Careers Draft


Columbia Chemical was founded in 1975 by two talented chemists dedicated to the principles of Simplifying Surface Finishing®. Located in Brunswick, Ohio, we are recognized globally as a leader in the development, manufacturing, and supply of specialty chemistries for the surface finishing industry.

We have continued to build on the legacy of Simplifying Surface Finishing® today by earning a solid reputation for providing a depth of technical expertise and consistent support that makes a difference for our customers.

Columbia Chemical became a 1oo% employee-owned company in 2011. As an ESOP (employee stock ownership plan) company, our employee-owners take pride in the contributions that they each make to our success.

Interested in applying? See our open positions.


Our history and values have shaped our company into who and what we are today. We pride ourselves on our culture and how it drives our day to day work. As employee owners, we all want what is best for the company to succeed and means we need our employees to be happy and successful.

We encourage constant education not only within our positions but with our financial futures as well. Columbia provides several opportunities to learn about the current market, how to save for retirement, and other financial tips disbursed throughout the year in print materials and lunch and learn sessions.

We also offer opportunities for employees to get more involved by joining committees where they can assist in working with the company to strengthen our ESOP knowledge, try new healthy lifestyle choices, practice safety procedures, or plan those fun company events.

At Columbia, every employee has an impact on the company’s success which is why we care about you and your accomplishments. We are here to learn, grow, and achieve with you as we Simplify Surface Finishing®.

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An Employee Stock Ownership Plan is an employment benefit that allows a company’s employees to own shares in the business and benefit from these shares’ growth in value over time. ESOPs let employees accumulate company stock throughout their time at the company and trade these shares for their cash value once they leave or retire. Since 2011, Columbia Chemical has been 100% employee owned and we believe it has had a great impact on our company culture as well as employee’s financial security. But don’t just listen to us, listen in to some of our employees and hear what employee ownership means to them.


Open Positions:

Lab Chemist

Business Development Manager (New England/Mid-Atlantic, Central, Midwest)

Send cover letter and resume in a Word or PDF file to:

No 3rd Party Recruiters

Or mail to:
Human Resources Department
1000 Western Dr.
Brunswick, OH 44212

No phone calls please.

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