Kelly Services Water Based Cleaner Chemist in Detroit, Michigan

Every day, Kelly Scientific Resources connects scientific professionals with opportunities to advance their careers, and we currently have a direct-hire opening for a Water Based Cleaner Chemist in Detroit, MI.


  • Formulation of new products

  • Quality Control of production batches

  • Evaluating samples of competitor products from the field

  • Tweaking existing products/formulation to better meet customer product requirements/criteria

  • All related testing as it related to Water Based Cleaners

  • Evaluating projects with sales/technical team to determine which projects to pursue and which projects not to pursue

  • Visiting current and/or new prospective customer plants/factories

  • Sampling cleaners from the field

  • Solving problems/issues with customers

  • Attending trials of new products at customer location


  • 5-7 years’ experience as a Formulating Chemist

  • Experience with Cleaners used in industrial applications (i.e. steel) as well as CIP cleaners and other cleaners used in food and beverage for sanitation.

  • Formulation, QC and technical field experience (i.e. evaluating products, solving problems, improving performance of products in the field is important)

  • Organic and Inorganic chemistry experience

  • Must have strong instrumental skills

  • B.S. degree in Chemistry or Chemical Engineering. M.S. degree preferred

This position reports to the Water Based Lab Director

  • This position has a plan for succession of the current lab director within the next 5 years

  • Will train under the current Lab Director

Some out of state travel will be required

Salary range: $80-90K/year

Why Kelly ® ?

With Kelly, you’ll have access to some of the world’s highest-regarded scientific organizations—

providing you with opportunities to work on today’s most challenging, research-intensive, and relevant

projects. Our connections can lead you to innovative scientific pursuits you’ll be proud to help

advance. We work with 95 of the Fortune 100™ companies, and found opportunities for more than 9,000

scientific professionals last year.

You pursued a career in science to fuel your quest for knowledge and your desire to make the world

a better place. Let Kelly fuel your career—connect with us today.

AboutKelly Services ®

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Individuals with Disabilities, Protected Veterans, Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity and is

committed to employing a diverse workforce. Equal Employment Opportunity

is The Law.