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PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT ENGINEER


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Location: Evansville IN

Company Name: Berry Global

Occupational Category: 15-1131.00,Computer Programmers

Date Posted: 2020-02-24

Valid Through: 2020-03-25

Employment Type: FULL_TIME

Description:

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Berry Global Berry Global, headquartered in Evansville, Indiana, is committed to its mission of ‘Always Advancing to Protect What’s Important.’ With $7.9B in revenue for fiscal 2018, Berry is a leading global supplier of a broad range of innovative non-woven, flexible, and rigid products used every day within consumer and industrial end markets. Berry operates over 130 manufacturing facilities worldwide and employs over 24,000 individuals.
At Berry, we pursue excellence in all that we do and are always advancing to improve the way we work along with the products and services we provide. Our culture fosters trust and partnerships through appreciation, acknowledgment, and inclusion. At Berry, we are continuously improving to support our mission and exemplify our values of partnerships, excellence, growth, and safety. To learn more about Berry, visit berryglobal.com
GEOGRAPHIC LOCATION:
This position has a flexible open location, we are seeking engineering professional that can sit in one of the following Berry locations:
• Mountaintop, PA
• Matthew, NC
• Chino, CA
PURPOSE:

The Engineered Materials Division has an immediate need for a Development Engineer to support our Performance Materials Films businesses. The challenge for our product development team is to develop and manage new film formulations and products, test those products for suitability in specific applications, proactively work with customers, provide assistance to our commercial teams regarding new product launches and assist our facilities in designing, testing and monitoring of current and new products. The primary focus area for this position will be custom film applications.
RESPONSIBILITIES:
• Work closely with product management, commercial team and customers to identify new product opportunities, capture Critical to Quality (CTQ) attributes and translate such to launch development programs.
• Develop various film families including custom film, stretch films, shrink film, bags and agricultural films. Primary focus will be custom film product development.
• Initiate development programs and demonstrate feasibility by generating samples and data.
• Generate innovative ideas/concepts that could lead to active development programs; with ultimate goal of commercialization.
• Work closely with manufacturing and commercial teams to ensure successful transition of programs/products to commercialization.
• Provide manufacturing facilities support in the identification and qualification of alternate resins and improved production efficiencies.
• Assist customers with their needs to evaluate, approve and implement new product launches.

CORE COMPETENCIES:
• Business Focus: interest in and knowledge of business strategy and key drivers; links product development initiatives to business needs and strong customer value propositions.
• Results Orientation: able to define goals and metrics, develop actionable plans and manage work to achieved desired outcomes; has sense of urgency and fosters the same in others.
• Customer Satisfaction: accurately identified customer requirements and delivers consistent results; ensures that escalated partner/customer issues are resolved with urgency.
• Teamwork/Collaboration/Influence: successful record of working in a highly matrixed, complex organization in a collaborative manner; able to build and sustain effective working relationships to meet ongoing demands of the business.

REQUIRED SKILLS/EXPERIENCE/EDUCATION:
• The ability to work collaboratively with others, including sales, customers, and operations.
• Self-motivated and able to work in a fast paced work environment
• Able to travel up to 50% of time.
• Established track record of developing new film products from concept to commercialization working in a team environment.
• Fundamental knowledge of polymers and understanding of technologies associated with design and manufacturing of flexible films.
• Knowledge of blown film manufacturing processes.
• Excellent analytical capabilities.
• Knowledge of Microsoft Office tools.
• Strong planning/organizational skills.
• Ability to work in a fast-paced team setting.
• Ability to effectively communicate/present findings to a wide number of audiences.
• BS Degree in Chemistry or Chemical Engineering. Polymers focus preferred.
• 1-5 years in product development field. Polyethylene film experience preferred.

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and do not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, sex, age, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, status as a veteran, and basis of disability or any other federal, state or local protected class.

Location/Region: Evansville, IN