The packaging engineer works under general supervision of the Packaging Engineering manager and is responsible for managing all aspects of the packaging commercialization process for new product development and sustainability projects over assigned product categories. The packaging engineer will work closely with product managers, marketing, sales, sourcing, quality, product suppliers and local manufacturing teams.
Design, prototype,and test retail packaging components for new product development projects.Manage packaging structure development both domestic and internationally. This includes, but is not limited to, clamshells, trapped blisters, folding cartons, injection molded hang tags, printed polybags and header cards.Work with vendors as well as internal teams to set‐up promotional and point of purchase displays and ensure packaging fits with the company's marketing and branding.Work with local and international packaging suppliers to develop and maintain specifications based on the suppliers production capabilities.Perform benchmark evaluation of competitive and noncompetitive products to identify new marketing trends, packaging improvements, or material changes that result in better customer experience, improved performance in supply chain and have a positive impact on the environment.Identify and implement cost saving initiatives related to packaging materials, labor, efficiency, transportation, and storage.Make recommendations of the work flow design to ensure efficient packaging systems and processes.Work to minimize any design detail that may cause extra steps and add cost in the manufacturing process.Participate in resolving engineering design, packaging quality, materials and testing issues, including troubleshooting directly with the packaging team.Prepare packaging documentation including, detailed drawings, specifications, handling and shipping instructions, and inspection criteria as directed.Perform other duties as required within the nature and level of work.QualificationsBachelor's Degree in Packaging Engineering or related field and one ﴾1﴿ year of related experience are required. Experience with palletization optimization software ﴾ex:TOPS, CAPE﴿ and analysis and CAD ﴾SolidWorks﴿ is a plus.Must have strong technical, analytical, planning and organizational skills. Must be capable of facilitating projects and solutions. Demonstrate oral and written communication within a team environment. Ability to prioritize projects and departmental goals to meet established deadlines. Ability to adapt to changing priorities under tight time constraints. Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite ﴾Excel, Word, Outlook, and PowerPoint﴿. Physical Demand RequirementsOccasionally required to stand, walk or sit; use hands to finger, handle or feel objects, tools or controls; reach with hands and arms; climb stairs; balance; stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl; talk or hear. The employee must occasionally lift
and/or move objects up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by the job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.
DISCLAIMER: This position may include exposure to radio frequencies that may be dangerous to individuals with a pacemaker, consult with your doctor.Travel Requirements10% (3 days per month)