Engineer II, Process Development Group

Date:  Apr 12, 2024
Location:  East Windsor
Company:  Shiseido

Job Summary: 

This R&D position is primarily responsible for the planning and execution of pilotscale manufacturing processes to seamlessly transition the development of new Shiseido products from formulation to manufacturing. The Engineer II is charged with being able to identify and solve potential issues with scaling-up formulas through process experimentation, observation, and data analysis under minimal supervision for bulk and finished goods.  

Primary Duties & Responsibilities: 

  • Independently study, understand, and execute pilot scale bulk batches and filling of finished goods of R&D lab formulas for a smooth transition to manufacturing/production scale while providing fluid communication between R&D and Manufacturing. This involves all facets of R&D Pilot Production: Experimental Design, Execution, Physical/Analytical Testing, and Quantitative Analysis and Interpretation.
  • Work alongside formulating chemists from the early developmental stage of projects to help determine potential future quality and process concerns.  
  • Quickly acquire the knowledge necessary to create a Design of Experiments (DOE) to solve processing challenges.
  • Design, prepare, and execute manufacturing trial and process validation batches of assigned projects.
  • Active participation in the understanding and resolution of new/existing manufacturing issues. 
  • Responsible for compliance of assigned work area with company-set standards for laboratory safety and general maintenance.
  • Investigate out-of-specification manufacturing batches and production nonconformances, as needed.  Implement effective and efficient corrective and preventive actions.

Working Relationships/Key Stakeholders:

  • He/she needs to have exceptional communication skills and an ability to effectively convey complicated data and timelines with all cross-functional teams; R&D Formulation Chemists, Technical & Operational Manufacturing, Packaging, and Marketing/Product Development.

Qualifications & Competencies:

  • B.S. in Chemistry, Chemical Engineering, or related degree. 
  • Minimum (3) years in a science-related industry, preferable personal care. 
  • Strong understanding of Chemical processing concepts including heat transfer, mass flow, and instrumental & statistical analysis and how it is applied to personal care products. 
  • Strong organizational, communication and writing skills. 
  • Driven to continuously learn and test new ideas independently and in teams. 
  • Proficiency in MS Office applications. 

Trust 8 Competencies


Below is a list of Trust 8 Competencies designed to help employees at Shiseido Americas succeed as the company continues to evolve and innovate.

  1. Think Big: Adapt a big-picture perspective. Deliver new values through creativity.
  2. Take Risks: Embrace Risk, Practice “Trial and Error and Trial”.
  3. Hands On: Consider Front-line realities when making decisions. Take the lead from end to end.
  1. Collaborate: Leverage the diverse capabilities of colleagues.
  2. Be Open: Create an environment that encourages everyone to speak up.
  3. Act with Integrity: Be sincere and humble at all times.
  4. Be Accountable: Commit to the goal. Take accountability for the execution.
  5. Applaud Success: Create a culture that celebrates success.


Shiseido is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender identity, religion, sex, age, national origin, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, genetic information or any other classification protected by Federal, State or Local law

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