Job Opportunities in South Plainfield, NJ

Title: Chemical Operator
Department: Production/Maintenance
Description:
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: Quality Control Lab Technician
Department: Quality Control
Description:
Kobo Products, Inc. located in South Plainfield, NJ is seeking a motivated QC Lab Technician with a Microbiology degree or Microbiology training/work experience to join our team. Willing to train candidates with limited work experience, but strong laboratory experience in an educational setting.
Job Requirements:
  • B.S. in Microbiology (or Chemistry/Biology with Microbiology training/work experience)
  • Minimum of 1-2 years working experience a plus
  • Strong color experience required
  • Must have the ability to multi-task and work with othersin a fast paced environment
  • Must be able to work independently prioritizing the work load
  • Must have strong problem solving, communication, organizational, math, and computer skills
  • Background working with powders in the personal care industry or similar industry is preferred
  • Exposure to GC and Ion Chromatography is a plus
  • Must be able to lift at least ~25lbs.
Responsibilities Include:
  • Performing various wet, physical, and instrumental testing to monitor physical and chemical characteristics of pigment powders
  • Measuring and evaluating color matches to standards
  • Adhering to lab methods, procedures, and documenting results of testing procedures in accordance with GMP standards
  • Interacting with QA/RD to make sure all non-conforming results are investigated
  • Cross-support in the Microbiology Lab
Please send resume AND salary requirements/range

Title: Quality Control Lab Technician/Microbiologist
Department: Quality Control
Description:
Kobo Products, Inc. located in South Plainfield, NJ is seeking a motivated QC Lab Technician with a Microbiology degree or Microbiology training/work experience to join our team. Willing to train candidates with limited work experience, but strong laboratory experience in an educational setting.
Job Requirements:
  • B.S. in Microbiology (or Chemistry/Biology with Microbiology training/work experience)
  • Minimum of 1-2 years working experience a plus
  • Strong color experience required
  • Must have the ability to multi-task and work with othersin a fast paced environment
  • Must be able to work independently prioritizing the work load
  • Must have strong problem solving, communication, organizational, math, and computer skills
  • Background working with powders in the personal care industry or similar industry is preferred
  • Exposure to GC and Ion Chromatography is a plus
  • Must be able to lift at least ~25lbs
Responsibilities Include:
  • Performing various wet, physical, and instrumental testing to monitor physical and chemical characteristics of pigment powders
  • Measuring and evaluating color matches to standards
  • Adhering to lab methods, procedures, and documenting results of testing procedures in accordance with GMP standards
  • Interacting with QA/RD to make sure all non-conforming results are investigated
  • Cross-support in the Microbiology Lab
Please send resume AND salary requirements/range

Title: Scientist (Associate) – Technical Service
Department: R & D
Description:
Kobo Products Inc., in South Plainfield, NJ seeks a candidate to join our Technical Service team in R&D. The company would be open to training a talented and highly motivated professional with limited working experience.
Requirements:
  • BS in chemistry or biology
  • 2-4 years Experience with technical support in personal care industry preferred
  • Knowledge of global cosmetic regulations is a plus
  • Strong computer skills required (Microsoft Office: Word, Excel, Powerpoint & Outlook)
  • Must have strong technical writing, organizational, and communication skills
  • Must be able to prioritize and handle heavy workload
  • Bilingual (speaking as well as reading/writing) candidates preferred
Job responsibilities:
  • Provide technical support for internal and external needs
  • Complete forms and questionnaires for customers
  • Prepare and maintain product dossier including SDS
  • Review technical documents of raw materials and new products
  • Provide administrative support for R&D on as needed basis
Candidates should include their desired salary range.

Title: Software Developer
Department: Information Technologies
Description:
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
Description:
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

Title: Plant Maintenance worker
Department:
Description:
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

Job Opportunities in UK

Title: Applications Lab Chemist
Department: Application Lab
Description:
Minimum required qualifications: Educated to BSc level in Chemistry, Biology or Physics, minimum 2 years of cosmetic bench experience and/or SCS diploma, proficient in Office programs This is a full-time position for a self-motivated individual with a passion for cosmetics and with an aspiration to grow and develop in cosmetic formulation. The right candidate will be adaptable, able to work at pace, curious and with a keen eye for detail. The position will provide plenty of opportunity for contact, discussion and co-operation with various stakeholders of the business, both internally and externally.
Job Description:
  • Assist Senior Chemist in formulating products
  • Enter all formulations, process and stability info into Kobo system
  • Maintain cleanliness of the lab and equipment
  • Order and keep raw materials needed in inventory
  • Learn Kobo portfolio of raw materials, how to evaluate them and how to formulate with them
  • Prepare formula samples for trade shows and customer visits
  • Prepare PowerPoint presentations on application laboratory findings and for customer projects and help with trends presentations
To apply for this position, please send CV to MLloydPayne@koboproductsinc.com