The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company Chemist in Beaumont, Texas
Goodyear Talent Acquisition Representative: Julie Scarbro
Sponsorship Available: No
Relocation Assistance Available: Yes
About the Position
This position will be the primary resource for programming and maintaining the gas chromatographs, and other instruments in the Beaumont Chemical Plant laboratory. The incumbent will lead in setting up and executing the calibration program for the laboratory to assure methods are valid and instruments are performing as designed. They will assist or direct others in the preparation of laboratory standards and solutions and may be required to perform non-routine analytical testing to expedite shipment of product.
Research, develop and implement new technologies for testing product at the Beaumont Chemical Plant QA laboratory. This position will also execute activities and special projects to enhance the current testing capabilities. This will include but not limited to, method developments, training of associates, compiling reports as needed, and directing activities to positively impact the performance of the laboratory.
This position may supervise or coordinate the activities of the Lab Technicians, QA Analysts, or other positions within the QA organization.
This position will report to the QA Team Leader for the Beaumont Chemical plant and may also be required to serve as back up to the Team Leader.
This position interfaces with hourly and salary staff at all levels and various departments within the plant and the Chemical Division.
Program and maintain gas chromatographs, mass spectrophotometer, liquid chromatographs and other instruments in the laboratory.
Develop and manage the laboratory calibration program, including standard solutions, analytical testing, statistical methods and studies to ensure the accuracy of the methods and instrument performance
Research, trial, and implement new technologies to enhance the testing capability of the laboratory. Liaise with corporate Research and Development organization to bring technologies into the Beaumont testing lab.
Train other associates on new technologies as needed to ensure consistent laboratory operational performance.
Education and Requirements
Bachelor's Degree in Science with at least a minor in Chemistry
Bachelor's of Science Degree in Chemistry
3-5 years of gas chromatography experience in method development, troubleshooting and maintenance
3-5 years of quantitative solution makeup experience
Strong working knowledge of laboratory information managemnt systems (LIMS) for data storage, retrival ad reporting.
Minimum of 3 years manufacturing plant laboratory environment experience (polymer plant experience preferred)
Desired experience with Mass spectrophotomer, UV-Vis, HPLC technologies
Skills and Abilities
Working knowledge of various chemical analysis and analytical instrumentation.
Demonstrable technical writing skills
Ability to program and implement data acqusition software
Proficient in statistical techniques associated with calibration systems.
Must be self directed and a self starter, with little supervision
Goodyear is one of the world’s largest tire companies. It employs about 72,000 people and manufactures its products in 57 facilities in 23 countries around the world. Its two Innovation Centers in Akron, Ohio and Colmar-Berg, Luxembourg strive to develop state-of-the-art products and services that set the technology and performance standard for the industry. For more information about Goodyear and its products, go to .
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