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 Materials Development Chemist position will be based in Yellow Springs, OH.  The company is searching for an important addition to its R&D team – an experienced, confident Materials Development Chemist with proven experience in the formulation and processing of rubber materials. 


Position Title: Materials Development Chemist

Location: Yellow Springs, Ohio


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 external 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.


Education, Experience, and Skills Desired:

  • 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.
  • Proven experience in the formulation and processing of polymeric rubber materials to meet application specifications.


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.