Texas engineering recruiting firm seeks a Rubber Chemist

Kappa Search, Inc. is the city of Chicago’s leading technical recruiting firm that specializes in the permanent placement of engineering roles. Currently, we are seeking a Rubber Chemist for our client. We are specifically looking for someone who will be able to effectively manage personal duties and team duties to maintain rubber chemistry objectives. This person will need to take initiative and be hands-on in various departments as a means to streamline product development. He/She should also be an effective communicator when speaking to various vendors as well as team personnel.

Additional Responsibilities Include:

  • Create rubber components for directional drilling technology
  • Research and direct unique designs of new and improved rubber compounds
  • Interact with customers once a month as a means to sell the technology
  • Provide problem solving and troubleshooting expertise for team, when needed
  • Assist test department with various testing for current and new product development


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Chemical Engineering, Polymer Science, or Mechanical Engineering
  • At least 7 years of overall experience
  • Between 3-5 years of experience with rubber compounding
  • An understanding of standardized material testing procedures (ASTM, DIN, JIS, & ISO)
  • Excellent analytical and interpersonal skills
  • Ability for 10-20% travel