?Communicate with new and existing customers for needs assessment, follow-up, refine project requirements, and ensure design solution meet customer expectations.?Utilize technical product and application knowledge to assist engineering and/or sales team.?Review incoming orders for technical and functional feasibility; make suggestions to provide the customer with the ultimate solution for the application.?Participate in technical communications with sales, customer service, marketing and manufacturing.?Develop formal quotes (utilize cost modeling) in response to sales opportunities and organize responses to technical RFQ packages from customer design proposals and sales team.?Research and analyze data such as: customer design proposal and specifications to determine feasibility and costs.?Coordinate activities concerned with technical developments including designs of experiment, controlled experiments and vendor sample requests.?Determine most efficient production methods to be implemented on new product launches.?Work closely with chemists to ensure sufficient material testing is performed for implementation of new products.?Set up and execute controlled experiments and designs of experiments for new or existing products.?Design projects must be managed to specific phases or aspects such as: Input, Output, Verification and Validation.?Follow current company procedures for technical requests.?Complete engineering change notice(s) or other required documentation.?Plan and develop experimental test programs.?Evaluate and approve design changes, specification and drawing releases.?Evaluate, test, and implement alternative products according to specifications and quality standards.?Participate in meetings, seminars, and training sessions to stay apprised of new development in field.?Utilize company data acquisition sources to evaluate processes and suggest/implement improvements.?Confer with appropriate personnel to help ensure efficient production methods are implemented on new products (pre-production launches).?Work with manufacturing plant to resolve any product issues; confer with worker in other departments to provide technical information.?Prepare and present interim and complete project reports to senior management and others as necessary.?Act as a lean advocate, driving and participating in regular, continuous improvement activities.