Rockline Industries – Senior Development Scientist – Materials

Senior Development Scientist – Materials
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Join an industry leader in the growing, dynamic field of nonwoven fabrics with this unique opportunity to be an industry expert and influence the direction of leading edge technologies.

This position provides technical leadership in innovation, design, and commercialization for nonwoven substrates. The Senior Development Scientist – Materials, will collaborate and work with other members of the Product Category Team to ensure successful commercialization of projects and understands future substrate needs. (The Product Category Team consists of representatives from marketing, Global Product Development, operations, engineering, sourcing, logistics etc.) This position will also develop the protocols for qualifying new vendors, direct trials at suppliers and in house converting. This position will not supervise other employees.

Innovate and develop (both with existing nonwoven suppliers and upstream developers) new and improved substrates that meet business objectives.
Work closely with substrate and upstream material suppliers.
Planning and directing project activities, trials, and discussions with raw material suppliers.
Internal Project updates & discussions with QA, Operations, Product Management as well as managing project timelines and expectations.
Perform converting process validations.
Create & edit raw material specifications.
Partner with various lines of business create strategies around various wipe products.

Minimum of Bachelor’s Degree in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering or Math) disciplines from an accredited university.
Minimum of 10 years experience in the nonwovens, pulp and paper or fiber development area. Experience should include exposure to product development, R&D, operations and or engineering.
Understanding of MS software.
Understanding of statistical tools / software.
Understanding of business systems.
Must have the desire and ability to work independently.
Travel of up to 25% will be required, including international travel.

About Rockline : Founded in 1976, Rockline is a family owned and privately held company who partners with recognized companies in the healthcare industry and professional markets. Rockline is one of the world’s leading developers, manufactures, and distributors of coffee filters and wet wipes sold throughout the world. Rockline is the largest supplier of coffee filters and private label personal wipes in North America. Rockline’s Contract Manufacturing Services provides development and manufacturing for some of the largest brands in the market as well as innovative start ups. Rockline continues to partner with companies in the healthcare institutional, and professional markets to drive health and safety. Some of the products manufactured and distributed by Rockline include OTC antibacterial wipes, disinfectant medical device wipes, household cleaning and disinfectant wipe products, adult incontinent wipes, and a variety of personal wipe products for people of all ages.

About Sheboygan, WI: Position will be located in Sheboygan, WI, located along the shores of beautiful Lake Michigan, 50 miles north of Milwaukee/south of Green Bay. Known as “the spirit on the lake”, Sheboygan offers a unique local spirit with a world class reputation. “Our beaches are simply brighter, our fish are bigger, our golf is better, our food is the best! We surf, sail, jet ski, boat, fish, hike, race, golf, eat, drink, dance, relax, spa …really enjoy life. Come Sheboygan with us!” –Sheboygan Chamber of Commerce.