R&D Specialist

NC

$80-95K

Plans and directs research and development activities for organizational products by performing the following duties:

 

Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

 

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.

 

Supervisory Responsibilities:

This job has no supervisory responsibilities.

 

Qualifications:

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

 

Education and/or Experience:

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

If you are interested in job, please send your resume and include the position you are applying for in the Subject to: careers@courtneygroup.net.
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