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Director, Research and Development – New Brunswick, NJ

Description

A leading global manufacturer of innovative food packaging products and solutions that designs, manufactures, and distributes a wide spectrum of packaging solutions for food distributors, restaurants & caterers, grocery stores, national food chains and consumer entertaining is searching for a Director of Research and Development.   The Director of Research and Development will be responsible for complete ownership of research and development projects involving materials, new products, and process and equipment opportunities leading to increased revenue and/or cost reductions.

Benefits in addition to an annual salary in the $130,000 to $150,000 range:

  • Comprehensive Healthcare Coverage (Medical & Dental)
  • 401(k) Plan
  • Survivor Benefits (company-provided Life Insurance; Accidental Death and Dismemberment Insurance)
  • Paid Time Off Program (paid holidays; paid vacation based on service)
  • Employee Assistance Program

 

 Requirements
• Extensive knowledge of plastics and how they are used in manufacturing and the market place.
• Direct experience with thermoplastics and additives in extrusion, thermoforming and injection molding.
• Strong project management and organizational skills
• Strong collaboration skills – works effectively and cooperatively with all levels within the organization; establishes and maintains good working relationships
• Ability to generate innovative solutions in work situations; tries different and novel ways to deal with work problems and opportunities
• Drives for results – sets high standards; monitors progress toward goals; tenaciously works to meet or exceed goals
• Demonstrates good business judgment; uses data from different sources to draw conclusions; uses effective approaches for choosing a course of action or developing appropriate solutions
• Ability to develop complete and accurate budgets, project justifications and timelines
• Strong written & oral communication skills
• Working knowledge of MS Office and MS Project
• A Bachelor’s degree in an Engineering or science discipline (plastics a plus); MBA a plus
• Certified Project Manager (CPM) a plus
• A minimum of ten years of experience in project management within the plastics manufacturing industry is a must
• Prior experience working on technology (materials and equipment) initiatives
Component Development Engineer – Troy, MI

Description The world leader in the manufacture of plastic automotive body components, and fuel systems is searching for a Component Development Engineer.  The Component Development Engineer will be responsible for the Design and Validation of Mechatronic (mechanical and electronic) Components in Fuel System and/or SCR systems. This includes; Application Projects (Sensors,  Actuators, including their housing, connectors, wiring and flange).

Component Development Engineer Responsibilities include:

  • Development of Components that he/she is in charge of, in relation with the Application Project team.
  • Analysis of Customers specifications for dedicated components.
  • Writing the Component Technical Specification (CTS) and validating the technical offers from the Suppliers, together with the Purchasing Dept.
  • Technical Responsible for components developments and validations by suppliers.
  • Technical Responsible for the components development and validations as assigned.
  • Definition and follow-up of components validation tests in front of the customers.
  • Contribution to the assembly process design as needed.
  • Analysis of Customer’s specifications and associated norms and standards for the component(s) he/she is in charge of.
  • Definition of the Deviation list for the components he/she is in charge of. (Critical Requirements List)
  • Writing the Components Technical Specifications (CTS)

Components Cost Management

  • Contributes to reaching the component target cost, and related costs of validation and development.
  • Elaborate on technical solutions for components cost reduction.

Technical Expertise Development

  • Development of the expertise: creation of database, calculation methodologies, correlations, test procedures…
  • Consolidation of the expertise: writing technical reports, design guidelines.

Benefits:

  • Comprehensive Health Care Plans
  • Paid Holidays
  • Paid Personal Days
  • Vacation Pay
  • Vehicle Discount Programs
  • Flexible work schedule
  • Employee Recognition and Company/Team Events
  • Tuition Assistance and Professional Development Programs
  • Retirement Plan: 401K
  • Annual salary in the $60,000 to $75,000 range, depending on experience

 

 Requirements

  • Bachelor degree in Engineering (Mechanical, Electrical and/or Mechatronics Engineering, preferred)
  • New College Graduate minimum to several years’ of engineering experience
  • Strong understanding Fuel Systems and SCR Systems
  • Ability to provide coordination between Electrical and Mechanical disciplines
  • Strong knowledge of electro-mechanical component technologies and functionalities
  • Information tools (Word, Excel, Power Point, Outlook)
  • Sense of organization, autonomy, dynamic, team spirit
  • Development tools in Automotive (Robust design, DFMEA, Target cost, DOE, DV/PV, SPC,…)
  • Technical accuracy, creativity, availability
  • Experience simulating component designs
  • Fuel system and SCR system knowledge
  • Electronics knowledge
  • Signal process control knowledge
  • Test procedure and DOE writing
  • Project management knowledge
  • Possible patents applications
  • English (fluent)
  • French or German (occasional) a plus
  • Ability to lead suppliers throughout the development processes.

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