Product Development Engineer/Research Scientist
Oakdale, MN

About $63,000 - $82,000 a year

Opportunity Description:
Miraclon is Hiring!

We are pioneers in our field - one of the world’s leading providers of imaging technologies for the graphics customization of printed packaging materials - and offer the excitement and entrepreneurial spirit of a start-up. The company’s flagship flexographic plate imaging solution, KODAK FLEXCEL NX System, has received industry-wide acclaim since debuting on the market in 2008 and is a key enabler for transforming the capabilities of flexographic printing. We sell our highly differentiated products in more than 70 countries worldwide, have a loyal customer base, and have consistently brought new, innovative and leading flexographic solutions to market, delivering strong organic growth above our peers. Operating as a connected, supportive team we are passionate about our products and are focused on delivering a premium experience for our customers. As we expand our team we are looking for professionals with energy, ideas, and ambition to help us take our business to the next level. This is an environment where you can truly make a difference.

Position Summary
We are looking for a Product Development Engineer or a Research Scientist to join our experienced and growing R&D group at the Oakdale, Minnesota site. This individual will work to enhance our effort in the development of innovative new product and solution extensions of our Kodak Flexcel solutions for continued growth in Flexographic printing applications.

Key Responsibilities:
Collaboratively work with R&D team members to analyze flexographic printing plates, imageable films and other related products to ensure conformance with product specifications.
Trouble shoot product performance issue relating to manufacturing process and product release specifications.
Perform various physical and mechanical tests and identify new test methods
Make flexographic printing plates using all types of pre-press equipment, such as Imaging device, lamination, UV exposure, and plate processing equipment.
Collect, store, analyze data and submit reports and summaries.
Ensure all proper procedures are followed for safety, reliability and consistency of the data.
Collect print performance data, analyze and submit reports.
Actively participate in cross-functional product development and commercialization teams.
Lead small technical teams
Manufacturing support as needed


Qualifications:Required Skills/Experience:
Bachelor's degree in Chemistry/Chemical Engineering/Materials Science or a related degree
Good problem solving skills.
Good interpersonal skills to work with a team of professionals, while making individual technical contributions.
Occational travel to the manufacturing sites to support factory trials.
Experience with pre-press file preparation for imaging and printing is a plus.
Product scale up and commercialization experience is a plus.
Prefer candidates with some related internship/industry experience, but will consider recent graduates