New Product Development Scientist III

at Ensign-Bickford Aerospace and Defense in Portland, Maine, United States

Job Description

This opportunity is located within our EnviroLogix business that develops and manufactures testing solutions for detecting GMOs, mycotoxins, plant pathogens, natural toxins and chemical contaminants in multiple agricultural matrices. Click here ( to learn more.

Job Description

Responsibilities Include:

+ Responsible for entire New Product Development process for assigned project including assay design, feasibility, development, validation, and transfer, including cross-functional communication and data presentation

+ Responsible for Product Project Management including writing the project plan, design inputs, risk management documents, development reports, SOPs, etc

+ Responsible for ensuring all cross-functional deliverables are completed per project plan and milestones are completed per timeline in collaboration with department manager or supervisor

+ Responsible for experimental data review, determining resource, sourcing raw materials, defining necessary experiments, and designing efficient experiments

+ Takes ownership over mentoring junior team members including reviewing of experimental data and providing technical coaching and feedback

+ Identify potential problems and resolutions during feasibility while maintaining milestones

+ Collaborate with Operations and Quality to transfer new product SOPs and specifications

+ Independently review data, make the appropriate decisions, and takes action to drive projects to meet timelines

+ Resolves problems both technical and organizational in order to drive projects to meet deadlines

+ Contribute on a technical level to any project within the department; has or obtains a broad understanding of the products and how they work such that a contribution can be made to manufacturing troubleshooting and support

+ Interface with outside customers or contractors in a professional way by demonstrating knowledge of how to work with a customer while protecting proprietary information

+ Provide supervisor or manager support by acting as succession back up as needed

+ Provide technical and New Product Development guidance to other department members

+ Follow established safe work practices by following EnviroLogix safety policies and procedures, and by reporting any unsafe or hazardous condition to their supervisor or the Environmental, Health, and Safety department for corrective action

Skills Required:

+ Motivated and adaptable team player, idea generator, and problem solver

+ Self-motivated, solution oriented with the ability to effectively prioritize and execute tasks in a fast-paced environment

+ Strong organization skills with demonstrated attention to detail

+ Ability to write clear and concise reports and SOPs

+ Quantitative and analytical skills with ability to communicate and present data effectively to manager and cross-functionally

+ Ability to manage multiple priorities and projects simultaneously while meeting deadlines

+ Strives to achieve all KPI’s (Key Performance Indicators).

+ Provides technical insights across teams with a continuous improvement mindset

+ Understanding of basic statistical analysis and tools like JMP

+ Ability to project manager a technical product

+ Knowledge of Microsoft office especially excel

+ Positive work ethic, ambitious, and passionate attitude


+ Bachelor’s in a related science with a minimum of 10 years of experience, Master’s with a minimum of 5 years of experience or PhD with laboratory experience

+ Preferred experience with lateral flow techniques and processes

Physical Requirements:

+ Ability to work in an office and laboratory environment

+ Ability to work around chemicals, toxins, pathogens, etc. as required

+ Ability to stand for lengthy periods of time

Reports To: Department Supervisor or Manager

FLSA Status: Exempt

EnviroLogix is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE). Qualified applicants are considered for employment without regard to race, religion, color, sex, age, disability, sexual orientation, genetic information, national origin, or veteran status.

Ensign-Bickford Industries, ( (EBI), founded in 1836, is a privately-owned high technology conglomerate that participates in businesses that are relevant to the future of the world and have multigenerational growth prospects. Over the last 186 years, EBI has grown into a global science and technology leader in pet food science, space and defense, and diagnostic solutions. Our businesses are unified by a common shared operating system and a common set of Core Values. Watch the video above to learn more about some of the incredible challenges we take on every day to deliver the best product for our customers, and ultimately the world. The simple truth is: When you are a part of our team, you stand head and shoulders above the rest.

We conduct business in a manner that reflects the highest human and ethical standards, with a commitment to mutually beneficial partnerships, and a belief in the efficacy of genuine economic and social service.

Click here to learn about our Core Values ( AFB International

+ AFB is the leader in pet food flavor enhancers. Ensuring product performance for pet food manufacturers-and their customers-is our business.


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+ EnviroLogix is an industry leader in the development and manufacturing of tests for the rapid detection of GMOs and mycotoxins throughout the worldwide food production chain.

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Job Posting: JC248450006

Posted On: Sep 24, 2023

Updated On: Dec 03, 2023

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