First Quality Enterprises, Inc. (FQE), founded in 1988, is a global multi-billion dollar privately held company with over 4,200 employees. Its corporate offices are located in Great Neck, New York, with manufacturing facilities and offices in Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Georgia, Canada, and China. FQE is a diversified family of companies manufacturing consumer products ranging from Absorbent Hygiene (adult incontinence, feminine care, and baby care), Tissue (bath and towel), and Industrial (non-woven fabrics, print and packaging materials, thermoformed plastics), serving institutional and retail markets throughout the world. FQE focuses on private label and branded product lines.
Our core business philosophy is built on a proud culture driven by safety and quality, respect, humility, integrity, customer focus, and teamwork. With leading edge manufacturing technologies and processes and visionary leadership, FQE is positioned to continue significant growth in the coming years. We are seeking an experienced Lab Technician for our manufacturing facility located in King of Prussia, PA.
This position is under the direction of a Scientist or Manager and assists in the development of new and proprietary Baby Care Absorbent Product designs. This position would perform product and material lab testing, assist with manufacturing and process trials and development, and generate product prototypes when necessary.
Primary responsibilities include:
Participate as a member of the R&D department; execute projects in timely, diligent, safe, and professional manner, and contribute to the growth of the team and department.
Responsible for understanding and performing lab tests on prototype, competitive, and upstream products and materials.
Document work procedures and test results accurately and completely in a laboratory notebook.
Summarize test results, statistical analysis, conclusions, and recommendations in technical reports.
Manually assemble prototype products.
Assist in trial preparation, provide trial support to manufacturing, and test new or experimental trial products.
Support corporate proprietary technology by documenting novel ideas.
Provide competitive product analysis for product development and marketing.
Develop and document new lab test methods to better predict and understand product performance in use.
Other duties as assigned with or without accommodation.
The ideal candidate will possess the following skills:
Bachelors degree in engineering, textiles or science preferred.
Two to five years in R&D or college lab testing.
Highly organized and able to manage multiple tasks, knowledge of retail absorbent products, hands on mechanical aptitude, experience using basic lab equipment, including high school lab science classes.
Flexibility to adapt to rapidly changing priorities and workloads.
Proven team player with strong interpersonal skills.
Able to speak, read and write the English language.
Have strong oral and written communication skills, as well as basic computer skills with Microsoft Word, Excel and Outlook.
Able to travel occasionally in United States.
Excellent compensation and benefit package!