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Senior Reliability Engineer - Product Development


Milford, CT, US

Req ID:  661
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Edgewell Personal Care is a leading manufacturer and worldwide distributor of over 25 well-known brands of consumer and personal care products.  We are 6000 colleagues strong with a presence in over 50 countries.

 Edgewell's brands include shaving products including Schick and Wilkinson Sword razors and blades, shaving gels including Edge and Skintimate, Banana Boat and Hawaiian Tropic sun screens, Playtex Infant Care products, including spill-proof cups, baby bottle liners, pacifiers, and Diaper Genie; Feminine Care products, including Playtex and o.b. tampons, and Stay free and Care free pads and liners, and Wet Ones wipes.

Our latest additions to the Edgewell family of personal care brands include two full product lines of skin care and grooming products for men: Bull Dog and Jack Black.



Position Summary:


A key member of the product development team, partnering with Design, Tooling, and Automation Engineering to deliver failure-free product designs, tooling and processes. This role is involved with development and implementation of complex plastic injection molding, high speed/high-volume assembly and packaging, across a broad product portfolio of innovative consumer products.




  • Be accountable for all Reliability Engineering deliverables from concept through production
  • Oversee junior team members, their roles and responsibilities, and contribute to their performance assessments including opportunities for development and growth.
  • Execute all Advanced Quality Planning and designing for reliability activities for complex, simultaneous product programs; exhibit proficient understanding and application of all elements of Advanced Quality Planning; teach AQP methods to junior team members
  • Interact daily with product / processes / tooling / manufacturing engineers on shared goals; represent Reliability Engineering at Program Meetings, at times without supervisor involvement
  • Lead product and process design reviews, advocating for consumer wants / needs and driving required actions
  • Identify and drive continuous process improvement activities across all areas / interfaces and lead implementation
  • Execute product and process validation including lean testing and analysis
  • Demonstrate a strong voice in a cross-functional environment, advocating for consumer-centric decision making and lean approaches; behave decisively and be adaptable to change   


Required Education, Skills and Experience:


  • BS in Mechanical or Plastics Engineering
  • At least 8 years’ experience in a product development environment


Desirable Education, Skills and Experience:


  • Proficient with structured problem-solving technique(s), widely experienced in solving technical problems in a structured manner and leading problem-solving teams
  • Strong interpersonally within a team environment, proactive with duties and relationships
  • Proficient with verbal and written communication
  • Able to apply plastic and metal mechanical and material properties in both development and in problem solving
  • Proficiently apply statistical methods to draw conclusions from large data sets
  • Able to understand consumer wants in support of developing function engineering requirements
  • Able to development consumer-driven tests that validate product robustness





Edgewell is an equal opportunity employer, and we prohibit discrimination based on age, color, disability, marital or parental status, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, veteran status or any other legally protected status in accordance with applicable federal, state and local laws.



Nearest Major Market: New Haven
Nearest Secondary Market: Hartford