As an Engineer in Research & Development at Ecolab, you’ll do exactly that: research challenges, and then passionately pursue the development of their solutions. You’ll work side by side with customers to determine their needs and collaborate with colleagues to deliver game-changing technologies. The challenge, and the opportunity, begins on day one and ends with the development of breakthrough innovations that protect people and vital resources through clean water, safe food, abundant energy and healthy environments.

From troubleshooting product issues and navigating complex regulations to managing technology transfers and raw material supplies, everything our R&D Engineers do supports the design, development and testing of innovative products and services for more than one million customers worldwide.

As a new college graduate in R&D Engineering at Ecolab, you can expect to:


Whether from the lab, a team meeting, or at various customer sites, your solutions improve lives in hospitals, hotels, oil fields, restaurants, food manufacturing plants and more every day.


Throughout your career you will interact directly with customers, while partnering with Ecolab colleagues in Supply Chain, Marketing, Sales and more.


Grow your skills and experience through numerous customized rotations, while benefitting from active manager oversight, informal mentoring, technical training and networking opportunities.

To launch your career with Ecolab, contact your university career services office or search open jobs.
To learn more about the breadth of opportunities in this and other areas, view our Campus Programs.


In addition to our dynamic full-time positions, Ecolab also provides robust 10-12 week internships, where participants gain valuable hands-on experience solving real customer problems.

To thrive in our fast-paced environment, meeting urgent customer needs and aggressive product launch dates, we seek candidates with:

Success Traits: Passion for customer problem solving; technical agility; safety mindset; collaborative; pursues and models leadership.

We hire Interns, Co-ops and December & May graduates for full-time positions in diverse disciplines, including: Biomedical, Chemical, Electrical, Environmental, Industrial, Manufacturing, Packaging, and Software Engineering, as well as Chemistry and Microbiology.