New Product Development Engineer
Charter Medical, Ltd. - North Carolina

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This position is responsible for working in coordination with sales, marketing, manufacturing and quality/regulatory to develop new products, improve processes and technologies. Effective project management skills will be required along with a strong knowledge of stage gate processes. The end result will be to increase sales, profitability and product quality.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Understands and adapts to market needs for design and development of new products.
  • Identifies and evaluates new materials, components & technologies.
  • Leads and participates in multidisciplinary product launch teams.
  • Adheres to Design control and Stage Gate processes
  • Documents activities, experiments, trials, samples and ideas in a research laboratory notebook.
  • Dvelop new manufacturing processes when needed.
  • Develop new test methods and apparatus for new products as needed.
  • Updates project progress to key stakeholders.
  • Documents and keeps records for all project proposals, activities, experiments, trials, samples, ideas etc. for future reference.
  • Understands Patent positions of new and/or existing technology.
  • Prioritizes activities with manager and business team and direct efforts accordingly.
  • Accurately scopes time and budgets of projects. Completes projects on time and within budget.
  • Organizes, executes and reports in depth technical evaluations of competitive and Charter Medical products.
  • Actively works to transfer design to manufacturing at the appropriate time.
  • Responsible for producing product samples.
  • Must be knowledgeable in the effective use of Lean Six Sigma (LSS) tools and concepts to assist in process improvements, both within Lydall, and externally at our customers/suppliers. Serve as an active participant in LSS programs that promote continuous improvement.
  • All other duties as assigned
  • Must adhere to all company policies and safety rules.
  • Must be able to work extended hours when required.

  • Education, Experience, Skills and Abilities Required for Consideration as a Candidate:
    • B. S. Degree in Science, Engineering or Technology.
    • Able to demonstrate successful launches
    • Experience with stage gate processes
    • Strong financial acumen
    • Prior experience with raw material qualifications
    • Effective presentation skills
    • Project management training
    • A minimum of three years in product development
    • Good verbal and written communication skills.
    • Ability to work in team environment.
    • Good time management skills.
    • Proficient computer skills using MS Office, MS Project and CAD.

    Education, Experience, Skills and Abilities Preferred:
    • Experience in the biosciences desirable.
    • Experience with computer technology, software and hardware is desirable.
    • Prior patent experience is desirable

    Competencies :

    Total Work Systems-lean Six-Sigma

    Quantity & Output of Work

    Timeliness of Delivery of Output

    Quality of Work

    Use of Resources

    Customer Impact/Value Added

    Freedom from Unplanned Support

    Team/Unit Contribution

    Productive Work habits

    Adding Skills & Capabilities

    Alignment & Compliance