NewMarket Services


Location US-VA-Richmond
Research and Development


About Us

Afton Chemical Corporation is part of the NewMarket Corporation (NYSE: NEU) family of companies, and is one of the largest global suppliers of lubricant additives and offers a broad line of fuel additives worldwide. 


Work with R&D scientists and engineers to understand variability in test method & study results and advise them in making statistically relevant conclusions. 


  • Understand statistical analysis methods that are to be applied to properly analyze data. Some statistical analysis/data modeling methods are to include
    • General Linear Models – including multiple comparisons,
    • Generalized Linear Models,
    • Partial Least Squares,
    • Principal Components Analysis,
    • Logistic Regression,
    • Random/Fixed (Mixed) Models, and 
    • Neural Network Models.

  • Will be technically proficient in Design of Experiment (DoE/RSM/EVOP) methods.

  • Perform large/small sample statistical analysis, perform distribution free statistical analysis, and generate test plan sample sizes to identify significant differences in the study factor data.

  • Understand process improvement methods such as Statistical Process Control, Multivariate Statistical Process Control, Six Sigma, and Lean Manufacturing.

  • Will be self-motivated to learn new methods, to learn about the factors being analyzed, to keep up-to-date technically, and to apply new knowledge to the job.



  • Bachelor’s degree in Mathematics or Statistics (or other relevant science field)
  • Thorough knowledge and understanding statistical methods and principles and application of those principals in a research and development environment typically acquired after at least 5 years of relevant experience




  • Advanced degree in Mathematics or Statistics or other relevant field
  • ASQ Certifications (CRE, CQE, SSBB)
  • Experience with computer software packages such as:
    • SAS, Minitab, JMP, Statistica, ProMV/ProBatch, SIMCA , Microsoft Excel, R, etc.
    • Programming languages such as VB or C
    • Database programs (Access, SQL, etc.)
    • Microsoft Office applications 
  • Automotive, chemistry/chemical, or petroleum additive related academic background or work experience



  • Decision Making - Decision making in a timely manner based upon a mixture of analysis, wisdom, experience, and judgment; sometimes with incomplete information, under tight deadlines and pressure; while based upon appropriate risk and authority
  • Business Insight - The understanding of the basis for our business model and how that is realized in the market. The understanding of how business and operations are intimately linked. The ability to utilize information, practices & trends,  affecting the business to engage and drive new strategies and tactics work in the marketplace. 
  • Analysis and Problem Solving - Solves difficult problems with effective solutions; asks good questions and questions all likely sources for answers; can solve complex problems and recognize complex patterns; utilizing all appropriate tools to reach a robust answer.
  • Communication - The ability to communicate information clearly and effectively in an engaging and convincing manner.
  • Managing Performance - Possessing the drive and focus to achieve challenging goals.
  • Collaboration and Networking - The ability to work in and across Afton's organizational matrix to achieve business objectives, via engaging and rewarding interactions. Through this network provide support, exert influence .  Influencing without authority.
  • Project Management - The ability to manage tasks and activities and achieve their completion within the agreed framework, across regional and organizational boundaries
  • Innovation - The openness to new ideas and the ability to generate breakthrough solutions.  Can develop, seek out, critically assess and implement new and value adding concepts.
  • Dealing with Uncertainty - Can effectively cope with change; can shift gears comfortably; can decide and act without having the total picture; isn’t upset when things are up in the air; doesn’t have to finish things before moving on; can comfortably handle risk and uncertainty.
  • Basic computer literacy (i.e. Microsoft Office, Word, Excel)

Working at Afton

Who We Are - We're a diverse, global family of individuals, who share a passion for developing innovative solutions. We build our professional relationships on respect, integrity and a commitment to safety and quality. Just as these values apply to our professional relationships, they also apply to the way feel about our neighbors and communities.

Our Work - At Afton, our innovative R&D programs lead to global growth. Our lubricant and fuel additives are among the most highly developed and widely used in the petroleum industry. Afton is a recognized and trusted supplier of driveline lubricant additives, engine oil additives, fuel additives and industrial lubricant additives.

Benefits / Compensation - We offer competitive compensation and benefit packages that reflect our commitment to our employees. Our employees are our most treasured asset and we have dedicated resources that allow us to reward our employees for their commitment on an ongoing basis - ensuring our compensation packages are competitive in the industry.



An Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to the individual’s race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, religion, age, disability, genetic information, status as a military veteran or any other characteristic protected by applicable law.


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