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Continental Senior Compound Development Engineer - Racing Tires in Plymouth, Indiana

Senior Compound Development Engineer - Racing Tires

Plymouth, IN


Job Description


Continental Tire has been around for nearly 150 years, we’ve been changing the way the world moves while making it more safe, smart, sustainable and accessible to all.

Hoosier Racing Tire is the largest race tire manufacturer in the world. Hoosier has grown to produce over 1000 different types of race tires. The company has its own 300-mph test wheel; a technology center; state-of-the-art, fully-integrated production facilities recently adding a high-tech mixing plant, with enough capacity to produce not only for Hoosier Racing Tire, but to have the ability to produce rubber for additional entities as well as a model sales and distribution network.

Our Plymouth, IN location, Hoosier Racing Tire, is seeking a Compound Development Engineer to join our team.

Compound Development Engineers at Hoosier have the unique and exciting role of developing winning compounds; from conception to processing to race events. The entire process of race tire compound development and race tire production occurs at our Plymouth location. Are you ready to shape the future with us?


We are hiring a Compound Development Engineer with a focus on development and industrialization of tread and body compounds for racing tires. Requirements include:

• Race-track evaluation of compounds at testing and race events - travel is required

• Technical assistance to race teams

• Competitor compounds benchmarking, chemical and physical analysis

• New raw materials evaluation

• Development of new tire compound recipes, motivated by

o Racetrack performance

o Plant processing requirements

o Costs or complexity improvements

o Sustainability improvement

o Basic know-how expansion

• Development of non-tire compounds as part of our Special Business Unit

• Researching raw materials for substitution purposes, as backup in case of supply chain issues

• Industrialization of compounds together with the rubber process engineering team

• Problem solving of raw material supplier issues

Job Requirements


• Bachelor's degree in chemical engineering or rubber chemistry

• experiences from rubber industry, at least 2 years

Job Type


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About Continental

Continental develops pioneering technologies and services for sustainable and connected mobility of people and their goods. Founded in 1871, the technology company offers safe, efficient, intelligent and affordable solutions for vehicles, machines, traffic and transportation. In 2020, Continental generated sales of €37.7 billion and currently employs around 233,000 people in 58 countries and markets. In 2021, the company celebrates its 150th anniversary.

With its premium portfolio in the car, truck, bus, two-wheel and specialty tire segment, the Tires business area stands for innovative top performance in tire technology. Services for dealers and fleet management as well as digital tire monitoring and management systems are further areas of focus. The aim is to contribute to safe, economical and sustainable mobility.

Job Category

Engineering, Manufacturing Operations and Production, Research and Development


United States



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