Tire & Rubber Material Development Scientist

Charlotte, NC

Post Date: 04/25/2018 Job ID: 407.17CM Industry: Laboratory - Industrial Chemicals Pay Rate: 115,000

Tire & Rubber Material Development Scientist

The Tire & Rubber Material Development Scientist will be responsible for the design, development and technical marketing of new product technologies for the tire industry that will drive significant business growth for company.  Will work closely with customers’ tire technologists to understand, and to address, their unmet needs.

  • Work with a high-performing team of chemists, material scientists and engineers in the design and development of innovative new organofunctional silanes product technologies for the Tire & Rubber industry
  • Definition of clear technical targets based on hypotheses developed from expressed customer and market needs and a deep technical analysis of the problems to be solved
  • Design of experiments to accomplish technical goals based on expertise in network chemistry, polymer interactions, and the influence of processing on compound properties
  • Leverage, and help to develop, strong tire laboratory applications capabilities and leading-edge evaluation and characterization methods to assess the value and performance of company product technologies in tread compounds
  • Assistance with the scale-up and commercialization of new products
  • Provide professional customer support related to the adoption and use of new products, including travel to customer sites as needed
  • Close collaboration with global marketing and business functions; clear communication of priorities, goals, and issues

**If you’d like to hear more about this opportunity and others we are currently working on, please contact Crystal Meeks at 815.756.1221 / cmeeks@cps4jobs.com.

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  • PhD Chemistry preferred, MS/BS considered with significant experience
  • Experience in R&D, Quality, or Manufacturing in a tire manufacturer
  • Synthesis experience / structure property understanding
  • Personality to talk to customers, manufacturing, etc.
  • True compounding experience, truck tires would be ideal
  • At least 7 years of experience in the tire industry with track record of success in bringing to market new products from conception, through research, development, design and approval
  • Extensive experience in use of silica and silanes in tire and rubber compounds
  • Self-motivated individual with demonstrated track record of high academic achievement and creative independent research; open and visionary thinker
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Demonstrated ability to prioritize and handle multiple projects simultaneously and work in a cross-functional team environment with strong customer focus
  • Proficient in basic statistics and Design of Experiment (DOE)
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills in English
  • Demonstration of scientific methodology in design of tire and rubber compounds
  • Working knowledge of computational chemistry

**If you’d like to hear more about this opportunity and others we are currently working on, please contact Crystal Meeks at 815.756.1221 / cmeeks@cps4jobs.com

JO:  407.17CM


Crystal Meeks
Sr. Technical Recruiter

Our Industrial Laboratory Recruitment Team specializes in placing candidates at all levels of the chemical development cycle from Laboratory Technicians to Executive Leadership in Research.  I joined CPS in 2011 as a full cycle recruiter and have expertise in the following areas:


Technical Leadership ~ Product Development ~ Organic and Polymer Synthesis 
Formulation ~ Research & Development 
Application Chemistry ~ Technical Service
Process Chemistry ~ Analytical Chemistry ~ Method Development
Regulatory Compliance ~ EH&S ~ Quality Assurance ~ Quality Control 


My recruitment philosophy encompasses the belief that people are the greatest asset in an organization.  Finding the right fit is not only about the technology.  It is about how an employee fits within an organization's culture and ensuring that both parties can add value to each other immediately and in the future.   


If you have interest in finding an opportunity that aligns with your career goals, or if you are a hiring manager looking for talent that can add value to your organization, I would love to hear from you!

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