R&D Product Development Specialist

The Argen Corporation
San Diego
Posted November 18 at 2:05 pm

Argen is dedicated to improving people’s lives through innovative services and products for dentistry. With a core business as the world’s largest manufacturer of precious metal dental alloys, Argen has made strategic investments in 3D printing and other technologies, positioning itself as the ultimate provider of digital solutions to dental labs of all sizes.

 The R&D Product Development Specialist will have a hands-on role in innovating, developing and implementing new product lines utilizing new technologies.  This position will work closely with the Director of Business Development. 

 Duties & Responsibilities

  •  Test and evaluate New products

  • Provide feedback on adjustments and changes to a product or material formula

  • Bring industry knowledge to what is  “quality product- benchmark”

  • Meticulously Document new Product testing

  • Troubleshoot new and existing product

  • Digitally photo document entire process.

  • Train internal staff, sales, and technical support on processing protocols

  • Lecture at Trade show – New products and Techniques

  • Present Hold Training seminars

  • Moderate travel


  • CDT Required

  • 8-10 years dental lab industry experience

  • 5 years Zirconia Experience

  • Extensive knowledge of Color and how it relates to Ceramic materials

  • Extensive knowledge of Zirconia shading

  • Must be proficient at the following 

    • metal finishing

    • Staining & glazing (all materials)

    • Porcelain layering

    • Waxing and investing

    • Emax process

    • Model and plaster work

    • Metal polishing

  • Experience using 3shape, Dental wings or Exocad

  • Sirona/ Cerac  is a plus

  • Skills with the following

    • Power point creation

    • Excel

    • Word

    • Digital Photography

    • Basic digital photo editing

  • Strong written and oral communication skills

  • Exceptional attention to detail

  • Delivery and solution focused attitude

  • Excellent customer service skills

To apply: Please complete our online application under the Career Opportunities page on the Argen website at www.argen.com.


VEVRAA Federal Contractor

  • The Argen Corporation
  • San Diego