The Product Development Engineer is expected to manage multiple projects, taking responsibility for the overall coordination of the technical development of thermal packaging solutions or services for pharmaceutical and biotech customers. Working closely with customer representatives and teaming with internal sales & marketing personnel, the Product Development Engineer coordinates and manages the technical specification development to meet customer requirements. This includes but is not limited to product design, development testing, prototyping, program schedules and assists in transition into manufacturing.
- Provide significant technical contributions in the areas of basic engineering principles, thermodynamics and packaging design. Perform technical analysis, product design, testing and specifications for transition to manufacturing.
- Assist customers in developing engineering requirements that adequately define a product or service solution which will meet customer or market requirements.
- Coordinate all internal activities related to leading the project through the company’s new product development process, resulting in a timely product release to manufacturing and delivery to the customer.
- Manage project timelines, budgets, and deliverables.
- Maintain significant communication with customer contacts and sales representatives, providing frequent status reports and soliciting input when required.
- Follow designated SOPs, Work Instructions and cGMPs.
- Ensure assigned areas and activities are in compliance with safety guidelines.
- Maintain an organized and clean work space and testing area as defined by 5S standards.
- All other duties and responsibilities as assigned.
Qualifications (education, years of experience, etc.)
- BS in Engineering (Packaging, Mechanical, Chemical, or other engineering disciplines that include thermodynamic applications).
- Minimum of 3 years of applicable engineering experience.
- Experience interacting directly with customers and internal sales representatives.
- Experience using modern 3D modeling software.
- Experience in thermal design.
- Capable of developing and executing experimental protocols, providing clear, concise, detailed results in a technical report format.
- Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
- Strong organizational skills and demonstrated ability to manage multiple tasks simultaneously.
Requirements (Behavioral, travel, attitude, etc.)
- Proven ability to work in a smaller, fast-paced, entrepreneurial environment
- Focuses on results and finds ways to move projects forward.
- Interacts effectively with all levels and functions to achieve project goals.
- Strives to develop skills and knowledge and to collaborate with peers at a high technical level.
- Maintains a positive attitude and remains flexible in seeking results.
- Negotiates realistic commitments and keeps others informed others on progress and obstacles in achieving them.
- Physical activity and the ability to occasionally lift 50lbs maximum and lesser amounts more frequently.
- Available for occasional travel