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The Estee Lauder Companies Senior Process Engineer in Melville, New York

Senior Process Engineer

Brand: Estée Lauder Companies


This role 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, including unit operations for both large scale bulk making and transport to the assembly line filling head. 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. This role also includes optimization of current manufacturing processes to enable production in multiple equipment and manufacturing sites.

In their 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.

Principal Accountabilities

Design & development of manufacturing processes :

  • Builds and applies technical knowledge in the area of product technologies, raw materials, formulae types, manufacturing equipment & processes to develop commercially feasible solutions.

  • Executes programs to develop processes that deliver quality products. Defines comprehensive technical standards (ex: procedures, specifications) that 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. Defines robust qualification plans and becomes proficient in standard operating procedures relevant to job. Engages with multi-functional partners to ensure seamless ‘end to end’ qualification plans.

  • Documents & summarizes data –Integrates data to define technical models/hypotheses. Documents required product attributes / process parameters including the processing levers, boundaries & controls, set points and ranges. Defines written validation protocols and writes subsequent reports in full compliance with regulatory requirements.

  • Communicates results or observations to supervisor & team members. Recognizes & flags unexpected learnings. Makes connections to help Identify & qualify new technologies & technical routes for breakthrough benefits.

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

  • Understand the concepts of IP protection and how to effectively to protect the business. Helps define patent strategy for their projects. Keeps abreast of IP landscape through peer reviewed journals, patent searches and Mintel.


  • Minimum BS in Chemical Engineering.

  • At least 5 years relevant Process development experience in Beauty, Food or Pharmaceutical industries.

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Job: Research & Development

Primary Location: Americas-US-NY-Melville

Job Type: Standard

Schedule: Full-time

Shift: 1st (Day) Shift

Travel: No

Job Number: 195174

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