Quality Control Chemist

US-SC-North Charleston
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Bold. Energetic. Ingenious. Genuine. These qualities best describe employees who work for Ingevity. We believe it takes extraordinary people to create extraordinary results.


At Ingevity, we harness the bold spirit, innate curiosity and remarkable ingenuity of our people to develop innovations that purify, protect and enhance the world around us. Our products enable oil to flow better, crops to grow fuller, roads last longer, and ensure that the air we all breathe is cleaner.


Already a leader in markets in which we compete, we leverage our deep technical expertise and knowledge of our customers’ industries to turn complex challenges into powerful possibilities and value-added solutions. We prize creativity and imagination and we’re always looking for a better, smarter way of doing things.

We know it takes the right people with the right attitude to achieve the improbable. People who understand that there is no challenge too big and no contribution too small. People with the ability to solve and the commitment to stay the course. People who work together to create meaningful impact and exponential results, for our customers and the world around us.


Our people are our most valued asset, and the foundation of our success. Interested? We thought you might be, and we’re so glad!

How you will impact Ingevity

  • Support Safety Culture to include safety activities in all aspects of the job.
  • Provide technical assistance and process troubleshooting for all products.
  • Provide technical support for production, sales and technical groups.
  • Monitor and interpret quality data to resolve production issues. Provide quality reports as needed.
  • Maintain lab instrumentation to improve quality.  Activities include, but are not limited to:
  • Method Development
  • Calibrations and Preventive Maintenance
  • Daily Data Review
  • Troubleshooting and Investigations
  • Renewal and scheduling of service contracts
  • Training of analysts on instrumentation, methods, techniques
  • Maintaining Reference Standards
  • Support Plant Chemists and Engineers
  • Support Plant Quality Systems through SAP Master Data Set-up and QA approval on Commercialization Forms
  • Lead Charleston Plant Quality Management efforts. Activities include, but are not limited to: Charleston Plant ISO 9001 Representative and Lead Auditor; Conduct annual Internal Audit and support External Audit; Train new internal auditors; and Charleston Plant Customer Complaint Champion

What you need to succeed

  • BS or higher degree in Chemistry required
  • 5+ years related industrial experience
  • Knowledge of chemistry and chemical engineering fundamentals related to batch and continuous operations, productions systems, and statistical methods.
  • Working, maintenance and troubleshooting knowledge of the following instrumentation: Gas Chromatography (GC), Gas Permeable Chromatography (GPC), Sulfur Analyzer, Ion Chromatography (IC), High Performance Liquid Chromatography (HPLC), Ultraviolet Visible Spectroscopy (UV VIS), and Fourier-transform infrared spectroscopy (FTIR)
  • Functional and technical, written and oral communication skills.
  • Experience with planning and implementation.
  • Innovative self-starter with strong troubleshooting skills and an analytical background.
  • Travel requirements are 1-2 days per month.

About us

Ingevity provides specialty chemicals and high-performance carbon materials and technologies that help customers solve complex problems. These products are used in a variety of demanding applications, including asphalt paving, oil exploration and production, agrochemicals, adhesives, lubricants, publication inks and automotive components that reduce gasoline vapor emissions. Through a team of experienced people, Ingevity develops, manufactures and brings to market products and processes that purify, protect and enhance the world around us.
With about 1,500 employees worldwide, we operate in 13 countries and serve customers in more than 100 nations. But no matter where we’re doing business, we do things the right way – with a focus on integrity, sustainability, and positively contributing to the communities in which our employees live and work. 

Ingevity is an Equal Opportunity Employer, Minorities/Women/Veterans/Disabled.


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