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We Make Chemistry Work with Great People!

We actively seek talented, enthusiastic individuals to come work with us in Marinette, Wisconsin as operators, technicians, quality control, chemical engineers and Mechanics. We seek people who like diverse projects and interacting with technical clients who love when we make chemistry work for them!

We offer a complete compensation package medical, dental, 401(k) benefits and a yearly fitness club membership. When you become part of our team, training and continuing education become important aspects of your career development experience.

Why Northeast Wisconsin?

Marinette is a beautiful community, located in the economic development region known as the New North. To get familiar with everything life in The New North has to offer, take a look a the following video.


Our employment packages include a competitive salary, two weeks paid vacation, 401k, profit sharing, life and disability insurance, paid health club membership, and available medical, dental, and vision packages. We are an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer who remains active with State of Wisconsin and Michigan Workforce Development departments.

Careers Opportunities

Maintenance Mechanic

Mechanics at ChemDesign play an important role in operations of the plant. In this role, no day is ever the same. Troubleshoot mechanical equipment failure. Repair, rebuild, install, and uninstall reactors, automation controls, glass lined equipment, cryogenic seals, mag-drive pumps, liquid and dry vacuum pumps, rotary seals and more. Our open position includes a fantastic benefits package and offers a straight day shift that allows a long, four day weekend every other week.

Journeyman Pipefitter

Are you proficient in welding stainless pipe? Our team is in need of a journeyman pipefitter to help us with custom pipe installations.  Our pipefitters work with engineers and operations on set-up design.  This position offers a straight day shift and 4-10 hour days per week and allows a long, four day weekend every other week.

Chemistry Lab Analyst 

Our team is looking for a Chemistry Lab Analyst experienced in GC, HPLC, and wet chemical techniques. This position involves working with other chemists to ensure proper testing is implemented in their efforts to scale up production. The technicians we hire are excellent communicators and able to work independently with minimal supervision.

Our Quality Control Technician position requires working shift rotations and experience in laboratory science. An Associate or Bachelor of Science Degree is preferred, as well as expertise in GC & HPLC equipment and writing test methods.

Methods Development Chemist

Method development chemists are highly-skilled supports for the startup of a custom chemical manufacturing campaign. ChemDesign’s R&D lab is where all projects start before they are tested and developed full scale into the plant. An ideal candidate will have a bachelors degree in chemistry and  3-5 years’ experience in HPLC and GC methods development. Synthetic experience is a plus but not required. This position will report directly to the Director of Technology.

Chemical Operator Positions

Our chemical operations teams are currently fully staffed. We are accepting applications to pre-qualify candidates for our next openings. Use our online application to submit your information to us.

To provide some background before you apply, a chemical technician is a semi-skilled position that oversees the operating equipment in the manufacturing of various compounds used to improve our life needs.  Much like a chef, a chemical operator must follow a detailed recipe and combine various ingredients to make a new product.  We run a 24/7/365 operation that requires employees to work a rotating 12-hour work schedule.  Operators working this schedule enjoy the benefit of working only 14-days/month with a scheduled 7-days off every 28-days.  Overtime is available and greatly increases a person’s earning potential.

College Recruiting

ChemDesign participates in annual career fairs at technical schools and universities. Visit our booth at a campus near you, including Michigan Technological University, Northern Michigan University, Northeast Wisconsin Technical College and the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

If you are a proven leader and want a career that provides opportunities to problem solve in an entrepreneurial environment, submit your resume and three letters of reference to: [email protected].

We recommend candidates review Dave Mielke’s presentation on working in the specialty chemicals industry before applying for a position.

We have also created a radio ad highlighting our benefits.

Human Resources and Employee Development Manager

Send your resume to: Brian Bourgeois
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[email protected]

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