Weldon, NC 27890, USA Req #1314
Tuesday, January 31, 2023
Myers Industries, Inc. (NYSE: MYE) is a leading manufacturer of a wide range of polymer products for industrial, agricultural, automotive, commercial and consumer markets. We are also the largest distributor of tools, equipment and supplies for the tire, wheel, and under- vehicle service industry in the United States. Myers Industries was started in 1933, by Meyer and Louis Myers, as a tire supply storefront in Akron, Ohio. In 1946, the Company began manufacturing plastic and rubber products related to the tire industry for distribution. In 1963, Myers Industries, Inc. was established and grew into a diversified plastics manufacturer and tire repair supply distributor. Since then, Myers Industries has expanded to become a leading polymer manufacturer of material handling containers and distributor of tire repair and retread products for both domestic and international markets. 

Job Overview: This position will work with Production, Quality and other Chemists both in the lab, and on the plant floor to solve problems and to develop new products and processes. 


Duties and Responsibilities

·         * Work with the Technical team, Production and Maintenance personnel to develop, improve, or customize products, equipment, formulas, processes, or analytical methods.

·         * Assists in the design and development of rubber compounds for various applications and products.

·         * Plans and conducts development production tests/trials in coordination with production and planning.

·         * Direct, coordinate, or advise lab personnel in Quality Control test procedures for analyzing compliance of products to established standards.

·         * Compounds experimental materials using lab scale internal mixer, laboratory mills etc.

·         * Compile and analyze test information to determine process or equipment operating efficiency or to diagnose malfunctions.

·         * Write reports or prepare procedures and specifications for processes, products, or tests.

·         * Responsible for monitoring daily quality control testing and making running adjustments to mixing and calendaring processes as needed.

·         * Support the efforts of your fellow technical team members on various projects.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

Analytical skills: Ability to interpret data and information. Measure and record data, interpret data and information to make adjustments to processes and equipment and evaluate the quality of the product.
Communication skills: Must be able to effectively communicate technical issues with other members of the Management Team and plant workers utilizing both written and oral communication skills
Mathematical skills: Able to calculate formulas, determine the amount of chemicals needed for a production run and measure the results of chemical reactions.

Education and Experience

·         * 4-year degree in Chemistry or Chemical Engineering

·         * 1-3 years of experience in the rubber industry desired

·         * Strong problem-solving skills

·         * Good communication skills (both verbal and written)

·         * Basic computer skills required (MS Office, Statistics and Equipment and Data base software)

·         * Ability to make decisions with independent judgment with little or no direct Supervision

·         * Must have a high level of integrity

·         * Must be accurate and precise in conducting tests and transcribing and analyzing data

·         * Ability to work on more than one project at a time



Physical Requirements 


·         May require moderate heavy lifting, of up to 25kgs (55 pounds).  Long periods of standing are not uncommon.  There are times when you will be required to work and travel throughout a manufacturing plant environment of varied temperature and humidity, and wear personal protective equipment, as required. 


Myers Industries, Inc.  is an equal opportunity at will employer and does not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of age, race, religion, color, disability, sex, sexual orientation or national origin.

Other details

  • Job Function Engineering Services
  • Pay Type Salary
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  • Weldon, NC 27890, USA