Job: Innovation/Prod Design/NPD
Primary location:Lancaster, Pennsylvania
Relocation offered: Yes
Employment status: Full-Time
Pay grade: 9/10/11
As our new Scientist, New Product Development (NPD), you will primarily work on approved NPD projects and will be involved in all aspects of the new product development process, from concept development through to and including commercialization.
In addition, you will be responsible for identifying technical options, planning, and executing lab/factory tests, and resolving issues associated with production scale up in order to ensure that the assigned new product development projects meet their cost, schedule, and performance targets.
What you'll be doing
Providing support to NPD teams for sourced and internal new product development projects
Leading technical NPD projects in a way that meets cost, schedule, and performance targets
Completing feasibility and development studies accurately with sound data analysis principles
Providing technical assistance relating to new product introductions
Planning, arranging, and conducting factory qualification tests and contribute to evaluation of results and subsequent recommendations
Conducting and supporting the manufacturing process qualification at vendor locations
Working to mitigate product performance gaps by applying knowledge of product line
Initiating investigations, identifying opportunities, recommending and approving alternate material substitutions and new chemistries in support of new products, quality improvement, performance enhancements, and best cost
Recommending and implementing process changes aimed to optimize product results
Collaborate with customers, colleagues, and management to determine approaches to problems, new business requirements, and application of new concepts and technology
Taking initiative to achieve exposure to key customer groups to understand market drivers
Working with corporate environmental and legal disciplines concerning PSDR issues
Providing technical support to Armstrong Ceilings manufacturing plants for new products
Providing an in-depth knowledge of the behavior and performance of raw materials and product formulations
Collaborating heavily with suppliers to ensure AWI's performance criteria is achieved
Transferring technical knowledge to key stakeholders based by business need
Managing risks to bring projects to closure
Providing training to other scientists and associates on project learnings
Providing ongoing and effective communications of activities to all key business stakeholders
Networking with other Scientists to ensure best practice is shared
Using LEAN principles to improve the overall effectiveness of assigned activities
What will make you successful
Ability to gain an understanding strengths & weaknesses of Armstrong's product line vs. competition regarding performance and quality attributes
Deep understanding of process limitations and process variation
Ability to apply material and process knowledge to project work
Bachelor's degree in Chemical Engineering, Chemistry, or related
3+ years of business experience
Proven experience in new product development, project implementation, laboratory, and manufacturing environments with 1+ years in a lead technical role(s)
Results-oriented professional who can work across organizational / functional lines and at multiple levels within the organization to achieve targeted business objectives
Strong reasoning, problem solving, and logic skills
Experience with performing predictive analysis and modeling
Armstrong World Industries (AWI) is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer and we value diversity at our company. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or veteran status.
Accommodation statement: If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the employment process, please contact us by email at AWI talent acquisition and let us know the nature of your request and your contact information. Requests for accommodation will be evaluated on a case-by-case basis. Please note that only inquiries concerning a request for reasonable accommodation will be responded to from this email address.
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Armstrong World Industries, Inc.