Job Opportunities in South Plainfield, NJ

Title: Warehousing/Material Repacker
Department: Warehouse
Description:
Seeking a highly reliable and motivated candidate with a strong work ethic to join our team as a full-time Raw Material Repacker. Opportunity for advancement.
COVID Safety Requirement:
  • Safety is our top priority, so COVID vaccination is required for all employees. Proof of vaccination (at least 1 dose) is required prior to start of employment. Medical exemptions will be granted based upon documentation from a doctor.
Job Requirements:
  • Heavy lifting daily – Must be able to lift ~50lb.
  • 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
  • Must be willing to learn about Safety Data Sheets and the safety precautions of tasks involved
  • Must pass a pulmonary function test in order to utilize a dust mask (respirator)
  • Forklift experience preferred
Job Responsibilities:
  • Manually repacking (moving material from large drums, sacks, etc. into smaller boxes) orders for shipment (Liquids & Powders)
  • Exposure to Kg/Lb measurements and use of scale equipment
  • Record maintenance
  • Maintain a clean and neat work environment
Prospective candidates should include desired rate/salary (a range is acceptable) along with their resume. Kobo offers a competitive compensation package including 401k, health and life insurance, as well as paid holidays, vacation, and sick time.

Title: Chemical Manufacturing Account Manager (Great Lakes region)
Department: Sales
Description:
Seeking a driven and experienced Account Manager that will work with new and existing key accounts in Michigan, Ohio, Minnesota, and the surrounding areas. **Travel requirements are currently limited due to COVID-19, and visits/events will resume based on safety evaluations**
COVID Safety Requirement:
  • Safety is our top priority, so COVID vaccination is required for all employees. Proof of vaccination (at least 1 dose) is required prior to start of employment. Medical exemptions will be granted based upon documentation from a doctor.
Job Requirements:
  • Bachelor's of Science, with degree in Chemical Engineering preferred
  • 5 years' experience in the personal care products industry preferred
  • Excellent communication skills (written and verbal)
  • Strong multi-tasking skills
  • Must be flexible to travel both domestically and internationally as needed
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office
  • Must have valid driver’s license
Job Responsibilities:
  • Managing existing key accounts and acquire new business within the Great Lakes region, particularly Michigan, Ohio, Minnesota, and the surrounding areas
  • Travel to visit customers in order to discuss and assist with formulas, customer projects, and company products
  • Maintain solid business relationships with clients and participate in industry events such as trade shows
  • Serve as the liaison between customers and various company departments
  • Communicate regularly with customers and suppliers
Prospective candidates should include desired rate/salary (a range is acceptable) along with their resume. Kobo offers a competitive compensation package including 401k, health and life insurance, as well as paid holidays, vacation, and sick time.

Title: Applications Lab Supervisor
Department: Application Lab
Description:
Kobo Products, Inc. located in South Plainfield, NJ is seeking an organized, self-motivated, and detail-oriented Applications Lab Supervisor to join our team.
COVID Safety Requirement:
  • Safety is our top priority, so COVID vaccination is required for all employees. Proof of vaccination (at least 1 dose) is required prior to start of employment. Medical exemptions will be granted based upon documentation from a doctor.
Job Requirements:
  • 5+ yrs. experience in formulating skin, sun, and hair care products including: sunscreens, lotions, shampoos, and conditioners; knowledge of formulations of lipsticks, foundations, pressed powders, and nail enamel is a plus
  • Bachelor's Degree in Chemistry, Chemical Engineering, Bioscience, or Biology required
  • Must be able to work in a fast-paced environment
  • Strong experience working with colors required
  • Strong communication/presentation and multi-tasking skills
  • Knowledge of making pressed powders, lipsticks, liquid foundations, sunscreens, shampoos and other cosmetic items
  • Strong computer literacy skills on PowerPoint, Excel, and Word in order to work in the Kobo system
  • Some domestic and international travel required to support tradeshows and customer visits (post ending of COVID safety restrictions)
Responsibilities Include:
  • Develop new and innovative products to showcase Kobo’s raw materials
  • Work with outside customers to formulate with Kobo’s raw materials
  • Train new lab technicians & junior chemists the skill and art of cosmetic formulation
  • Develop and make PowerPoint presentations for various events, customers, and Sales teams to show materials and products
  • Set up procedures for manufacture and descriptions of formulas developed
  • Work with R&D to test new raw materials for Kobo
  • Help to develop patents for Kobo’s new materials
Prospective candidates should include desired rate/salary (a range is acceptable) along with their resume. Kobo offers a competitive compensation package including 401k, health and life insurance, as well as paid holidays, vacation, and sick time.

