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NPS Corp Product Development Engineer in De Pere, Wisconsin

Company Profile - NPS was founded in 1996 in Green Bay, Wisconsin. As a corporation, we are committed to providing high-quality products, responsive service and exceptional value. NPS is a world leader in the industrial spill control market and a rapidly growing nonwovens company. With six manufacturing facilities around the world, NPS is one of the largest producers of meltblown nonwovens and rapidly growing its product portfolio and expanding into new markets. We utilize state-of-the-art equipment to manufacture not only the best products in the industry, but also to ensure delivery of the products you need - when and where you need them.

Position Location - Office will be located at our American Blvd facility in De Pere, WI or Bond Street, Green Bay, WI

Reporting Relationship - Reports to Sr Vice President of Global Technology and Product Development.

Job Overview ? This position will be responsible for executing the nonwoven product development for NPS for continued rapid growth. Products will include existing products lines in spill control applications as well as medical, filtration and wipes products. Activities will range from ideation and concept development, through commercialization with the focus on the material properties and product requirements.

General Responsibilities:

  • Develop and execute plans, activities and trials that support the advancement of the of the strategic growth areas of the company through the development of new products within existing product lines as well as developing product lines.

  • Lead technical aspects on assigned projects through the product development process as key R&D representative, working cross-functionally with Marketing, Consumer Insights, Regulatory, Legal and Operations

  • Work independently to coordinate required technical testing and experiments in support of assigned projects and report/share results and findings to key project stakeholders.

  • Actively lead and manage product development activities from concept development through commercialization including managing regulatory requirements.

  • Conduct economic and business case analyses of manufacturing costs, capital requirements, price realization and margin opportunities to develop recommendations on proposed new products.

  • Serve as a change agent to challenge existing processes in place. Use data to communicate and support the opportunities that exist.

  • Stay current in emerging technologies and innovative practices.

  • Other special projects and duties as assigned.

Requirements for Success:

  • Some experience in manufacturing preferred; knowledge in converting, nonwovens, hot melt adhesives, filtration media, wipes sorbents, polymer recycling.

  • Willing to get dirty on the plant floor as this is not a desk job; great opportunity for someone who likes to be directly involved from concept through trial development to final commercialization and optimization.

  • Good written and verbal communication skills

  • Ability to facilitate small group interactions

  • Diplomacy and tact in providing constructive input to clients

  • Sense of urgency in responding to external and internal customers

  • Adaptability to a small company environment

  • Seeks continuous improvement in himself/herself

  • Practices the unconditional values of NPS Corporation while carrying out company business

  • Passionate about the philosophies of NPS Corporation and the services we provide our clients

Travel ? Business travel is required to successfully meet the positions expectations. Estimated travel is 30-40% but will vary depending on specific projects.

Education ? Bachelor?s Degree in Science or Engineering (Chemistry, Material Science, Textiles or related fields)

Required Experience ? 5-10+ years of experience in a work area related to nonwovens product development with preferred experience in industrial sorbents, filtration media, wipes

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