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NonWovens Engineer II

Company: Nice-Pak
Location: Montvale
Posted on: November 16, 2021

Job Description:

Nice-Pak Products, Inc. (NP) is the global developer, manufacturer, and marketer of pre-moistened wipes for the consumer market, specializing in personal care, hygiene, household cleaning, and disinfection products. We are currently looking for a Nonwovens Engineer II in our Montvale, NJ location.POSITION PURPOSE:The purpose of this role is to lead business-critical activities relating to the development and commercialization of nonwoven wet wipe products. The Nonwovens Engineer II is a high visibility position that is the primary technical contact for our suppliers and internal manufacturing sites for the optimization, development, and commercialization of wet wipes. The Nonwoven Engineer II will work with a broad range of manufacturing and technical resources at our suppliers and internal manufacturing sites to support achieving our objectives. This position will lead assigned projects and the day-to-day technical communication with our suppliers and work closely with Procurement and R&D to identify, develop, and commercialize new products. Additionally, this position will be responsible for all technical testing and validation of the nonwoven finished products internally and with partner suppliers.ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS AND BASIC DUTIES:

  • Develop, test, and validate nonwoven fibers and new technologies for use in personal care and or surface cleaning wet wipe product applications in support of Private Label and Branded initiatives
  • Lead technical aspects on assigned projects through the product development process as key R&D representative, working cross-functionally with Marketing, Consumer Insights, Regulatory, Legal, and Operations
  • Work independently to coordinate required technical testing and experiments in support of assigned projects and report/share results and findings to key project stakeholders
  • Partner with internal Operations/manufacturing colleagues and external converting partners to plan, schedule and execute scale-up/production trials to advance key initiatives, issue trial report summaries with results and recommendations.
  • Analyze data and provide insights and recommendations based on the data generated
  • Prepare samples as needed for external testing requirements, including customer comps/prototypes, samples for safety/clinical tests, consumer tests, etc.
  • Develop and validate new test methods to evaluate the performance of products/prototypes and to support product development, claims, and quality control
  • Ensure all project documentation (nonwoven specifications, etc.) is completed to achieve desired project milestones
  • Conduct competitive benchmarking to gain insight on nonwoven technologies used in competitive products and for comparative testing/claims support
  • Communicate and document project plans and results to key customers and suppliers.
  • Investigate new technologies and partner with Legal to protect and novel findings through IP/patent filings technologies
  • Write/update new SOPs and product specifications as needed and route for collaboration review and approval
  • Manage time independently, ensure proper documentation in laboratory notebook and comply with all corporate safety and quality standards
  • Supervise any assigned technician or temporary personnelPERFORMANCE MEASUREMENTS:
    • Achievement: Ability to deliver technical work on time, without issue, and in a quality manner
    • Ownership: Ability to demonstrate strong ownership of assigned projects and project workability to work independently
    • Partnership Skills: Ability to work well cross-functionally, communicate effectively and work as part of a team to achieve objectives
    • Entrepreneurial Skills: Ability to demonstrate creativity in the role, explore new and more efficient ways of working and contribute new product ideasQUALIFICATIONS:EDUCATION/CERTIFICATION:
      • Bachelor's Degree in Science (Chemistry or related field) and or Engineering (Chemistry) required. A Master's Degree is an advantage
      • Strong record of academic successREQUIRED KNOWLEDGE:
        • Strong scientific principles (statistical analysis, Design of Experiments, Problem-solving, root cause analysis)
        • Understanding of nonwovens, nonwovens manufacturing processes, and the nonwovens supply chain
        • Previous experience of nonwovens used in personal care or surface cleaning products is a plus
        • Strong understanding of the product development process from concept ideation to launch.EXPERIENCE REQUIRED:
          • 3+ years of experience in a nonwovens technical function or related technical function (technical textiles, fibers, etc.) with an understanding of the materials and processes within the nonwoven and wipes supply chainSKILLS/ABILITIES:
            • Strong interpersonal skills to nurture teamwork and foster an environment of achievement
            • Results-oriented and self-motivated
            • Ability to multi-task, with strong time management skills
            • Ability to display flexibility and adapt to change
            • Excellent communication and networking skills
            • Proactive, independent, and a willingness to take on new challenges
            • MS Office, statistical analysis, strong communication skillsWORKING CONDITIONS:
              • The engineer will work in a laboratory environment with some visits to the manufacturing facilities and supplier partners for trials
              • Some travel domestically and potentially internationallyFollow Us on LinkedIn #LI-AZ1#LI-NICEPAK Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with DisabilitiesThe contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor's legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)

Keywords: Nice-Pak, Tenafly , NonWovens Engineer II, Engineering , Montvale, New Jersey

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