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Packaging Engineer

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Need 5 years + experience. 

Pay $80 to $100k annually or $42 to $50/hourly DOE 

Start ASAP after IV 

Some relocation could be negotiated. 

Oversee and manage complete packaging development process, including the creation of packaging designs, prototype development, and performance testing 
Structural design of all types of material packaging (e.g. corrugate, paperboard, plastic, film, etc…) 
Troubleshoot new and existing packaging problems involving structural designs, materials and processes and provide creative, timely, and cost-effective solutions 
Analyze product specifications to determine adequate and compliant packaging characteristics, transportation handling, environmental and safety requirements. 
Work closely with global suppliers, Project Management, Operations, Sourcing, Product Development, Marketing, Sales, and Operations to optimize lead-time, regionalization, standardization, and compliance with customer, regulatory, and internal requirements 
Support all activities involved to achieve merchandising objectives and new product launch plans. 
Provide technical support to manufacturing and implementation processes of product packaging 
Specify and recommend efficiency tools and in-house test methods to develop and validate packaging designs and quality
Develop and implement comprehensive third-party test plans (transit, compression, vibration tests, etc.) to ensure that packaging meets and exceeds customer specifications 
Prepare, document, and ensure maintenance of all engineering and manufacturing specifications, and bill of materials of packaging designs according to required specification 
Establish and prepare final die-lines (die layout) for retail packaging and display units 
Produce 3D rendering of display and pallet layout 
Provide packaging tech pack with component breakdown and specifications for quoting purposes 
Establish standards and guidelines for supplier evaluation. Evaluate and select packaging suppliers/vendors; periodically conduct vendor reviews 
Coordinate and manage tasks and communication with both domestic and international packaging suppliers 
Identify and implement cost saving initiatives related to packaging materials, labor, efficiency, transportation, and storage 
Work closely with Logistics to optimize loading plans and freight cost 
Work with the overseas suppliers to insure that the packaging designs are optimized for manufacturability 
Create display assembling instruction manuals 
Full understanding of overseas corrugate cost drivers 
NOTE: International Travel required. Approximately two annual trips overseas and two annual trips domestic. REQUIRED SKILL SET 

Self-manage projects and deadlines, strong organizational skills 
Manage multiple tasks simultaneously 
The desire to drive completion of tasks in a thorough detailed manner 
Clear communicator and possess the ability to present to upper management and key stake holders throughout the organization 
Proficiency in Artios CAD, Cape Pack, Adobe Creative Suite (InDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop, etc.), Microsoft Office Suite (Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Project) 
Strong understanding of consumer goods packaging 

HIGHLY detail oriented and proactive 
Ability to work cooperatively in a team environment 
Ability to learn new technologies and systems quickly 
Ability to adapt to change 
Embrace a challenging, fast-paced environment 
Problem solver, quick study, and self-starter 
Take direction but can also make decisions independently 
High energy and a positive attitude 
Ability to resolve conflicts in a productive manner 

Timeliness of deliverables 
Accuracy of all deliverables to external and internal parties 
How seamless communications are between Packaging Engineer and all departments 
How well you work in a team environment 
Reducing packaging cost 
Organization of information 

Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering; Packaging strongly preferred, mechanical/chemical considered 
Minimum 5 years of industry related experience 
Experienced with retail customers and consumer goods 
Overseas experience is a plus, but not required


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