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Intern, Chemist in Fairlawn, OH at Continental

Date Posted: 1/4/2019

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    Fairlawn, OH
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Job Description

The Intern, Chemist position will join Continental ContiTech’s Industrial Fluid Solutions Business Unit R&D team located in Fairlawn, OH. The Fairlawn location is the Global Headquarters for Industrial Hose products, as well as the North America Headquarters for ContiTech.
Position Summary:

The Intern, Chemist, will assist Industrial Hose R&D group in rubber and plastic materials development, improvement and consolidation. Discover common constructions, confirm performance similarities with goal on consolidation to improve manufacturing efficiency.

Essential Functions:

Create material databank of historical testing and polymer formulations.
Apply basic material know-how, establish material-property relationship.
Recommend material groups based on analysis.
Verify recommendations through subsequent testing.
Document and report conclusions.

Additional Functions:

The Intern will receive a comprehensive introduction to the company, the products, the market and the manufacturing processes we use. He/She will receive training in basic rubber compounding technology and test procedures. A supervised project will be outlined & followed to utilize the knowledge. There will also be opportunities to become familiar with other technical activities at our site, including computational mechanics & routine rubber/plastics lab procedures.

The Intern will become familiar with the company's people at all levels, with our products, testing procedures & manufacturing processes. At the end of program, he/she will have a detailed understanding of the goals/objectives of our type of business from a technical standpoint.

He/She will acquire a basic knowledge of our raw materials, products & processes. Will also have experience in setting up, executing & analyzing data from lab scale experiments. He/She will also have the opportunity to present her findings to management and peers.

*** Relocation assistance will not be provided for this internship. ***


Currently enrolled in a university with studies in Material Science, Chemistry, Chemical Engineering, Polymer science/ Engineering or related field.
Must be proficient with MS Office applications.
Good interpersonal skills.


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