Compounding Chemist

Lincoln, NE

Posted: 10/12/2023 Industry: Laboratory - Industrial Chemicals Job Number: 314.23TM Experience:

Job Description

Compounding Chemist

Growing manufacturer in business for 40 years is seeking an experienced rubber compounding Chemist who can have a big impact on R&D.  Company was founded by technical experts and they are on the leading edge of development in their field!

Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams to understand internal and customer requirements in order to translate them into rubber compound specifications
  • Develop and modify rubber compounds for a variety of power transmission applications
  • Conduct research and development activities to develop new, and improve existing, rubber compounds
  • Conduct lab-scale experiments to evaluate the performance and physical properties of rubber compounds
  • Maintain accurate records of experiments, test results, and formulations
  • Analyze and interpret test data to optimize performance and cost though adjustment formulations or processes improvements
  • Stay updated with industry trends, advancements, and regulatory requirements related to rubber formulation
  • Monitors the quality of rubber compounds, calendared components, and raw material used in production
  • Troubleshoot and resolve product and process related issues in collaboration with the Production, Quality Assurance and Product Development teams
  • Ensure compliance with safety protocols and maintain a clean and organized laboratory environment
  • Participate as needed at customer and supplier meetings to support technical discussions

**If you’d like to hear more about this opportunity and others we are currently working on, please contact Tory Mack at

JO:  314.23TM

Job Requirements

Technical Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Chemistry, Chemical Engineering, Polymer Science, or a related field
  • Proven experience working as a Rubber Formulation Chemist or similar role
  • In-depth knowledge of rubber materials, polymer chemistry, and compounding techniques
  • Strong understanding of rubber formulation principles, including compounding ingredients, fillers, curing systems, and processing methods
  • Proficient in using laboratory equipment and analytical techniques to evaluate rubber properties, such as rheology, tensile strength, abrasion resistance, and aging characteristics
  • Familiarity with relevant industry standards and regulations governing rubber materials and formulations
  • Ability to work independently and collaboratively in a fast-paced research and development environment
  • Excellent problem solving and analytical skills
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Attention to detail and the ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously

**If you’d like to hear more about this opportunity and others we are currently working on, please contact Tory Mack at

JO:  314.23TM

Meet Your Recruiter

Tory Mack
Technical Recruiter

What I Do:

I am proud to be part of the CPS flagship division, Industrial Laboratory. Our company started in order to serve the industrial chemicals industry, one of the backbones of the U.S. economy, by bringing together talented technical specialists with the companies that need them. I recruit and place people in the following positions:

  • Formulation/Product Development
  • Organic and Polymer Synthesis
  • Application Chemistry
  • Technical Service
  • Process Chemistry
  • Analytical/Method Development
  • Regulatory Compliance
  • Quality Assurance/Quality Control
  • Group Leader/R&D Manager

My Recruiting Philosophy:

When working with you as a candidate I have 3 goals:

Listen and ask questions to find out what the right opportunities look like for you

Connect you with active openings and interested companies based on your criteria

Educate you throughout the interview process to help you become a standout candidate for each individual opportunity

About Me:

I grew up in Southern Indiana and moved to the greater Chicago area 10 years ago. My education is in opera and music, so I enjoy anything and everything related to the arts! I love helping people through recruiting – I believe the right career move is one of the most important decisions a person can make and it is a privilege to be a part of that process.

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