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System One R&D & Engineering Lead in West Springfield, Massachusetts

R&D & Engineering Lead


  • MS degree in related field (preferably in Chemistry or Material Science) plus 10+ years’ experience in project management/product development


  • Proven track record for discovery and development of innovative products to support existing product development and the evaluation of future opportunities

  • Requires proven track record of delivering complex objectives in alignment with timelines in a rapidly changing environment, as well as experience managing multiple projects and priorities

  • Requires demonstrated success in leading the development of innovative products that deliver significant business growth

  • Must have strong leadership and project management skills and a working knowledge of manufacturing engineering

  • Must be willing to be hands-on in chemical research in this role, it is not just a "lead/supervisory" role.


  • Will be responsible for all aspects of new product development, validation, and quality, managing product pipeline, design; guiding the engineering and chemical team and collaborating with internal cross functional teams to ensure the transfer of new products from research and development into a manufacturing environment engineering design

  • Provide the vision, strategy, prioritization, and scientific and technical leadership for the R&D function

  • Oversee design and successful execution of all key R&D strategic functions

  • Plans and formulates aspects of research and development proposals such as objective or purpose of project, applications that can be utilized from findings, costs of project, and equipment and human resource requirements

  • Develops and implements methods and procedures for monitoring projects such as preparation of records of expenditures and research findings, progress reports, and staff conferences, in order to inform management of current status of each project

  • Perform actual product research, testing and analysis. Negotiate contracts with consulting firms to perform research studies, forwarding all product and part specifications

  • Work with both the quality and operations departments to ensure requirements are proactively integrated into design

  • Operates as a focal point in the engineering group for development projects and especially collaborates with sales product management, manufacturing engineering, and operations

  • Responsible for leading process engineering and assisting in root cause analysis of production problems relating to materials, products, equipment, and/or procedures

  • Responsible for writing patent applications and managing the patent portfolio

    Location: Springfield, MA. area

    Start Date: ASAP!

    Duration: Direct Hire

    Hours: Mon-Fri; 8am-4:30pm

System One, and its subsidiaries including Joulé, ALTA IT Services, CM Access, TPGS, and MOUNTAIN, LTD., are leaders in delivering workforce solutions and integrated services across North America. We help clients get work done more efficiently and economically, without compromising quality. System One not only serves as a valued partner for our clients, but we offer eligible full-time employees health and welfare benefits coverage options including medical, dental, vision, spending accounts, life insurance, voluntary plans, as well as participation in a 401(k) plan.

System One is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender identity, age, national origin, disability, family care or medical leave status, genetic information, veteran status, marital status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state, or local law.