Title: Senior Chemist - Applications Lab
Department: Application Lab
Description:
Seeking an organized, self-motivated, and detail-oriented Senior Applications Lab Chemist to join our team.
COVID Safety Requirement:
  • Safety is our top priority, so COVID vaccination is required for all employees. Proof of vaccination (at least 1 dose) is required prior to start of employment. Medical exemptions will be granted based upon documentation from a doctor.
Job Requirements:
  • Bachelor's Degree in Chemistry, Chemical Engineering, Bioscience, or Biology required
  • 5+ yrs. experience in formulating skin, sun, and hair care products including: sunscreens, lotions, shampoos, and conditioners; knowledge of formulations of lipsticks, foundations, pressed powders, and nail enamel is a plus
  • Knowledge of cosmetic regulations and safety required
  • Must be able to work in a fast-paced environment
  • Strong communication/presentation and multi-tasking skills
  • Excellent computer skills
  • Some domestic and international travel required to support tradeshows and customer visits (post ending of COVID safety restrictions)
Job Responsibilities:
  • Help to develop new raw materials for unique products
  • Train and assist technicians, chemists, and temporary personnel on formulating cosmetic products including all colored cosmetics, hair care, sun care and personal care as necessary
Prospective candidates should include desired rate/salary (a range is acceptable) along with their resume. Kobo offers a competitive compensation package including 401k, health and life insurance, as well as paid holidays, vacation, and sick time.

Title: Quality Control Lab Technician - 2nd Shift (2pm-10pm)
Department: Quality Control
Description:
Kobo Products, Inc. located in South Plainfield, NJ is seeking a motivated QC Lab Technician to join our team. Willing to train candidates with limited work experience, but strong laboratory experience in an educational setting.
COVID Safety Requirement:
  • • Safety is our top priority, so COVID vaccination is required for all employees. Proof of vaccination (at least 1 dose) is required prior to start of employment. Medical exemptions will be granted based upon documentation from a doctor.
Job Requirements:
  • B.S. in Chemical Engineering
  • Minimum of 1-2 years working experience a plus
  • Strong color experience required
  • Must have the ability to multi-task and work with others in 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
Prospective candidates should include desired rate/salary (a range is acceptable) along with their resume. Kobo offers a competitive compensation package including 401k, health and life insurance, as well as paid holidays, vacation, and sick time.

Title: Material Handler (Gratis Lab)
Department: Gratis
Description:
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 Lab Assistant/Material Handler.
COVID Safety Requirement:
  • Safety is our top priority, so COVID vaccination is required for all employees. Proof of vaccination (at least 1 dose) is required prior to start of employment. Medical exemptions will be granted based upon documentation from a doctor.
Job Requirements:
  • 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.
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
Prospective candidates should include desired rate/salary (a range is acceptable) along with their resume. Kobo offers a competitive compensation package including 401k, health and life insurance, as well as paid holidays, vacation, and sick time.

Title: Production Assistant
Department: Production
Description:
Kobo Products, Inc. located in South Plainfield, NJ is seeking a highly reliable and motivated candidate with a strong work ethic to join our team as a full-time Raw Production Assistant. Exposure to manufacturing/warehouse environment and opportunity for advancement.
COVID Safety Requirement:
  • Safety is our top priority, so COVID vaccination is required for all employees. Proof of vaccination (at least 1 dose) is required prior to start of employment. Medical exemptions will be granted based upon documentation from a doctor.
Job Requirements:
  • Candidate must be able to work in a very fast paced environment, have excellent attention to detail, and keep a clean work environment
  • Must be willing to learn about Safety Data Sheets and the safety precautions of tasks involved
  • Must pass a pulmonary function test in order to utilize a dust mask (respirator)
  • Must be able to lift ~50lb.
Responsibilities Include:
  • Making boxes for material
  • Assist with clean up in milling areas
  • Assisting with manually repacking (moving material from large drums, sacks, etc. into smaller boxes) orders for shipment as needed
  • Exposure to Kg/Lb measurements and use of scale equipment
  • Maintain a clean and neat work environment
Prospective candidates should include desired rate/salary (a range is acceptable) along with their resume. Kobo offers a competitive compensation package including 401k, health and life insurance, as well as paid holidays, vacation, and sick time.

