Quality Search -  Since 1981

Position Title

Senior Packaging Engineer




3 Plus Years*



Materials & Processes

Rigid Plastics desired

Salary Range


Targeted Bonus Range



B.S. Degree in Packaging Engineering or equivalent


20% Some international (China)

Reports to

V.P. of Packaging

Direct Reports



Available in a Lump Sum


Must have some relevant experience in Cosmetic, Beauty or Personal Care industries. This person will interfacing with customers and will need to have the ability to confidently converse with people at various levels, from Engineers to CEOs. 


Company Overview:  This privately held company is a leading packaging supplier to the Cosmetic, Beauty and Personal Care industries. Their clients include many that are well known name brands. They are a total solutions provider to the beauty industry. They offer a complete range of skincare and color cosmetics packaging, integrated turnkey solutions, and fully custom product and packaging capabilities. Through decades of experience redefining the standards for perfection in the industry, they are uniquely positioned to help beauty brands stay ahead of the curve in an increasingly fast-evolving industry. They  combine design and engineering expertise, consumer trend insight, and an insider understanding of the relationship between product and package for solutions that innovate at all stages of beauty product development.

Position:  The Senior Packaging Engineer is a vital role in the Packaging Department and provides advanced support to the engineering team with technical analysis regarding designs, developments, product/package performance, customer development, quality concerns, product validation and continuous quality improvement. The Senior Packaging Engineer will be detailed oriented in the day-to-day transactional work but also will be interfacing in more strategic conversations regarding complex problems with leaders inside and outside of the organization.

Position Relationships:

This position is part of the engineering team and reports to the VP of Packaging. This role works primarily and directly with design, development, project managers, China Engineering, China Quality and Account Managers to deliver innovative new packaging for brand meeting their launch timelines. This includes daily follow-up with U.S. teams at the headquarters in Dallas and sales offices as verbal and electronic communication with the product teams in China.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Leads Engineering/Quality for development and implementation of new and innovative beauty packaging
  • Functions as a member of the engineering team as a Senior Packaging Engineer
  • Provides training, guidance and approval of testing/output for less tenured packaging engineers
  • Solves customer technical issues for stock packaging with AM’s/Sales, and works directly with customers to deliver best solutions
  • Reviews and creates specs for new development PQP’s, FMEA’s, approves validation for 1st production
  • Travels to attend to and lead customer line trials, customer quality issues
  • Investigates customer quality issues and complaints, communicates directly with Company customers, and provides for timely and winning customer resolution
  • Manages factory quality issues by ruling on commercial acceptability and resolving quality issue with Company China/Factory
  • Designs, guides and oversees the performance of product/package testing by the team
  • Writes packaging specifications, testing protocols, SOP’s and departmental procedures
  • Manages and prioritizes a list of testing/tasks/activities in an open and transparent way: to manage expectations, reduce risks and optimize workflow
  • Develops timelines for projects, new packaging testing and reporting; insures commitments to timelines
  • Reviews and approves all packaging test reports
  • Presents findings and designs and recommendations to senior management on key projects and initiatives
  • Lead or participates in other assigned projects


Education:  Requires a Bachelor’s degree in Package Engineering or similar science from an accredited college or university.

Experience:  Requires a minimum of 3 or more years, *or possibly 2 or more years, if it is directly in the cosmetic area.  Desire experience in a technical packaging support position in cosmetics, beauty packaging or related CPG environment.  Experience in one or more of the following strongly desired: SolidWorks, E-Drawings, Mini tabs, Laboratory equipment.

Competencies for Success:

  • Influencing Others: Gain others’ support for ideas, proposals, projects and solutions. Presents arguments that address the most significant concerns and issues; Takes a personal interest in others to build healthy relationships; Accurately anticipates the implications of events or decisions for various stakeholders and plans strategy accordingly
  • Fostering Innovation: Develops, sponsors or supports the introduction of new and improved methods, products, procedures or technology; Develops and proposes new approaches, methods, technologies or better, faster and less expensive ways of doing things; Works cooperatively with others to produce innovative solutions
  • Initiative: Identifies what needs to be done and doing it before being asked or required by the situation; Seeks out others involved in a situation to learn their perspectives; Takes independent action to change the direction of events
  • Technical Expertise:  Effectively applies technical knowledge to solve a range of complex problems; Is seen as an expert, willingly provides advice or solutions in their domain; Is proactive in keeping current in their technical field of expertise; Sets up procedures to ensure high quality of work and monitors the quality of work on a regular basis
  • Conceptual Thinking: Finding effective solutions by taking a holistic, abstract or theoretical perspective; Quickly identifies the central or underling issues in a complex situation Problem solver, quick study, and self-starter

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