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Analytical Laboratory Chemist

Company: Freudenberg-NOK General Partnership
Location: Plymouth
Posted on: May 27, 2023

Job Description:

Freudenberg is a global technology group that strengthens its customers and society long-term through forward-looking innovations. Together with our partners, customers and the world of science, we develop leading-edge technologies, and excellent products, solutions and services for 40 market segments. The Freudenberg Group employs some 50,000 people in 60 countries worldwide and generates sales of over 10 billion euros.

We at Freudenberg-NOK Sealing Technologies run the business operations of Freudenberg Sealing Technologies (FST) in the Americas. Being part of the global Freudenberg Group, our company is a leading producer of advanced sealing technologies for automotive and general industries. Freudenberg-NOK Sealing Technologies is a joint venture between Freudenberg and NOK Corp. in Japan, is headquartered in Plymouth, MI, operates more than 20 facilities and employs about 4,700 people across the Americas.

location_on Plymouth, MI

trip_origin Freudenberg-NOK General Partnership

Analytical Laboratory Chemist


Provide technical capabilities to support the business objectives of the lead centers.
Participate on specific material, process and product development projects as required. Provide support in technology sharing and cooperative programs between and among lead centers, divisions, and corporate technical development.
Develop appropriate relationships with customers, vendors, and technical and trade organizations.
Effectively interface with the company's multi-national lead centers.
Possess knowledge of rubber (or plastic) formulation design.
Possess knowledge of material testing e.g. ASTM methods.
Possess knowledge of rubber (or plastic) mixing.
Knowledge of surface chemistry relative to adhesion.
Possess a working knowledge of rubber fabrication, molding and extrusion methods and types.
Possess a working knowledge of compound attributes as they relate to processing.
Possess a working knowledge of compound attributes as they relate to specific design function/performance.
Possess a working knowledge of surface chemistry including bonding to metallic and non-metallic substrates.
Have a working knowledge of tooling technology associated with injection, compression and transfer molding.


Bachelor's degree in Chemistry, Chemical Engineering or Material Science.
3 + years Chemistry Laboratory experience in a corporate/ business environment
Familiar with computer systems, especially Microsoft Office/ Word, Excel, PowerPoint
Familiar with analytical lab equipment including, but not limited to: DMA, TMA, DSC, TGA, FT-IR, NMR, SEM/EDS, GC and HPLC
Knowledge of rubber mixing and molding practices
Other business languages are valued, especially European or Asia/Pacific languages.
Business level English skills (both written and verbal)
Communication & Collaboration: Communicates clearly and concisely, while engaging proactively with colleagues at all levels of the organization.
Value for Customers: Anticipates, understands and meets internal/external customers' needs and expectations. Develops solutions based on a customer centric approach.
Innovation: Drives and supports innovative ideas, while taking informed risks to seek and develop new or improved solutions.
Drive & Execution: Proactively identifies what needs to be done and takes action. Explores new ways and pursues new opportunities.

Some of your Benefits

401K Match: Save for retirement with the company's help

Diversity & Inclusion: Enter a diversity-driven world of innovation

Health insurance: Insurance: backstop protection against health risks

Training / Career development: Programs to supercharge skills and expertise

Vacation: Time off to refresh and recharge

The Freudenberg Group is an equal opportunity employer that is committed to diversity and inclusion. Employment opportunities are available to all applicants and associates without regard to race, color, religion, creed, gender (including pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding, or related medical conditions), gender identity or expression, national origin, ancestry, age, mental or physical disability, genetic information, marital status, familial status, sexual orientation, protected military or veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law.

Keywords: Freudenberg-NOK General Partnership, Detroit , Analytical Laboratory Chemist, Healthcare , Plymouth, Michigan

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