Title: General Laborer/Helper - Production/Manufacturing Department
Department: Production
Description:
Kobo Products, Inc. located in South Plainfield, NJ is seeking a highly reliable and motivated candidate with a strong work ethic to join our team as a full-time General Laborer/Helper. Exposure to manufacturing/warehouse environment and opportunity for advancement.
COVID Safety Requirement:
  • • Safety is our top priority, so COVID vaccination is required for all employees. Proof of vaccination (at least 1 dose) is required prior to start of employment. Medical exemptions will be granted based upon documentation from a doctor.
Job Requirements:
  • Candidate must be able to work in a very fast paced environment, have excellent attention to detail, and keep a clean work environment
  • Must be willing to learn about Safety Data Sheets and the safety precautions of tasks involved
  • Must pass a pulmonary function test in order to utilize a dust mask (respirator)
  • Must be able to lift ~50lb
Responsibilities Include:
  • Making boxes for material
  • Assist with clean up in milling areas
  • Assisting with manually repacking (moving material from large drums, sacks, etc. into smaller boxes) orders for shipment as needed
  • Exposure to Kg/Lb measurements and use of scale equipment
  • Maintain a clean and neat work environment
Prospective candidates should include desired rate/salary (a range is acceptable) along with their resume. Kobo offers a competitive compensation package including 401k, health and life insurance, as well as paid holidays, vacation, and sick time.

Title: Chemical Operator – 3rd Shift
Department: Production
Description:
Kobo Products, Inc. located in S. Plainfield, NJ is seeking an experienced and energetic professional to join our team as a Chemical Operator on our 3rd shift (10pm-6am).
COVID Safety Requirement:
  • Safety is our top priority, so COVID vaccination is required for all employees. Proof of vaccination (at least 1 dose) is required prior to start of employment. Medical exemptions will be granted based upon documentation from a doctor.
Job Requirements:
  • Minimum of 5-7 years batch making and operating experience with process milling 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.
Prospective candidates should include desired rate/salary (a range is acceptable) along with their resume. Kobo offers a competitive compensation package including 401k, health and life insurance, as well as paid holidays, vacation, and sick time.

Title: Chemical Operator - 2nd Shift
Department: Production
Description:
Kobo Products, Inc. located in S. Plainfield, NJ is seeking an experienced and energetic professional to join our team as a Chemical Operator on our 2nd shift (2pm-10pm).
COVID Safety Requirement:
  • Safety is our top priority, so COVID vaccination is required for all employees. Proof of vaccination (at least 1 dose) is required prior to start of employment. Medical exemptions will be granted based upon documentation from a doctor.
Job Requirements:
  • Minimum of 5-7 years batch making and operating experience with process milling 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.
Prospective candidates should include desired rate/salary (a range is acceptable) along with their resume. Kobo offers a competitive compensation package including 401k, health and life insurance, as well as paid holidays, vacation, and sick time.

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).
COVID Safety Requirement:
  • Safety is our top priority, so COVID vaccination is required for all employees. Proof of vaccination (at least 1 dose) is required prior to start of employment. Medical exemptions will be granted based upon documentation from a doctor.
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.
Prospective candidates should include desired rate/salary (a range is acceptable) along with their resume. Kobo offers a competitive compensation package including 401k, health and life insurance, as well as paid holidays, vacation, and sick time.

Title: Senior Maintenance Mechanic
Department: Maintenance
Description:
Kobo Products, Inc. is seeking an experienced and professional Senior Maintenance worker to work between our four locations in South Plainfield, NJ.
COVID Safety Requirement:
  • Safety is our top priority, so COVID vaccination is required for all employees. Proof of vaccination (at least 1 dose) is required prior to start of employment. Medical exemptions will be granted based upon documentation from a doctor.
Job Requirements:
  • Strong experience in manufacturing environment and equipment required
  • Candidate must be able to work well independently in a fast-paced environment, organize and prioritize projects and duties efficiently, and maintain high levels of accuracy in daily operations
  • Candidate must be a self-starter with strong work ethic who is able to perform multiple tasks simultaneously and manage time efficiently and effectively
  • Must be able to lift at least ~50lbs. when needed
  • Candidates with electrical knowledge/work experience preferred
  • Must be available to work overtime and support call-in work on weekends when required
Responsibilities Include:
  • Perform emergency repairs on Production equipment as needed
  • Perform planned maintenance on Production and auxiliary equipment at our two Production plants
  • Support and execute requests through the company work order system (building/equipment issues)
  • Installation of new equipment lines and supporting systems
  • General building upkeep for all company locations (5 buildings within a ~1 mile radius)
Prospective candidates should include desired rate/salary (a range is acceptable) along with their resume. Kobo offers a competitive compensation package including 401k, health and life insurance, as well as paid holidays, vacation, and sick time.

