American Fuel Cell & Coated Fabrics Co.

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Magnolia, AR

Job Description

As posted by the hiring company

Job Overview:


Job Summary

Responsible for formulations and testing of synthetic and natural rubbers, nylons, and related adhesives for aerospace and defense fuel cells (fuel bladders) in challenging applications.

Role and Responsibilities

· Develop, assess and recommend new recipes of rubbers, nylons and adhesives

· Maintain existing formulations and assess alternates for improvement in processing, applications and final products

· Responsible for systematic documentation and management in recipe management system

· Coordinating activities with operations for proper use and adherence to standards

· Participate in troubleshooting production processes with Process Improvement, Quality, Engineering and Operations teams

· Responsible for R&D lab operations and management


Qualifications and Education Requirements

· Excellent technical skills including ASTM testing and use of chemistry lab equipment such as chromatography, mass spectroscopy, rheometer/viscometer, and others 

· Ability to perform root cause analysis and apply systematic problem-solving skills

· Self-motivated, team player with the ability to contribute to increase productivity, quality and throughput

· Proven work experience with rubber and adhesives chemistry, preferably related to rubber molding, calendaring, and bonding

· Familiarity with health and safety regulations

· Analytical thinker with strong interpersonal skills

· BS degree in Chemistry, Chemical Engineering or Material Science minimum. MS preferred.

· Minimum of five years related experience desired


Physical demands

The physical requirements of persons in this position classification are: 

· Person will regularly be required to use hands and arms with repetitive motion and reach

· Position requires the possibility of sitting or standing consistently

· Employee will regularly be exposed to fumes or airborne particles in production areas

*Amfuel requires all employees be vaccinated or furnish medical or religious exemptions