• Chemist

    Job Locations US-SC-North Charleston
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  • Overview

    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

    As a Chemist, you will serve as an integral part of the Pavement Technologies R&D team providing support to our customers, as well as to our sales, production and plant operations groups.  Specific duties will include analysis using state-of-the-art analytical instrumentations, and collecting performance data on new and existing products, for SDS requests, and customer specific analytical inquiries. 


    • Be a leader in safety by working safely, following established protocol and develop new procedures to improve safe practices in our laboratories and production site.
    • Maintain chemical inventory (understand chemical differences for storage purposes, enter new chemicals, remove depleted chemicals, fill out new chemical request forms, create chemical SOP's for hazardous material (per SH&E), and drive to the plant to retrieve 5-gallon pails of raw materials)
    • Develop blends for internal sample requests
    • Print out proper paperwork and package samples when our group needs to ship something
    • Check on and order consumables so our group does not run out of jars, gloves, etc.
    • Maintain database for viscosity/density curves and FT-IR spectra
    • Regularly clean and maintain pH probes
    • PSE maintenance
    • Flourish in an environment where both independent work and team play are required.
    • Maintain records for SH&E (for DHEC and OSHA) on the XRF
    • Report writing, data entry, method development

    What you need to succeed

    • 0 to 2 years hands-on industry lab experience, and a minimum BS degree in Chemistry, Biochemistry, Chemical Engineering, related discipline, or relevant experience.
    • Knowledge of chemistry fundamentals, with hands-on synthesis and characterization/testing experience. 
    • Knowledge of analytical testing such as densities, gravimetric analysis, viscosity measurements, titrations, pH, flashpoint testing, etc., are preferred.
    • Excellent communication of technical and operational activities verbally and in writing, with an ability to influence from a distance.
    • Strong problem-solving and troubleshooting skills.
    • Previously demonstrated high levels of initiative, innovation, and analytical ability.
    • Experience related to Pavement Technologies industries is a plus.


    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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