Research & Development Co-op Spring 2021 - Burt’s Bees, Durham, NC

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The Clorox Company

The Clorox Company

Research & Development Co-op Spring 2021 - Burt’s Bees, Durham, NC

Durham, NC
Part Time
Paid
  • Responsibilities

    Make your mark

    At Clorox, we build big brands that make everyday life better, every day. We value our differences, and challenge each other to think and act boldly. We try new things, succeed, fail and keep learning. We work hard, and have busy personal lives. And we’re all able to make a positive impact – at Clorox, in our communities, and in the lives of millions of people who invite us into their homes. Make your mark and help us drive Good Growth – growth that is profitable, sustainable and responsible.

    Job Overview/Summary

    Our purpose at Burt’s Bees, which is rooted in Clorox Values and a growth culture, is to reconnect people to the wisdom, power and beauty of nature. We believe nature has the best solutions for providing safe and efficacious products while also believing it is our responsibility to promote individual, community and environmental well-being. We have a great team with very talented people, and we’re looking to add to our Hive!

    The Research & Development organization is at the heart of our Clorox business, taking new generations of consumer products from concept to reality. With such diverse roles as engineers, scientists, mechanical designers and packaging experts, R&D is a community of technical leaders and managers actively involved in virtually every step in the lifecycle of our products, from initial concept to raw materials to final goods on store shelves. R&D is committed to leveraging the latest technology to bring consumers the high-quality, innovative products they expect and deserve.

    Key Responsibilities

    As a Research &Development Co-op for Burt’s Bees, you will work with a team of scientists and engineers located in Durham, North Carolina to deliver and maintain a robust pipeline of innovative personal care and cosmetic products for this fast paced, exciting and growing business. You will have a variety of assignments within the Burt’s Bees Lab, Pilot Plant and Manufacturing facility. This is a full time position, with the expectation that you will work 40 hours per week for a 6-month period.

    Key Skills, Abilities and Experience Required

    Job Responsibilities May Include:

    • Support the R&D team in their mission for increased functional knowledge in sustainable products and natural formulations in the personal care industry
    • Work closely with the R&D team to identify and execute against opportunities to develop or improve upon lab and pilot plant capabilities such as new test methods, processes and manufacturing efficiencies
    • Support R&D team in developing new and innovative products/processes working in the lab and pilot plant
    • Define, develop and execute SOPs, best practices, testing plans and test methods
    • Work with cross-functional teams and external partners to identify and make recommendations for cost savings of existing components, formulas and manufacturing processes
    • Assist with designing and executing manufacturing line trials, making observations and drawing conclusions
    • Establish necessary specification information for raw materials, packaging components and formulas
    • Analyze and interpret data to meet project targets and objectives while making recommendations that drive efficiency and manage risk
  • Qualifications

    Required Qualifications & Skills:

    • Junior or above in Cosmetic Chemistry, Chemistry or Chemical Engineering is preferred
    • Minimum GPA of 3.0 or higher
    • Offers of employment are contingent upon proof of the applicant’s legal right to work and be employed in the United States as a full time employee after graduation
    • Experience and familiarity in a chemistry lab
    • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
    • Proven ability to learn fast
    • Demonstrated strong leadership and influencing skills
    • Excellent organization skills with the ability to handle multiple projects simultaneously and effectively
    • Confident self-starter, capable of working independently and cross-functionally with minimal supervision and direction in a fast paced environment is a must

    The Clorox Company and its subsidiaries are EEO/AA/Protected Veteran/Disabled/LGBT employers

    Required Education

    More about Research & Development (R&D) From concept to reality, our team is building the next generation of consumer products. R&D is a community of engineers, scientists, mechanical designers and packaging experts, who are actively involved in virtually every step in the lifecycle of our products — from initial concept to raw materials to final goods on store shelves. Together we bring consumers innovative products that deliver superior value.

    More About Clorox

    The Clorox Company (NYSE: CLX) is a leading multinational manufacturer and marketer of consumer and professional products with approximately 8,800 employees worldwide and fiscal year 2019 sales of $6.2 billion. Clorox markets some of the most trusted and recognized consumer brand names, including its namesake bleach and cleaning products;

    • Pine-Sol® cleaners
    • Liquid-Plumr® clog removers
    • Poett® home care products
    • Fresh Step® cat litter
    • Glad® bags, wraps and containers
    • Kingsford® charcoal
    • Hidden Valley® dressings and sauces
    • Brita® water-filtration products; Burt's Bees® natural personal care products
    • RenewLife® digestive health products
    • Rainbow Light®, Natural Vitality™ and NeoCell® dietary supplements.

    The company also markets industry-leading products and technologies for professional customers, including those sold under the CloroxPro™ and Clorox Healthcare® brand names. Nearly 80% of the company's sales are generated from brands that hold the No. 1 or No. 2 market share positions in their categories

  • Industry
    Consumer Goods
  • About Us

    Clorox builds brands that make everyday life better, every day. We value our differences, and challenge each other to think and act boldly. We try new things, succeed, fail and keep learning. We work hard, have busy personal lives and are all able to make a positive impact -- at Clorox, in our communities and in the lives of millions of people who invite us into their homes and workplaces. Make your mark and help us drive growth that is profitable, sustainable and responsible.