Product Development Specialist

Job Location: Kitchener / Waterloo (Ontario)


As a Product Development team member, the Product Development Specialist is responsible for developing and launching products in the business unit.

Responsibilities: (not limited to)

  • Develop new products in the Automotive Business Units as assigned that meet specification, cost, quality, functionality, launch schedule, safety, and manufacturing requirements
  • Accountable for the creation and maintenance of BOM, Process Specs, Control Plans, & FMEA’s to be successfully communicated to all affected teams
  • Identify and execute continuous improvement projects of cost quality and & capacity improvement as assigned.
  • Coordination of cross-functional teams for trial planning and root cause analysis activities
  • Liaise with customer and internal sales team overseeing program operation.

Knowledge Base (not limited to)

Bachelor of Science in Chemistry or Chemical Engineering or equivalent

3+ years of experience in a medium to large manufacturing environment in a product development role.

Knowledge of Polyvinyl Chloride (PVC), Polyolefin (TPO), polyurethane (PU), or other grade automotive thermoplastics fabrication and process are beneficial.

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