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Position Title

Senior Packaging Engineer

Primary Work Location



5-7 or more years


Consumer Products

Materials and Processes

Will work with flexible films, injection molding, folding cartons






B.S. Degree in Packaging or equivalent



Reports to

Senior Manager, Packaging

Direct Reports



Yes (sign-on bonus appropriate for renter)


Will consider less than 5 years if the person has excellent and close fitting skills and experience.  Someone with strong Solidworks software experience is a major plus.


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: Senior Packaging Engineer supporting Company projects working within the R&D Packaging / Innovation Development Team.  This position will develop, lead and execute R&D plans and protocols to launch new products. The position will lead R&D package innovation & development activities, ensuring milestones are met. Identify technical and project risks and ensure strategies are developed to effectively mitigate these risks.

Essential Functions and Basic Duties:

·        Understands packaging-related business needs and competitive landscape

·        Drive for excellence in project management and technical leadership in packaging programs from pre-concept initiation through hand-off and commercialization

·        Develops ideas, concepts and prototypes to solve problems and meet customer/consumer needs in new and superior ways

·        Research packaging materials and determine the most cost effective and quality packaging available

·        Identifies needs gaps and opportunities

·        Leads the packaging development for new initiatives

·        Technical interface with suppliers

·        Develop timelines, risk assessment and contingency plans to ensure execution on projects

·        Identifies technical and project risks and ensures strategies are in place to effectively mitigate risks

·        Support new plant trials for packaging materials/project work, working with cross-functional teams (Marketing, Procurement, Business Development, Production, Supply Chain and Quality)

·        Properly plan, coordinate and report each trial, provide appropriate level of technical support and troubleshooting to execute trial objectives and ensure proper documentation of each activity

·        Design, plan and conduct analytical testing, line trials and package performance testing

·        Documenting technical project work and trial activity in timely manner

·        Develops line trial protocols and writes trial reports, SOP’s and specifications

·        Identifies key quality attributes for packaging components

·        Works with plant associates to gain alignment to specifications

·        Perform packaging testing and analyze results to determine if packaging meets standards

·        Develops, writes and validates test methods to evaluate performance of packaging prototypes

·        Examine quality issues with packaging and work with suppliers to correct issues

·        Provides guidance and direction to junior scientists

·        Ensures their activity is aligned to project milestones

·        Be point of contact for all packaging related questions

·        Trains new hires on test methods and departmental SOPs

·        Plans own workload to ensure tasks and objectives are completed and collaborates as a participative team member to ensure R&D milestones are met

·        Makes and supervises production of samples for marketing presentations, laboratory evaluation, consumer and clinical testing

Performance Measurements:

·        Achievement: Ability to deliver technical work on time, without issue and in a quality manner

·        Ownership: Ability to demonstrate strong ownership of assigned projects and project work – ability to work with limited guidance

·        Partnership Skills: Ability to work well cross-functionally, communicate effectively and work as part of a team to achieve objectives

·        Entrepreneurial Skills: Ability to demonstrate creativity in the role, explore and deliver new and out-of-the box solutions


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

Experience:  Prefer 5-7 or more years plus of relevant CPG experience in packaging development; previous experience in wipes packaging advantageous; developing and launching innovative packaging solutions; Familiar with prototyping techniques such as 3-D printing; plant/equipment experience

Other: US citizenship, lawful permanent resident, or have authorization to work in the United States


·        In-depth knowledge and understanding of packaging materials

·        Proficient in CAD (SolidWorks), Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, and InDesign, and MS Office Suite including MS Project

·        Experience with prototyping techniques such as 3-D printing; plant/equipment experience

·        Someone with strong Solidworks software experience is a major plus.

Skills and Abilities:

·        Strong interpersonal communication skills; autonomous work ethic; teamwork mentality; excellent project management skills

·        Demonstrated ability to lead technical teams; able to work in a fast-paced environment, with multiple projects of varying complexity; strong problem-solving skills and independence

·        Computer skills- MS Office, Tops, Cape, CAD

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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 US citizen or lawful permanent resident or have authorization to work in the US w/o needing sponsorship.



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