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Associate Chemist

Company: Bridgestone Americas
Location: Lake Charles
Posted on: June 18, 2022

Job Description:

Company OverviewBridgestone Retail Operations (BSRO) is part of Bridgestone Americas and employs over 22,000 teammates in North America. BSRO operates more than 2,200 company-owned stores, including Firestone Complete Auto Care, Tires Plus and Wheel Works locations. With locations across North America and more than $3 billion in tire and auto service sales, Bridgestone Retail Operations is the right place to build a career.
Whatever role you fill, when you represent the Bridgestone name, you are a valued teammate, and part of our larger mission to "Serve Society with Superior Quality." We start by offering each teammate more than just competitive pay. We provide formal training, performance incentives, paid vacation and holidays, competitive healthcare packages for full-time and part-time employees, and a 401k plan to help build towards your future.
We believe people can only provide superior service and quality to others when they are allowed to bring their whole self to work and know they are supported. We believe in championing all perspectives, individuals and teams because we understand the importance of seeing the world and our business through many different lenses. We are building a team as diverse as the world we serve. So, show us what you're made of. Show us the smart stuff, the tough stuff, the bold, beautiful and brave stuff. Because who you are is what we need.Job CategoryEngineering & SciencePosition SummaryThe Chemistry position focuses on performing qualitative and quantitative analyses of the composition, properties, and activity of organic or inorganic compounds and biologics. An Associate Professional position applies broad theoretical job knowledge typically obtained through advanced education and must be able to explain facts, policies and practices related to the job area. Work is closely supervised. Problems faced are not typically difficult or complex.ResponsibilitiesResponsibilities:

  • Works on chemical engineering problems of limited scope and contributes on projects or processes while receiving detailed instructions from higher level professionals
  • Contributes to the development of polymer structure-property relationships needed for new material development and understanding
  • Helps analyze experimental results and communicates them effectively with internal and external stakeholders
  • Aids in the development of new research methods, helps prepare technical specifications, and helps specify laboratory test equipment and processes
  • Keeps up-to-date on new scientific developments and discoveries to identify opportunities for Bridgestone through:a) Optimization/development processes to reduce cost and/or efficiency
    b) Identification of new test method development and root cause analysis
    c) Monitoring of relevant publications and patents
    d) Attending conferences and other industry meetings
    • Helps make recommendations concerning acquisition and use of new technological equipment and materials
    • Participates in intellectual property evaluations and development of patent applications
    • Other duties as assigned
      Preferred Qualifications:
      n/aMinimum QualificationsBachelor's degree; or equivalent work experienceBridgestone is proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer. It is our policy to consider for employment all individuals regardless of age, color, national origin, citizenship status, physical or mental disability, race, religion, gender, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, genetic information, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law.Employment EligibilityIf hired, a Form I-9 Employment Eligibility Verification must be completed at the start of employment. Temporary work authorization or the need for sponsorship may disqualify you from employment.

Keywords: Bridgestone Americas, Lake Charles , Associate Chemist, Other , Lake Charles, Louisiana

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