- Communication Skills
- Laboratory Experience
Kodak is Hiring!
We are looking for a Laboratory Test Engineer to join our Brand, Film and Imaging team in Rochester, NY.
Kodak offers a unique opportunity to contribute to an iconic global company. We combine the strength of a brand that is recognized and beloved around the world with the excitement and entrepreneurial spirit of a start-up. We are optimistic and looking for professionals with energy, ideas and ambition to help us grow. We’re building a culture which values creativity in all its forms, having a global perspective, a focus on sustainability, and the kind of trust that enables us to succeed by taking calculated risks. Kodak has a rich heritage of leadership & innovation and is truly a place where you can make a difference.
In this role, you will lead a new position as a photo-processing test lab engineer in our Wide Roll Film Manufacturing division located at the Eastman Business Park in Rochester, NY. Photo-processing is a series of quality and performance test procedures for film that includes the exposure to highly controlled light and the subsequent chemical processing steps using a variety of product specific developer chemistries, baths and washes to record a permanent film image or test pattern followed by analytical photo measurements.
The principle responsibilities for this position are to provide consistency and excellence in (1) day-to-day test lab film manufacturing support (performance, quality, and troubleshooting) of current sensitized photographic products in the Wide Roll Film Manufacturing organization, (2) owning, monitoring and improving the test lab’s multiple photo-processing lines (both equipment and chemistry) and exposing devices, and (3) participate on multidisciplinary teams on new film initiatives.
This Engineer will frequently participate in:
Assessing quality and performance metrics associated with the test laboratories.
Close working relationship with manufacturing and product staff in addition to film development teams.
Maintaining and improving the efficiency of the test laboratories processes and equipment.
Troubleshooting activities of performance related issues – testing variability (equipment, chemistry, process) and source of supply changes, etc.
Evaluating the impact of source of supply changes and lot to lot variability of developer/processing chemistry changes.
Qualified candidates must have a bachelor's degree in a scientific field (math, chemistry, biology, physics, engineering) and experience with testing laboratory practices and procedures along with:
Demonstrated ability (through work experience or academic education) to utilize scientific methods across multiple concurrently active projects.
A strong work ethic, high degree of self-motivation, multitasking and ability to strategically think through manufacturing scenarios.
Demonstrated aptitude to plan, organize, schedule, and direct projects and tasks.
Demonstrated aptitude for trouble-shooting issues and assist in root-cause analysis techniques.
Strong interest in hands-on experience with multi-disciplinary teams.
Preference given to candidates with previous experience with film coating, formulation, photographic testing and trouble shooting.
Prioritized skill requirements:
Desire to work with complex chemical interacting systems – photographic.
Knowledge of the chemistry involved in photographic developer reactions is desirable.
Demonstrated use of Design of Experiment (DOE) tools.
Aptitude for learning and applying principles associated with health, safety, and environmental controls and monitoring equipment.
Self-starter and independently motivated.
Adaptable to changing conditions and priorities.
Good communication skills, both verbal and written.
Ability to adhere to manufacturing process procedures and personnel safety principle.
The job requires work in a photographic dark lab and/or low light environment.
Able to consult on manufacturing production issues 24 hours (via pager).
Minimum education level and experience:
Bachelor of Science Degree in Chemistry, Engineering, Math, Biology, Physics.
5+ years of experience in chemical or analytical laboratory setting or test lab environment.