Analytical Scientist

Company Overview

Firestone Polymers, LLC is headquartered in Akron, Ohio and manufactures polymers and synthetic rubber in our world-class ISO 9001:2000/14001 registered plants located in Lake Charles, Louisiana and Orange, Texas. Firestone's unique anionic polymerization technology allows production of high purity, high molecular weight polybutadiene and a wide range of block, random, and vinyl modified styrene-butadiene copolymers. These products are sold around the world for use in tires, impact modification of plastics and hot melt adhesives. Statistical process control is used in every step of the operation.

Firestone Polymers, LLC is a subsidiary of Bridgestone Corporation, the world's largest tire and rubber company.

 

 

Position Summary

Perform sample preparation, analyses, and experiments in chemical and physical laboratories.

Responsibilities

Perform tests including GPC, FTIR, HPLC, GC, DSC, various wet chemistry techniques, rubber compounding, viscometry, rheometry, and dynamic mechanical analysis. Role will also include some method development and procedure writing and editing. Strong team work will be essential among other lab teammates and researchers. Job will require strict adherence chemical hygiene standards and safety practices.

Qualifications

 Minimum Bachelor's degree in relevant science field.  Chemistry degree and 1-2 years of relevant work experience preferred. 

 

 

Benefits, Privileges and Growth Opportunities

 

  • We offer over 31 Benefits and Privileges to include medical, dental, vision, 401k, cash balance retirement plan and more.
  • We are An Equal Opportunity Affirmative Action Employer, in fact, "One of our strengths is found in our commitment to serve a diverse customer population with diverse teams of teammates."
  • Over 100 years of success is an indication of the stability our workforce enjoys.


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