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Quality Search  -  Since 1981

Position Title:

Senior Development Scientist-Packaging Engineer


Wisconsin or Arkansas (Can be located in either place)


10 plus years of experience


Consumer Products

Salary Range:


Targeted Bonus Range:



B.S. Degree in Packaging or equivalent


Up to 25%

Reports to:

Technical Director

Direct Reports:

Will not have any direct reports


Yes - excellent


Must have “injection molded plastics” experience, and the more there is, the better. Project responsibility is “cradle to grave”.


Company Overview:  This company was founded in 1976 and is a family owned and privately held company who partners with recognized companies in the healthcare industry and professional markets. They are one of the world’s leading developers, manufactures, and distributors of coffee filters and wet wipes sold throughout the world. Headquarters are located in Wisconsin and manufacturing facilities are in Wisconsin;, Arkansas and New Jersey. Montville, They do business in over 50 countries and employ over 2000 Associates worldwide. Position can be located in either Wisconsin or Arkansas.

Position: The Senior Development Scientist–Packaging Engineer will provide technical leadership in innovation, design, molding and commercialization for injection molded packages and parts coupled with product development, product and process validation, commercialization and business support The Senior Development Scientist–Packaging Engineer, will collaborate and work with other members of Product Management to understand future packaging needs as well as Operations, Global Engineering teams to define project scope, success criteria, project transitions and timelines as well as providing critical technical direction to injection molded plastic suppliers and internal resources to ensure commercialization success of projects. This individual will develop the protocols for qualifying new vendors, molds and injection molded parts and direct trials at suppliers and in house converting. This position will not supervise other employees at this time.

Essential Accountabilities:

·        Innovate and develop new and improved injection molded plastic packages.

·        Work closely with package design firms and injection molded suppliers.

·        Plan and direct project activities, trials, and discussions with raw material suppliers.

·        Provide internal project updates and manage project timelines and expectations.

·        Perform package, production molds, suppliers and converting process validations.

·        Create & edit package and part specifications.

·        Demonstrate commitment to the company’s RRITE Values of Renew, Respect, Integrity, Teamwork, and Excellence.

·        Associates have a direct and important role in ensuring that all work is performed in a safe manner.

·        Effectiveness in carrying out this responsibility is part of each associate’s essential accountabilities.

·        Contribute to a cooperative working effort by demonstrating a willingness to perform other job-related work, as needed or requested


Education:  Requires a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Engineering (Packaging Preferred).. 

Experience:  There needs to be a minimum of 10 years molded plastics experience from design through commercialization required.  Experience should include one or more of the following: familiar working with outside package design firms, knowledge of molded plastic qualifications, product and process validation, developing new package concepts and optimizing of existing products. Experience should include one or more of the following: familiar working with outside package design firms, knowledge of injection molding qualifications, product and process validation, developing new package concepts and optimizing of existing products.

Desired Qualifications: 

  • Formal training in molded plastics and package design using current design software is highly preferred.
  • Must have the desire and ability to work independently, be self-directed and resourceful within the molded plastics industry.  
  • Travel of up to 25% will be required, including international travel.

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Quality Search, 1820 Graham Drive • Chesterton • IN • 46304-1627 • (219) 926-5015 (HQ) www.qsjobs.com


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