Position Responsibilities


  • Develop and test rubber compounds to meet ASTM, SAE, AMS, FDA and other customer specified requirements.
  • Troubleshoot production processes and implement permanent procedures to prevent reoccurring failures
  • Work closely with Operations Manager, Production Supervisor, Production Leads and Planner to maintain good material flow from Mixing to Fabrication
  • Manage the activities of the QA and R&D laboratories
  • Manage the activities of the Millroom
  • Assist Operations Manager and Sales Manager with R&D planning
  • Assist the Materials Manager with raw material selections, planning, and vendor approvals
  • Assist Customer Service with technical questions and environmental compliance certifications
  • Analyze routine batch testing data and set process specifications based on statistical methods
  • Perform production Line Trials and record processing parameters for setting specifications
  • Assist the QA Manager and EHS Manager with ISO certification and environmental/safety compliance


Experience and Skills


  • Bachelors Degree in Chemistry or Chemical Engineering
  • 5 to 10 years relevant work experience. Silicone and Sponge compounding highly desirable
  • Experience with traditional rubber testing equipment: Rheometer, Tensometer, Flammability, Compression Deflection, Low Temperature, etc.
  • SPC and DOE experience required
  • Experience with Banbury Mixers, Mills, Extruders, Continuous Hot Air Vulcanization, Compression Molding, and Barwell
  • Proficient with all Microsoft Office Applications
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills

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