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R&D Application Development Specialist (m/f) - Germany  

Dupont Biosciences (company)


Posted on : 21 March 2017

Project Description

  • The R&D Application Development Specialist will conduct applications R&D for the company's printing plate business.  
  • He is primarily responsible for managing individual and team-based flexographic system applications programs and contributing to team-based global applications programs, and for effective communication of / training in applications findings to customers, sales, manufacturing organizations and external partners.

Responsibilities include:
  • Management of individual or team-based applications R&D in areas relevant to the flexographic printing plate system and business. 
  • Contribution to global team-based R&D projects like Scouting, PCF or GPMP 
  • Troubleshooting escalated customer applications problems or manufacturing issues. 
  • Serving as internal technical resource for flexographic systems and processes. 
  • Serving as external technical expert for  flexographic systems and processes. 
  • Participation in industry associations and project teams with industry partners

Job Qualifications
  • Graduate degree in Graphic Communications or related technical field OR graduate technical degree and several years full-time experience in the flexographic or gravure printing industry 
  • Demonstrated experience with experimentation, testing, and troubleshooting using statistical analysis to aid in deductive reasoning and conclusion formation 
  • Demonstrated ability to extend deductive results with inductive reasoning and hypothesis formation 
  • Knowledge of flexographic printing and experience with flexographic platemaking 
  • Understanding of and experience with flexographic printing 
  • Basic expertise in the material components in a flexographic plate 
  • Expertise in the mechanism of image formation in a flexographic plate 
  • Knowledge of print quality characteristics and system/process factors affecting print quality 
  • Experience in state-of-the-art prepress software and in the commercial printing workflow, designing and ripping files, and imaging plates on CDI’s 
  • Knowledge of color science and experience applying color management in printing applications 
  • Experience with / understanding of local area networks and workflow through connected systems 
  • Strong interpersonal skills and team player with good communication and documentation / reporting skills 
  • Self-starter, motivated, organized 
  • Ability to juggle R&D role with short-term urgent manufacturing support projects and escalated sales support projects