R&D Specialist

Greensboro, NC

Posted: 09/23/2019 Industry: Laboratory - Industrial Chemicals Job Number: 409.19TM Pay Rate: 70,000 - 90,000

R&D Specialist

The R&D Specialist will have the following responsibilities:

  • Develop innovative products and/or processes to grow the business; assist in market studies to identify new opportunities.
  • Conduct all product development work on assigned projects according to the appropriate APQP guidelines.
  • Meet with customers to understand product requirements and support sales/marketing in efforts to introduce new product to customers and answer questions pertaining to the technical advantages of the product.
  • Work with the costing department to produce estimated and final product costs based upon the raw materials, product design, and process parameters.
  • Set up and carry out laboratory investigations and projects, record and report on results.
  • Take an active part in conducting development trials and relay important technical, processing, and quality standards to assigned associates.
  • Prepare necessary chemical formulas and follow protocol for introducing new chemicals into the laboratory and plants.
  • Assist in production, quality control, and process improvement in root cause analysis and corrective actions.
  • Analyze current process shortcomings. Evaluate new process methods, procedures, equipment or control techniques.
  • Meet with suppliers to discuss new raw material requirements and new product development initiatives. Work with suppliers to conduct root cause analysis for understanding undesirable product characteristics and understanding impact of final product or process performance.

**If you’d like to hear more about this opportunity and others we are currently working on, please contact Tory Mack at 815.756.1221 / tmack@cps4jobs.com.

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Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree from four-year college or university in a technical field; minimum two to four years related experience in field of textile coatings (prefer experience in urethane coatings and/or lamination); or equivalent combination of education and experience
  • Ability to solve practical problems and deal with variables and uncertainty in situations where only limited standardization exists. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form
  • Strong communication skills
  • This person needs to be okay with getting their hands dirty and working with operators and manufacturing, not just in the lab

**If you’d like to hear more about this opportunity and others we are currently working on, please contact Tory Mack at 815.756.1221 / tmack@cps4jobs.com.

JO:  409.19TM
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