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    Northern Lights Enterprises, Inc., a Zippo Company, and leading designer of luxury candles and artisan made accessories, is seeking qualified candidates for a full-time hourly opportunity as a Research & Development Assistant – responsible for assisting with the research, product development, and testing of existing products and new product samples for existing and future targeted markets.  Also responsible for assisting in the design, production, and testing of Company products and processes, and for implementing product improvement processes company wide.

     

    Duties & Responsibilities:

     

    • Assist in the creation, design, and testing of new products
    • Make buyer samples as needed
    • Assist in the development and improvement of our fragrance blends
    • Assist in the evaluation and development of new and improvements to our current wax blends
    • Produce color samples as needed
    • Spec wicks for desired burn testing, product development and process improvements
    • Document processes used in the development and improvements of all wax related products
    • Provide documentation for QA, training and safety of NL products
    • Monitor, conduct, record and track all product burn testing
    • Always follow strict safety guidelines
    • Conduct quality inspections as needed
    • Must be flexible and be willing to work extra hours which may include working on the production floor when needed
    • Must be able to stand for long periods and lift 50 lbs. when necessary
    • Other duties as assigned

     

    Qualifications:

     

    • 2-year college degree with Art background
    • Equivalent experience in manufacturing and product development
    • Knowledge of wax and its properties
    • Professional and career oriented
    • Ability to work independently within rigid time constraints within a team environment
    • Excellent verbal communication and written documentation skills
    • Must be highly organized and self-motivated
    • Strong mathematical and computer skills
    • Must possess the ability to maintain consistent high levels of quality standards

    *If interested, please send cover letter, resume, and salary requirements to employment@zippo.com