At SC Johnson, we're focused on innovation. We invest in it. We support it. We win with it. That's why an opportunity with SC Johnson is an opportunity to create great products that help families around the globe. And with winning brands like Pledge®, Baygon®, Windex®, OFF!® and Ziploc®, we have many opportunities for new products for every part of the home.
What’s Special about RD&E at SC Johnson?
We lead the field in research expertise in our key product categories, including aerosol technology, insect behavior and control, and fragrance delivery. Because we're a family company, we can commit to research and development for the long-term. Being focused on future growth, not just quarterly profits, is a real point of difference at SC Johnson.
Our worldwide organization includes hundreds of scientists, engineers, technicians and support staff based at the company's headquarters in Racine, Wisconsin, with additional support provided by staff located at various manufacturing operations around the world.
Plus, we’re a great company that does what’s right today and for tomorrow.
Types of Opportunities
Creative thought, investigative talent, sound judgment and leadership are basic qualities we seek. If you have these talents, you can use them in a wide range of challenging positions. Here’s a look at three sample roles.
Degrees: Chemistry or Chemical Engineering
Product Research Scientists at SC Johnson may lead or work as part of a team with others in Process Development, Package Development, Design, Manufacturing, Regulatory Affairs and Marketing to develop and launch new products. At SC Johnson, you will also have high quality facilities and resource staff available in the areas of toxicology, analytical chemistry, microbiology, physical chemistry and entomology to aid in product development efforts. Effective project planning and successful management of multiple priorities are requirements for the job. Your efforts will lead directly to a product that might be marketed and found on store shelves around the world.
Product Research Scientists focus on the application of innovative technologies to meet consumer needs in SC Johnson's Insect Control, Home Cleaning, Air Care or Home Storage businesses. Project assignments could include:
- Develop innovative formulations and new product ideas.
- Research and design experiments to provide new technologies or new uses for existing technologies that will lead to new products and product claims.
- Develop and test formulations/packaged products to meet identified consumer needs.
- Develop core research technologies that enable the development of new products.
- Provide creative trouble-shooting assistance to U.S. and international manufacturing facilities.
Degrees: Chemical Engineering
Process Development Engineers at SC Johnson may lead or work as part of a team with others in Product Research, Package Development, Design, Manufacturing and Marketing to develop and launch new products and to develop new processes to manufacture those products. At SC Johnson, you might also work with Regulatory Affairs to incorporate U.S. EPA Good Laboratory Practices into new and already developed processes. Effective project planning and successful management of multiple priorities are necessary for the job.
Process Development Engineers are the main link between Product Research and Manufacturing at SC Johnson. Insect Control, Home Cleaning, Air Care or Home Storage project assignments might include:
- Develop, recommend, and demonstrate processes and equipment for the manufacture of new and revised intermediates and finished products which meet quality, safety, cost, and timing requirements.
- Develop innovative processes and scale-up from bench to pilot plant to production.
- Coordinate pilot plant operations including the design and selection of pilot plant equipment for new products.
- Plan and coordinate engineering research studies to provide quality and cost benefits to company products and to improve process development techniques.
- Analyze and provide solutions to process-related manufacturing problems worldwide.
Degrees: Package Engineering, Chemical Engineering or Mechanical Engineering
Package Development Engineers are needed to address packaging component needs involving all facets of primary and secondary packaging for liquid, solid, and aerosol products. They can lead or work as part of a team with others in Product Research, Process Development, Design, Manufacturing, Marketing and outside vendors to develop packaging for assigned brands or products. Effective project planning and successful management of multiple priorities are necessary for the job.
Package Development Engineers apply new and existing packaging technologies to new products, line extensions, and line maintenance programs for SC Johnson's consumer products. Insect Control, Home Cleaning, Air Care or Home Storage project assignments might include:
- Evaluate materials and components in order to develop cost effective, high-quality packaging.
- Provide technical assessments and interact with various groups to develop packaging that meets program objectives.
- Provide technical assistance to correct package-related problems and maintain product quality.
- Establish a broad scope of contacts to maintain awareness of current trends and to aid development of package components.
Help When You Need It
In addition to support throughout onboarding, SC Johnson offers a wealth of opportunities for growth including mentoring and a formal performance management process. Learn more.
How do I start?
Find out about recruiting programs for SC Johnson.
Find out about our internship opportunities, see our intern program page.