedures supported in Vanderbilt Chemicals Petroleum Applications Laboratory.

 Supervise activities of Petroleum Laboratory Personnel when the lab Manager is not present.

 Assist manager in developing laboratory staff including training on instruments and testing procedures, as well as, skills critical for effective performance.

 Provide input to lab manager for periodic and annual performance evaluations of laboratory staff.

 Maintain laboratory equipment including calibration of instruments, purchasing of general supplies, and proper disposal of waste.

 Assist lab manager in prioritizing and assigning work requests in conjunction with Petroleum Sales and Research Director.

 Assist lab manager with the proper evaluation of products by the most appropriate lubricant test methods.

 Assist lab manager in writing monthly, and project reports.

 Representing the company at technical conferences such as ASTM, STLE and NLGI.

 Assist lab manager in providing technical support to customers, sales and R&D.

Job Specifications:

 Bachelors or Master’s degree in chemistry.

 Minimum of 5 years’ experience in an application or analytical lab.

 Experience in lubricant formulating and testing preferred.

 Some lab management experience preferred.

 Small amount of travel to industry conferences required (2 to 3 weeks/year).

 Demonstrated proficiency in computer, writing, communication and presentation skills.

Any interested party should send a cover letter and resume to:

Cheryl Busby, Human Resources Manager

Vanderbilt Global Services, LLC

P. O. Box 5150

Norwalk, CT 06856-5150