Rubber Technologist

Development Chemist

A highly successful manufacturing company is seeking A Rubber Technologist / Chemist to join their team.

The role:

  • Develop new compounds as per new legislation and customer requirements
  • Rationalise all existing compounds and ensure all NPI fit into the rationalised compound structure
  • Support existing and new compound suppliers
  • Support the technical team with NPI, sampling and problem solving, scrap and waste reduction
  • Manage and control material cost down activities in conjunction with purchasing.
  • Support production and quality departments by means of vender rating Trend & Analysis
  • Support production ensuring all test results are supplied in line with customer demand
  • Support the commercial department with new business opportunities and NPI

Key Responsibilities / Tasks:

  • Review objectives on a weekly basis achieving set target dates, deliver weekly reports & monthly KPI’s
  • Work closely & support the commercial department with all new business opportunities & new product introduction
  • Work with suppliers to ensure we meet all legislative requirements and develop formulations to satisfy customer requirements
  • Rationalise all compounds reducing the compound base to a minimum
  • Work Closely with the technical manager and his team ensuring NPI is introduces to APQP methedology, assist with process problem solving, drive down PPM’s & reduce waste
  • Drive down material cost in conjunction with the purchasing department & drive down compound cost in conjunction with the supplier


  • Experience with Polymers, in particular rubber/plastic
  • Experience in a similar role in manufacturing
  • This role may also be of interest to a Development technologist, Material Technologist, Material Scientist, Polymer Technologist