Associate Engineer, Research & Development

Edgewell Personal Care Brands, LLC - Dover, DE

30+ days agoFull-time
We are a global team of 6,000 visionaries, doers, and makers. Our portfolio of over 25 brands touches lives in more than 50 countries. Together, we reimagine good mornings and endless summers, beauty and bonding, confidence and determination.

The Associate Engineer role supports business needs as outlined by Staff Scientist/Associate Manager, Manager, Sr. Manager. She/he develops the research investigation plan and conducts research, with support of their direct supervisor, related to projects and project teams. She/he conducts In-depth analyses and integration of data derived from single or multiple tests to present a comprehensive picture and recommended actions. She/he assists in the development and implementation of new methods to address specific product, process, and consumer issues.

Universal Accountabilities

The essential accountability of this position is to develop the skills to design, execute and interpret product and consumer research investigation in support of business needs and objectives. This colleague is accountable for:

Learn to design and execute assigned research investigations consistent with sound, robust scientific investigations that meet international standards and are defensible in front of the scientific community.
Demonstrate solid, scientific-based understanding of the principles of concentrated area of science and consumer research.
To work to become proficient, with the assistance of their supervisor, in designing a robust research study that is objective driven and meets the needs of the project team.
Presentation of all information in a manner that is coherent and accurately reflects the results obtained in the research investigation.
“Up-to-date” knowledge and application of statistical analysis procedures for the investigation of product/process/consumer data.
Basic functional understanding of technical tools that support testing (automated data collection systems, statistical software, Microsoft Office, etc.).
Demonstrate the ability to take initiative, think and work independently, problem-solve, work in teams and multitask; a solution orientated professional.
Maintains and expands “knowledge base” required within the area of work.
Participates in cross functional and project teams, as assigned by their supervisor, by providing technical understanding of core area of expertise.
Conducting all activities consistent with company and departmental policies and procedures.
Good documentation practices of any records and data

Specific Accountabilities

Dover, DE
This role focuses on product/project execution, cost savings development and operational support.
Key customers/interfaces
Project Management
Product Development
Regulatory / Safety
Product Research and Insights
Management of key external development relationships
Manage projects to planned/approved budget
Additional duties may also be performed as assigned

Required Skills and Experience

Formal education and experience in Science based field:
Minimum of a Bachelor’s Degree in Science or Engineering.

Demonstrated skills to include:
Basic understanding of product/process/consumer based research as a scientific discipline;
Basic understanding of how to coordinate projects including the design, execution, analysis and reporting.
Basic proficiency in applying methodologies including quantitative and qualitative testing, statistics, and design of experiments to answer objectives.
Ability to function as a collaborating team member in a business environment to support area of discipline on cross-function teams.
Ability to take initiative, think and work independently, problem-solve, work in teams
A solution orientated professional with the ability to execute multiple tasks required to meet project objectives
Communicates effectively intra and interdepartmentally to meet project objectives

Preferred Skills and Experience

Relevant internship and/or Co-op programs

Working Relationships

Reports to Staff Scientist, Associate Manager, Manager, or Sr. Manager.

Key relationships internally may include:
Professional and technical staff in the Department.
Product Development and Innovation Teams.
All RD&E, Marketing, Program Management, Legal Staff
Quality Assurance and Manufacturing

Key External relationships may include:

Work Environment

10-15% travel may be required
Typical physical requirements of an office environment is necessary
The work location will be in an Office / Laboratory / Pilot Plant Laboratory / Operational environments.
Exposure to health risks or conditions that may require the use of Personal Protective Equipment.


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