Detroit, MI - Brightmoor neighborhood
Salary based on experience + bonus, TERRIFIC benefit package, 401(k) match, paid holidays/vacation
Apr 18, 2019
May 18, 2019
Work Function
Analyst, Laboratory, Manufacturing
Job Type
Full time

Chemist – We offer the benefits of a large company with the personal, family culture of a small company.

We are a well-established manufacturer of specialty chemicals and related processing equipment located in Detroit, MI with great people, awesome benefits and competitive pay.

The Company: 

Kolene Corporation is family-owned and operated and is known for the great care we take with clients and employees alike.

  • Kolene has a rich 80 year history in the development, application, and use of chemical processes based on molten salt.
  • Kolene’s equipment and chemistry are used by a number of customers domestically – across the United States – and internationally, for cleaning the toughest contaminates from the surface of high performance metals.  This includes various metal oxides, glasses, ceramics, paints, and polymers.
  • We believe our employees are an important part of this process because your work directly influences our corporation’s reputation and success.

The Position:

We’re looking for a Chemist to work in our laboratory services department.

  • We offer medical insurance through Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan with 85% of premiums paid by the company.  The company also provides dental, vision, life, and AD&D insurance at no cost to employees.
  • We also offer 401(k) and Roth plans with a 3.5% match, paid holidays and vacation time, FSAs, and disability subsidies.


  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited university in chemistry, chemical engineering, material science, or metallurgy
  • Excellent recordkeeping and communication skills
  • Familiar with Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint and e-mail
  • Able to lift and move up to 40 lbs, and to stand for long periods of time


  • Perform routine chemical analysis of samples from customers and onsite operations in order to determine composition of raw materials and process chemistry
  • Work on process improvement, new product development and commercialization
  • Design, set up and run various research and development experiments

The Location: 

Kolene Corporation is located in Detroit, MI, only 10 minutes from several Livonia shopping and restaurant options.  We offer free, secure parking on-site.

Preferred Candidates will possess one or more of the following qualifications:

  • Familiarity with Induction Coupled Plasma Spectroscopy (ICP-OES), Ion-chromatography, titrimetric analysis, gravimetric analysis, microscopic techniques, and surface profilometry
  • Basic knowledge of metallurgy, hydrometallurgy, metal finishing (including rust preventatives, metal cleaners, and various organic and inorganic coatings)
  • Basic knowledge of industries such as foundries, primary metal production, and/or metal fabrication is also a plus

Why Should You Apply?

  • Competitive pay plus a quarterly bonus program
  • Excellent benefits with low or no employee premiums
  • 37.5 hour work-week in a salaried position
  • MANY extras, including: Opportunities for on-the-job training, paid leaves, early close before holidays, tuition assistance, Professional Association memberships, EAP, summer BBQs, and GREAT PEOPLE!