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Research Engineer

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                                                          

This position requires innovation in formulation and a focus on improvement of new and existing products, interaction with management, and other functional business areas. The Research Engineer will provide technical expertise and direction in the formulation, development and testing of current and new products, including a focus on pilot plant and plant trial development and execution, and will be handling multiple projects at a time.  May have oversight of the day-to-day activities of technician- and laboratory associate-level personnel, and must develop good relationships and exert influence with other departments and plants.

Role Accountabilities and Responsibilities                                                         

  • Design and execute benchtop and pilot experiments to provide technical support to projects.  Collect and analyze data.  Report results, draw conclusions and make data-based recommendations for next action steps.
  • Process development including pilot plant design, operation, data interpretation, and design for robustness.
  • Design, develop and execute plant trials for new product introductions and restages, which ultimately lead to adoption in plant production/operations.
  • Project support including vendor testing, equipment selection, writing of operating manuals and reports, etc.
  • Startup and plant support including testing process changes and problem solving, process validation, cGMP implementation, tuning of control strategy, process safety assurance, etc.
  • Process feasibility and evaluation using mass and energy balances, flow diagrams, thermodynamics.  Able to analyze data statistically and graphically and make independent conclusions.  Able to use six sigma DMAIC tools to define and solve problems.
  • Preliminary economic evaluations.

Education and Experience                                                          

B.S. or M.S. degree from an accredited institution in Chemical Engineering with 5+ year’s relevant experience

Skills and Competencies

  • Ability to work independently on assigned tasks with minimal supervision.
  • Ability to develop, organize and prioritize tasks within assigned projects and work with supervisor to manage assigned projects
  • Ability to manage large workload at times and to adapt to reprioritization as necessary in a rapidly changing environment.
  • Good written and verbal communication skills
  • Computer proficiency in MS Office (Word, Excel, Power Point, Statistical programs).  Able to be learn and be proficient in specification and SOP writing and implementation.


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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