For more than 85 years, Vernay has been a leading supplier of fluid control solutions for name-brand OEM’s and emerging companies in the Medical, Automotive, Consumer, Food Service, Printer, and Small Engine industries. Our products make other products work better, and if you drive a car, order a fountain soft drink, use a coffeemaker or hundreds of other common activities, it’s very likely you already interact with us daily. 

Vernay maintains engineering and manufacturing facilities in North America, Europe, and Asia. However, we like to think of ourselves as a local business no matter where we are.   As a testament to our inclusive and diverse culture, every employee in every facility is considered part of the Vernay family - we all have visibility. You will matter.


Position Title: Advanced Product Development Engineer, N.A.

Location: Yellow Springs, Ohio

Vernay is searching for an experienced Advanced Product Development Engineer to join our Yellow Springs, Ohio R&D Team. This is a dynamic, multi-faceted engineering position which will task you with conceiving, creating, and validating the performance of Vernay’s new products. If you enjoy discovering what is possible in a team-based environment and are driven to continually optimize complex products, then we want to talk to you.


Job Scope:

You will have the unique opportunity to use both your analytical and creative sides. The Advanced Product Development Engineer position requires thorough application understanding combined with software predictions (FEA, CFD), then analyzing product performance (virtual and/or actual) to identify feasibility. The role offers an extremely diverse, challenging and satisfying environment. From discussing a new product with a client’s team to being deeply focused in analytical calculations on air/water flow, to leading and testing the lab build, you’ll be heavily involved in every aspect of bringing new world-class fluid control products to life.

Primary Responsibilities/Essential Functions: 

  • Developing fluid control product concepts based on customer input/needs and design criteria (internal and external).
  • Product simulation and prediction of concept performance via Finite Element Analysis (FEA) and Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD).
  • New product and technology research, development, and laboratory build/prototyping.
  • Correlating theoretical calculations and predictions with actual laboratory performance.
  • Direct technical communication and interaction with customers.  
  • Strategic initiatives and projects related to expanding internal technology capabilities.

Education, Experience, and Skills Required:

  • Minimum BS in Engineering (MS preferred.)
  • 5-10 years of technical experience in the rubber/plastics industry with knowledge of fluid/structural mechanics.
  • Strong communication skills (both verbal and technical). 
  • Ability to manage multiple projects effectively.
  • 2-3 years working experience using predictive tools and performance simulation modeling (FEA, CFD).
  • Knowledge regarding the development and processing of rubber materials (VMQ, FVMQ, NBR, HNBR, EPDM, IR, IIR, FKM, CR and HNBR) will be very helpful.

Compensation and Company Culture: 

  • Very competitive salary, health/dental/vision. 401k plan with generous company match. 
  • Relocation stipend available. 
  • Vacation, 12 paid holidays, and company-paid life insurance/disability.
  • Casual dress with company-provided shirts.
  • A friendly, supportive, and collaborative company culture that values good work and job “ownership.” If it’s worth doing, it’s worth doing well, because we all benefit from each other’s efforts.

How to Apply:

Please send a cover letter and resume to  

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.