Job Opportunities in South Plainfield, NJ

Title: Application Lab Technician (Entry-level)
Department: Application Lab
Kobo Products, Inc. in South Plainfield is seeking an organized, self-motivated, and detail-oriented Application Lab Technician to join our team.
Job Requirements:
  • Associates degree in chemistry or biology, or some lab experience
  • Basic computer skills
  • Effective communication and multi-tasking skills
  • Must be able to work both independently and in a group setting
  • Must be able to prioritize projects and work accordingly
  • Must be able to work in a fast-paced environment
  • Flexibility to attend seminars and conferences, if requested
Responsibilities Include:
  • Assist the Application Lab Chemists in scaling up formulas, filling samples, and labeling.
  • Coordinate, maintain, and support Gratis and Sales orders.
  • Manage and maintain raw materials and formula bulk inventory.
  • Maintain the cleanliness of the lab.
  • Learn cosmetic formulation and shade matching processes, and work on independent projects.
  • Learn Kobo materials and how to formulate with them.
  • Learn how to evaluate new raw materials for and how to incorporate them into formulations.
  • Be able to assist customers or Sales after training with questions on products/formulas.
  • Prepare samples for Sales meetings, customers’ seminars, and Tradeshows.
  • Attend trade shows to support sales with customer requests.

Title: Chemical Operator
Department: Production/Maintenance
Seeking an experienced and energetic professional to join our team as a Chemical Operator for batch making and operating of process milling equipment.

We are seeking applicants flexible to work on any shift (1st 6am-2pm, 2nd 2pm-10pm, 3rd 10pm-6am – Monday-Friday).
Responsibilities and skills include, but will not be limited to the following:
  • Experience required running powder treatment equipment and working with surface treated pigments in cosmetic or personal care industry.
  • Experience running hi speed mixing equipment.
  • Experience with media mills and others.
  • Experience using transfer pumps and scales
  • Experience working w/ HAZ materials preferred
  • All candidates should have previous exposure to GMP and must be able to maintain a safe and clean working environment
  • Repacking of raw materials and general warehouse duties
  • Must be able to operate a forklift and have experience with material handling equipment.
  • Must be able to lift a minimum of 50 pounds

Title: Software Developer
Department: Information Technologies
Fast-growing NJ manufacturer is seeking a candidate to provide on-site support for internal software applications. The developer will be responsible for software design, coding, testing, documentation, implementation, and maintenance.
Job Requirements:
  • Experience and knowledge of VB.Net, ASP.Net, VBA, SQL Server is a must.
  • Experience and knowledge of Microsoft Dynamics NAV ERP system is preferred
  • 4-year Degree in Computer Science, Software Engineering, or other related majors
  • Self-starter capable of independent creative work, with demonstrated experience defining requirements and delivering applications to meet requirements.
  • Strong desire to bring best practices to the team, sharing knowledge and expertise – enabling your team members mutual success as the organization continues to grow.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills (written and verbal).

Title: Warehouse Associate
Department: Warehouse
Kobo Products, Inc. manufactures and distributes raw materials for the cosmetics and personal care industry. We are seeking a highly motivated Warehouse Associate that is detail-oriented and can manage in a fast paced environment. **Seeking candidates for 1st and 3rd shift positions**
Job Requirements:
  • Minimum of 3-5 years experience in cosmetic, personal care, or chemical manufacturing industries preferred
  • Must be trained to safely and responsibly operate forklift equipment
  • Experience with cGMP and hazardous materials required
  • Must be able to lift a minimum of 50 lbs.
Responsibilities Include:
  • Responsible for shipping, receiving, transfer, and storage of raw materials, packaging, and supplies
  • Coordinate with several other departments/buildings daily in order to prepare and inspect materials that are shipped and received
  • Continuously maintain an organized and clean warehouse
  • Comply with all company and OSHA regulated safety codes
  • Must be able to work overtime as necessary
Prospective candidates must submit their required rate of pay (a range is acceptable).
Kobo offers a competitive compensation package including 401k, health and life insurance, as well as paid holidays, vacation, and sick time.
  • Responsible for shipping, receiving, transfer, and storage of raw materials, packaging, and supplies.

Job Opportunities in Labège, France

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Title: Director of Sales & Application Lab
  • Responsibilities: including but not limited to:
  • Identify, qualify, promote, grow and close sales opportunities with new and established clientele
  • Manage and Support Distributors throughout EU, Clients, Key accounts, Sales Managers and Representatives
  • Work closely with internal teams (Marketing, R& D, Regulatory, Customer Service)
  • Must be flexible regarding business trips and travel; Travel is required
  • Visiting customers and participating in various trade exhibitions, within Europe and the US
  • Organizing and Implementing Customer and Distributor Seminars and Presentations
  • Making reports of visits and sales
  • Overseeing Application Lab and Formulation Development
  • Excellent organizational, communication and presentation skills
  • Advanced selling & negotiation skills
  • Identify and support customer requirements/opportunities and recommend solutions
  • Excellent computer and software skills are a must
  • Formulating Color and Skin Care Products
Education & Experience:
  • Minimum 5+ years experience working in the personal care and/or cosmetic industry.
  • Minimum 3+ years experience as a Sales Manager. Must be fluent (oral & written) in English & French. Additional languages are a plus.
  • Formulation experience in Color and Skin Care Products
  • Bachelors Degree Required

Title: Plant Maintenance worker
Plant maintenance worker will serve as the key resource for the manufacturing operation focusing on:
  • Safe, efficient, reliable operation of equipment to ensure the production of quality products.
  • Preventative maintenance, troubleshooting and problem resolution for process issues, including electrical and mechanical equipment troubleshooting
  • Planning and undertaking scheduled maintenance
  • Responding to breakdowns
  • Obtaining specialist components, fixtures or fittings
  • Ensuring compliance with health and safety legislation
  • Managing stocks of supplies and equipment
  • Maintain 24/7 plant manufacturing operation
Job Requirements:
  • Three to five years of experience working with electrical and mechanical maintenance.
  • Strong attention to detail and skillful in handling machine parts.
  • Conformance to the other plants in other countries.
  • May need to travel for training or maybe even a Summit