Chemical Engineer/Chemist
Cooper Tire & Rubber Company
Tupelo, MS

About $61,000 - $80,000 a year

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Cooper Tire offers an entirely unique work experience because no matter what your title is, you’ll play a part in contributing to the development, manufacturing and marketing of some of the most innovative tire products in the world. Cooper is a fun and exciting place to work, and we easily stand apart from our competition. We’re constantly on the lookout for motivated individuals who lead by example and inspire others to greatness. The opportunities are endless and the rewards rich for those who believe that job satisfaction and career success begin with a satisfied customer. Careers are a Journey…Come Ride with Us!

The Process Chemical Engineer/Chemist conducts research, analysis, and experimentation on compounds and raw materials, for such purposes as product and process development and application, quantitative and qualitative analysis, and improvement of analytical methodologies by performing the following duties:

Develops and modifies formulas, processes, and methods for solution of technical problems

Monitors the quality of rubber compounds, calendered and extruded components, and raw material

Conducts processing trials at mixers, extruders, calenders, tire building machines, or curing presses

Conducts evaluations of new raw materials

Suggests and/or implements new processes to improve manufacturing operations

Prepares standards and specifications for processes, facilities, products, and tests

Assists in finding and implementing solutions for tire conditions

Basic Qualifications:
Bachelor’s degree in Chemistry or Chemical Engineering OR related field

1-5 years of Industrial experience

Rubber & plastic processing or compounding experience

Must be able to lift and move up to 30lbs

Good problem solving skills

Analytically and mathematically capable

Open to flexible hours/days based on work demand

Preferred Qualifications:
Tire experience

Manufacturing environment familiarity

Cooper Tire is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer. We strive to recruit, develop and retain top candidates by providing an engaging culture and opportunities to grow and develop. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, age, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, status as an individual with a disability or any other characteristic protected by applicable law.