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The Company & Your Role:
As our Senior Tire Compound Engineer/Chemist, you will be working for an award-winning, global tire manufacturer that consistently rates in the Top 10 of our industry.
You'll be involved in some pretty important work, so you must be an engineer/chemist who is dynamic and well versed on the most current technologies and upcoming industry trends. We need someone in this role who has a strong familiarity with the manufacturing plant process, who can get involved in competitive intelligence, and can provide input into our OE and RE product planning process.
Some of the expectations and tasks we have for you in this role will include:
The initiation and completion of laboratory development studies on tire compounds.
The creation of summaries for each lab study which includes your recommendations and conclusions.
The ability to use adjustment history to find and fix any product deficiencies and determine product failure mechanisms.
Giving your guidance and input to the purchasing department and suppliers on purchasing new raw materials.
The ability to collaborate with our Asia R&D team both remotely, and in person.
The ability to maintain contact with and provide tech support to the sales team.
Participation in trade shows and other industry meetings.
The ability to establish clear plans and set future goals for development.
The ability to prioritize according to urgency.
For your professionalism and expertise, you will be rewarded with a highly competitive salary, excellent benefits, and many opportunities for advancement.
Benefits + Features:
Location is approximately 32 miles from downtown Cleveland
Akron, Ohio is a "hometown" type of city. It's home to the Zips and the University of Akron. It's a great place for foodies and greenies alike. With loads of restaurants, and a top-rated brewery, Hoppin' Frog, you'll never run out of good places to eat. If you're the eco-friendly sort, then you'll be thrilled to know that Akron has been designated a "Tree City" a full 17 times running by the Arbor Day Foundation. Locals have a deep commitment to ecology and green living. If you're a soapbox derby fan, (and who isn't?) then you'll enjoy attending the annual World Championship Soap Box Derby finals at Derby Downs. Not into derby?! That's ok, there's the National Hamburger festival every July, or the Bridgestone Invitational at Firestone Country Club, or both! From the best in BBQ, to great music, wonderful cultural events, and a downright amazing cost of living, you will be happy to call Akron your hometown.
BS, MS, or PhD degree in Chemical Engineering or Chemistry
Ability to work with cross-functional and international teams
Experience with polymers, fillers and reinforcements
Proficient in the statistical design of experiments
Exceptional communication and presentation skills
Domestic and international travel
Knowledge of plant-related compound and extrusion processes
Ability to work directly with plant compound specialists
10 – 20 years of experience in compound development
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