Compound Engineer

Yokohama Tire Manufacturing Virginia
, VA Full-time
Posted on August 21, 2019

Compound Engineer


The Company: At Yokohama Tire Manufacturing Virginia (YTMV) we manufacture ultra-high performance, high performance, and touring passenger tires as well as light truck tires. We are committed to fulfilling our corporate social responsibility beginning with our core business: developing products that minimize environmental impact and operating our plant to minimize environmentally burdensome output.
The Role: We are seeking a full-time Compound Engineer to join our team. This person is responsible for designing, developing, evaluating, and troubleshooting tire compounds and materials to meet YTMV objectives for quality, cost, and performance. Specific job duties and responsibilities include (but not limited to):
•Develops compounds for tires.
•Qualifies new raw materials as requested.
•Prepares program sheets, recipes, technical sheets, and design reviews.
•Assembles and reports technical data with recommendations.
•Participates in production trials as requested.
•Advise production on how to meet quality objectives.
•Monitors plant process for quality control.
•Perform release testing requirements on textiles and steel, meeting frequency requirements. Perform picma tack testing on components and react to changes in results.
•Assist in Compounding Lab duties
Qualifications:
• Bachelor’s degree in Chemistry, Material Science, Chemical Engineering, or related field.
Yokohama Tire Manufacturing Virginia
• Minimum of 1 year experience, or qualifying coursework.
• Good observation and recording skills with ability to analyze data.
• Effective written and oral communication skills.
Benefits: We offer a competitive salary and full range of benefits including:
• Medical, dental, and vision care.
• 401K retirement program.
• Life Insurance and Disability Income Protection.
• Vacation and Holidays.
• Tuition Reimbursement.
• Tire Purchase Plan.


How to Apply: Send or e-mail resume including current compensation to:
Stacy Schofe
Yokohama Tire Manufacturing Virginia
P.O. Box 3250
Salem VA 24153
E-mail: stacy.schofe@yokohamatire.com
Or apply through our careers page at:
https://yokohamatire.com/about-yokohama/career-info
An Equal Opportunity Employer