Sr Engineer
Energizer - Allendale, NJ

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The Playtex strategic business unit, which is a division of Energizer Personal Care, is a leading manufacturer and distributor of a diverse portfolio of consumer and personal products. Playtex is focused on Sun Care products, including Banana Boat, Hawaiian Tropic, and Private Label brands; Infant Care products, including spill-proof cups, baby bottles, pacifiers, and Diaper Genie; Feminine Care products, including Gentle Glide and Sport tampons; and Skin Care products, including Wet Ones and Gloves. Primary Purpose of this position: Develop innovative packaging across the portfolio of personal care products. Serve as the primary Packaging Engineer in support of Innovation projects including development of product concepts, proving out feasibility, and readying concepts for transfer into feasibility phase to maintain a pipeline of new product concepts to fill the EPC 3-year roadmap. Additionally, monitor progress against timelines and due dates, as well as provide guidance and coaching to those assigned on a project basis. Essential Functions: • Partner with Consumer Insights group (s) to develop and support the execution of strategic consumer learning plans in support of business objectives, including focus groups, ethnography, product testing. • Development of concept solutions, prototypes, to satisfy those needs. “Rapid Prototyping” and modeling (functional and non-functional) of product concepts to gain consumer feedback. • Co-ordinate the development efforts with outside component suppliers as well as contract manufactures both domestically and internationally. • Co-ordinate preparation of package prototypes for functional testing according to ASTM methods • Communicate concepts with consumer/professional groups • Ready concepts for transfer into concept phase of the product development process. • Transfer product concepts to the implementation team. Develop and prepare package material specifications, assembly instructions and BOMs. • Attend Trade/Industry Shows mining for new product ideas and IP evaluation. • Keep abreast of existing and new technologies that are applicable to areas of responsibility. • Manage IP (intellectual property) within area of responsibility. • Provide coaching and mentoring to those assigned by manager. • Guide discussion during product team meetings, communicate technical issues and details to the project team and management. • Travel domestically and internationally as required on assigned projects. Travel requirements are 10 to 20% per month, which may include overnight travel, local travel to Allendale NJ, Dover, DE as well as other manufacturing, contract manufacturing and component manufacturing sites Skills and Abilities Required • Must have good aesthetic “innovative” design skills. • Must have the ability to develop innovative solution for new product ideas. • Must have the ability to communicate product concepts utilizing Pro Engineer, sketches and verbal direction. • Must be familiar with various manufacturing processes and mold types (e.g. injection molding, blow molding, assembly methods, decoration methods, mono and multi layer film processing knowledge a plus, etc.) • Must have the ability to evaluate designs concepts to prove out feasibility. • Must have the ability to manage third party relationships (e.g. outside design consultants, inventors, suppliers, etc. • Proficient with CAD/CAM systems such as AutoCAD, Artios, Solid Works or ProE. Project Management Skills: • Must have the ability to prioritize and organize workload on multiple programs of low-to-medium complexity. • Must have the ability to develop and implement schedules and ensure that engineering procedures are followed. • Must have the ability to manage assigned projects, monitoring the status of all elements affecting the outcome of the program. • Must have the ability to guide laboratory support personnel as required to accomplish a task. • Must have the ability to clearly communicate technical and non-technical information via verbal presentation and in writing with management, team members and support personnel with normal supervision. Experience/Education Required: • BS or MS in Mechanical, Package or Chemical Engineering, or equivalent degree. • Minimum of 7 years of package development experience required, ideally with consumer products companies. • Knowledge of a wide variety of packaging components and properties such as; aerosols, pumps, closures, bottles, tubes, flexible films and lamination, paperboard (folding cartons, cards, labels) plastic processing (injection and extrusion blow molding and cast and blown films • Experience dealing with packaging component suppliers. • Experience in running overall development of new packaging structures from concept to manufacturing) • Experience with standard test methods as ASTM, GMPs OTC test and protocols.. Additional Skills & requirements: • Effective verbal / written communication, interpersonal, and influencing skills. Ability to interface with internal and external contacts at all levels. Ability to clearly communicate technical and non-technical information via verbal presentations and in writing. • Must be a highly credible individual capable of rapid engagement, and of bridging relationships between R&D and other functional areas. • Must be capable of quickly establishing relationships both internally and externally, and at all levels. • Ability to develop and execute innovative solutions for new product ideas. Highly analytical and skilled in achieving operational efficiencies and committed to quality. Capable of seeing the big picture. • Excellent negotiating and influencing skills, and capable of working across multiple functional areas, with a true sense of urgency in responding to delivering on challenges. • Good computer skills. Proficiency with Word, Excel, Access/databases e-mail and internet applications. • Excellent organizational, prioritizing and follow up skills. • Ability to handle multiple tasks / projects simultaneously. • Ability to think and act independently and make sound decisions. • Demonstrated ability to complete projects on time. • Good problem-solving skills. . Energizer Personal Care is an Equal Opportunity Employer. M/F/D/V. Please note that we will only respond to candidates that meet our qualification criteria.

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