Quality Search  -  Since 1981

Position Title

Senior Packaging Engineer




3-8 years


Personal Care

Materials & Processes

Hair Care Products - Bottles, caps, closures, pumps, etc

Salary Range


Targeted Bonus Range



B.S. Degree in Packaging Engineering or equivalent


Up to10-15%

Reports to

Senior Manager

Direct Reports



May be available as a lump sum sign on bonus


Technical background in Packaging, Packaging Systems. Solid understanding of materials, and packaging applications. Able to solve moderately complex technical issues without support


Company Overview:  This company was founded in 1876 and operates worldwide and employs approximately 50,000 people globally. The company holds leading positions with its strong brands, innovations and technologies. 

With strong positions in attractive markets the company is continuing to meet new and changing demands with leading innovations, brands and technologies. It does so while meeting customer and consumer demands for innovation, quality, service and sustainability.

Position: The Senior Packaging Engineer is capable of managing all types of packaging programs for a business unit. Is seen as a technical expert in the field by team members and is a key technical lead on project teams. Supports the packaging functional team with technical expertise. Identifies and assesses moderately complex technical problems and provides solutions and recommendations- knows when to seek guidance and technical support from others. Manages assigned packaging projects in a proactive manner. Is building technical leadership skills on the packaging functional team by developing own technical competency. Provides clear technical direction for projects. Serves as a technical mentor to co-ops and entry level engineers.

Key Responsibilities include:

  • Evaluates and recommends efficient packing procedures, innovations in packaging materials, and utilization of automation where needed.
  • Develops and designs new packaging for safe, convenient and attractive transport of products under a variety of conditions.
  • Develops packaging material standards and specifications.
  • Reviews existing test methods and develops new test methods where applicable.
  • Evaluates packaging and transporting methods and procedures to ensure compliance with safety and quality standards.
  • Develops engineering drawings and specifications with suppliers to determine materials and design required to maximize convenience, utility and function based on the product’s physical characteristics, including safety and special-handling requirements.
  • Designs and coordinates laboratory tests plant trials to assess technical feasibility in the qualification of new materials, and equipment.
  • Provides technical support to ensure quality standards, package performance, and continued supply of products and packaging materials. Participates on continuous improvement teams.
  • May oversee the coordination of activities at contract packaging and labeling sites. Oversees exterior package design to ensure proper product identification, consumer appeal, printing appearance, and production techniques.


Education:  Requires a Bachelor’s degree in Packaging Engineering or equivalent related degree.

Experience:  Requires 3-8 years of relevant packaging engineering experience with direct experience in package engineering projects.

Other Skills and Abilities:

  • Proven ability to execute projects on time and on budget with minimal guidance from manager.
  • Proactively anticipates issues and determines contingency plans.
  • Sets realistic timelines and testing plans.
  • Works well with cross functional partners to execute projects with excellence
  • Technical background in Packaging, Packaging Systems.
  • Solid understanding of materials, and packaging applications.
  • Able to solve moderately complex technical issues without support
  • Communicates in a timely, concise and effective manner, both written and verbally.
  • Experience presenting to V.P. levels in the organization without support from management

Contact us to discuss this opportunity - OR -  Pass this job along to a fellow Packaging Professional

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