NewMarket Services

Sr. R&D Engineer - Control Systems Programming

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. 


The primary function of the person selected to fill this position will be to design and support internally developed software used to control systems for R&D test stands and develop processes and methods used to conduct research on our products. The selected candidate will possess knowledge and software skills using Visual Studio with VB, C# and WPF. Familiarity with data acquisition software, signal interfacing, and noise analysis is preferred along with knowledge of electrical design, power requirements, sensors, control logic, electrical troubleshooting and safety implementation related to engine test cells, dynamometers, and vehicle testing.


  • Support internally developed data acquisition software for existing and new test stands
  • Communicate with customers to develop and calculate control algorithms
  • Support PLC, motor drives and related data acquisition hardware associated with software



  • BS in Electrical/Mechanical/Computer Engineering
  • Visual Studio, VB, C#, WPF, Siemens Portal Software
  • Understanding of Controls, electrical-mechanical devices



  • Familiarity of Engine test cells
  • Outstanding communication skills and ability to effectively translate needs into a product that integrates with existing systems
  • Experience developing control and data acquisition software
  • Experience with electrical schematics and electromechanical devices
  • Ability to learn and understand practical applied aspects of Afton Chemical R&D testing
  • Troubleshooting skills and basic understanding of all electrical disciplines
  • Understanding of testing, data analysis, and techniques used to interpret and present test data 



  • Outstanding communication skills are required to effectively interface with researchers and business leaders to determine operational needs and develop “best practices” approaches that will integrate effectively with R&D and corporate system architecture.



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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