Product Development Assistant

Etna, PA

Job ID: Req-3512 Industry: Manufacturing Pay Rate: Negotiable

A manufacturing company, located north of Pittsburgh, is seeking a Product Development Assistant.


  • Assists with the organization and development of product lines from conceptual stages through product life cycles to optimize profit and meet marketing, financial and corporate growth objectives.
  • Participates in research and development requirements for existing and new emerging products.
  • Assists all departments with technical product data generation.
  • Communicates day-to-day progress of research to key areas such as sales/marketing, quality assurance, and manufacturing.
  • Interfaces with sales, vendors and customers on a regular basis.
  • Procures and maintains samples and sample areas daily; coordinates sample procurement with vendors; generates sample request forms and communicate with manufacturing all necessary parameters for them.
  • Assists with the preparation of product samples for customers.
  • Performs lab testing as necessary after being trained on equipment.
  • Provides technical justification for product selection and participates in sales strategy.
  • May travel to participate in necessary schooling as directed.
  • Must be able to lift up to 50 lbs.


  • HS Diploma and/or AS Degree and a minimum of 1 year of related experience
  • Must have good computer skills, proficiency with MS Office and Internet Explorer; Adobe Illustrator is preferred
  • Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw conclusions
  • Must have excellent math and communication skills
  • Must have good organizational skills

Shift: Monday-Friday, 8:00am-5:00pm

JH Technical Services

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