R&D Scientist/Engineer

Job Location US-MA-Dalton
Posted Date 2 months ago(2/2/2018 1:40 PM)
# of Openings
Research & Development


Crane Currency is a fully integrated supplier of secure, durable and well-designed banknotes for central banks all over the world. As the leading security feature developer, Crane 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


Do you want to be a key team player with the fastest growing currency supplier in the world? Crane Currency in Dalton, MA is looking for a Paper Technologist to support our R&D team. Drawing upon your expertise, you will be the first-line, technical resource working on research and development projects. This key position will be leading cross-functional teams through project completion while using stage-gate project processes to ensure that all deliverables are met in a safe, timely and cost effective manner with an emphasis on quality. In this role, you will help to develop Crane's next generation technology. If you want to make an impact in the world, then we are looking forward to having you on the team.  



  • Research and assist in identifying, evaluating new technologies in areas of currency paper and integration of security features in a fast-paced environment to meet deadlines for deliverables.
  • Be a creative, self-starter regularly applying analytical skills and experience to efficiently conceptualize, develop and scale-up robust new processes and products.
  • Provide strong customer service response and technical support to marketing, sales, product management and other areas of the business where technical expertise is needed.
  • Coordinate development, scale-up and validation trials on new products and product modifications.


Knowledge (Education/Training) or equivalent:


  • BS degree in Paper Science/Technology or similar Physical / Material Science or Chemical Engineering.


  • Graduate or Post-Grad. PhD is a plus in Paper/Pulp Science, Chemistry or Chemical Engineering.
  • Six Sigma/Lean Certification.
  • Project Management Certification.


Technical Experience:


  • 5 years progressive experience in R&D, Product Development, Process Engineering in the following industries; Paper/Pulp, Material Development/Process. 
  • Subject matter expert with sharp analytical, trouble-shooting skills using effective analytical tools and equipment to successfully complete projects and accomplish day-to-day work.
  • Ability to work in cross-functional teams and/or as individual contributor as required with minimal supervision.
  • Ability to lead processes like FMEA to mitigate product and process risk (Project risk)
  • Demonstrated knowledge of mechanical and chemical testing procedures related to pulp and paper making.
  • Ability to work in cross-functional teams and/or as individual contributor as required with minimum supervision.
  • Experience with process control engineering skills and latest process technologies in field of pulp and paper.
  • Proficient verbal & written communication skills with the ability to communicate and influence throughout multiple levels of the organization.
  • Experience with Stage gate process.
  • Demonstrated ability in influencing and leading others without formal authority, while maintaining effective working relationships.
  • Ability to design experiments and run trials to be efficient in the development of process and products.
  • Experience leading teams in the following area is desired, but not required: Cross Functional Teams, Six-Sigma Solving Techniques, Lean Concepts and 5S.
  • Must have prior experience effectively managing projects and project team through thoughtful facilitation and creative idea exchange. This includes managing project expenses, capital budgets and project tracking to plan.


  • Experience in banknote manufacturing.


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 is a Drug Free Workplace.


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





Need help finding the right job?

We can recommend jobs specifically for you! Click here to get started.