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R&D Operation Technician
Ref No.: 18-11888
Location: St. Peters, Missouri
Start Date / End Date: 10/01/2018 to 03/31/2019
Provide technical support for the R&D Operations Group for the North American business including:

•Conduct routine evaluation of existing commercial products, including performance and stability testing and claim support.
•Lead R&D support to manufacturing and supply on industrial trials, trouble-shooting formula related processing issues and consult on Factory Quality issues as required.
•Conduct performance and stability testing on cost improvement projects and new supplier approvals.
•Maintain communication with select Marketing and Supply personnel to accomplish project objectives.
•Work within prioritization of activities in alignment with business partners and targets.
•Provide appropriate technical knowledge to work independently toward multiple project objectives within established timelines.
•Build detailed technical knowledge of respective areas of the product portfolio/technologies and leverage this with day to day operations


•Experience working in lab or production environment is essential.
•Experience with tablet products (formulation and evaluation) is highly desirable but not essential
•Formulation chemistry experience is desirable
•The ability to overcome obstacles by seeking support from others to accomplish objectives and strong problem -solving skills
•Good communication coupled with excellent analytical and interpersonal skills, and ability to analyze data and solve complex technical issues
•Ability to work well under pressure
•Ability to identify and communicate risks
•Ability to deliver independently and thrive in a challenging production environment

AS degree in a related science and 4-6 years of experience, or
BS degree in a related science and 2 years of experience

Position is a 35 hour work week