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Job Title: Product Development Engineer

City: Appleton

State: Wisconsin

Job Description

Job Title: Product Development Engineer

City: Appleton / State: Wisconsin


Job Description

Join Reynolds Consumer Products…a world of opportunities! At Reynolds Consumer Products we are passionate about achieving results and have fun winning as a team!  We provide amazing job opportunities for growth with competitive salaries and benefits in an exciting, dynamic, fast-paced, and fun workplace environment. Are you looking to build a strong career? Then we have an opportunity for you! We currently have an opportunity for a Product Development Engineer to join our team in Appleton, WI.


This will be a key member of the GEOSYSTEMS Business Unit team responsible for leading the team’s geosynthetic/environmental product innovations and research initiatives to advance the product offering and profitably grow sales for the business. Lead development, from inception to market delivery of product advancements (nextgen), new product development (core and ancillary), and identify and assist with potential product line acquisitions.

The Product Development Engineer will be responsible for:


  • Conceive, plan and develop product advancements and new products for Geosystems’ core product lines, ancillary products, and new offerings.
  • Create Product Development Roadmap and establish and manage annual R&D budget.
  • Self-perform basic market research and product viability evaluations and oversee outsourced in depth market analysis.  Report finding and offer recommendation to Geosystems Director.
  • Develop business case and potential market impact for new product & research ideas. Participate in writing of technical papers and related marketing materials upon completion of new product delivery to the market.
  • Manage outside service provider (testing, manufacturing, secondary operations) relationships, contracts, deliverables and payments.
  • Work with outside manufacturers to develop product design and manufacturing plans.
  • Work with plant R&D team to develop changes to manufacturing processes that increase productivity and reduce scrap and errors.
  • Interact with manufacturing team to resolve product non-conformances and determine action for resolution.
  • Manage set up of demos and field testing to evaluate existing and future product performance and installation methods.
  • Plan and lead product development ideation sessions to solicit new ideas and discuss ongoing product development.
  • Offer technical resource assistance and recommend opportunities for product or corporate acquisitions.
  • Works with distributor network, marketing team, and Business Development Managers to identify problems and discover new opportunity areas for product development.
  • Create quarterly reports to foster inclusion of the manufacturing team and convey importance of quality and how product is used in the field.
  • Work with company legal resources to ensure protection of new product intellectual property to safeguard investments and maintain Presto’s position as category leader.
  • Conceive, plan, and participate as the technical resource to the marketing team in the creation of product testing and installation videos.
  • Create specifications and drawings for use in technical documentation for product sale.
  • Create presentations and demonstrate to the team results of testing and product development efforts.

Job Requirements

To be considered for the Product Development Engineer opportunity, candidates should possess:


  • Possess a minimum B.S. Mechanical Engineering or equivalent in related engineering field and demonstrate a high level of knowledge of geosynthetic product application engineering and polymer science.


  • Experience with ISO and CE certifications with ability to recommend and execute changes to the quality system as well as participate in audits.
  • Experience developing and documenting new material and product test plans.
  • Established track record of developing new product from inception to delivery to the market.
  • Responsible experience in a manufacturing environment.


  • Must be able to work independently with limited direction.
  • Proficiency in creation of 3D models and drawings in CAD systems (Solidworks, ProE, or other).
  • Required limited international and domestic travel.
  • Expertise in design and manufacture with plastics welding, injection molding, thermoforming and sheet extrusion a plus.

Reynolds Consumer Products is an Equal Opportunity Employer EEO AA M/F/Vet/Disability.

Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to their race, color, religion, national origin, sex, protected veteran status or disability.

Reynolds Consumer Products is an Equal Opportunity Employer that complies with the laws and regulations set forth in the following EEO is The Law Poster: http://www.dol.gov/ofccp/regs/compliance/posters/pdf/eeopost.pdf

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The poster and the supplement can be found on this link.


For applicants or employees who are disabled, or require a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application or hiring process, you may request assistance by calling us at (847)482-3550 or email Recruitment@ReynoldsBrands.com.

No recruiter calls or emails please.

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