Applications Manager - Lubricants
Location: New Castle, DE
Posted: September 25, 2013
The Applications Manager – Lubricants, will be responsible for contributing to the research and development of new products, generating new data, solving problems and improving existing products and technological procedures. The major responsibilities include but are not limited to; managing multiple projects and maintaining a database for all project work, including all analytical support of the lubricants program conducted in the Innovation Support & Claims Support laboratory in New Castle, DE. Must support key R&D innovation initiatives including identifying patentable technologies, authoring technical articles and identifying ways to leverage Croda intellectual property in the lubricants market, participate in key product development forums such as monthly R&D/PD meetings, lubricants business team meetings, monthly R&D managers’ meetings and providing technical information to the Global Lubricants team when requested. Must maintain a safe and effective lubricants formulations/application laboratory complying with all of Croda’s SHE policies and procedures. Must spend at least 5 – 10% of his/her time in front of customers, or accompanying Sales on customer visits. All other duties as assigned by management.
Required Skills, Experience and Education:
The qualified candidate must possess a BS, MS, or PhD in Chemistry, Tribology or Chemical/Polymer/Material Engineering.
Five to eight years’ experience in formulation science are required.
Highly prefer experience in Lubricant development for automotive, gear and metal working applications.
Prior managerial experience is Highly preferred
Must have passion for lab work
Must have good communication, oral and written skills and working knowledge of MS Office tools.M.S.
Prefer previous customer facing experience
Prefer good understanding of analytical characterization
Prefer good presentation skills (verified during interview & refs)
Good interpersonal skills (verified via refs)
While we maintain all resumes for future consideration, we will only reply when we have a specific interest in further discussion.
Croda Inc is an Equal Opportunity Employer