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Product Development Engineer

Product Development Engineer

FPC of Bangor
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FPC of Bangor

Product Development Engineer

 

FPC Bangor is working with a paper manufacturer looking for a Product Development Engineer. This position will be responsible for commercializing specialty paper products and or enhancements to existing grades and processes.  This involves taking new product ideas that are generated by Sales or through customer interactions through the product development process (Stage Gate) to commercialization in a timely manner, optimizing material and manufacturing costs. This is an onsite, full time position.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • The primary liaison between Sales and Manufacturing for the communication of new specialty paper opportunities
  • Develops new opportunities for existing grades for specialty opportunities where possible.
  • Evaluates inquiries for new product opportunities for feasibility and profitability as dictated by “Stage Gate”
  • Plans and conducts manufacturing trials.  Participates in customer evaluations of these trials.  Provides leadership for the commercialization of successful developmental efforts.
  • Optimizes new and existing specialty grades based on revised customer requirements and feedback.
  • Participate in cross-functional teams to align product development, manufacturing and cost-to-serve initiatives.
  • Works closely with Manufacturing in process improvement, cost reduction, and quality improvement projects related to specialty and development grades as needed.   Works closely with suppliers to find new raw material opportunities relating to these areas.  
  • Supports the Marketing and Sales as needed to promote new and existing grades
  • Works closely with Field Sales in the process of locating new specialty paper ideas and potential customers.  Participate in specific sales calls and translate potential customer requirements into tangible product specifications and/ or trial details

QUALIFICATIONS:

·       BS Degree in Pulp and Paper Engineering or Chemical Engineering

·       2+ years experience in paper manufacturing, product development, technical field work &/or quality

·       Possess outstanding analytical skills

·       Proven ability to influence cross-functional teams

·       Excellent written and verbal communication skills

 

Please send your current resume to Phil DeSoto or Leisa Wallace for immediate consideration.

 

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