The Estee Lauder Companies Senior Engineer in Melville, New York

Senior Engineer

Brand: Estée Lauder Companies Corporate Departments


A Senior Engineer within Technology Services Organization is responsible for the design and development of manufacturing processes both for new product technologies and currently marketed products. The scope of the role involves process design and scale up from lab bench to full plant scale, end-to-end manufacturing including both bulk making and filling. A Senior Engineer will have accountability for developing robust, cost efficient processes across a product category, ensuring reliable manufacture with the desired product quality, experience & performance characteristics.

In this role, the Senior Engineer will apply the principles of process design and scale-up to define technical models that enable a successful ‘right first time’ execution of new product launches and / or alternative manufacturing solutions for existing products, in a timely fashion. They will independently plan & execute their own programs, working seamlessly with partners across R&D and Supply Chain organizations and sharing learnings to enable application to other programs and systemic continuous improvements in our development approaches.

Key Responsibilities:

Design & develop manufacturing processes

  • Builds category understanding – eg technologies, raw materials, formulae types, manufacturing equipment & processes to develop commercially feasible approaches.

  • Executes programs to develop processes that deliver quality products. Defines comprehensive technical standards (ex: procedures, specifications) to capture learnings and manufacturing requirements accordingly. Understands test methods of physical characteristics and interprets relevant test data to improve process design.

  • Executes & analyses own work in a timely fashion. Uses understanding of engineering & science to perform work, including generating & analyzing data. Becomes proficient in standard operating procedures relevant to job.

  • Documents & summarizes data - submits reports & integrates data into technical models to document technical readiness & define how the required product attributes are delivered, the processing levers, boundaries & controls, critical process parameter set points and ranges. Builds experience & confidence in making suggestions for next steps.

  • Communicates results or observations to supervisor & team members. Learnings help Identify & qualify new technologies & technical routes for breakthrough benefits. Recognizes & flags unexpected learnings. Suggests how they could impact the project objectives.

  • Brings in latest generational approaches & identifies where can apply to their projects & the business. Mentors up on new technologies / generational norms.

  • Understand the Patent system & how to use it effectively to protect the business. Aware of patent strategy on project. Keeps abreast of IP landscape through peer reviewed journals, patent searches and Mintel.


BS. Chemical or Mechanical Engineering

10% Travel

Experience in cosmetics, fine chemicals, or pharmaceutical operations. Working experience in manufacturing and R&D operations, with emphasis in process design, development, pilot plant, scale-up, and translation to full-scale production is highly desirable.

Job: Research & Development

Primary Location: Americas-US-NY-Melville

Job Type: Standard

Schedule: Full-time

Shift: 1st (Day) Shift

Travel: No

We are an equal opportunity employer. Minorities, women, veterans, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply. Job Number: 188195