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Principal Chemist (Reservoir)

Sugar Land, Texas
Competitive packages starting from 90K
Closing date
Mar 25, 2024

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Field of specialization
Energy, Organic
Work Function
Development-Product, Research-Applied
Job Type
Full time

ChampionX has an immediate need for a Principal Chemist for our Reservoir and Well Intervention RD&E team, located in Sugar Land, TX. This role will support with the drilling product line, innovation projects and customer support. The ideal candidate is highly versatile, communicates effectively, and thrives in a collaborative environment. If you are a passionate professional that likes to work in an autonomous, hands-on environment, we invite you to apply. This is your opportunity to join a growing company offering a competitive base salary and benefits.

What You Will Do:

  • Perform work in a safe manner while identifying opportunities for improving safety. Act as key technical contributor on projects, experiments and research of moderate scope and complexity with high impact on the business. Act with considerate latitude in determining technical approach required to meet desired objectives. Demonstrate full use and application of scientific, project management, design excellence, and other principles, theories and concepts to assignments where precedents may exist plus working knowledge of other related disciplines. Provide solutions to a wide range of difficult problems such as the design of complex systems and programs and/or the resolution of problems requiring state of the art awareness of the terminology. Demonstrate initiative and creativity in identifying and trying new and different approaches. Show understanding of our customers (internal and external) products and available technologies to effectively identify creative solutions that meet customer requirements. Demonstrate the ability to translate understanding of customer challenges into new solutions or product ideas. May supervise others or serve as a technical resource and mentor in area of expertise. Acts as a project or technical lead for strategic projects. Demonstrates continuous improvement mindset and ability to modify processes to improve internal efficiency. Manage time effectively and prioritizes assigned tasks to ensure delivery.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Degree in chemistry, chemical engineering, or related technical field. PhD 0 - 2 years of experience, MS and 3 years minimum experience, BS and 5 years minimum experience. Excellent oral and written communication skills. Demonstrated project management and organizational skills. Immigration VISA sponsorship will be evaluated on a case-by-case basis

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Problem solver with ability to lead change, manage ambiguity, and be able to adapt to new situations and projects quickly. Experience with water-based and oil-based drilling fluids, and methodology associated with testing drilling fluids. Experience with additives for drilling fluids such as emulsifiers, fluid loss additives, and lubricants. Experience with organic synthesis of small molecules. Formulation experience developing new products, and improving existing products. Prior experience with product-scale up, commercialization, or manufacturing process troubleshooting.

About ChampionX:

ChampionX is a global leader in providing chemistry programs and services, drilling technology, artificial lift solutions, and automation technologies for the upstream and midstream oil and gas industry. Our world-class safety culture fuels our purpose to improve lives through our commitment to deliver sustainable operations

Our Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion:

At ChampionX, we believe the best teams are diverse and inclusive, and we are on a journey to create a workplace where every employee can grow and achieve their best. We are committed to fair and equal treatment of employees and applicants. We recruit, hire, promote, transfer and provide opportunities for advancement on the basis of individual qualifications and job performance. In all matters affecting employment, compensation, benefits, working conditions, and opportunities for advancement, we will not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, religion, color, creed, national origin, citizenship status, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expressions, genetic information, marital status, age, disability, or status as a covered veteran.

In addition, we are committed to furthering the principles of Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) through Affirmative Action (AA). Our goal is to fully utilize minority, female, disabled and covered veteran individuals at all levels of the workforce.

We will consider for employment all qualified applicants, including those with criminal histories, in a manner consistent with the requirements of applicable state and local laws, including the City of Los Angeles’ Fair Chance Initiative for Hiring Ordinance and the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance.


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