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Product Development Scientist - Bridgewater, NJ 08807

Nitta Casings Inc.

$55,000 - $65,000 a year





Who we are:

Since 1962 Nitta Casings has been a pioneer in research, production, and Sales of collagen based products. Some of which include: Sausage Casings, gels, pastes, doughs, slurries and tubes. As the first company in the world to develop, manufacture, and market edible collagen sausage casings, Nitta Casings is committed to being the leading provider of the highest quality products and value added services to our customers. We proudly serve the Food, Cosmeceutical, Nutraceutical, and Bio-Medical Industries around the globe with our collagen based products and materials.

Job Summary:

Development of the collagen casings based on customer requirements and specifications.

Translate customer requirements into effective internal specifications.

Conduct field trials upon request and/or when needed for product development activities.

Development of the new products starting from experimental trial to full scale up production with proper application of the qualification protocol:

  • Line coverage
  • Data collection
  • Process capability studies
  • Mass balance studies

Key Responsibilities:

This is a list of the essential functions; however other duties may apply

  • Product improvement activities involving existing products to improve process capabilities and/or to best match customer requirements to Nitta Casings Inc. process capabilities.
  • Issue technical reports for all applicable data collection and studies associated with product development and/or problem solving technical service.
  • Develops and implements projects to reduce cost, increase productivity and improve quality.
  • Develops and implements projects to evaluate new equipment and develops new methods for testing.
  • Directs and implements technical resolutions of defined projects to develop new or improve existing product, processes, equipment.
  • Maintains an up-to-date technical knowledge of manufacturing processes, competitive products and analytical methods in a broad scientific field.
  • Provides technical assistance to all departments in troubleshooting process and product problems related to our products in the field and/or internal.
  • Provides data analysis assistance to Product Development personnel as needed.
  • Maintains an active development program for self-improvement of skills and knowledge.
  • Follows good safety practices in performance of daily job responsibilities.

About You:

  • Excellent Reading and writing skills
  • Excellent interpersonal communication skills
  • Organizational skills
  • Attention to detail
  • Ability to multitask
  • Ability to work in a team or independently
  • Self-starter
  • Data based decision making skills
  • Knowledge in Microsoft Word, Excel, Access and PowerPoint

Physical Requirements:

  • Incumbent must be able to stand for longer periods of time
  • Incumbent must be able to work in a factory setting
  • Incumbent must be able to work with and be tolerant of chemicals and smells
  • Think, concentrate, talk and hear
  • Occasional walking and lifting (up to 50 lbs)
  • Frequent communications verbal and written
  • Possible exposure to hazardous chemicals, odors, dirt and dust


  • Bachelor Degree in Food Science, Biochemistry or Chemical Engineering

What we can offer you:

  • Comprehensive Benefit package incl. but not limited to: Healthcare, Dental, Vision, 401k, Short-term disability insurance, life insurance
  • A fast paced environment with lots of learning potential
  • Room for growth

Pre-employment screening:

  • Drug Screen and background check required

Nitta Casings is committed to Equal Employment Opportunity and to attracting and retaining the most qualified employees regardless of race, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender, age or disability.

Job Type: Full-time

Salary: $55,000.00 to $65,000.00 /year


  • Job related: 1 year (Preferred)


  • Bachelor's (Required)

Work authorization:

  • United States (Required)


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