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Research and Development Scientist

Company: Select Energy Services
Location: Houston
Posted on: May 28, 2023

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          About Us
          At Rockwater, we recognize the power of teamwork. We are an organization where dedication, safe work, good judgement and results are recognized and rewarded. Through the efforts of our 3000 employees located across Canada and the United States we have been able to achieve great success and continue to grow. Our mission is to provide customized fluids and environmental solutions that maximize oil and gas production and reduce cost while minimizing environmental footprint. Our company culture is centered on our core values, Respect, Integrity, Safety and Excellence. Rockwater is looking to grow our team! We strive to be a "Great Place to Work" where challenge and opportunity are part of our daily experience. If you're looking for a career opportunity where you can use your talents, be challenged, and advance your career path, Rockwater is the place for you!
          At Rockwater Energy Solutions, we are taking a fresher, smarter approach to the water, stimulation, fracturing, fluids, and production needs of our customers. With our comprehensive offering of services and technologies and our team of specialized experts, our goal is to increase your productivity while decreasing operation costs and minimizing your environmental footprint. Flowback & Well Testing Field Fluids Logistics Water Transfer
          Job Description
          Job Details
          Full Time / Part Time: Full Time
          FLSA Classification: Exempt
          Business Unit: Chemicals
          Reports to: Sr. Director
          Travel Requirement: Yes
          Rockwater's Research and Development Scientist will conduct polymer applications testing in the lab and in the field, manage new product development and adoption, and assist other scientists in polymer synthesis, determination of physical characteristics, and product characterization and documentation.
          The essential job functions include, but are not limited to

          • Ability to conduct jar, Buchner Funnel, settle ability, and other liquids/solids separation testing.

          • Basic knowledge of coagulant, flocculant, and dewatering product chemistry.

          • Expertise in how these products work.

          • Ability to drive polymer program development in industrial applications such as mining, HPI/CPI, metals processing, and other heavy industries.

          • Ability to develop/adopt, implement, and manage standardized product performance testing.

            Other duties
            Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.
            To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required:

            • 7 to 10 years of water treatment polymer applications testing experience

            • Comfortable with MS Office, including Word, Excel and PowerPoint.

            • Strong communication and customer service skills; effective public speaker.

            • Energy service company management experience helpful.

            • Capability and proven abilities in research, science and technology.

            • Ability to think outside the box.

            • Demonstrated ability to be organized, flexible and work under pressure to meet deadlines.

            • Exhibit ability to be a strong team player.

            • Possess excellent written and verbal skills, as well as excellent interpersonal skills.

            • Ability to manage multiple projects in an environment of constantly changing priorities.

            • Ability to work independently.

            • Mechanical Aptitude


              • A - Accountability: Take ownership of actions and outcomes.

              • C - Continuous Improvement: Embrace the necessity for change and commitment to continual growth and progress.

              • T - Teamwork: Encourage and support a collaborative, safe, and engaged work environment.

                Compensation Information
                Compensation is competitive and commensurate with experience.
                Top Tier Benefits

                • Medical, dental, vision, coverage in addition to life and disability insurance plans---

                • Paid Vacation Days and Paid Holidays

                • Retirement and Savings (401K) Plan

                  Physical Demands and Exposures

                  • This position works inside a climate-controlled environment. The Company will supply adequate training and equipment to perform the functions of the job.

                  • Monday - Friday, 8am-5pm.

                  • Involves sitting at a desk for extended periods of time.

                  • Needs high degree of concentration in a busy area.

                  • Ability to lift up to 50lbs.

                    Affirmative Action/EEO statement
                    Rockwater is an equal opportunity employer. It is Rockwater's policy to prohibit discrimination and harassment of any type and to afford equal employment opportunities to employees and applicants without regard to any protected class, status, characteristic, or activity. All employment decisions, including decisions regarding recruitment, selection, hiring, compensation, benefits, training, advancement, discipline, discharge, and other terms, conditions, and privileges of employment are made without regard to any lawfully protected class, status, characteristic, or activity.
                    Clean Air Act
                    Rockwater requires all employees whose jobs may involve environmental compliance to understand and comply with the U.S. Environmental Protections Agency's Clean Air Act that regulates air emissions from stationary and mobile sources. A copy of the Clean Air Act can be provided to you upon request from Human Resources.
                    Select Energy Services participates in E-Verify and will provide the federal government with your Form I-9 information to confirm that you are authorized to work in the U.S. If E-Verify cannot confirm that you are authorized to work, Select is required to give you written instructions and an opportunity to contact Department of Homeland Security (DHS) or Social Security Administration (SSA) so you can begin to resolve the issue before the employer can take any action against you, including terminating your employment. Select only uses E-Verify once you have accepted a job offer and completed the Form I-9.

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