Process Engineer / Process Chemist - Manager

We are People Against Dirty, a growing house of brands that includes method, ecover, babyganics, and coming soon...mrs. meyers clean day. We've always done things differently – we’re fearless thinkers, mad scientists and adventurous designers who believe that making soap leads to brave ideas, bold inventions and beautiful bubbles. We started small, but we’ve got big plans to make the world a cleaner, greener, more colorful place. And we invite everyone to join us as we pioneer a future where doing business is doing good for all.


Based in Chicago and reporting to the Director of Engineering and Technical Services, this production services role will own the process development and roll-out of new and existing products in our production network. Charged with owning the formulation once it’s left our Green Chefs hands, this contributor ensures that our customers experience the same, intended product every time, regardless of where it was made. An eye for detail, a passion for manufacturing and love of formulation/process all will set this individual up for success.


  • Lead the product scale up and commercialization process from lab to plant (in collaboration with the Green Chefs and packaging engineers) for new products and existing products transferring to new facilities.
  • Develop commercialization risk assessments ahead of scale-up to help ensure the right level of resource and time allocation (depending on product complexity and supply chain stability)
  • Work with R&D, Quality and Procurement on product manuals and test method validation for the plants to ensure a smooth and seamless production start up
  • Qualify new production facilities and equipment. Collaborate within our manufacturing infrastructure to apply best practices in scale-up and commercialization, including equipment choices and specifications.
  • Participate on project teams, influencing short and long term project plans. Identify new product, cost, supply assurance and quality improvement opportunities
  • Collaborate with Engineering and other groups to build the capabilities of the South Side Soapbox and continuously strive to improve the operation, efficiency and capability of the site.


  • 3 - 8 years of product formulation, plant scale liquid processing and scale up experience in cleaning, personal care or related field
  • Familiarity with blending, filling and packaging operations across common industry equipment, specifications and suppliers
  • Knowledge of OTC/personal care process / manufacturing guidelines and requirements OR deep knowledge in laundry, solids blending and other household cleaning products processing
  • Proven experience and knowledge of scale up and manufacturing best practices

  • Equally capable in the lab, plant, or within business teams and problem solving operational issue
  • Ability to manage multiple priorities and work within tight timeframes and deadlines
  • Strong interpersonal communication, organization and experience leading teams
  • Strong ‘hands on’ approach
  • Well developed, creative problem solving skills
  • Proactive approach and work ethic appropriate for a fast-paced, team-oriented, growing company
  • You possess that certain “something” that makes us better
  • Willingness to learn + ability to adapt to a changing environment
  • Sense of humor + a positive outlook with a “can-do” attitude!


Bachelor’s Degree in Chemistry or Chemical Engineering

PAD PERKS:Our values are at the heart of everything we do. Here are a few of the
ways weCare like a Motherfor every person against dirty:
  • Rockstar health insurance benefits package
  • Competitive vacation bundle + 3 Care Days (a.k.a. Volunteer Time-Off) a year
  • Generous retirement match + pre-tax savings options
  • Global Ping Pong Tournament + heard that right!

HOURS: full time, exempt
REPORTS TO: Director of Engineering

Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor's legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)

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