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Position Title

Principal Packaging Equipment Manager

Primary Work Location

Greater Indianapolis area


7 or more years


Consumer Products




15% Target


B.S. Degree in Packaging or equivalent


Up to 50%

Reports to

Director of Engineering

Direct Reports



Yes (Lump Sum)


This individual has to have extensive packaging machine/equipment modification experience both mechanically and technically. They need someone who can design packaging equipment and who understands packaging. 


Company Overview:  This company is a global developer, manufacturer, and marketer of pre-moistened wipes for the consumer market, specializing in personal care, hygiene, household cleaning, and disinfection products.

Position: The Principal Packaging Equipment Manager will provide technical expertise in the development of state-of-the-art packaging equipment that includes wet wipe folding and saturating equipment, label applicators, web wrappers, thermo-form fill and sealers, palletizers, conveyors, bundlers, shrink wrappers, liquid fillers and case packers to further a best-in-class approach within Consumer Wet Wipes manufacturing.  He/she will be responsible for managing all technical aspects of developing methods that enable efficient primary and secondary packaging of wet wipes, while working in collaboration with executive management, Sales and Marketing, Operations, Quality and Procurement as well as interacting directly with customers.  The ideal candidate will have extensive consumer products packaging and packing systems experience, be energetic and lead in providing innovative solutions. The Principal Packaging Equipment Engineer will serve as a key member of the Company Operations team, and will participate in setting direction, driving change, and executing on deliverables in line with meeting the overall corporate strategy. 

Essential Functions and Basic Duties:

·        Work in collaboration with R&D as it relates to designing, prototyping and developing innovative package designs, while assuring robust packaging equipment necessary in assembling, labelling, bundling, bagging and packing of consumer wet wipes products.

·Develop and maintain professional knowledge of new or emerging trends in packaging technology, inclusive but not limited to consumer products.

·        Identify, review and evaluate new packaging technology for application to current and future product designs in delivering a robust approach while leveraging previous experience.

·        Lead in defining technical milestones as it relates to high profile projects; ensuring on-time delivery of product, process and equipment with minimal supervision.

·        Collaborate with process engineering, package engineering and manufacturing staff in designing, specifying, implementing and validating equipment and processes necessary, while minimizing losses.

·        Work directly with suppliers to develop efficient robust packaging equipment, including managing equipment and process validations.

·        Work as part of a team in leveraging and challenging suppliers in developing new technologies, while providing a cost advantage surrounding packaging formats and materials to achieve business goals and financial objectives.

·        Be part of an organization where Safety is a corporate value, assure that all equipment is compliant with all Federal, State and Corporate Safety regulations. 

·        Document all packaging and equipment designs, development, and testing in compliance with ANSI standards.


Education:  Requires a Bachelor of Science Degree in Packaging Engineering, or related engineering discipline.

Required Knowledge: 

·        In-depth working knowledge of different packaging materials including polyethylene film, foil, fiberboard, corrugated, polymers, injection molding, thermoform & flexible packaging

·        Working knowledge of high speed | high volume equipment used in assembling and integrating packaging configurations 

·        Knowledgeable of good manufacturing practices cGMP and EPA compliance

Experience:  Must have at least 7 or more years of packaging engineering experience in the Consumer Products arena with a proven track record of successful packaging launches using film, paperboard, corrugate and rigid materials, including authoring packing equipment specifications, validation and production scale-up in a high volume/high speed environment.  Must have 5 years’ experience in each of the following:

·        Working with all levels of the organization; acting as a lead or key member of cross-functional teams, providing technical expertise and insights to the Engineering, Sales & Marketing functions

·        Regularly interacting and communicating with senior members of organization.  

·        New product launch experience needed with ability to coordinate and complete qualification for new package designs, equipment along with integrated systems

Skills and Abilities:

·        Proven change management, discipline execution, and problem solving abilities essential

·        Strong communication, organization, and planning skills

·        Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to communicate with all levels of management proactively and effectively

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

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Must be a United States citizen or lawful permanent resident or have authorization to work in the United States.


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