Research and Development Engineer in Appleton, WI at Reynolds Consumer Products

Date Posted: 5/2/2023

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Job Title: Research and Development Engineer 

City: Appleton / State: Wisconsin                                                   

Job Description

Join Reynolds Consumer Products…a world of opportunities! We are passionate about achieving results and have fun winning as a team! We are committed to a diverse and inclusive workplace environment in which individual differences are recognized, respected and appreciated.

At Reynolds, we provide amazing job opportunities for growth with competitive salaries and benefits in an exciting, dynamic, fast-paced, and fun workplace environment. Are you looking to build a strong career? Then we have an opportunity for you! We currently have an opportunity for a Research and Development Engineer to join our team located in Appleton, WI.

Your Role:

The R&D Engineer will report to the R&D Technical Manager in the Presto Business Unit.  This role will coordinate all aspects of research and product development projects as needed to successfully complete major projects within time and budget constraints using independent action and personal judgment. We embrace and accept individual experiences and backgrounds to achieve a diverse and inclusive workplace.

You will have the opportunity to:

  • Support driving new sustainable product development across all of Presto’s product families, including waste bags, storage bags, plastic wrap, and disposable containers
  • Collaborate with team on new product and process development project work to meet Sales & Marketing, Manufacturing, and Quality initiatives
  • Provide engineering direction and support to plant facilities operations during new product/process scale-up, including capital projects
  • Assist with setup, implementation, and data analyses of statistically designed experiments and process controls, including, but not limited to hands-on lab analysis, equipment set-up, and trial work
  • Develop communications with suppliers for the purpose of researching primarily materials or new equipment for process improvements
  • Interface and work side-by-side with Corporate and Plant technical and production team members to evaluate, recommend, and implement improvements and new developments in a timely manner

In this exciting role, you will directly impact the business through your ideas, research, and development of solutions.

You will love it here if…

  • You are a creative and dynamic problem‐solver
  • You are highly analytic and have a natural curiosity for results
  • You are highly self‐motivated with the ability to work independently as well as with a team
  • You are a strong and visionary leader who likes to help others succeed

We need you to have:

  • BS in Engineering (Mechanical or Chemical preferred), required
  • 5+ years of applicable experience, preferred
  • High degree of creativity, ability to work independently, and with a team
  • Basic understanding of 3D drawing software, solid modeling, or Flow Simulation software preferred
  • Basic understanding of statistical techniques and methods (DOE, SPC, etc)
  • Basic understanding of Lean manufacturing techniques and methods
  • ~10% travel to other Presto locations for new product/process trials & scale-up
  • Ability to lift 40 lb

Icing on the cake:

  • MBA or other advanced degree
  • Polymer extrusion and conversion experience 
  • Familiarity with physical and analytical test methods for polymer films and resin

Want to know more? Check out our website or connect with us on LinkedIn!

Apply today to join Reynolds Consumer Products and Drive Your Career across a world of opportunities!  

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Join Reynolds Consumer Products and

Drive Your Career across a world of opportunities!  

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Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to their race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, protected veteran status or disability.

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