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Associate Machinery Specialist

Job Description

A collective energy and ambition. A place where you can make a real difference.

We’re a company that genuinely cares about our people, our products, our consumers and the environment.

Our unique, informal culture champions courage, determination and collaboration. Knowing we have an open and supportive team means each of us has the freedom to take responsibility and ownership. We have a shared passion to work hard, innovate and push boundaries.

United by the belief that when we strive for growth, anything is possible. While we might not be the largest company in our industry, we believe we can have the biggest impact because: Together We Have the Power to Win.

Role Summary                                                          

Driven, self-starting technician able to work with minimal instruction to set up new equipment and processes.   Works with other Engineers and Technicians in various Laboratory, Pilot Plant, or Production activities, but able to work independently.  Strong mechanical, electrical, and / or control aptitude and ability. 

Role Accountabilities and Responsibilities   (Describe the 5-7 major accountabilities)                                                       

  • With minimal supervision, set up and perform experiments for consumer products focusing on process and packaging.  Lead manufacturing innovation and/or laboratory innovation. 
  • Conduct research, prepare batches, make observations and test independently, or as directed by Supervisor(s), in areas of specialized experience.  Keep permanent, complete records of all laboratory work done.
  • Assist in daily pilot plant operations and scheduling.
  • Lead interactions with other departments, vendors, equipment professionals, and plant personnel.
  • Serve as satellite facility logistics coordinator.  This includes incoming and outgoing shipments, maintaining chemical/consumables supplies and equipment.
  • Maintain laboratory facilities and warehouse as assigned, including instruments, equipment, and supplies.  Assists in preparation and testing of new or established products as assigned by supervisor(s).

Education and Experience                                                           

High School or Technical School Diploma with at least 10 years of relevant Plant, Pilot Plant, Compounding, Maintenance, or Controls Experience

Skills and Competencies

  • Strong Mechanical aptitude of equipment and processes used in industry and manufacturing of consumer products.
  • Ability to develop, organize and prioritize tasks within assigned projects
  • Able to work independently to complete assigned instruction.
  • Good written and verbal communication skills
  • Computer proficiency in MS Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint)
  • Good Mechanical Aptitude
  • Displays Leadership Skills
  • Trained in Laboratory and Chemical GMPs, cGMPS, and Safety Awareness.
  • Able to lift 40lbs for batching capability
  • Forklift certification is strongly preferred.

Required Training

  • On-Boarding
  • Code of Conduct
  • Sexual Harassment Avoidance
  • See also R&D Training Matrix for job-specific training


Church & Dwight is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer/Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities.

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United States

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DIVERSITY At Church & Dwight

Church & Dwight strives to create an environment where everyone feels free to bring their authentic self to work every day.

We win when we respect every employee for who they are – regardless of gender, age, race, ethnicity, religion, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation or any other differences. We believe that our employees’ contributions are richer because of their diversity. We aim to be a diverse, inclusive and equitable company and are determined to build a culture where people have the power to win together.

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As an equal opportunity employer, Church & Dwight is committed to providing access and opportunities to individuals with disabilities. Applicants who require accommodation in the job application process may contact 877-809-8449 or email their resume and cover letter to Please note that these options are available only to those needing an accommodation because of a medical condition or disability. All email submissions should include “Accommodation needed” in the subject line as well as information related to the specific position you are interested in (requisition number, job title, location, etc.). Church & Dwight will not respond to inquiries made to or 877-809-8449 that are not related to accessibility of the online application system by persons with medical conditions or disabilities. To review Church & Dwight’s Equal Opportunities Employer Policy, click link below.

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