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Associate Engineer, Chemical

Location: 

Ormond Beach, FL, US

Req ID:  3553
Job Type: 
Edgewell is a global team of over 6,000 visionaries, doers and makers. Our secret is people, and we have an inspiring and collaborative global force of them. Our portfolio of over 25 brands touches lives in more than 50 countries by making useful things joyful. Together, we reimagine good mornings and endless summers, strive for more sustainable ways to beautify and bond, and do it all with not only confidence but determination.

Position Summary:

 

This position supports the specification, design, pilot batches, Pilot Production Batches and the 3rd party manufacturing of all Chemical Products, will be fabricated per specifications. The candidate shall be responsible for analyzing formulas, Lab/Pilot/Production data to determine their robustness, provide direction to the business as to feasibility.

 

Accountabilities

  • Interactive member of technical cross-functional teams providing technical expertise, innovation and teamwork.
  • Develops, and coordinates all activities related to the introduction of formulas.
  • Keeps abreast of new technologies related to design and manufacturing.
  • Issues Process Development Summaries
  • Schedules periodic project status updates.
  • Provides project estimated costs, delivery and resource timing to program managers.
  • Design for manufacturability
  • Analysis interpretation of SPC data
  • Liaison with formulation chemists to develop batch processing instructions.
  • Design and execution of pilot plant experiments to define and optimize the process.
  • Identify problems, suggest solutions, record and report results.  
  • Scale-up formulas from the laboratory to the pilot plant.
  • Scale-up and transfer technology from the pilot plant to production.
  • Ensure safety and regulatory compliant procedures are utilized.
  • Write and ensure compliance with Pilot Plant Operating Procedures.
  • Write accurate and concise reports.  
  • Troubleshoot plant production issues.
  • Plan experiments, gather data and make recommendations based on the data in view of the project / issue.
  • Represent R&D and at times Quality at internal and external (contract labs / plants) for scale up, process experiments, validation batches and or other project related activities.
  • Represent Tech Transfer at New Product Development Team meetings.
  • Travel will be required on a flexible and short term basis at times.
  • Fill out paperwork and prepare samples for delivery to Analytical and Micro
  • Generate and maintain process development history files.
  • Provide technical assistance to less experienced technicians
  • Represent company / department in internal and external meetings.
  • Maintain the readiness of the pilot plant.
  • Pilot Lab record keeping and inventory
  • Adhere to 5S and cGMP policies

 

Required Education, Skills and Experience

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Chemical Engineering, or another related field
  • 0+  years’ experience in process development in the consumer products industry or related area.
  • Working knowledge of cGMP, cGLP, OSHA, and EPA requirements.
  • Experience with IQ, OQ, and Validation preferred.
  • Good communication and interpersonal skills
  • Good technical writing skills
  • Interaction with product concepts from manufacturing into production a plus
  • Ability to travel to multiple manufacturing locations.
  • Ability to lift 50 lb.
  • Ability to stand for extended periods.
  • Ability to work in production / pilot lab environment.
  • Ability to occasionally work extended hours.

 

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Edgewell is an equal opportunity employer. We do all we can to create a collaborative and diverse global team, where good ideas can thrive, and our colleagues can learn and lead. 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 legally protected status in accordance with applicable federal, state and local laws. We listen deeply and speak directly to create an environment that’s open to difference. We aim to bring joy to not only the products we create and the people we serve, but our colleagues across the globe too.