Job Opportunities at Kobo

Job Opportunities in South Plainfield, NJ
Please send resume and include salary requirements to kobohr@koboproductsinc.com.
Please reference the job title in the subject field.
Chemical Operator
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
Quality Control Lab Technician

Seeking an experienced QC Lab Technician.

Job Requirements:
  • B.S. in a Chemistry or Biology
  • Minimum of 2-4 years working experience.
  • Must have the ability to multi-task and work with others in a fast paced environment.
  • Must have strong problem solving, communication, organizational, math and computer skills.
  • Background working with powders and/or dispersions in the personal care industry is preferred.
  • **Candidates willing to work on alternate shifts preferred.**
Responsibilities Include:
  • Performing various wet, physical and instrumental testing to monitor physical and chemical characteristics of pigment dispersions and powders.
  • Measuring and evaluating color matches to standards.
  • Adhering to lab methods, procedures, and documenting results of testing procedures in accordance with GMP standards.
  • Assist R&D/Purchasing Team with evaluating new alternative raw materials and interacting with QA/RD to make sure all non-conforming results are investigated.

Please reference QC Lab Tech in the subject field.

Quality Control

Job Opportunities in Labège, France
Please submit CV (resume) and salary requirements to Lyse Dumesic at ldumesic@koboproductsinc.com.
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Chemical Operator
Seeking experienced operators/batch makers with colorant knowledge. Must have milling experience using powders and pigments. Forklift experience a plus. Personal care industry preferred. Strong mechanical skills required. Fluent in English is preferred. Position is located in a new Factory in Labge (31), France.
(Support for Applications Lab)
  • Formulation of Skin Care, Sun Care, Color Cosmetics and OTC products including but not limited to Sunscreens, creams, lotions, mascaras, lipsticks, foundations, pressed powder, and other cosmetic and OTC products.
  •  Developing new products to meet marketing and sales department needs.
  •  Interact with customers & provide technical support for customers and Sales staff including efficacy testing, trouble shooting & stability.
  •  Participate in trade shows, sales conferences and sales meetings.
  • BS in Chemistry, Biology or related field.
  • Knowledge of industry trends.
  • Creative thinking, technical writing, and organizational skills.
  • Minimum 5 years of experience in the chemical, personal care industry.
  • Knowledge of cosmetic/personal care raw materials, functionality, interactions and regulatory limits.
  • Understanding of emulsion and surfactant technology as well as general formulation techniques.
  • Must be fluent in English and French. Additional languages a plus.
Lab Technician
  • Quality Control.
  • Inspect, sample and validate all manufactured and distributed products, as well as all incoming raw materials.
  • Set up and maintain stability testing of products and record results in Company Database.
  • Pull and maintain retention samples of all products and material.
  • Record the results of measurements and analyses information in Company Database.
  • Comprehend, edit and write operating procedures.
  • Maintain and order supplies and materials for the department.
  • Interact with suppliers to request technical and regulatory information necessary to support product development and to support customers.
  • Strong organizational skills and good attention to detail.
  • Minimum 2 years of experience in the chemical, personal care industry.
  • BS in Chemistry, Biology or related fields.
  • Must be fluent in English and French.
  • Knowledge of computers, and experience using : Word, Access, Excel

Job Opportunities in Germany
To apply for a position at Kobo, please email resume to kobohr@koboproductsinc.com or fax to 908-757-7921.
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Account Manager
Seeking a high-energy, aggressive, and motivated Account Manager who is eager to join a dynamic personal care company. The successful candidate will be a sharp, energetic and focused individual who is motivated to get results - one who possesses the highest levels of integrity at all times. Strong oral and written communication and organizational skills are required in order to maintain a level of activity which includes qualifying prospects, scheduling appointments, presenting products, and generating sales. Excellent PC skills are a must. Minimum 5+ years experience working in the personal care and/or cosmetic industry. Minimum 3+ years experience as an Account Manager or Formulator. Must be fluent (oral & written) in English & German and reside in Germany. Must be able to travel throughout Germany and Benelux. Visits to France and USA annually. Education: Bachelors Degree Required.