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Senior Engineer, R&D

Manchester, NH 03102

Posted: 02/01/2023 Job Number: 68145 Pay Rate: $80K-$110K/year.

Job Description

Senior Engineer, R&D - Personal Care
Manchester, NH
Full-time/Permanent Position

Summary of Position Responsibility:  Senior Engineer, R&D - Personal Care

Using engineering procedures standard for research and development, carries out assignments associated with research, design, development, support or manufacturing of specific parts, processes, or components of products.  Independently evaluates, selects, and applies standard engineering techniques, procedures, and criteria, using judgment in making minor adaptations and modifications.  Under the general direction of a functional manager, with moderate latitude for self-direction, operates in one or more areas of responsibility within a specific function. 

Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following: Senior Engineer, R&D - Personal Care

  • Applies advanced engineering and scientific principles to determine and evaluate technical feasibility for challenging projects; Solves complex customer problems using a variety of technologies.

  • Initiates and seeks input from needed resources to solve advanced technical challenges.

  • Provide technical insight to data gathering and brainstorming activities.

  • Acts as an individual contributor, core team or technical lead for a specific project. 

  • Accountable for the completion of assigned deliverables in accordance with approved schedules. 

  • Authors documentation and participates in activities in support of design control.

  • Independently plans, performs & prioritizes tasks that are complex in nature, in alignment with corporate goals. 

  • Analyzes and interprets data, identifying trends and formulating the next steps, while effectively performing trade off analysis, if required by the function. 

  • Leads, designs and/or develops one or more of the following: new test methods, specifications, technical apparatus, software and processes for complex components and functions. 

  • Identifies product defects and recognizes outliers in results.  Able to explain and document product defects and their impact. 

  • Effectively communicates technical information to a multidisciplinary team in the form of documentation, presentations and technical summaries and promotes collaboration. 

  • Provides technical guidance to and/or supervision of other group members and cross-functional technical teams. Able to mentor others. 

  • Lead or provides technical support for Corrective Action Prevention Action (CAPA) or complaint investigations.

  • Independently generates predictable schedules for activities related to assigned projects.

  • Collaborate and work cross functional on a regular basis and as needed.

  • Contribute to a culture of innovation by proactively generating novel concepts for new products and enhancements to current product performance. 

  • Ensure compliance with company quality and safety policies, procedures, and practices as well as with all local, state, federal regulations. 

  • Management of all special characteristics (IP, CSG, CC, CS) required by customer or internally through risk analysis (FMEA) their proper capability and validation.

Non-essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following: Senior Engineer, R&D - Personal Care

  • May review and provide input to deliverables from other functions. 

  • Recommends and implements improvement initiatives to aid department practices.


Knowledge & Experience (Minimum Job Qualifications): Senior Engineer, R&D - Personal Care

  • Bachelor’s degree in Engineering, Science, Math, or related field and 7 years’ experience or master’s degree and 5 years’ experience.

  • 7 years of experience in product development with an emphasis on various aspects of engineering design and development; 5 years for advanced degrees.

  • Superior project management skills and experience; proven success in understanding project financials and determining product cost drivers.

  • Proven track record of finding/implementing solutions that lead to commercial success.

  • Extensive experience guiding R&D projects through a stage gate process.

  • Basic understanding of environmental aspects in the product life cycle.

  • Strong statistical analysis, Root Cause Analysis, Creative Problem Solving, and Critical Thinking skills.

  • Ability to work well independently or collaboratively in teams.

  • Experience working in cross-functional teams; ability to work and thrive in a team environment.

  • Advanced time management and communication skills.

  • Proficient in Design Failure Mode and Effect Analysis (DFMEA) and Design of Experiments methods.

  • Ability to mentor more junior engineers, technician, and operators.

  • Advanced communication (both written and verbal) and interpersonal skills.

  • MS Office Suite (Outlook, Excel, Word)

  • Ability to travel domestically and internationally; 10% Travel




We truly value our employees. We strive to support each and every employee by providing a safe and healthy work environment, challenging and rewarding careers, and opportunities for professional and personal growth. We offer competitive pay, a comprehensive benefits package, and generous time-off designed to meet the needs of our workforce. Advancement and growth opportunities are offered and encouraged to all employees.


Health and Welfare Benefits:

Medical and Prescription Coverage (HSA and HRA Options)

Dental Coverage

Vision Coverage

Flexible Spending Accounts

Award Winning Wellness and Incentive Program

Life Insurance

Short- and Long-Term Disability

Business Travel Accident Insurance

Voluntary Accident & Critical Illness Insurance

EAP (Employee Assistance Program)


Retirement Savings Plan

401(k) Saving Plan with generous 5.5% Company match and Immediate Vesting


Time-Off Benefits

Paid Vacation Time

Paid Sick Time

Paid Parental Leave

13 Paid Company Holidays


Other Benefits and Programs

Tuition Reimbursement Program

Financial Wellness Benefit – Smart Dollar®

Employee Recognition Programs

Employee Resource Groups

Charitable or Educational Matching Gift Program

Employee Referral Bonus Program
EEO Statement Apollo Professional Solutions, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer. We provide equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, marital status, age, national origin, ancestry, disability status, medical condition, pregnancy, genetic information, protected veteran status, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other status or characteristic protected under federal, state, or local law.

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