Company: Baker Hughes
Skills: Chemical Engineering
Experience: 3 + Years
Education: Bachelors/3-5 yr Degree
Location: Sugar Land, Texas, United States


Production Optimization Scientist ( Upstream Chemicals) Sugar Land, TX

Do you enjoy creating innovative solutions?

Would you like to lead chemical research and development?

Join a team that innovates with technology

Our Chemicals team creates solutions that optimize your liquid and solid separation processes. Our family of strongly cationic polymer formulations provide efficient, cost-effective separation, but not limited to refinery and petrochemical processes. With our innovative designs our customers are able to process more fluids through systems with less residence time.

Partner with the best

As an Production Optimization Scientist , you will provide a vital service through applying the application of scientific and engineering methodologies. You will take ownership of research of development projects to develop new solutions to old Oil and Gas materials challenges. You will prototype and analyze the performance of potential technologies.

As an Production Optimization Scientist , you will be responsible for:
  • Conceptual or theoretical or practical activities related to the science of applying chemistry to industrial processes or for development of new technologies or products.
  • Expected to resolve problems through the application of acquired expertise guided by precedent.
  • Works together with people from the business unit. Contacts are under guidance and/or geared towards specifying activities, planning of activities and giving explanations on technical issues.
  • Communicates with direct team and supervisor. Presents to internal teams on metrics, project status and research.


Fuel your passion

To be successful in this role you will:
  • Bachelor's degree from an accredited university or college (with at least 3 years of experience in Engineering/Technology).
  • Have the ability to develop new test methods for in-depth product characterization
  • Work independently at times, as well as be a functioning part of a team to complete large projects
  • Ability to travel up to 80% - domestically and internationally
  • Prior work experience with production chemicals
  • Show a solid understanding of structure-property relationships
  • Be able to show excellent problem-solving, process improvement and analytical skills
  • Demonstrate a basic understanding of project management
  • Have excellent written and verbal English skills and the ability to work in a collaborative team environment
  • Be able to travel to visit customers or Baker Hughes locations


As part of our commitment to the health & safety of our employees, customers and the communities in which we operate, this role requires full vaccination for COVID-19 prior to beginning work.

Work in a way that works for you

We recognize that everyone is different and that the way in which people want to work and deliver at their best is different for everyone too. In this role, we can offer the following flexible working patterns:
  • Standard working schedule supporting the clients needs


Working with us

Our people are at the heart of what we do at Baker Hughes. We know we are better when all of our people are developed, engaged and able to bring their whole authentic selves to work. We invest in the health and well-being of our workforce, train and reward talent and develop leaders at all levels to bring out the best in each other.

Working for you

Our inventions have revolutionized energy for over a century. But to keep going forward tomorrow, we know we have to push the boundaries today. We prioritize rewarding those who embrace change with a package that reflects how much we value their input. Join us, and you can expect:
  • Contemporary work-life balance policies and wellbeing activities
  • Comprehensive private medical care options
  • Safety net of life insurance and disability programs
  • Tailored financial programs
  • Additional elected or voluntary benefits


About Us

With operations in over 120 countries, we provide better solutions for our customers and richer opportunities for our people. As a leading partner to the energy industry, we're committed to achieving net-zero carbon emissions by 2050 and we're always looking for the right people to help us get there. People who are as passionate as we are about making energy safer, cleaner and more efficient.

Join Us

Are you seeking an opportunity to make a real difference in a company with a global reach and exciting services and clients? Come join us and grow with a team of people who will energize and inspire you!

As part of our commitment to the health and safety of our employees, customers and the communities in which we operate, this role requires full vaccination for COVID-19 prior to beginning work. Requests for reasonable accommodations due to valid medical reasons, a sincerely held religious belief, or other personal conscience objection will be considered on a case-by-case basis, including but not limited to essential job duties, in accordance with applicable law.

As part of our commitment to the health and safety of our employees, customers and the communities in which we operate, this role requires full vaccination for COVID-19 prior to beginning work.About Us:
With operations in over 120 countries, we provide better solutions for our customers and richer opportunities for our people. As a leading partner to the energy industry, we're committed to achieving net-zero carbon emissions by 2050 and we're always looking for the right people to help us get there. People who are as passionate as we are about making energy safer, cleaner and more efficient.

Join Us:
Are you seeking an opportunity to make a real difference in a company that values innovation and progress? Join us and become part of a team of people who will challenge and inspire you! Let's come together and take energy forward.

Baker Hughes Company is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, protected veteran status or other characteristics protected by law.