Job Opportunities in South Plainfield, NJ

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: Customer Service/Export Coordinator (Bilingual Spanish)
Department: Customer Service
Kobo Products, Inc. located in South Plainfield, NJ is seeking highly motivated, bilingual (Spanish) Customer Service/Export Coordinator with background in logistics.
Job Requirements:
  • Candidate must be able to work well under pressure in a very fast paced environment, and have excellent multi-tasking, problem-solving, and written and spoken communication skills.
  • Strong Microsoft Office skills required (Word, Excel, Outlook, Access)
  • Candidate must have logistics (shipping) experience
  • DOT/IATA training a plus
  • Bilingual (English/Spanish) REQUIRED
  • Associates Degree (at minimum) required
Responsibilities Include:
  • Plan and arrange shipments – documents, print labels, schedule carrier pick-ups
  • Communicate with customers and applicable internal departments throughout the export process
  • Ensure that all products being shipped are compliant with DOT/Hazardous Materials regulations
  • Address all customer complaints quickly and professionally from start to finish, and escalate when necessary
  • Review delay and shipping reports daily

Title: Junior 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: Local/Regional Truck Driver (CDL)
Department: Warehouse
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.

Title: Quality Control Lab Technician
Department: Quality Control
Kobo Products, Inc. located in South Plainfield, NJ is seeking an experienced QC Lab Technician to join our team.
Job Requirements:
  • B.S. in Chemistry or Biology
  • Minimum of 2-4 years working experience
  • 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 required
  • Experience with GC and Ion Chromatography is a plus
  • Must be able to lift at least 50 lbs
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

Title: Raw Material Repacker (Entry Level)
Department: Production
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 Material Repacker. Opportunity for advancement. Seeking candidates to work on 1st or 2nd shift (6am-2pm / 2pm-10pm)
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

Title: Scientist (Associate),Technical Service
Department: R & D
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.
Job Requirements:
  • BS in chemistry or biology
  • 2-4 years of experience with technical support in personal care industry preffered
  • 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 prioritze and handle heavy workload
  • Bilingual (speaking as well as reading/writing) 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
  • Provide administrative support for R&D on as needed basis

Job Opportunities in Labège, France

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

Job Opportunities in Germany

Title: 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.

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