Product Development Engineer

Product Development Engineer


Kappa Search is looking for a skilled professional in the Ceramics Engineering and/or Materials Engineering field to serve as a Product Development Engineer at a Chicago Area manufacturing firm. This person will serve in a multi faceted position tasked with supervising product development, product quality, and raw material selection and evaluation.

Responsibilities of this position will include:

  • Completing product development projects to increase product performance and grow market availability
  • Acting as a technical liaison across all facets of the business including sales, marketing, manufacturing, distribution partners and construction offices
  • Supporting sales efforts through technical support and industry presentations
  • Evaluating and analyzing competitive product trends in the industry to identify opportunities for development and cost reduction
  • Collaborating with purchasing to qualify new and substitute raw materials to drive cost reductions and improve product performance
  • Providing Field Support, Participating in Meetings, Conferences, and Trade Shows
  • Adhering to environmental and safety regulations and acts in accordance with United States’ laws
  •  Adhering to corporate policy on business ethics.

Required Qualifications for this position will include:

  • Bachelor’s degree in ceramics engineering or material science or equivalent experience.
  •  5+ years of design experience in the ceramics industry.
  • Proficient with the MS. Suite of software tools.
  • Knowledge and a passion for manufacturing and construction.
  • Able to create and deliver presentations
  • Excellent Communication skills, willing and able to work independently or in multi-disciplined teams at all levels
  • Willingness to travel up to 20%, with some being short notice to support installations/applications.
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