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Packaging Engineer

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This position is responsible for the design and technical development of packaging solutions for new and existing products. The Engineer, with limited supervision, will develop, test and recommend packaging design proposals for implementation at our leading CPG client's manufacturing and retail locations. The position will be responsible for detailed documentation of specifications and material management data to insure successful product-packaging commercialization.

Working closely with business partners, the Engineer will create packaging solutions that help drive retail sales and support new product innovation. The position will also lead cost savings initiatives by working collaboratively with Vendors, Manufacturing, Marketing and Equipment Engineering.

The successful candidate will demonstrate good communication and people skills, good project leadership, and technical understanding.

Major responsibilities:
• Collaborate with Marketing and Supply Chain on project objectives and expectations.
• Research, develop design proposals, test and implement packaging solution.
• Present design recommendations to key stakeholders for review.
• Ensure project success by keeping project on-schedule through strong communication while evaluating technical data
• Determine packaging material specifications that maintain product integrity, which maximize long-term quality and shelf- life of product while minimizing or reducing cost.
• Determine impact of packaging design on existing and new automation in manufacturing locations; modify designs accordingly to optimize manufacturing and labor efficiencies.
• Conduct analytical testing on materials and interpret data findings; clearly recommend proposals as a result of findings.
• Provide support to Manufacturing during new product-packaging qualifications and start-ups.
• Create specifications and ensure the accuracy of mechanical drawings, artwork layout, and assembly guidelines.
• Develop packaging bill of materials and enter into material management system.
• Conduct value analysis and cost reduction activities on packaging materials and labor requirements.
• Support investigation and analysis of packaging failures and develop/implement corrective actions accordingly.

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