Quality Search  -  Since 1981

Position Title:

Product Development Packaging Engineer




5 or more years of experience



Salary Range:


Targeted Bonus Range:



B.S. Degree in Packaging or equivalent


Up to 25% (Mostly Domestic but some International)

Reports to:

Director of Engineering

Direct Reports:

Will not have any direct reports




Need to already have experience with AutoCAD, Solid Edge Design software, ArtiosCAD, Kongsberg Cutting Table and know how to use them.


Company Overview:  This client is one of the leading global suppliers to the beauty and wellness industries with over a century of expertise.  They are dedicated to the creation of meaningful discovery experiences for the industries they serve. As the leader in their field, they are committed to continuous innovation while providing expert quality, value and service to deliver influential moments to their clients. Their combination of unique industry knowledge, global manufacturing capabilities and patented technologies allow them to deliver solutions that engage and drive results. With approximately 5,000 employees worldwide and 150 at the HQ location in NJ, they are continuing to grow their business and markets. 

Position: The Product Development Packaging Engineer will be responsible for package and process development and improvement, equipment, and material sourcing/qualification.

Essential Functions:

1.      Manage package development requests from conception to commercialization.

2.      Follow a product development process using an engineering methodology.

3.      Acts as the Project Manager (“voice to the customer”).

4.      Publishes time lines using MS Project or equivalent discipline.

5.      Prepares cost estimates used for CER and pricing estimate.

6.      Tracks project spending to insure costs do not exceed the CER, or funding budget.

7.      Holds kick-off, design review, project update meetings.

8.      Works closely with engineering peers and owns the design and package development.

9.      Uses SPC and can interpret run data (average, std. deviation, range, Cpk, Ppk, etc.).

10.  Creates CAD drawings used for customer specification and sign-off.

11.  Coordinates with the Customer, Plant, Lab, Quality & Account Manager. 

12.  Works closely with customer’s Package Engineer and holds customer project meetings.

13.  Conducts unit cavity data reviews and makes recommendations prior to moving into production.

14.  Organizes and leads the design review and pre-qualification meetings.  Completes a pre-qualification checklist.

15.  Working with Corp. Quality, reviews specifications and provides product drawings and specifications to the plant. 

16.  Develops Quality control plan and reviews with the operations team.

17.  Participates in all sampling qualification runs and line trials.

18.  With the plant, Quality Manager, reviews qualification data and makes recommendations.  The Plant Quality Manager submits customer waivers and obtains required approvals prior to production.

19.  Conducts post project review meetings.

20.  Assists with efficiency improvement programs (i.e. cycle improvement, light-weighting, downtime reduction, etc.).

21.  Assists with new material evaluations, process and mold development programs that create standard work (SOC).

Additional Responsibilities:

·        Research new materials, laminates, components, etc.

·        Learn machine capabilities, restrictions, and key elements.

·        Other duties, as assigned.


Education:  Requires a Bachelor’s degree in Technical field, preferably in Packaging, Mechanical or Manufacturing Engineering

Experience:  Requires a minimum of 5 years Engineering experience in Manufacturing environment

Requirements and Attributes:

  • Must be able to work at computer for extended period of time
  • Must be able to lift or move up to twenty-five (25) pounds.
  • Must be detail-oriented.
  • Attention to safety when working around production equipment.
  • Resolves and/or escalates issues properly
  • Ability & willingness to learn and adapt as needed 


  • Must have a strong knowledge of manufacturing equipment for the industry.
  • Computer skills – MS office, AutoCAD, Solid Edge Design software, ArtiosCAD

Behavior Skills:

  • Ability to Learn
  • Adaptability
  • Analysis (Problem Identification)
  • Collaboration
  • Individual Leadership (Influence)
  • Initiative
  • Judgment (Problem Solution)

Planning and Organizing:

  • Safety Awareness
  • Technical/Professional Knowledge

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

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


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