Vernay is a privately-owned U.S. company founded in 1946. The company is headquartered in Atlanta, GA, and has locations in the U.S., Italy, the Netherlands, Japan, and China.

Since its founding over 70 years ago, Vernay has developed into a trusted fluid control specialist serving leading OEM’s and emerging companies in the Automotive, Medical, Consumer/ Specialty, Printer and Small Engine industries. The company maintains engineering and manufacturing facilities in North America, Europe and Asia as part of its strategy to provide customers with global reach and local service. Vernay’s strength is in its materials development, offering a wide variety of proprietary elastomeric formulas for
flow control applications.


Position Title: Senior Materials Development Chemist, N.A.

Location: Griffin, GA


Job Scope:

As a member of Vernay’s R&D Materials Development Team, this position will lead activities focused on formulation and development of new thermoset rubber compound recipes in the direct support of customer applications and internal developments. These activities will be performed in a manner consistent with the company’s strategic plan and the Material Development Departmental guidelines.

Primary Responsibilities/Essential Functions: 

  • Develop thermoset rubber polymeric compound formulations which meet both internal and customer requirements, by studying the physical or chemical properties of compounds and ingredients, with a view to determining the quality and stability of such materials.
  • Make compound selection recommendations to internal development teams and participate cross- functionally.
  • Interpreting data and adhering to ASTM guidelines on documentation when recording data, and reporting scientific results. Make sure that data is accurately recorded in accordance to departmental guidelines.
  • Setting the specification for the finished compound formulations, preparing product license documentation, MSDS and Product technical reports.
  • Being aware of, and keeping up to date with, health and safety issues;
  • Validating methods and equipment.

Primary Responsibilities/Essential Functions: 

  • Minimum Bachelor’s degree in Organic Chemistry, advanced degree preferred.
  • Continuing education training in design of experiments with familiarity in Multivariate Analysis, Response Surface Designs, Mixture Designs and Screening Designs.
  • 3-5 years’ experience (minimum) in the formulation and processing of polymeric rubber materials based on NBR, HNBR, EPDM, IR, IIR, FKM, CR and HNBR.

How to Apply:

Please send a cover letter and resume to  

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Comments:   We offer a challenging and independent position in a growing international company with excellent conditions of employment.  Vernay is committed to promoting a healthy lifestyle for our employees. We are proud to be a tobacco and drug free workplace. Selected candidates must pass a pre-employment drug/tobacco test.