Lead Chemist, Rubber Compounding

Houston, Texas, United States

Posted on 12/07/2018

Position Details




Manufacturing & Dist / Rubber



Job Level:

Experienced Professional (Non-Manager)


Bachelor's Degree


90,000 - 105,000

Reference ID:



Manufacturing plant of compound rubber parts for original equipment manufacturers has a  Lead Chemist, Rubber Compounding opportunity to join their team of professionals. 


If you are looking for stability, industry respect, no bureaucracy, a difference maker, treated like family, will pay relocation and 100% of healthcare, bonus potential, and want to work for a long standing privately owned company we welcome your resume. 


Job Summary:

Responsible for technical support for our mill room that includes mixing, extrusion and calendaring.  Liaison between Production and R&D to effectively manage trials and other materials throughout the manufacturing process.  Leads Lab to ensure quality of the compounds used in production.



  • Development of rubber compounds for original equipment manufactures throughout the world.
  • Analysis of failures from failed rubber production batches and customer returns includes troubleshooting.
  • Analytical testing of rubber products
  • Analysis and interpretation of test data
  • Maintenance of test equipment used for raw materials, compound and analytical testing
  • Compound mixing procedures, compound specifications and quality for all processes
  • Manage the R&D lab and personnel
  • Evaluation of findings to develop new concepts, products, equipment, or processes.
  • Completion of process documentation
  • Prepare technical reports for use by engineering, management and sales
  • Design of experiments
  • Process troubleshooting - mixing, extrusion, and calendaring
  • Corrective Action/Preventative Action support
  • Production and Quality Support
  • Customer Interactions
  • Willing to work with the QC Department to meet requirements needed to maintain our ISO-900l:2015 accredidation. 

Education and Experience:

  • Bachelor's Degree in Chemistry, Chemical, Polymer Science or Rubber Technology
  • 5 -10 years of experience in Rubber Mixing and Manufacturing.
  • Rubber Compounding - Strong understanding of engineering and polymer fundamentals and conceptual skills.
  • Must be authorized to work in the United States