Job Opportunities in South Plainfield, NJ

Title: Senior Chemist - Applications Lab
Department: Application Lab
Description:
Kobo Products, Inc. located in South Plainfield, NJ is seeking an organized, self-motivated, and detail-oriented Senior Chemist with make-up experience to join our applications 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+ years experience working with pigments for make-up and sunscreens
  • 5+ required yrs. experience in formulating make-up products including
  • 5+ lipsticks, emulsions, and pressed powders
  • 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)
Responsibilities Include:
  • Develop unique products and make prototypes from currently marketed formulas.
  • Train and assist technicians, chemists, and temporary personnel on formulating cosmetic products.
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:
NJ cosmetics and personal care raw material manufacturer is 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 (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: Software Developer
Department: Information Technologies
Description:
NJ cosmetics and personal care raw material 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.
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:
NJ cosmetics and personal care raw material manufacturer is 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: R&D Assistant
Department: R & D
Description:
Kobo Products SAS located in Labège (Toulouse Area- France) is seeking a highly reliable and motivated candidate to join our team as a full-time R&D Assistant.
Job Description:
  • Create new delivery systems & dispersion products to support sales and marketing demands
  • Source and evaluate paperwork for new raw materials
  • Test and track stability samples
  • Operate lab and pilot equipment on a needed basis
  • Work with production and external manufacturers to schedule pilot batches
  • Provide production and external manufacturers with raw material, formula and necessary paperwork for pilot batches
  • Draft and complete lab reports upon completion of projects
  • Prepare paperwork for R&D products, including CofA and composition
  • Organize physical inventory database, and maintain and clean R&D lab
Job Responsibilities:
  • Bachelor (BAC+2) in chemistry, biology or other relevant scientific or multidisciplinary degree course
  • 2+ years of experience in laboratory or production environment
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills in French and English
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office
  • Strong organizational skills

Title: Plant Maintenance worker
Department: Maintenance
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.