The following job duties describe the basic functions and responsibilities of the position and are not all-inclusive.

Chemist - Plymouth

Your tasks

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

1.  General Duties

  • Provide technical capabilities to support the business objectives of the lead centers
  • Participate on specific material, process and product development projects as required
  • Provide support in technology sharing and cooperative programs between and among lead centers, divisions, and corporate technical development
  • Develop appropriate relationships with customers, vendors, and technical and trade organizations
  • Effectively interface with the company’s multi-national lead centers

2.  Technical Knowledge

  • Possess knowledge of rubber (or plastic) formulation design
  • Possess knowledge of material testing e.g. ASTM methods
  • Possess knowledge of rubber (or plastic) mixing
  • Knowledge of surface chemistry relative to adhesion

3.  Technical Integration

  • Possess a working knowledge of rubber fabrication, molding and extrusion methods and types
  • Possess a working knowledge of compound attributes as they relate to processing
  • Possess a working knowledge of compound attributes as they relate to specific design function/performance
  • Possess a working knowledge of surface chemistry including bonding to metallic and non-metallic substrates
  • Have a working knowledge of tooling technology associated with injection, compression and transfer molding

4.  Technical Delivery

  • Provide technical support to the manufacturing sites in the areas of: molding troubleshooting, scrap reduction activities, low cost compounds and process improvements
  • Provide technical support to the components sites in the areas of: mixing specifications, scrap reduction, testing, surface chemistry, process improvements
  • Provide technical support during Kaizen and 3P activities

5.  Scientific Method

  • Use DOE techniques
  • Initiate programs to achieve the improved profitability of products through compound improvements in concert with the manufacturing sites
  • Create and execute a project plan
  • Use literature research skills to form foundation of programs to assist in framing the material development projects
  • Must keep proper laboratory records which include the development plan and all associated material design flow

Our expectations

Qualifications:

  • Experience participating in projects in the area of materials technology.  Responsibilities include R&D projects focused on materials development activities that will lead to competitive advantages for the corporation.  Provides input in planning of these projects and facilitates materials technology sharing within the partners.
  • Functional proficiency in Word, Excel, PowerPoint systems.
  • Ability to effectively prioritize and execute tasks as assigned.
  • Effective organizational and time management skills.
  • Problem solving skills and reasoning ability.
  • Strong work ethic and willingness to learn.
  • Good interpersonal skills; a team player.
  • Good written and verbal communication skills (English).
  • Able to work in a multi-cultural environment.

                                                                                                                                            

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Good command of spoken and written English
  • Bachelor’s degree in Chemistry, Chemical Engineering or Material Science.
  • 3 + years Chemistry Laboratory experience in a corporate/ business environment

 

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Chemistry, Chemical Engineering or Material Science with 5 + years of experience developing and testing elastomer or plastic materials.
  • Other business languages are highly valued, especially European or Asia/Pacific languages.

A condition of employment requires that the incumbent learn, abide by and sponsor the Guiding Principles of the Freudenberg Group.

Do you have any questions?

Freudenberg-NOK Sealing Technologies
Carrie Neal ∙ Talent Acquisition ∙ 47690 East Anchor Court ∙ 48170 Plymouth ∙ 7343545371www.fst.com
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