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 Feminine Care products, including Gentle Glide and Sport tampons; Infant Care products, including spill-proof cups, baby bottles, pacifiers, and Diaper Genie; Sun Care products, including Banana Boat, Hawaiian Tropic, and Alpha to Omega brands; and Skin Care products, including Wet Ones and Gloves. Primary Purpose: Create and develop innovative, insight-driven and technically-sound product concepts to meet the needs of the Infant Care 5-year product pipeline. Demonstrate proof-of-principle for product concepts sufficient to transfer projects into the feasibility phase of the product development process. • Generate innovative product ideas or concepts based on consumer insight and sound engineering principles. Engineering design/modeling/analysis and prototype development of product concepts to demonstrate technical feasibility and gather consumer feedback. • Develop and execute technology development plan for projects. Partner with industrial designers, laboratory staff and technical staff where applicable. • Partner with Consumer Insights group to develop and support the execution of consumer learning plans to achieve business objectives. Participate in consumer research to uncover unmet needs and evaluate product concepts and prototypes. • Partner with the Product Development team to ensure effective translation of product concepts into final product designs. Ready product concepts for transfer into feasibility phase of the product development process. • Attend Trade/Industry Shows mining for new product ideas • Keep abreast of existing and new technologies that are applicable to areas of responsibility. Monitor relevant consumer and product trends. • Manage IP (intellectual property) within areas of responsibility. • Presentation of work to R&D management and multi-functional team. • Minimum of Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering or equivalent; other degrees with product design experience considered. • Minimum of 5 years in the design and development of products in consumer package goods, medical devices, or similar. Front End of Innovation experience highly desirable. • Proficiency in ProEngineer, Solidworks, or equivalent engineering design software. TECHNICAL SKILLS: • Design and fabricate models and prototypes of product concepts in various forms (rapid prototype, machining, casting, injection molding, etc.). • Solid engineering design skills, including mechanical and/or electro-mechanical systems, mechanisms, structures, sealing systems, and others. • Hands-on prototyping skills • Provides translation between consumer needs and technical requirements. Provides innovative technical solutions that satisfy end user requirements. • 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 manage third party relationships (e.g. outside product design consultants, inventors, suppliers, etc.) • Must be knowledgeable of plastic part design, plastic materials and processes. PROJECT MANAGEMENT SKILLS: • Must have the ability to prioritize and organize workload on multiple programs of medium complexity. • 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 or interns 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. EPC 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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