Title: Warehouse Associate
Department: Warehouse
Description:
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**
COVID Safety Requirement:
  • Safety is our top priority, so COVID vaccination is required for all employees. Proof of vaccination (at least 1 dose) is required prior to start of employment. Medical exemptions will be granted based upon documentation from a doctor.
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.
Job Responsibilities:
  • 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 should include desired rate/salary (a range is acceptable) along with their resume. Kobo offers a competitive compensation package including 401k, health and life insurance, as well as paid holidays, vacation, and sick time.

Title: Software Developer
Department: Information Technologies
Description:
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.
COVID Safety Requirement:
  • Safety is our top priority, so COVID vaccination is required for all employees. Proof of vaccination (at least 1 dose) is required prior to start of employment. Medical exemptions will be granted based upon documentation from a doctor.
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).
Prospective candidates should include desired rate/salary (a range is acceptable) along with their resume. Kobo offers a competitive compensation package including 401k, health and life insurance, as well as paid holidays, vacation, and sick time.

Title: Mobile App Developer
Department: Marketing/Research & Development
Description:
Seeking a candidate to develop mobile applications (iOS and Android) for our customers, that will present existing and new products and help customers to place and review status of orders and sample requests. The candidate will work with the Marketing and R&D Departments, and in collaboration with our IT and Sales teams. The developer will be responsible for software design, coding, testing, documentation, implementation, and maintenance.
COVID Safety Requirement:
  • Safety is our top priority, so COVID vaccination is required for all employees. Proof of vaccination (at least 1 dose) is required prior to start of employment. Medical exemptions will be granted based upon documentation from a doctor.
Job Requirements:
  • 4-year degree in Computer Science, Software Engineering, or other related majors
  • Experience/knowledge of mobile apps for iOS and Android and website development required
  • Experience/knowledge of VB.Net, C#, ASP.Net, VBA, SQL, and PYTHON required
  • Experience/knowledge of Microsoft Azure preferred
  • Excellent interpersonal and English communication skills (written and verbal)
  • Self-starter capable of independent creative work, with demonstrated experience defining requirements and delivering applications to meet requirements
  • The Developer will work on-site at Kobo in South Plainfield, NJ.
Prospective candidates should include desired rate/salary (a range is acceptable) along with their resume. Kobo offers a competitive compensation package including 401k, health and life insurance, as well as paid holidays, vacation, and sick time.

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 Asia Pacific

Title: Senior Chemist - Applications Lab
Department: Application Lab
Description:
Seeking an organized, self-motivated, and detail-oriented Senior Applications Lab Chemist to help design and set up a new Lab in Tokyo, and create innovative formulas with Kobo Global technologies for the Asian Market.
Location: Tokyo, Japan
Hours: 9:00am-18:00pm (1 hour Lunch)
Candidates will be required to provide proof of COVID vaccination during the recruitment process
Job Requirements:
  • Bachelor's Degree in Chemistry, Chemical Engineering, Bioscience, or Biology required
  • 5+ yrs. experience in formulating Colors / Make-up, Sun care
  • Experience with formulations: lipsticks, foundations, pressed powders, and sunscreen.
  • Knowledge of cosmetic and safety regulations required
  • Fluent English and Native Japanese language skills are preferred.
  • International travel required to support tradeshows, customer visits in Asia, and Group Companies in the US, France, UK, and Brazil.
Job Responsibilities:
  • Help to develop a new lab in Tokyo as a hub of Kobo Global Group, and center of Asia Pacific.
  • Communicate closely with Group Companies in the US, UK, France, and Brazil to share technologies and develop & modify formulas using Kobo Group technologies for Asian Customers and training for Asian distributors.
  • Train and assist technicians, chemists, and temporary personnel on formulating cosmetic products including all colored cosmetics, sun care and personal care as necessary.
Prospective candidates should include their desired rate of pay/salary (a range is acceptable) along with their resume. Kobo offers a competitive compensation package, health and life insurance, as well as paid holidays, vacation, and sick time.