Senior Product Development Scientist – Adhesives

2 months ago
# of Openings
Product Development


As the largest, privately owned banknote substrate-maker in the world and a leading security feature developer, Crane Currency has won international acclaim for innovation and product development. We are a pioneer in advanced micro-optics technology for securing banknotes, offering features that do not exist elsewhere. A strong, stable organization with a firm commitment to collaboration and growth, we invite you to join us for a fulfilling career opportunity.



Leadership is Currency at Crane 


Crane is looking for a Sr. Development Scientist - Adhesives for our Nashua, NH facility. You can be an agent of change in an agile company quick to adapt to gain the competitive edge. Although we are small and entrepreneurial, we have the support and infrastructure of an established company, as well as leadership in the industry. This position is ideal for scientists interested in developing technical solutions, and implementing a path to optimize processes and product performance. Our ideal candidate is a hands-on person, providing sound, well researched and analyzed adhesives, and the processes to manufacture within Crane and convert to customer specifications.


Key Responsibilities include:

  • Development of high performance adhesive formulations and coating application processes on thin films for new and existing products.
  • Lead or contribute to complex problem solving involving complex interactive materials.
  • Conduct experimental work, analyze and interpret the results, document and report on results and take appropriate action to achieve established goals resulting in the development of new or refined adhesive formulations, application methods and lamination processes.
  • Development of laboratory tests to predict the adhesive performance in downstream processes within the paper, printing and security technology industry.
  • Collaborate with global R&D team and manufacturing engineers to optimize manufacturing process to meet new product requirements and ensure completion of all required documentation before transfer to manufacturing.
  • Identify risks and propose mitigation strategies to ensure timely completion of projects to agree upon success criteria.
  • Be an internal technical expert to Crane Currency in all areas of adhesives.
  • Stay abreast of new adhesive technologies and evolving industry trends.





  • Requires a Bachelor’s degree in materials science, polymer science or plastics engineering or a related field with 1 year substantial experience with the formulation of adhesives. Graduate degree preferred. 
  • Minimum of Eight (8) years’experience in manufacturing or R&D environment.
  • Experience in R&D, process engineering, and functional experience in coating, printing or web processing industry preferred.
  • Demonstrated experience leading projects or high contribution in critical, high visibility projects.
  • Proficient use of DOE, six sigma or following a Stage Gate process.
  • Must have strong communication skills, in written, spoken and delivery of presentations, and the ability to clearly and concisely transfer technical information cross-functionally and to the broader organization with customers, suppliers, fellow researchers, manufacturing and upper management.
  • Ability to travel about 15% of the time.


Applicants must be United States citizens.  The person selected for this position will need to demonstrate suitability for employment in a position of Public Trust consistent with our US Government contract requirements.


Crane offers a competitive benefits package to full-time employees, including health, dental, vision, and life insurance, a 401k match and more. Qualified candidates are invited to apply via our careers page at Crane is a Drug Free Workplace.


Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer M/F/Vet/Disab





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