New Product and Process Associate

Recruiter
Xamax
Location
Seymour
Salary
Competitive
Posted
Jul 01, 2017
Closes
Jul 29, 2017
Industry
Chemical
Employer Type
Direct Employer
Employment Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
Job Description

The person is responsible for working on product and process development with responsibility for gathering and evaluating competitive samples, performing tests, analyzing financial and scientific results and working with internal and external staff to reach conclusions and recommendations.

Core Responsibilities

?? Help coordinate and gather substrates used during lab line run making prototype samples. Cut and label sample test sheets

?? Interface liaison between New Product Development and internal/external test labs

?? Evaluate/analyze competitive samples and products working with product development team

?? Post evaluation and summarizing lab reports of prototypes; assist on analysis

?? Interface with suppliers to obtain sample products, TDS and understand basic processing parameters of materials

?? Compile engineered sample packets for customer review

?? Perform basic cost analysis on experimental products encompassing materials, labor, freight, scrap & overhead

?? Prepare for and Attend manufacturing trials

?? Research competitive products

?? Research customer needs, both known and emerging

?? Research and identify sources of materials starting with BOPP

o material characteristics

o pricing

?? Assist senior management as appropriate on additional developmental projects

Skills Required

?? Lab or research technician or eEngineering background, preferably with experience in materials science or chemical engineering

?? Computer literate especially in online research, data tabulation and manipulation

?? Technically astute research, lab or engineering background (academic or work)

?? Knowledge on FRP (Fiber Reinforced Products) very helpful

* Knowledge of polymers desirable

* Knowledge of materials , chemical engineering, plastics helpful

?? Comfortable in small industrial R&D environment

?? Team player with ability and experience in working with others

?? Ability to travel off-site to visit potential vendors to perform tests and potential customers to explain results

Company Description Hiring company is Xamax Industries, a diversified engineering applications and manufacturing company of high quality products to commercial and consumer markets. It provides innovative, engineering-driven, patent protected solutions for manufacturers of thermoset & thermoplastic structures, electrical, and consumer products.

It specializes in natural and synthetic fibers, large variety of kraft and tissue papers, thermoplastic films, natural and synthetic nonwoven fabrics and value added laminations and coatings. Xamax provides value-added coating, laminating, pigmenting and printing services along with converting capabilities (rewinding , slitting and spooling); all customized to meet individualized process and performance requirements. It is an ISO certified organization

Xamax has global customers and suppliers and is based in Seymour Connecticut.