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Grease Discipline Technology Lead


Houston, TX, US

Company:  ExxonMobil

Job Role Summary

ExxonMobil Research and Engineering Company has an immediate opening for a Member of the Technical Staff in the area of Greases at its Houston Campus in Spring, Texas.  The successful candidate will have a broad background in grease technology with core expertise in product applications and technology.  Experience with grease formulation development and product recommendations is preferred.  Candidate must have interest in and ability to review and summarize extensive, complex programs, steward and provide technical leadership on grease programs and products.


ExxonMobil’s Houston Campus is a facility of 10,000 employees supporting ExxonMobil’s Upstream, Downstream and Chemical businesses.  

Job Role Responsibilities

The researcher will:

  • Support Global improvement initiatives to help improve the delivery of superior performing grease products to customers
  • Interface with third parties to ensure understanding of product performance, customer needs and supplier trends
  • Provide understanding and technical knowledge of grease products and their applications to support  ExxonMobil business objectives
  • Provide customer insights and industry trends around future grease performance needs
  • Optimize the formulation of existing ExxonMobil products to reduce cost and increase performance
  • Provide support to ExxonMobil’s businesses to help address complex product blending and performance problems and manage customer incidents
  • Provide technical guidance on global manufacturing, raw material supply issues and quality investigations
  • Monitor competitor and industry technical trends to support business strategic and marketing plans
  • Accountable and responsible for Product Portfolio Assessment
  • Drive decisions consistent with the business strategy with key stakeholders
  • Optimize existing product costs to meet desired product performance/claims
  • Handle customer communications for non-routine product information to enable/continue sales

Expected Level of Proficiency

  • A minimum of a BS in engineering (chemical, mechanical), chemistry, or related field is required
  • Minimum of 5 years’ experience in the area of grease product development, grease lubrication technology, or grease applications
  • Strong interest in grease applications and grease technology
  • Willing to travel internationally and relocate domestically
  • Strong analytical and problem solving skills
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Strong project management skills


Alternate Location: United States : Houston, Texas 

ExxonMobil is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, or disability status.

Nearest Major Market: Houston

Job Segment: Engineer, Product Development, Project Manager, Engineering, Research, Technology

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