We are actively recruiting for a Product Development Engineer who will reside at our Lawrenceville, Georgia plant location within our Dolco Packaging Division of Tekni-Plex. Dolco is the leading manufacturer of polystyrene foam egg cartons in North America and one of the largest foam mushroom till producers in the United States. Our location in Lawrenceville is northeast of Atlanta, just minutes from downtown!
You'll be responsible for designing and developing new products as well as modifying existing products.
You'll lead product development from conceptual stages to commercialization and perform market research and competitive overviews to provide innovative ideas and expand core product market share.
You’ll be responsible for designing tooling through application of engineering fundamentals, applied research, and “Design For Manufacturability” principles.
You’ll be required to plan, direct and coordinate the activities of designated projects to ensure that goals or objectives of projects are accomplished within prescribed time frame and funding parameters.
This is a "hands on" role. You'll find yourself in the trenches when working on design projects. You'll work with plant floor employees, sales teams, marketing people and maintenance teams.
The ideal candidate will have the following experience:
Bachelor’s degree in engineering or related field, in addition to five to ten years of product development experience is required.
Thorough technical understanding of production equipment, facility equipment and utilities.
Excellent computer skills required for SolidWorks/3d design, Microsoft Office Excel, Project, PowerPoint, Word. Good interpersonal, organizational and communication skills.
Thermoforming and tool set up experience with PET.
PS foam experience is a plus.
Experience working in a machine shop running manual and CNC mills is a plus.
Tekni-Plex is a globally-integrated company focused on developing and manufacturing innovative packaging materials, medical compounds and precision-crafted medical tubing solutions for some of the most well-known names in the medical, pharmaceutical, personal care, household & industrial, and food & beverage markets. Headquartered in Wayne, Pa., Tekni-Plex employs 2,500 people throughout its opera...tions in Belgium, China, Costa Rica, Germany, India, Italy, Northern Ireland and the United States.
Who We Are
A global leader in advanced plastic and rubber technology, Tekni-Plex engineers solutions to meet customer needs in critical applications that touch every aspect of life, from medical devices to food packaging.
Our worldwide presence and strength give us access to a broad range of material and developmental resources. In addition, our businesses work in highly regulated markets and have decades of expertise in navigating global regulatory requirements. This enables us to create and service products remarkable for their safety, reliability, consistency and quality throughout all our global divisions – to help our customers meet their goals.
The Right Solution
We love a challenge. Whatever the requirements, we’ll provide the solution. From standard to complex custom applications, we offer a full range of offerings – the right solutions for the right application. Solving problems is our purpose, and we guide our customers to the right answer every step of the way, because the right solution is also the solution to peace of mind.
As pioneers in polymer technology since 1967, our spirit of exploration continues to run deep. Today, it means providing world-class materials science, advanced R&D, and superior engineering and processing capabilities. This expertise enables us to deliver products, however basic or challenging the requirements may be. We guide our customers through material selection, and as their needs evolve, we can create novel solutions to meet them.
Never content to rest on our reputation, we’re constantly investing in our people, plants and new technologies. Whether it’s state-of-the-art manufacturing facilities or our commitment to ongoing training and continuous improvement, our customers are assured of the highest-quality solutions. Our experts work hands-on, manufacturing and delivering exceptional products and raising the standard of excellence that has made us an industry leader.
It’s about people as much as our products. Our accessible, experienced staff collaborates closely with customers, guiding them through material selection, product design, and processing – as well as streamlining the procurement process. Most importantly, we’ve won the loyalty of our customers by delivering unmatched reliability, resulting in a level of satisfaction that’s helped us build lasting relationships around the world.
It’s the foundation of all our global divisions, and key to world-class relationships with our customers. They trust us for consistency, quality and safety awareness. Of course, it all begins with our people. We invest in the best – and their expertise, collaborative spirit, and pride in what they do makes every decision easier for our customers.
As a global company, we recognize our responsibility to our local communities, employees, and shared environment. We participate in the communities in which we operate, volunteering in local events, raising funds for charities and working to minimize our carbon footprint. Our plants support local economies with good-paying, personally rewarding jobs and opportunities for professional growth.