R&D Materials Research Chemist/Engineer

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Position Mission:

The mission is the fundamental reason this position exists.

The mission of the Materials Research Chemist/Engineer is to write manufacturing specifications for compounds, materials and mixing, implement new products and processes to resolve product performance issues, and to reduce material cost and waste through proper formulation. The Materials Research Chemist/Engineer will lead a small team that will directly support plant operations.


The outcomes are the specific and measurable objectives that have a significant impact on the team and business, and include the timeframe over which they should be achieved.

  1. Optimize mix properties to reduce cost for mixing/extrusion/tire building processes by 10% within two years

  2. Work with worldwide formulator network to align mixes and mixing processes within two years

  3. Within 2 years, develop state of the art testing facility and testing protocols to enhance knowledge of the relationship between material properties and tire performance

Core Competencies:

  • Creativity

  • Communication

  • Time Management

  • Collaboration

  • Deliberation

Travel Requirements: N/A

Other Requirements:

You must be able to demonstrate skill or experience in the following items in order to be considered for the position.

  • Mixing experience required (minimum 3 years) - Clear understanding of the property performance relationship from raw materials to finished tire.