Principal Chemist

  • Full Time
  • Calgary
  • 125 - 150


ChampionX has an immediate opportunity for a Principal Chemist in our Production Chemical Technologies – RD&E Asset Integrity group, located in Calgary, AB . If you are a dedicated professional with a proven track record of success, we invite you to apply.

This is your opportunity to join a large growing company offering competitive base salary.

The Research, Development and Engineering (RD&E) division is focused on developing innovative and complete solutions to meet our customers’ needs while looking toward the future through our commitment to developing products that satisfy both business and customer needs. RD&E is a great place for technical experts to be challenged and make an impact.

If you are a passionate professional that likes to work in an autonomous, hands-on environment, we invite you to apply.

Job Overview:  

Primarily responsible for qualification of corrosion inhibitors using a variety of corrosion testing techniques. In addition, this position is responsible for development of products, test procedures and the creation of technical documents.

The applicant should be able to demonstrate his/her practical experience in a laboratory setting. This position requires a self-motivated team player with strong interpersonal and organizational skills.

The candidate should have a strong desire to learn about corrosion and how it applies in the oilfield industry. This is a safety sensitive position and qualified candidates are required to complete drug and alcohol testing in accordance with ChampionX Drug and Alcohol policy.

What’s in it For You:

The opportunity to take on some of the world’s most meaningful challenges, helping customers achieve their production goals through providing asset integrity solutions

The ability to make an impact and shape your career with a company that is passionate about growth

Access to best-in-class resources, tools, and technology

Thrive in a company that values sustainability, drives a safety-focused culture and empowers its employees through continuous improvement

The support of an organization that believes it is vital to include and engage diverse people, perspectives, and ideas to achieve our best

Comprehensive benefits package starting day 1 of employment – medical, dental, vision, matching Pension Plan, and more!

What Will You Do:

Perform work in a safe manner while identifying opportunities for improving safety

Develop novel innovations in the area of Asset Integrity

Design, conduct, and interpret laboratory tests to support key customer projects

Collaborate with other scientists, research groups, and RD&E leaders on new development projects

Interpret experimental data and communicate results clearly to peers and project teams in written reports and oral presentations

Collaborate with other departments on field qualification of products

Provide consulting on experimental design, mentoring, and work direction for junior lab scientists

Protect intellectual property, file patents, publish and/or present research findings

Candidate must reside in Calgary, AB or surrounding areas.

Immigration sponsorship not available for this role.

This is a safety-sensitive position, and the successful candidate will be required to complete drug and alcohol testing.

Minimum Qualifications:

Education and experience should be at a minimum:

Bachelor’s degree or Diploma in a Chemical discipline and 5+ years of relevant industry experience

Master’s degree and 3+ years of relevant industry experience

Ph.D. and 1+ years of relevant industry experience

In-depth knowledge/experience in corrosion chemistry

Experience in oilfield production chemicals with a background in Asset Integrity

Strong understanding of test methods for corrosion inhibitors including Rotating Cylinder Electrode, Rotating Cage Autoclave, Static Autoclave & electrochemical evaluation techniques

Product formulation/development experience from benchtop to commercialization

Proven track record of project management; excellent organizational and time management skills

Strong problem-solving skills

Excellent verbal and written communication skills

Ability to perform laboratory work with a breathing apparatus (SABA, SCBA)

Strong mechanical aptitude, knowledge of Swagelok systems an asset

Knowledge of and experience with H2S Scavengers an asset

Ability to learn quickly and handle a fast-paced work environment

Must be able to provide balance between teamwork and independent work

About ChampionX :

ChampionX is a global leader in providing chemistry programs and services, drilling technologies, artificial lift solutions, automation technologies, and emissions monitoring 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.

ChampionX is a global leader in chemistry programs and services, drilling technology, artificial lift solutions, and automation technologies for the upstream and midstream oil and gas industry.

We bring more than a century of expertise and 7,000 team members to deliver forward-thinking innovations, unmatched global supply chain capability, and market-shaping solutions in reservoir, drilling, production, midstream, and water applications. Our world-class safety culture fuels our purpose to improve lives through our commitment to deliver sustainable operations.