ProAmpac Holdings, Inc. Product Development and Innovation Engineer in Rochester, New York
This position supports growth and profitability by creating, developing, designing, products, processes, innovations for new and existing products. While ensuring the quality, cost, and on time delivery of new/improved products to the market.
This role will include researching and utilizing new materials and products, monitoring from trial through to commercialization; managing scale-up processes from pilot plant to full-scale manufacturing; improving product lines; developing, modifying and improving the manufacturing process; working directly with global and national brands to develop innovative new packaging concepts; keeping abreast of new technologies, and working with cross-functional and cross-site team members, including strong relationships with raw material and equipment suppliers, industry experts, laboratories, manufacturing, sales and customers.
Design, develop, create specifications, document, implement, multi-layer film, lamination, products and pouch structures for new or improved existing packaging food and industrial products;
Conducting lab & pilot scale extrusion, printing, coating & lamination, and pouching research that supports product and process innovation and improvement, and scaling that research to commercial processes;
Collaborating with local product development engineers and material & process suppliers to develop specifications, evaluate, and control properties of substrates, materials and processes critical to the manufacture of ProAmpac Flexibles products;
Supporting the qualification of substrates, development materials, and processes used in the manufacture of film, laminations, and pouches;
Provide technical support in solve product quality problems;
Utilize project management skills to effectively drive product development and innovation projects including project summary updates, innovation gating process documentation, project planning grant charts, preparing pertinent IP collateral, ensuring freedom-to-use documentation, collaborating with cross-functional teams;
Complete cost analyses for product development and innovation projects to ensure opportunities for commercial success exist.
Support marketing requests for product performance and technical information;
Support and/or lead customer innovation sessions aimed at developing new product concepts
Write product evaluation protocols, perform product testing, and author engineering reports with recommendations.
Validate materials and processes in accordance with FDA standards.