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Rubber Compounder Chemist - Direct Hire
Ref No.: 18-40892
Location: Houston, Texas
Position Type:Direct Placement
Experience Level: 5 Years
Pay Rate : $ 75,000.00 - 85,000.00 /Year
Job Category:Manufacturing/Operations
On-Board has a Rubber Compounder Chemist - Direct Hire Position at a privately owned company in Houston, TX.  Company will assist in relocation expenses.

Company is a manufacturer of high-quality, custom precision rubber parts used in a variety of industries.
Job Purpose Statement
The Rubber Compounder/Chemist is responsible for technical support for the mill room which includes mixing, extrusion and calendaring. Liaison between production and R&D to effectively manage trials and other materials throughout the manufacturing process. Leads the lab to ensure quality of the compounds used in production.

Summary of Responsibilities:
• Development and fast turnaround of rubber compounds for a variety of markets and applications; requires familiarity with industry standards and specifications
• Analysis of failures from failed rubber production batches and customer returns including troubleshooting of manufacturing processes and methods
• Analytical testing of rubber products
• Analysis and interpretation of test data
• Maintenance of test equipment used for raw material, 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
• Preparation of technical reports for use by engineering, management and sales
• Design of experiments
• Process troubleshooting – mixing, extrusion and calendaring
• Corrective Action/Preventive Action support
• Interaction with customers
• Production support
• Quality support
• Must be willing to work with the QC department to meet the requirements needed to maintain our ISO-9001:2015 accreditation
Required Education and Experience:
• Minimum of a Bachelor's Degree in Chemistry, Polymer Science or other related science. 
• Five to ten years' experience in rubber mixing and manufacturing environment 
• Strong understanding of engineering and polymer fundamentals with solid conceptual skills; strong project management. 
Personal Trait Profile:
• Strong written and verbal communication skills; detail oriented. 
• Strong analytical skills, highly motivated and quick learner. 
• Self-motivated and results oriented; initiates and drives value added projects to successful completion.  
• Knowledge of specialized techniques is required in order to use equipment effectively and perform accurate testing. 
• Ability to work on several projects simultaneously. 
• Ability to maintain a high level of confidentiality. 
• Use of caution in working with hazardous materials and high temperature equipment. 
• Interfaces with: 
o Equipment, raw material and laboratory vendors and representatives 
o Service, repair and calibration technicians 
o Members of professional/technical societies, standards organizations and forums. 

On-Board Companies provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics.