Our Filtration Global R&D division is seeking a Senior Process/Research Engineer supporting Filtration and Adsorbents for our San Jose, CA lab location. The Filtration Global R&D division is responsible for all Diatomaceous Earth (DE) and Perlite for filtration assets. This division manages sales to all market segments and geographies served by products generated from these industrial assets globally.
This hands-on position must drive business growth, focused on new product development programs, process development, and application development. Increase division’s knowledge on industrial processes relating to Filtration and Adsorbents. Build and lead New Product Development programs in response to customer needs, managing projects and interdisciplinary project teams. Work closely with quality, manufacturing, sales, and customers to ensure our production processes are optimized and specifications meet customer needs. Up to 30% travel, worldwide.
Must read, comprehend and follow safety instructions and safety guidelines
Lead Global New Product Development teams to deliver new Adsorbents and Filter Aids that meet the customer’s Key Requirement Specifications.
Responsible for taking New Product Development samples from the lab, or beta-products from production, to the customer to run validation trials, and bring back actionable results.
Expected to handle technical problems involving several variables, develop, and then execute a design-of-experiment (DoE), to rapidly determine root causes, and interconnectivity with the variables.
Develop then maintain good working relationships with customers.
Deliver monthly reports on time, and project updates when requested.
Coordinates with external laboratory testing facilities.
BS or MS in Chemical Engineering, Process Engineering, Material Science, Chemistry or a related field with 5+ years industrial experience.
Skilled in the use of equipment used for filtration and/or adsorption, from lab to full scale. Familiarity with filter aid, cross-flow, and membrane filtration technology is a plus.
Experienced in liquid processing, from pilot scale to production.
Experienced New Product Development project manager.
PREFERRED SKILLS AND ATTRIBUTES:
Ability to effectively apply deductive reasoning, scientific methodology, and practical problem solving techniques.
Desire to work “hands-on” in our laboratory, or at customers facilities.
Capable of working efficiently and accurately on multiple projects concurrently.
Computer proficient – MS Office, Google Sheets, DoE software, Statistical Analysis.
Must have effective interpersonal skills, in particular with people who have English as a 2nd language.
Ability to work independently, multi-task, and balance priorities
Ability to work in a multi-disciplinary New Product Development project team
Ability to adapt to a fast-paced and changing operation.
IMERYS is an Equal Opportunity Employer F/M/Vet/Disabled.
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The world leader in mineral-based specialty solutions for industry, with €4 billion revenue and 16,000 employees, Imerys delivers high value-added, functional solutions to a great number of sectors, from processing industries to consumer goods and building products. The Group draws on its knowledge of applications, scientific expertise and technological know-how to beneficiate its mineral resource...s, develop formulations and produce synthetic minerals. These contribute essential properties to customers’ products and performance, including refractoriness, hardness, conductivity, opacity, durability, purity, lightness, filtration, absorption and repellency. Imerys is determined to develop responsibly, in particular by fostering the emergence of environmentally-friendly products and processes.