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Job Opportunities at Kobo

Job Opportunities in South Plainfield, NJ
Please send resume and include salary range to hrkobo@koboproductsinc.com.
Please reference the job title in the subject field.
Title
Description
Department
Chemical Operator
Kobo Products, Inc. located in S. Plainfield, NJ is seeking an experienced and energetic professional to join our team as a Chemical Operator.
***We are seeking only applicants flexible to work on any shift***
Job Requirements:
  • Minimum of 5-7 years batch making and operating experience with process miling equipment.
  • Background working with powders and/or dispersions in the cosmetic and/or personal care industry preferred.
  • Forklift experience required
  • Must be able to lift at least 50lbs.
  • Operators are required to wear proper PPE – including, but not limited to, respirators. All operators must successfully pass a Pulmonary Function test through our preferred healthcare provider.
Responsibilities Include:
  • Batch making and operation of process milling equipment.
  • Run powder treatment equipment and work with surface treated pigments in the personal care industry.
  • Follow batch tickets and document results as required.
  • Follow all cGMP and departmental procedures.
  • Safely operate a forklift.
Production
Gratis Lab Technician (Entry Level)
Kobo Products, Inc. located in South Plainfield, NJ is seeking highly motivated self-starter with a strong work ethic to join our team as a full-time Gratis Lab Technician. We are flexible to work around a student schedule if necessary.
Job Requirements:
  • Lab experience helpful
  • Candidate must be able to work well under pressure in a very fast paced environment, have excellent multi-tasking skills and attention to detail, and keep a clean work environment
  • Strong computer skills (Microsoft Office)
  • Knowledge of Safety Data Sheets and safety precautions of tasks involved
  • Must be able to life ~50lbs.
  • Exposure to forklift a plus
Responsibilities Include:
  • Fill sample orders for shipment
  • Data entry and record maintenance
  • Maintain inventory of sample materials
  • Maintain a clean lab environment
  • May inspect and sample multiple lots of raw materials and products and keep detailed records and documentation
Gratis
Local/Regional Truck Driver (CDL)
Kobo Products, Inc. in South Plainfield is seeking an extremely reliable CDL driver that can maintain safety and accuracy in a fast paced environment.
Job Requirements:
  • CDL
  • Clean driving record
  • HazMat endorsement preferred
  • Must be trained to safely and responsibly operate forklift equipment
  • Must be able to lift a minimum of 50 lbs.
  • Flexibility with day shift hours
  • Must be able to work overtime as necessary
Responsibilities Include:
  • Coordinate with Production and the Warehouse every day to set up runs depending on needs.
  • Pick up and deliver raw materials to Production, and pick up finished goods from Production to take to the Warehouse for orders.
  • Monitor the schedule for pick-up orders from Planning as well as outside Kobo facilities, and log arrival and departure times.
  • Complete inspection of the interior and exterior of the truck every day from the first run and notify the Facilities/Engineering Manager of any problems.
  • Check MTO’s at pick-up and delivery, especially for finished goods. Ensure that all copies are signed upon delivery, and paperwork is distributed to the appropriate departments.
  • General Warehouse support.
  • Comply with all company and OSHA regulated safety codes.
Warehouse
Scientist (Associate), Technical Service
Kobo Products Inc., in South Plainfield, NJ seeks an entry-level 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.
Job Requirements:
  • BS in chemistry with 2-4 years related work experience preferred
  • 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 (English and Spanish) candidates preferred
Responsibilities Include:
  • 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
  • Conduct laboratory experiments on a very limited basis
R&D
Software Developer
Kobo Products, Inc. is seeking an experienced, knowledgeable candidate for a Database and Windows/NET GUI Developer position.
Job Requirements:
  • Candidate must have work experience and knowledge and understanding of all of the following:
    • Programming with MS Access 2007 or later (including Access Basic or VBA)
    • VB.Net (and/or C#.Net)
    • ASP.Net
    • Net Framework 3.0 (or higher)
    • Internet scripting languages (Javascript, VBScript, HTML, etc...)
    • SQL Server 2003 (or higher)
    • Efficient in SQL (Structured Query Language), including creating and maintaining stored procedures and triggers
    • A strong background in OOM and OOD is a must
    • Working experience in chemical industry is preferred
    • Knowledge of Microsoft Navision System is preferred
  • 4-year computer or related major degree required
  • Provide user technical support for a range of Microsoft programs
IT
Warehouse Worker
Seeking a highly motivated Warehouse Worker that is detail oriented and can manage in a fast paced environment.
Job Requirements:
  • Candidate must be able to work in a very fast paced environment and maintain high levels of accuracy in daily operations
  • Experience with cGMP and hazardous materials required
  • Background in cosmetic or personal care manufacturing industries preferred
  • Must be trained to safely and responsibly operate forklift equipment
  • 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.
Warehouse


Job Opportunities in Labège, France
Please submit CV (resume) and salary requirements to Lyse Dumesic at ldumesic@koboproductsinc.com.
Please reference the job title in the subject field.
Title
Description
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
Skills:
  • 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
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


Job Opportunities in Germany
To apply for a position at Kobo, please email resume to hrkobo@koboproductsinc.com or fax to 908-757-7921.
Please reference the job title in the subject field.
Title
Description
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.


Job Opportunities in China
To apply for a position at Kobo, please email resume to hrkobo@koboproductsinc.com; lding@koboproductsinc.com and dmccarthy@koboproductsinc.com .
Please reference the job title in the subject field.
Title
Description
Formulator/Technical
(Support for Applications Lab)
 
Responsibilities:
  • 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.
Qualifications:
  • 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 as well as Mandarin. Additional languages a plus.