To strengthen our Tire team located in Lage, Germany we are seeking a Chemical Engineer to commence immediately or by agreement. In this position you will be working closely with bicycle tire vendors in Asia and raw material suppliers worldwide on tire reinforcement materials and tire compounds.

How you’ll make a difference

  • Responsible for the development and industrialization of rubber compounds
  • Follow mixing operations and make modifications as needed to improve processing
  • Lead the build-out of lab testing capacities
  • Drive test optimization and analysis of all tests and processing results
  • Acquisition of 3rd party testing service and own lab test equipment
  • Translate rider feedback into target specifications for tire compounds
  • Supports professional cycling team liaison to bring best in class performance to Specialized sponsored athletes
  • Work closely with bicycle tire vendors and raw material suppliers worldwide on tire reinforcement materials
  • Stay informed of new process technology and material development

What you need to win

  • Master degree in chemistry
  • Multiple years of work experience in the chemical or automotive industry. Preferably tire industry
  • Experience in rubber compounding and process quality control
  • Demonstrated experimentation and problem solving skills
  • Ability to carry out assignments in a methodological order
  • Teamplayer with excellent communication- and intercultural skills
  • Ready to travel frequently to Asia and stay in Asia at vendor sites for several weeks to execute projects
  • Microsoft Office skills
  • Fluent in English and German
  • A passion for cycling is a plus

You are interested? We look forward to receiving your compelling application stating your salary expectation and earliest starting date. Please submit your application exclusively via our online career portal. Applications via e-mail, mail or employment agencies will not be considered.


Specialized Engineering GmbH – Haferbachstrasse 9-15 – DE-32791 Lage



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