• Product Development Engineer II

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    # of Openings
    Hours From
    8:30 AM
    Days Worked
    Hours To
    5:00 AM
  • Overview

    Looking for a new exciting career opportunity?  Then imagine being part of a company like Ricoh Electronics, Inc (REI) with a rich history of environmental conservation, community involvement, and steady company growth.  Imagine working for a leading manufacturer as REI with advanced office automation equipment including digital copiers, thermal media label stocks, and toner products.  Imagine growing with the global Ricoh network of 105,000 employees in approximately 200 countries, with $18 billion in annual sales.  REI is a subsidiary of Ricoh Company Ltd., with an enviable corporate social responsibility performance record, business practices that produces cost effective quality products for its customers on a timely basis.   


    Working at REI as a Product Development Engineer you will be given the opportunity to apply your technical knowledge and skills in a fast-paced, safety-conscious manufacturing environment. Apply your problem solving skills to continuously improve the efficiency of our operations, and help the Chemical Products Group achieve its goal of ensuring successful delivery of high-quality products.


    In this vital role as a Product Development Engineer, your role will be to support research and development projects related to thermal media products (design, implementation, and improvement phases) and its applications in the label industry. 

    Responsibilities include

    • Designs assigned elements of new and improved products by researching materials and processing methods and developing formulations to meet customer requirements, support product continuous improvements, and adapt products for introduction into American markets. 
    • Conducts patent investigations to support formulation development. 
    • Prepares experimental designs and conducts laboratory-scale testing and evaluation on assigned elements.
    • Develops or modifies production processes associated with product development and innovation. 
    • Defines equipment requirements and specifications, and reviews production techniques or methods. 
    • Conducts production-scale and pre-mass production testing.
    • Compiles and evaluates test data to determine appropriate limits and variables for process specifications.
    • Investigates and determines the root cause and recommends countermeasures for production problems related to product formulation or production process design.
    • Plans assignments and prepares periodic progress reports. 
    • Executes assignment to plan and adjusts schedule and activities to achieve targets. 
    • May prepare and deliver presentations to management on project results and product recommendations.
    • Normally receives general instructions on routine work, detailed instruction on new projects or assignments.
    • Daily interaction with other Research and Development staff.  Regular interaction with Purchasing, Technical Support (QA), Sales, Production, and Manufacturing Engineering staff.
    • Works on routine to moderately complex issues of moderate scope where analysis of situations or data requires a review of a variety of factors.  Exercises judgment within defined procedures and practices to determine appropriate action.

    Qualified candidates will possess

    Required Qualifications:

    • Bachelor's degree in industrial, chemistry or chemical engineering.
    • 2+ years’ experience in a manufacturing environment.
    • Industrial/Chemical Engineering research and skills.
    • Good understanding of engineering theory and principles of design.
    • Performing design analysis and evaluating engineering solutions.
    • Excellent analytical, problem solving, organizational and detailed oriented skills.
    • Ability to solve complex problems under pressure and within time constraints.
    • Experience preparing and presenting project plans and progress reports for senior management.
    • Experience working with R&D, Purchasing, QA, Sales and Production staff to meet project time-lines; project mgmt skills.
    • Energetic, quick learner, innovative and eager to work in a team based environment.
    • Excellent written and verbal communication skills and presentation skills.
    • Strong math skills.
    • Proficient with Excel, Word and Power-Point required.


     Preferred Qualifications:

    • Thermal Media industry (paper, silicon, or adhesive applications) or any work involving thermal label applications highly preferred.
    • Strong knowledge of practical application of research and development from lab to final product with Industrial Engineering concepts and techniques to the development and enhancement of thermal media products (paper, silicon, or adhesive applications), preferred.
    • Basic knowledge of non-durable product supply chain and industries related to thermal media, such as printers and ink preferred.
    • CAD software experience

      AA/M/F/VETERANS/Individuals with Disabilities, EOE, Drug-Free Workplace


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