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Estimated Pay $51 per hour
Hours Full-time, Part-time
Location Cedar Rapids, Iowa

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Job Description

Field Chemist Cedar Rapids Iowa

Field Chemist Technical Sales Support employees are responsible for maintaining the existing customers in a Central Iowa area position. The territory includes Cedar Rapids, and the surrounding area of Central Iowa Best place to live is in the greater Cedar Rapids or Iowa City area. Perform water treatment tests at the existing customers. With the freedom of working from your home, you can work and train in a territory alongside veteran Territory Managers.

The career track for a Technical Sales Support/Service Technician is to train to become a Territory Manager. Territory Managers are eligible for unlimited commission and a year-end bonus.

As a Technical Sales Support/Service Technician, you will receive an industry competitive salary, expenses, benefits, and a $675 per month car allowance. In addition, ample technical support is provided along with continuous training. Paperwork is kept to a minimum. Compensation is based upon experience and the ability to succeed. $55,000 to $70,000 first year base for a qualified candidate.

We hire with a focus that favors the committed employee both in terms of overall compensation and growth opportunities. We have designed our compensation package accordingly. Available Benefit Package includes a corporate 401k, health, dental, vision, and life insurance.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Help solve customers' water problems.
  • Treat industrial boilers and cooling towers to keep them energy efficient and environmentally friendly.
  • Perform detailed water testing & analyses at industrial sites such as food processing plants, hospitals, manufacturing plants, commercial buildings, military bases, and data centers.
  • Help sell Garratt-Callahan's proprietary chemical blends, equipment, & monitoring technology.
  • Help sell corrosion & scale inhibitors, coagulants, flocculants, biocides, bio-augmentation, feed & monitoring equipment, water management plans, reverse osmosis products.
  • Help sell Water Safety Programs.
  • Keep our existing customers happy.
  • Help bring on new industrial customers.

About Garratt-Callahan:

Garratt-Callahan is a US based private 119-year-old, nationwide water treatment chemical company. Garratt-Callahan treats industrial boilers and cooling towers to keep them energy efficient and environmentally friendly with one of the most advanced product lines in the industry. We are registered to ISO 9001:2015 and sell an industry leading line of “green" solutions, G-C GreenTech. We are headquartered in Burlingame, California.

G-C is family owned, profitable, and expanding. We have five chemical plants in the USA, technical salespeople in every state, and operations in Asia, the Pacific, and the Caribbean.


  • We offer a competitive benefit package which includes medical, dental, vision, AD&D, LT, and 401k. A monthly car allowance and travel expenses are provided.
  • First year compensation $55,000 to $70,000 depending on experience.
  • Advanced training, and a clear career path.
  • Family friendly, flexible hours.
  • A huge benefit of working for Garratt-Callahan is our stability and low turnover.
  • No Layoffs in our 119-year history
  • G-C is a profitable company. The last year that G-C did not turn a profit was during World War 2.
  • 2022 was a record sales year, and our 2023 sales are trending up.

To Apply, please log on to:

Thank you for considering Garratt-Callahan Company. Garratt-Callahan is an EEO/AAE employer. Minorities, women, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.


You will be a successful applicant if you have a technical degree such as Chemistry, Chemical Engineering, Biology, Mechanical Engineering, Environmental Science, Paper Science, or Water Resources.

You must have a 4-year science degree to qualify for this position. You must be a capable Chemist.

It will be helpful if you qualify to legally access military installations, such as a DBIDS card, or DOD certification.

One-year technical sales, or an internship related to water treatment chemicals is preferred, but we are willing to train and mentor. Outside industrial sales experience is a plus. You must live in the Central Iowa territory, in or near Cedar Rapids or Iowa City is best, and be familiar with the industrial marketplace of Iowa.

If you have a disability, and need assistance during the application and selection process as a result, please contact the Garratt-Callahan Human Resources department at 650.697.5811. Arrangements can be made to provide an accommodation in order to assist you in applying for an open position using our on-line system, completing any other related paperwork, interviewing, or any other portion of the employment process.

When requesting an accommodation, please provide your name, phone, email address, or any other means of contacting you. Provide a brief description of the nature of the requested accommodation. A member of the Human Resources team will then contact you to discuss your request. A request for an accommodation will not affect your opportunities for employment with Garratt-Callahan.

Garratt-Callahan values differing experiences, backgrounds and perspectives among our employees, and see them as a competitive advantage. Garratt-Callahan is committed to the fair and equal treatment of all associates and applicants.

Garratt-Callahan is an equal opportunity employer that evaluates qualified applicants without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, age, marital status, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other characteristic protected by law.

  • The “Equal Employment Opportunity is the Law” poster is available at:
  • Garratt-Callahan Company’s reaffirmation of Equal Employment/Affirmative Action Statement

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