Manage new product development work in collaboration with sales, operations and finance.
Translate customer requirements into product attributes.
Provide guidance and set priorities for staff that align with business needs.
Testing products throughout the design process to troubleshoot any potential problems.
Sampling different materials, manufacturing processes, design tolerances, and other factors to find the best ones that suit the new product brief.
Conduct bench top screening to determine initial formulations prior to pilot line testing.
Development test methods to determine end use functionality
Fine-tuning designs until they are ready for production.
Delivering product specifications and procedures to the manufacturing team for production purposes.
Analyzing existing products to identify areas for improvement and updating current documentation.
Developing quality control criteria and safety guidelines and ensuring that all team members adhere to them.
Prepare testing summary reports and utilize statistical techniques to analyze data.
Report status and manage project timelines.
Who You Are
A Bachelor's degree in Pulp and Paper Engineering, Engineering, Chemistry or a related field.
A Master's degree in Engineering may be advantageous.
Previous experience in product development.
Industry-specific experience is highly desirable.
Project management skills and ability to influence a cross-functional team.
Good working knowledge of manufacturing processes, materials, and quality control protocols.
Experience with 3D modeling software and report writing programs.
Experience with statistical software packages.
Strong communication and teamwork skills.
Excellent math, creativity, and problem-solving skills.
What We Offer
Flexible Time Off
The opportunity to work with an incredibly supportive team of thinkers and innovators
Zume provides equal employment opportunity to all individuals regardless of their race, color, creed, religion, gender, age, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by state, federal, or local law. Pursuant to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance, we will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records.