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BPC Holding Corp.

Franklin, KY

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Product Development Engineer/Scientist




Position Summary

This engineer/scientist drives adhesive tape product design and development activities for both new and sustaining programs. Responsibilities include solution development, feasibility assessment, prototype development and assessment, manufacturing scale up, and meeting product release date plans. Will work closely with other development scientist, product managers, and operations engineers to ensure specifications are met with cost effective and technically strong solutions.

Primary Job Functions

As a member of the R&D group, the development engineer/scientist will have the following primary responsibilities:

Design and development of pressure sensitive adhesive tapes from concept creation to launch

Support current business through product and process improvement programs

Provide technical support to commercial and manufacturing teams through specification tests, product qualifications and recommendations

Broad use of polymer science and engineering principles to solve product and production challenges

Design and conduct experiments to validate product performance

Interact with manufacturing personnel to optimize product design for ease of manufacturing

Office/Meetings and Lab/Pilot-Plant/Production time allocation expected to be around 50:50

Develop good working knowledge of adhesive, resin and additive suppliers and their capabilities

Other responsibilities as assigned

Competencies Required

Fundamental understanding of technologies associated with design and manufacturing of pressure sensitive adhesive tapes

Strong formulation knowledge (3 years) in natural and synthetic rubber based adhesive formulation and additive chemistries including physical and analytical characterization

Excellent analytical skills

Strong planning/organizing skills

Ability to effectively communicate/present findings to a wide variety of audiences

Knowledge and use of Six Sigma tools for analyzing data (MINITAB a plus)

Self-starter and ability to work independently as needed

Hands-on experience with continuous web based manufacturing a plus

Hands-on laboratory and pilot facility experience a plus

Education, Experience, Skills

B.S. / M.S. Degree in Chemistry or Polymer Science/Engineering

Experience working with R&D testing equipment

Experience formulating and testing PSA adhesives and tapes a plus

Other Job & Conduct Expectations

Abide by all company policies and procedures as outlined in the Employee Handbook

Safety is number one priority - both the safety of the incumbent and co-workers. At all times incumbent is expected to act in accordance with the Company’s published safety policies and procedures.

Housekeeping as it relates to the orderliness of personal work space and common office areas is required to be maintained at all times by the incumbent.

Teamwork is essential to this position. Incumbent must at exercise excellent communication skills and interpersonal behavior in order to produce the highest level of customer satisfaction possible. This applies to both employees (internal) and external customers.

Business Focus - interest in and knowledge of the business strategy and key business drivers; links R&D initiatives and programs to business needs.

Results Oriented - able to define goals and metrics, develop actionable plans and manage work to achieve desired outcomes; has a sense of urgency and fosters the same in others.

Satisfies Customers - accurately identifies customer requirements and delivers consistent results; ensures that escalated partner/customer issues are resolved with urgency.

Leadership - takes initiative; willing to make unpopular decisions if it's in the best interest of the organization.

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BPC Holding Corp.
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Company Profile
Berry Plastics began more than three decades ago with a simple vision: to become the leading manufacturer of injection molded packaging in the United States. That vision has been realized and exceeded, and now has been expanded to a global focus. Our impressive list of customers is evidence of our commitment to provide, on a world-wide scale.

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