• Product Development Officer (Engineering Plastics and Rubber Composites)

Industry : Other
Location : Solapur
Qualification : BE / B. Tech / M Sc. / M. Tech
Expired

Job Description
About Us :
We at Vitasta Consulting Pvt. Ltd is servicing the talent acquisition needs for many national and international clients across various domains. We have been helping find a large number of our clients quite a few leaders, functional experts as also emerging precocious talent since 1997.
About Company :
Our Client is among the most recognized manufacturer of reclaimed rubber from used tyres, up-scaled poly-amide from nylon waste and engineered products die-cut from end-of- life tyres. The company operates 4 business verticals (Reclaim Rubber, Industrial Polymers, Custom Die Forms, Retreading) with 7 manufacturing units across India.
Roles and Responsibility :

 

Job Description

 

Part 1- POSITION DESCRIPTION

Generic Position: Product Development Officer – EP and RC Business            

Designations: Executive / Senior Executive (Product Development)

 

Part 2 - POSITION LOCATION (1 Position)

 

Unit:EP01 and RC01

Department:Operations

Location: Solapur

 

Part 3REPORTING RELATIONSHIPS

 

A. Positions to which reporting (Designation & Grade):

  • BU Head (EP) and BU Head (RC)

B. Supervises

  • QA / QC

C. Lateral Relations

  • Plant Head EP and RC
  • Production Officer

 

Part 4 - CUSTOMERS SERVED

 

External:

  1. Customers
  2. Raw Material Suppliers
  3. Vendors of parts and machinery and Service Providers
  4. Consultants for product development
  5. Quality certification agencies, consultant

 

Internal:

  1. Plant Head
  2. Production Officer
  3. QA / QC Supervisor
  4. Marketing Manager
  5. Maintenance Engineer
  6. Stores in-charge
  7. HO Purchase team

 

Part 5 - KEYJOB RESPONSIBILITIES (Deliverables) :

  1. R & D study related to new process / product (Engineering Plastics & Polyolefin compounds
  2. New Product Development
  3. Vendor development for additives and raw materials
  4. Develop testing criterion for incoming materials
  5. Provide required trainings to QC and Operations Persons
  6. Setting up Quality Norms and testing methods for new products
  7. Technical Support to Marketing
  8. Identify potential new products to be developed in engineering plastics area
  9. Attend customer complaints and take necessary corrective and preventive actions accordingly
  10. Make changes in existing products to meet customer requirements
  11. Good technical knowledge of various polymers and their applications
  12. Good verbal & written communication skills
  13. Strong inter-personal skills with internal & external stakeholders
  14. Effective use of internet, magazines for remaining updated on new trends in the sector
  15. Good presentation skills

 

Key Responsibility 1: R & D study related to new process / product

Job Activity

                      Design R & D programs to be carried out for product and process development

                      Prepare detailed plan to execute these programs

                      Execute the R & D programs / experiments and find out the results

                      Compare the results with intended results and make necessary changes in the plan if required

                      Carry out the experiments again

                      Make changes in product / process at plant level and develop new product.

                      Offer new products to marketing department for conducting trials at customer end

                      Witness the performance trials at customer end

                      Make required changes in the product based on market feedback

 

Key Responsibility 2: New Product Development

Job Activity

                      To work with marketing department to identify potential new products to be developed

                      Carry out feasibility study for products development

                      Prepare detailed plan for resource requirement

                      Carry out trial production

                      Test the properties (in-house as well as at out sourced labs)

                      Compare test results with intended results and make necessary changes in the plan if required

                      Carry out the production trials again

                      Make changes in product / process parameters and develop new product.

                      Offer the product to marketing department for seeding in the market

                      Witness the performance trials at customer end along with marketing person

                      Make required changes in the product based on market feedback

                      To finalize and freeze the product recipe and process parameters

 

Key Responsibility 3: Support for new vendor development for raw materials and additives

Job Activity

                      To support the purchase department for identification of vendors for additives and raw materials

                      Get the required samples of materials and additives from these vendors

                      Evaluate these samples at lab and production trials

                      Provide feedback to purchase department

 

Key Responsibility 4: Setting up Quality Norms and Testing Methods for products

Job Activity

                      To set process parameters for each product

                      To identify various in-process checks to ensure proper production as per set parameters

                      Identify various parameters to be tested to certify the finished goods

                      Identify suitable laboratory equipment to carry out the identified quality tests

                      Develop SOP to carry out the quality test

                      Train the QC personnel to carry out the quality tests

                      Design the COA for each product

                      Design MSDS for new products

 

Key Responsibility 5: Technical Support to Marketing

Job Activity

                      Visit the prospective customer along with marketing person

                      Carry out technical discussion with customers

                      Identify customer requirement suggest the suitable product from our product portfolio

                      Witness product trials wherever required

                      In case of customer complaint, carry out root cause analysis and act with CAPA

                      Train production team to avoid such incidents again

                      Visit customers if he faces any difficulty in using / processing our products

                      Educate customers to increase the usage of our products

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