Scientist for New Technology (polymers and materials)

Waukesha, WI
Bridgestone Senior Coatings Chemist - Waukesha, WI
Jul 22, 2019
Sep 20, 2019
Field of specialization
Work Function
Job Type
Full time

This individual will work with-in the iStone new technology group and will focus on bringing new commercially viable technology forward for the business. Strong material science and/or synthesis background with project management aptitude.


Nashville, Tenn.-based Bridgestone Americas, Inc. is the U.S. subsidiary of Bridgestone Corporation, the world’s largest tire and rubber company. Bridgestone Americas and its subsidiaries develop, manufacture and market a wide range of Bridgestone, Firestone and associate brand tires to address the needs of a broad range of customers, including consumers, automotive and commercial vehicle original equipment manufacturers, and those in the agricultural, forestry and mining industries. 

The companies are also engaged in retreading operations throughout the Western Hemisphere and produce air springs, roofing materials, and industrial fibers and textiles. The Bridgestone Americas family of companies also operates the world’s largest chain of automotive tire and service centers. 
Guided by its global corporate social responsibility (CSR), commitment Our Way to Serve, Bridgestone embraces its responsibility as a global leader by striving to improve the way people move, live, work and play.


o Explores, discovers and provides leadership with regard to polymer and material science
o Researches, develops, is involved in the commercialization of new technology. Experience with silicones, urethanes, epoxies and acrylics is desired. Coatings, plastics and foam experience is desired. EPDM, TPO and PVC experience is desired.
o Leads project teams with all supporting documentation
o Provides hands-on project involvement
o Provides industry advocacy in an outward facing role
o Uses experience and independent judgment and interpretation to apply scientific principles and personal technical expertise to accomplish product application, design and development objectives.
o Leverages team member input to leverage project efficiency and optimization.
o Conducts product performance testing.
o Compiles and analyzes data, then compiles into meaningful verbal and written reports.
o Provides benefit pertaining to low VOC, high solids, contractor friendly, lower carbon footprint and other environmentally friendly technologies.
o Conceptualizes, prioritizes, schedules, and executes project deliverables.
o Become familiar and conversant regarding all appropriate application equipment.

· Provides business support within the organization.
o Collaborates with Manufacturing, Customer Service, Sales, and Marketing Teams as needed.
o Maintains a safe and clean working environment in the lab.

· Must effectively and confidently present/communicate technical data to others.
· May review and prepare patent applications and manuscripts for publication or presentation at technical meetings.
· Assists in the preparation and review of marketing and sales literature.


- A minimum of 10 years of industry experience - preferably in materials development
- Familiarity and preferably experience with Building Products technology
- A minimum of a MS in Chemistry, Polymer Science or related discipline. PhD preferred. 
- PMN / TSCA process familiarity
- Curious and creative mindset with historical examples
- Strong communication skills - both written and verbal
- Strong focus on team success - with examples
- Organized with strong record keeping skills


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