Chemist II.

Job Number:
5503 LO
North Carolina
Based on Experience
Not Specified
Laura Oriani
P: 216-292-2855 ext 107
(800) 338-1257







To develop and continuously improve the overall efficiency, compound cost, overall product profitability through lean manufacturing, industrial engineering, and project management methods for a variety of markets/applications. To prevent and eliminate variability and define permanent solutions to ensure the product meets internal and external specifications.

Essential Duties/Responsibilities

  • Initiate, develop, evaluate, and improve the manufacturing of polymeric compounds on new and current polymeric compounds for all areas of business.
  • Set up and follow all new recipes through customer trials.
  • Provide technical and problem-solving support to manufacturing including process improvements, quality improvement measures, raw material substitutions and reformulations.
  • Manage recipe/formulation design characteristics in the areas of critical to controls and critical to quality.
  • Assist with customer visits to follow trials and trouble shoot their process. Also participate in audits.
  • Analyze, review and revise compounds’ formula to improve overall productivity and cost.
  • Interface with customers to drive compound recipes and/or specification changes.
  • Assist with corrective actions for both internal/external defects.
  • Follow up and ensure execution of all corrective actions as outlined by the complaint procedure.
  • Determine disposition of all off-tested batches, held and returned material. Determine repair ingredients and physical testing needed.
  • Support and improve ISO9001:2015 certification.
  • Participate in the development of Process Technicians.
  • Remain technically current with processing equipment, raw material changes and new technical developments in the industry.
  • Represent COMPANY at trade association meetings, as requested.
  • Travel to other COMPANY locations or to customers may be required.
  • Perform any other project/task as assigned by Management.



  • Bachelor’s Degree in Chemistry, Polymer Science, Chemical Engineering, or other technical areas. Experience may be considered in lieu of education.
  • Advanced degree in Engineering or other Lean Training, preferred.
  • Seven (7) years’ engineering position in manufacturing environment
  • Five (5) years’ experience in any rubber manufacturing or custom compounding environment, preferred.
  • Certified Quality Engineer or Six Sigma Certification, desired
  • Working knowledge of statistical process control and computerized mixing procedures
  • Excellent written, verbal, and interpersonal communication skills.
  • Excellent computer/systems skills – MS Office (Excel/Word/PowerPoint/Outlook).
  • Excellent cooperation, collaboration skills and team-building skills.
  • Solid organizational and prioritization skills with the ability to handle multiple tasks, meet tight deadlines, and manage a broad range of responsibilities.
  • Effective analytical and problem-solving skills with an emphasis on continuous improvement
  • High degree of concentration with attention to detail, high energy, self-motivated and self-reliant
  • Ability to coach and develop Associates.

Please reference Job Code 5503 LO when responding to this position. Please send your resume as an attached document in Word form.

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