New Product Development Scientist Tire & Rubber

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POST DATE 9/7/2016
END DATE 11/23/2016

Momentive Performance Materials USA LLC Charlotte, NC

Charlotte, NC
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Full Time
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Mid-Career (2 - 15 years)
Bachelors Degree


Based in Waterford, New York, Momentive Performance Materials Inc. is a global leader in silicones, quartz and advanced materials, with a 70-year heritage of innovation and being first to market with performance applications that improve everyday life. Our solutions are found in products that touch nearly every facet of modern living and we work closely with some of the biggest brands in B2B and consumer worlds, covering a broad range of markets - from aerospace and automotive, to building and construction, personal care, and electronics.

Momentive materials are found in products that touch nearly every facet of modern living. At Momentive, we believe that leadership begins with integrity, ethics and environmentally sound operations. When you work for Momentive, you are partnering with a company that is not only focused on delivering value but on doing it in a safe, ethical and environmentally responsible manner.

Company Distinction
This exciting opportunity is part of Momentive Performance Materials Inc.

Position Overview
Applications expert in relation to the use of silane technologies in Tire & Rubber: formulation, compounding, and characterization.

Job Responsibilities
Formulation, processing and characterization of silane technologies within rubber compounds in order to meet the advancing needs of the market.
Collaboration with marketing and business functions on projects to establish a set of clearly defined technical targets.
Creative input into the design and understanding of new product chemistries through close collaboration with a team of chemists and engineers.
Technical support to customers to help them with the adoption of new product technology, including travel to customer sites as needed.
Solid understanding of the relevant patent landscape and effective patenting of proprietary technologies.
Clear communication to a range of audiences relative to project goals and milestones.

Strategic Focus & Direction: understanding the goals of the business and translation to technical targets.
Trust & Teamwork: Work closely and collaboratively within a cross-functional team.
Personal Leadership: Take responsibility for the design of experiments and leading technicians in the accomplishment of team goals.
Achieve Business Results: Effectively prioritize tasks and overcome obstacles to deliver results according to agreed-upon timelines.

Minimum Qualifications
At least 5-10y tire industry experience in a product development related role.
Solid understanding of key chemical and physical interactions that influence tire & rubber properties and performance.
Demonstrated track record of high academic achievement and creative independent research.
Demonstrated ability to prioritize and handle multiple projects simultaneously and work effectively in a cross-functional team with strong customer focus.
Excellent oral and written communication skills in English.

Education Requirements
PhD in Chemistry, Material Science, or Polymer Science or BS/MS in chemistry plus 10 years experience in the tire industry.


We are an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to gender, minority status, sexual orientation, gender identity, protected veteran status, status as a qualified individual with a disability or any characteristic protected by law.

In order to be considered for this position candidates are required to submit an application for employment through our career site, be at least 18 years of age, willing to take a drug test and submit to a background investigation as part of the selection process.

Candidates are required to have unrestricted authorization to work in the United States.

If currently an employee of the Company, you must have current satisfactory work performance and in most cases, have been in your current role 18 months.

Disclaimer: We are not accepting unsolicited assistance from search firms/employment agencies for this employment opportunity. Please, no phone calls or emails to any employee about this position. All resumes submitted by search firms/employment agencies to any employee of the Company via email, the Internet or in any other form and/or method without a valid written search firm agreement in place for this position will be deemed the sole property of the Company; no fee will be paid in the event a candidate is hired by the Company as a result of the unsolicited referral or through other means.

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