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Staff Engineer
Ref No.: 17-04592
Location: Franklin Lakes, New Jersey
This position is within the R&D organization of Client Medication and Procedural Solutions. The position is responsible for characterization, development, and qualification of lubricant formulations for use in metalworking processes relevant for medical and surgical devices / instruments. The candidate will: - manage project plans and requirements through a phase gated development process; - develop and execute testing plans / protocols; - create and present technical reports identifying recommendations, risks (to project, process, and product), and risk mitigation strategies; - support the implementation of solutions into production / commercialization The candidate will apply expertise in chemistry, chemical engineering, and/or process development to reach functional performance solutions subject to relevant constraints such as: - Regulatory compliance - EH&S and sustainability - Chemical compatibility - Lubricity - Thermal stability - Cost QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED- See Experience/Additional Skills/Education Required in following sections Chemist or Chemical Engineer with process engineering and/or formulation development experience, capable of writing and executing characterization test protocols (using rheological instruments (e.g. ARES), thermal analysis (TGA; DTA, DSC); composition / chemical characterization) and performing subsequent analysis of results. Master's in Chemistry or Chemical Engineering with experience in a regulated industry (e.g. medical, pharmaceutical, petrochemical, food) QUALIFICATIONS PREFERRED- See Experience/Additional Skills/Education Preferred in following sections Ph.D. in Chemistry or Chemical Engineering with experience developing / qualifying metalworking lubricants. EXPERIENCE REQUIRED- • Minimum 5 years industrial experience generating and analyzing chemical characterization data (composition and mechanical / rheological properties) • Process development for industrial chemical applications • Experience with implementing product / process changes through a structured, phase-gated, product development process • Clear understanding of manufacturing process validation including FAI/FAT, development and IQ/OQ/PQ • Demonstrated experience in a technical leadership role EXPERIENCE PREFERRED- • Experience with FDA class II or III medical devices preferred ADDITIONAL SKILLS REQUIRED- • Proficiency with statistical techniques (e.g. DOE; 6-sigma) • Proficiency in Microsoft Project or equivalent project planning software • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills • Demonstrated ability to clearly and effectively communicate (verbal & written) concepts • Basic understanding of IP considerations • multi-component systems • supplier management; • project leadership; • requirements management; ADDITIONAL SKILLS PREFERRED- • Basic understanding of business / finance concepts (e.g. payback, rate of return, cashflow, income statement, etc)