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Energizer New Product Development Engineer – (Air Fresheners) R&D in Westlake, Ohio

This is Energizer

At Energizer Holdings, we are passionate about bringing our brands and products to the world better than anyone else. It’s our passion and drive that makes us proud stewards of iconic brands including AC/Pro, Armor All, Energizer, Rayovac and STP, part of our broad portfolio of products that millions of consumers know, trust, and rely on every day.

When you come to work here, you’ll quickly see that we love what we do, we care about each other, and we continuously learn and improve to meet the needs of our customers and consumers around the world.

We have talented colleagues around the world with varied skillsets, backgrounds and experiences, and we embrace this diversity because it’s a big part of what helps us deliver results to grow the company. Whatever your specialty, you'll find that excelling at Energizer provides opportunities to grow in ways you never expected.

Come join our team!

Position Summary

As a Technology Engineer on Energizer’s Global Auto Care R&D Team, you will work with a global team to perform new product development and testing of products for this innovative and exciting business. You will provide a key role in the development of new product innovations as well as the improvement of current products. The position, based in Westlake, OH will provide support of our Global Auto Care brands such as Refresh Your Car!, Driven, California Scents, and Bahama & Co.


  • Interfaces with TPMs, fragrance houses and cross-functional partners to successfully deliver new products to the portfolio.

  • Learns established Energizer NPD methods and brings creative new ideas to the process while being a product owner in every aspect, from blue sky ideation, creation and implementation to delivering time, cost, performance objectives.

  • Suggests, organizes and executes experiments leading to new or improved products.

  • Provides full documentation of results, creates reports that summarize data and conclusions.

  • Performs routine and non-routine calculations including statistical data analysis.

  • Practices proper safety procedures and reports unsafe acts or conditions.

Specific Accountabilities

  • Develops an understanding of product fundamentals including the relationship between process, raw materials and other interactions taking place.

  • Learns and applies gate process to all new product development.

  • Works throughout the development cycle to obtain product engineering samples, commercial samples and pilot run samples. All for qualitative and quantitative evaluation, substantiation testing and commercial needs.

  • Identifies and implements continuous improvement measures. Serves on project teams as needed.

  • May also perform additional duties as assigned.

Required Skills and Experience

  • Bachelor's degree in Engineering, Science or equivalent experience.

  • Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, and Microsoft PowerPoint.

  • Excellent written and oral communication skills

Preferred Skills and Experience

  • Bachelor’s in Chemistry, Chemical Engineering or other relevant scientific fields.

  • Experience with new product development and consumer product testing.

Working Relationships & Environment

  • Interfaces with supervisor and engineers for limited direction and guidance.

  • Works with and provides significant guidance to coworkers as necessary.

  • Interfaces with other groups, suppliers, and manufacturers to acquire necessary information and services,

Work Environment

  • Will work in a laboratory environment and also work in an open floor creative setting.

  • Able to perform repetitive manual tasks requiring hands, stand for extended periods of time, and lift 35 lbs.

  • Exposure to health risks or conditions that may require the use of Personal Protective Equipment.

  • Able to cope in a demanding fast-paced environment.

Come Join Us!

Come join us!

Energizer offers a competitive total rewards package which includes a range of health, wellness and retirement savings coverage, paid time off and holidays, and many opportunities to learn, develop and grow. At Energizer, you’ll have the opportunity to contribute and make an impact every single day.

Energizer is an equal opportunity employer, and we prohibit discrimination based on age, color, disability, marital or parental status, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or any other legally protected status in accordance with applicable federal, state and local laws.