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Company: Kelly Services
Location: Rockwall, TX
Career Level: Director
Industries: Recruitment Agency, Staffing, Job Board


Kelly Science is looking for a great individual to join as R&D Director for industry division related to  product line of lubrication, anti-seize, and drilling compounds.

Great opportunity in leading the research and development team. Work with cross-functional teams to ensure products meet customer needs and optimization of the quality, cost, and performance of existing products.

R&D Director,  Rockwall, Texas 

Area of product line:
Lubrication, anti-seize, drilling compounds, and related product lines.


  • Leads the product development team for division including lubricants, drilling compounds, anti-seize products and other specialty chemicals
  • Leads the team of research and development and analytical lab chemists.
  • Develops and implements growth strategies for the product lines in conjunction with operations, marketing, sales, and other functions. Assigns technical team members to specific projects in conjunction with other technical directors and ensures development deliverables have been met.
  • Establishes and oversees the development agenda for continuous improvement including cost reductions, quality, and product improvements.
  • Supports the new product development process and helps develop project management and technical formulation skills among the team members.
  • Plans, implements, and directs the development and testing of field application simulation and test equipment.
  • Participates in investigation and resolution of manufacturing process problems and recommend improvements. Approves new product and pilot batches as needed.
  • Participates in investigation and resolution of customer product performance complaints.
  • Supports technical service department in the technical presentations/education courses and in answering distributor/end user technical questions regarding product selection and/or suitability for use.
  • Oversees relationships with raw material suppliers from a technical standpoint
  • Develops and oversees the annual budget for the product development group in lubricants
  • The role may be required to represent company at industry events and trade shows to promote the company's products and gather marketing information.
  • Perform other duties as required.
Required Skills & Training:
  • Technical background in lubrication formulation, oil drilling compounds, or similar chemistries
  • Understanding of product development processes, formulation best practices, lab management, and team development
  • Self-motivated and team player
  • Organization skills with excellent attention-to-detail skills
  • Able to lead and supervise key research and development talent sufficient to meet company goals
  • Excellent communication, both written and verbal
Education & Experience Requirements:
  • BS in science, engineering with at least 15 years' related experience
  • At least 10 years' experience in lubricant or oil drilling compound formulation and development
  • At least 10 years' experience in managing a technical team of chemists
  • Medical, Dental, Vision insurance
  • Disability insurance
  • Life insurance
  • Flexible Spending Account & Health Savings Account
  • Paid time off (PTO)
  • Maternity & Paternity leave
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • 401(k) match 
  • 401(k) additional profit sharing
  • Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP)

You should know: Your safety matters! Vaccination against COVID-19 may be a requirement for this job in compliance with current client and governmental policies. A Kelly recruiter will confirm and share more details with you during the interview process.

Why Kelly® Science & Clinical?

Kelly Science & Clinical is your connection to premier scientific and clinical companies looking to hire industry experts just like you. Our team creates expert talent solutions to solve the world's most critical challenges. Every day, we match science professionals with dream jobs that fit their skills, interests, and career goals—it's the way we think job searching should be. Nearly 100 percent of our science recruiters have a professional background and education in science, so we know a thing or two about the science market and how to get your expertise noticed.

About Kelly®

At Kelly, we're always thinking about what's next and advising job seekers on new ways of working to reach their full potential. In fact, we're a leading advocate for temporary/nontraditional workstyles, because we believe they allow flexibility and tremendous growth opportunities that enable a better way to work and live (plus, did we mention we provide a ton of benefits). Connecting great people with great companies is what we do best, and our employment opportunities span a wide variety of workstyles, skill levels, and industries around the world.

Kelly Services is proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer. We welcome, value, and embrace diversity at all levels and are committed to building a team that is inclusive of a variety of backgrounds, communities, perspectives, and abilities. At Kelly, we believe that the more inclusive we are, the better services we can provide. Requests for accommodation related to our application process can be directed to Kelly's Human Resource Knowledge Center. Kelly complies with the requirements of California's state and local Fair Chance laws. A conviction does not automatically bar individuals from employment.

]] About Kelly Services

Kelly Services, Inc. (NASDAQ: KELYA, KELYB) is a leader in providing workforce solutions.

Kelly offers a comprehensive array of outsourcing and consulting services as well as world-class staffing on a temporary, temporary-to-hire, and direct-hire basis.

Serving clients around the globe, Kelly provided employment to more than 540,000 employees in 2013. Revenue in 2013 was $5.4 billion.

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