Position Description

Entry Level Product Development Lab Technician
Location PA - King of Prussia
Employment Duration Full time
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First Quality was founded in 1989 and, in nearly three decades, has grown to be a global privately held company with over 4,000 employees. Its corporate offices are located in Great Neck, New York, with manufacturing facilities and offices in Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Georgia, and Canada. First Quality is a diversified family of companies manufacturing consumer products ranging from Absorbent Hygiene (adult incontinence, feminine care, and baby care), Tissue (bath and towel), and Industrial (print and packaging materials), serving institutional and retail markets throughout the world. First Quality focuses on private label and branded product lines.


Our core business philosophy is built on a proud culture driven by safety and quality, respect, humility, integrity, customer focus, and teamwork. With leading edge manufacturing technologies and processes and visionary leadership, First Quality is positioned to continue significant growth in the coming years. We are seeking an experienced Entry Level Product Development Lab Technician for our First Quality Baby division located in King of Prussia, PA.  This position will be responsible for assisting in the development of new and proprietary baby product designs. This position would perform product and material lab testing, assist with consumer use testing and generate product prototypes when necessary.


Primary responsibilities include:


  • Participate as a member of the Product Development team; execute projects in timely, diligent, safe, and professional manner, and contribute to the growth of the team and department.

  • Responsible for understanding and performing lab tests on prototype, competitive, and upstream products and materials.

  • Document work procedures and test results accurately and completely in a laboratory notebook.

  • Summarize test results, statistical analysis, conclusions, and recommendations in technical reports.

  • Manually assemble prototype products.

  • Support corporate proprietary technology by documenting novel ideas.

  • Provide competitive product analysis for product development and marketing.

  • Develop and document new lab test methods to better predict and understand product performance in use.


The ideal candidate should possess the following:


  • Bachelors or Associates degree in textiles or sciences preferred.

  • 1-2 years of experience in Research & Development or college lab testing.

  • Highly organized and able to manage multiple tasks, knowledge or retail absorbent products, hands on mechanical aptitude, experience using basic lab equipment, including high school lab science classes.

  • Flexibility to adapt to rapidly changing priorities and workloads.

  • Proven team player with strong interpersonal skills.

  • Able to speak, read and write the English language and have strong oral and written communication skills.

  • Basic computer skills with Microsoft Office programs.



Excellent compensation and benefits, which are effective the first day of employment!


First Quality is committed to protecting information under the care of First Quality Enterprises commensurate with leading industry standards and applicable regulations.  As such, First Quality provides at least annual training regarding data privacy and security to employees who, as a result of their role specifications, may come in to contact with sensitive data.


First Quality is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, gender identification, or protected Veteran status.

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