Available Jobs in Compounding

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Compounding Salesperson – Northeastern or Central, United States

A plastic resin compounding company, located in the Northeastern US,  is searching for a Salesperson for the Southeastern Territory.  The company wants a Salesperson who already resides somewhere in the Southeastern U.S. and can work out of a home office.

The company offers an annual base salary in the $80,000 to $100,000 range, a commission/bonus structure, a per mile car allowance, and company paid medical benefits requiring no employee contribution.


  • Several years of sales experience.
    •Already residing in the Northeastern, U.S.
    •Experience selling; master batched plastic resins, plastic additives, compounded plastic resins, etc.
    •Own a fairly new automobile.
    •Valid drivers license.
Application Development Engineer – Detroit, MI

An automotive plastic resin compounding company specializing in supplying polyolefin resins to the automotive industry is searching for an Application Development Engineer to support the OEM automotive account team.  This is a newly created opening, special training and coaching will be provided in the start-up phase.

The Application Development Engineer will be responsible for:

  • Implementing the marketing strategy for a defined OEM group; GM, Ford and Fiat/Chrysler.
  • Accountability for al European and Japanese landed OEM’s in US focused on VW-Daimler-Renault and Nissan.
  • Driving automotive Masterbatched polyolefin resins for Tier 1 automotive suppliers.
  • Developing an OEM market fact base.
  • Developing an OEM and Strategic partnerships.
  • Setting targets and accomplishing actions.
  • Driving launch of new products/solutions in the OEM market.
  • Driving for OEM project portfolios and driving for successful implementation.

In addition to an annual salary in the $100,000 to $130,000 range the company offers; an annual bonus, very competitive benefits including a 401k with matching, and relocation assistance.

Education, Experience and People Skill requirements:

  • Technical four year degree.
  • Ten plus yeas of relevant experience in sales, technical service, product and market development of Polyolefin compounded resins.
  • Advanced knowledge of Microsoft Office Tools.
  • Demonstrable knowledge of marketing and sales techniques.
  • Strong conceptual and analytical thinking skills.


Flexible PVC Product Development – Saginaw, MI


A major manufacturer of flexible PVC roofing membranes is searching for a Flexible PVC Formulator.  The Flexible PVC Formulator must have experience developing and performing long term testing protocols for flexible PVC in outdoor environments and have experience and experience in calendaring and/or extruding operations.  The Flexible PVC Formulator will be responsible for:

  • Flexible PVC formulation for new product development initiatives
  • Qualifying alternate raw materials for existing PVC products
  • Directing the work of R&D analysts on new product development
  • Providing technical support to manufacturing operations specifically to mixing PVC formulations
  • Evaluating long term performance of existing roofing products and recommending improved formulations
  • Willing to become the company’s PVC formulation expert with no internal resources to assist in meeting PVC formulation challenges.

In addition to an annual salary in the $100,000 to $130,000 range, the company offers competitive benefits including; health care, and relocation assistance.


  • Must be able to document research and produce high level technical reports.
  • Bachelor’s of Science in Chemical Engineering – Mininum.  Masters Degree in Chemical Engineering or Chemistry related field would be preferred.
  • Highly skilled using Excel and Minitab.
  • Six Sigma background
  • 5-10 years of experience in an R&D environment developing flexible PVC products for a calendar or extruder operation.
  • Ability to make high risk decisions with confidence.
  • Ability to work in a laboratory environment, as well as, a manufacturing environment.
Resin Product Developer – Charlotte, NC

A leading provider of innovative solutions in the field of polyolefin compounded resins used in the manufacture of automotive plastic parts and components is searching for a Product Developer.

The Product Developer will be a resin compounding professional with command of diverse practices in applications and complex concepts and principles in Automotive product design and end use performance. This knowledge is acquired through deep and/or broad experience typically combined with an academic/ professional qualification. This person is well recognized within the industry as expert in the given application and technology field. Executing product management activities for defined portfolio/segment.

The primary purpose of the Product Developer is to secure and support running business, and build upon current automotive portfolio based on TPO’s.  The following experience is required:

  • Expertise in mineral / short glass fiber filled polyolefin compounds for Interior and Exterior automotive application.  Well versed with thermoplastic resins and their formulations, including high performance engineering resins, TPE, TPOs, functional additives, stabilizers packages, flow enhancing additives, pigments and mineral based fillers
  • Understanding of OEM specifications and approval processes
  • Expertise in liaising with cross-functional teams, production/QA, marketing/sales for diversification of existing portfolio, cost reduction efforts, competitive use of emerging technologies and resolving internal or customer-end issues and concerns
  • Understanding of all the elements of commercial product development including scale up, production scale compounding, formulation & grade development, materials management, etc.
  • Ability to optimize Cost & Complexity of defined product portfolio and define improvement actions
  • Setting the general quality standards for commercial products.
  • Capable to provide technical support in customer and supplier Quality audits
  • Capable to provide technical expertise internally, e.g., for trouble shooting in production, value chain marketing projects, as well as for external presentations and industrial state-of-the-art training of internal engineers.
  • Ability to lead technical investigation and decide on justification of product claims
  • Expertise in identification and implementation of incremental product modifications to improve product performance, reduce product cost, improve product quality or change asset source

In addition to an annual salary in the $100,000 to $120,000 range, the company offers an extensive and competitive benefits package which includes but is not limited to:

  • Paid vacation, sick and personal time
  • 12 paid holidays
  • 401K match of 6%
  • Incentive plan and profit sharing plan
  • Employee Assistance Programs
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • Relocation
Plastic Resin Sales Representative – Minneapolis, MN

A custom engineered plastics resin company specializing in precise color matching is searching for a Sales Representative.  The Sales Representative will work out of a home office and cover an area from Minnesota to Missouri.  The company ships custom colors within 4 weeks or less and standard black and natural resins within 2 weeks. Many black and natural resins are readily available in stock. Additionally, the company has stocking programs available in one of many regional warehouses for even faster shipping and receiving.

The company is profitable and has no debt.  In addition to competitive healthcare benefits, the company offers bonus opportunities.

  • Must have several years of experience selling compounded resins directly from a compounding company.
Plastic Compounding Production Manager – Greenville, SC


A growing company specializing in the compounding of nylon and polyester resin is searching for a Production Manager to assist the General Manager with the overall plastic compounding and twin extrusion operation.  The Production Manager must also be capable of specifying, purchasing and managing the installation of a new twin screw extrusion machine and all of the associated equipment.   

In addition to an annual salary in the $80,000 to $90,000 range the company offers an $10,000 bonus, health care benefits fully paid by the company and relocation assistance.


  • Must have hands-on plastic extrusion management experience.
  • Must have nylon and polyester hands-on compounding experience.
  • Must have the ability to train others on extruder operation and compounding.
  • Engineering experience would be a real plus.