Locke Paper Group, LLC , is a search firm recruiting for top paper mills and manufacturing facilities around the USA. We are seeking a Product Development Engineer/Chemist to assist the technical development of new business and products for coated paper. This Chemical Engineer will make product selection recommendations for new opportunities based on knowledge of customer needs and internal capabilities.
· Responsible for the safety, quality, and regulatory compliance requirements for each grade of paper.
· Interact with customers to understand application requirements leading to the identification of the correct product recommendations or new product design requirements.
· Coordinate cross-functional efforts among the Sales, Supply Chain, Manufacturing and Procurement organizations to ensure product development efforts are effectively prioritized, organized, communicated, and executed.
· Monitor, analyze, and communicate competitive product attributes to identify potential changes or enhancements to products to provide competitive advantage.·
1-2 years’ experience in technical, manufacturing, product development, coating experience a plus.
*Degreed Chemical Engineer
*Two or more years paper mill or manufacturing experience as Process or Production Engineer
*Must be USA Citizen and living in the USA
*Further certifications and education a plus
New Product Development