Materials Engineer
Milan, OH 
Posted 22 days ago
Job Description

Tenneco is one of the world's leading designer, manufacturers and marketers of automotive products for original equipment and aftermarket customers, with approximately 78.000 team members working at more than 300 sites worldwide. Through our four business groups, Motorparts, Ride Performance, Clean Air and Powertrain, Tenneco is driving advancements in global mobility by delivering technology solutions for diversified global markets, including light vehicle, commercial truck, off-highway, industrial, motorsport and the aftermarket.

We are looking for a Senior/Principal Materials Engineer to join the Elastomers Engineering team in Milan, OH. This position will be responsible for development of natural rubber anti-vibration rubber formulations, establishing mixing procedures for new formulations and molding parameters when required based on new formulations for our global mixing/manufacturing operations. This position involves advanced physical testing procedures to measure and model elastomer formulation behavior for FEA simulations. Selection of correct adhesive systems based on formulation and substrate requirements.

The team is ready to act immediately on those candidates who are the best fit for the role. You'll first hear from someone in Talent Acquisition to schedule a phone screen, and then the next step will be a personal interview with our Hiring Manager. We pride ourselves on moving through processes quickly, and you can be sure of transparency and prompt communication throughout.


  • Elastomer formulation development, with at least 3 years of experience developing natural rubber formulations for anti-vibration automotive parts.
  • Develops and implements new test methods and evaluation of new laboratory equipment.
  • Work with internal customers to understand their product formulation and material testing requirements.
  • Maintain and troubleshoot existing lab equipment and test methods.
  • Evaluate new adhesive and substrate coating to meet evolving corrosion protection customer requirements.
  • Evaluates new raw materials for their applicability to anti-vibration product requirements.
  • Evaluates new suppliers of existing materials to assist GSCM in raw material cost management.
  • Support global materials engineers in formulation development.
  • Support formulation standardization for customer global vehicle platforms.


  • Broad knowledge of laboratory testing equipment and protocols
  • Experience developing natural rubber formulations
  • Quality and precision focused. Shows great care in following established testing protocols.


  • Preferred: Master's in Chemistry, Chemical Engineering, Material Science, Polymer Science
  • Minimum: Bachelor of Science in STEM field.


  • Preferred: 5 yrs. NR formulation development for anti-vibration automotive parts. Experience with EPDM, SBR, BR, IIR, BIIR formulations for anti-vibration products
  • Minimum Experience: 3 yrs. NR formulation development for anti-vibration automotive parts


An Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, or protected veteran status and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability.

Equal Opportunity Employer Minorities/Women/Veterans/Disabled


Job Summary
Start Date
As soon as possible
Employment Term and Type
Regular, Full Time
Required Education
Bachelor's Degree
Required Experience
3+ years
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