Engineer - Value Chain
GOJO Industries 22 reviews - Akron, OH

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Location: GOJO Plaza


Full time

Work Hours 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

No direct reports

< 10% travel required

No relocation assistance

Primary Responsibilities/Accountabilities

Employs thorough, accurate and timely engineering practices for identification, analysis, design, development, commercialization of systems and technologies, and equipment and/or processes to meet customer needs. Evaluates, optimizes and implements technologies, equipment and/or processes with a goal to improve overall business. Produce and transfer engineering specifications into manufacturable processes for new and improved products through established quality processes throughout the development process.


  • Creates and/or supports development of innovative solutions for new and improved products, innovative ideas and/or processes
  • Creates prototypes, models and samples to test and validate concepts and ideas
  • Documents and communicates engineering specifications using standard formats and archiving methods
  • Participates and/or represents R&D and provides technical leadership on cross-functional teams
  • Manages technical aspects of projects within their control
  • Communicates timely alerts and/or solutions to problems
  • Provides, interprets, and communicates practical feasible technical information using standard formats and archiving methods
  • Is a resource for solving technical problems
  • Carries out research on assigned technology, concepts, technical opportunities, materials
  • Designs experiments and interprets results
  • Understands end-user requirements
  • Leads technician activities on a project-by-project basis
  • Collaborates throughout the enterprise and outside GOJO, interacting with various groups such as Supply Chain and Marketing, external suppliers and consultants
  • Conducts preliminary patent search for existing patents relating to development opportunities and provide input on impact
  • Carries out research on assigned technology, concepts, technical opportunities, materials
  • Identifies and/or evaluates materials or technologies to assess technical performance
  • Obtains patents and/or provides support for patent filing and/or IP protection and maintains confidentiality
  • Supports other R&D functions and PMG, Regulatory, Supply Chain and Customer Service
  • Analyzes existing patents and publications relating to development opportunities and determine impact
  • Supports patent applications and maintains confidentiality
  • Monitors hazardous waste satellite accumulation areas to ensure compliance
  • Follows appropriate lab safety practices
  • Follows and supports current Good Manufacturing Practices and current Good Laboratory Practices
Education and Experience Required

Minimum of 5 years professional experience in an appropriate engineering/technical discipline. Bachelor’s degree in an Engineering field or appropriate technical discipline. Demonstrable technical skills including knowledge in product/technology development from concept to commercialization.

Additional General/Technical Skills Required

  • Using engineering methods and practices to solve problems
  • Measurement techniques
  • Information gathering, analysis and determining solutions/action plans
  • Judgment and Decision Making: Weighing the relative costs and benefits of a potential action
  • Idea Generation: Generating a number of different approaches to problems
  • Project management
  • Cross-functional teaming
Using scientific methods to solve problems

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22 reviews
GOJO Industries wants to go where other forms of good hygiene haven't. The company makes hand cleaners for professional and consumer...