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Position Title

Packaging Engineer


North Carolina


4-8 years


Consumer Goods

Salary Range


Targeted Bonus Range



B.S. Degree in Packaging Engineering or equivalent



Reports to

Package Development Manager, Packaging Design Center

Direct Reports





Required is experience in taking a product from initial concept to launch and knowledge of packaging components and properties such as films (thermoforming), paperboard (cards, folding cartons), corrugated materials.


Company Overview:  This company is one of one of the world’s largest manufacturers, marketers, and distributors of consumer products. This division, a leading designer and marketer of automotive fragrance and appearance products, was acquired in 2016. With over 4,500 employees worldwide, the company excels in providing growth opportunities for its people.

Position:  The Packaging Engineer is under the direction of the Packaging Development Manager and will work with minimal supervision to develop packaging for various products (battery and auto care) included in assigned projects. The incumbent also will serve as a packaging developer to support innovation, cost savings, and business continuity projects. In this position they will serve as a contributing member of cross-functional business teams with its primary focus to support requests of the company’s Packaging Design Center. They also will support concept, development, and manufacturability of product packaging for the Americas operations as well as contract packaging operations. Finally, they also will be responsible for monitoring progress against timelines and due dates as well as provide guidance and coaching to those assigned on a project basis.


·        Execute new package designs and perform package component testing and qualification, working with suppliers, from engineering prints to making models/prototypes, through to unit and production tooling.

·        Incumbent will have a significant amount of interaction with global affiliates and sourced product suppliers.

·        Support design and rapid prototyping efforts for Global TPM’s (Third Party Manufacturers).

·        Work effectively with Package Development (Specialist and Technicians) and Operations to assure creation of timely functional specifications.

·        Develop strong relationships and communicate effectively to manage projects with Marketing, Procurement, Logistics, Operations and Suppliers.

·        Keep abreast of developments across appropriate packaging and manufacturing technologies.

·        Organize and manage workflow of multiple projects and priorities in a dynamic environment.

·        Demonstrate a general understanding of project management to realize the order, importance, and impact of appropriate project activities and maintain Packaging commitments to project scheduling.

·        Communicate issues effectively to technical and non-technical personnel (Marketing, Finance, Logistics, and Operations

Project Management Skills Requirements: 

·        Prioritize and organize workload on multiple projects of medium complexity

·        Develop and implement schedules and ensure the engineering procedures are followed

·        Manage assigned projects, monitoring the status of all elements affecting the outcome of the project, ensuring project deliverables are met.

·        Mentor Specialists and Technicians

·        Clearly communicate technical and non-technical information via verbal presentation and in writing with management, team members and support personnel


Education:  B.S. Degree in Packaging Engineering, Science or equivalent

Experience:  Requires a minimum of 4-8 years of package development experience (ideally with consumer products companies).

Required Skills & Experience:

  • Knowledge of packaging components and properties such as films (thermoforming), paperboard (cards, folding cartons), corrugated materials.
  • Experience dealing with packaging material suppliers and TPMs (Third Party Manufacturers).
  • General knowledge of job related software applications (SAP, MS Office, Share Point, TOPS).
  • Experience with performing standard test methods, such as ASTM protocols.
  • Experience using 3D Printers, Sample Cutting Tables & High Resolution Printers to aid in prototype creation.
  • 2-D and 3-D drafting experience (AutoCAD and Solidworks).
  • Design Software (ArtiosCAD).

Preferred Skills and Experience:

  • Graphic design experience (Adobe products)
  • Experience in working with teams members of multiple nationalities where English is a second language.

Working Relationships & Environment:

  • Position reports through the Technical Support / Americas Package Development group.
  • Regular duties and project work includes interaction with various functional departments (such as Procurement, Logistics, Marketing, and Global Packaging Development teams) and material suppliers.
  • Must be capable of quickly establishing relationships both internally and externally.
  • Must be a highly credible individual.
  • Must exhibit a true sense of urgency in responding to customers.
  • Collaboration with counterparts (Packaging Engineers, Specialist and Technicians) is critical.
  • Assists in the development and training of Packaging Specialists and Technicians.
  • Excellent organizational, prioritizing, and follow up skills.
  • Ability to think and act independently and make sound decisions.
  • Good problem-solving skills.
  • Some domestic and minimal international travel may be required.
  • Work schedule may require flexibility in support of 24/7 plant operations.
  • Work schedule may require some random alteration due to project requirements with overseas team member time zones.

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