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Scientist, Technical Service

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Job Details
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Company Name
FUCHS Lubricants Co.
Physical Address

Harvey, IL 60426
Job Description

Scientist, Technical Service – Harvey, IL

Scientist, Technical Service

+ Tech Services

+ Harvey, IL, USA

+ Full Time


Fuchs Lubricants Co. is the United States operating unit of Fuchs Petrolub S.E., the world’s largest independent manufacturer of specialty lubricants with global sales of over $2.4 Billion. We provide high quality lubricants and services to a wide range of industries such as automotive, appliance, aerospace manufacturers, pharmaceuticals, transportation, mining, and energy. The organization is constantly developing new technology to meet the ever-changing demands of modern industry and we are recognized for providing world-class technical support to our strong customer base.


The Technical Services Scientist will provide technical assistance in the operation and use of metalworking fluids and specialty lubricants for all business segments of Fuchs Lubricants Co., so as to maintain both internal and external customer satisfaction. Key responsibilities include:

+ Provide immediate support to customers experiencing technical problems

+ Review and comment on routine running reports generated for individual customer systems.

+ Generate data and/or reports on non-routine troubleshooting analyses for customers both internal & external.

+ Support the sales representatives in troubleshooting endeavors via email, phone, and customer site visits.

+ Act as a mentor to less experienced chemists

+ Interface with R&D, Quality, and Product Management as well as Sales & Sales Management on a regular basis to solve issues.

+ Responsible for writing and maintaining work instructions for testing performed by the Technical Service team in accordance with the ISO quality system.

+ Develop improved test methods and calibration practices to upgrade support provided

+ Support & maintenance of laboratory equipment

+ Minimal travel (<10%)



+ Bachelor’s degree in Chemistry, Engineering, or related field

+ Minimum ofeight years of experience in water-based or oil-based lubricant technologies or related fields

+ Technical service / customer support experience.

+ Knowledge of metal processing fluids such as coolants, cutting & grinding oils, metalforming lubricants, corrosion preventives, and cleaners or related areas

+ Knowledge of analytical and performance tests used in the metalworking industry

+ Ability to communicate clearly, both written & verbal

+ Ability to work in a team-oriented environment

+ Problem solving ability

+ Ability to handle stressful situations with a positive and constructive attitude


+ Advanced degree in Chemistry, Engineering, or related field

+ Strong background in analytical chemistry

+ Experience with XRF, autotitrators, manual titrations, quenchometers, viscometers, Karl Fischer, flash point

+ Field support experience

+ Ability to think outside-the-box


Fuchs Lubricants Co. offers an excellent compensation and benefits package. The benefits package offered to full-time employees includes: medical, dental, vision, vacation, 401(k), life insurance, LTD, flexible spending accounts, and tuition reimbursement.

Fuchs Lubricants Co. is an equal employment opportunity (EEO)/AA employer and strongly supports diversity in the workplace (m/f/d/v).

Fuchs Lubricants Co.

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