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JO-4276

Quality Search -  Since 1981       

Position Title

Senior Packaging Engineer

Primary Work Location

Arkansas

Experience

5-7 or more years

Specialty

Consumer Products

Materials and Processes

Will work with flexible films, injection molding, folding cartons

Salary

C-E

Bonus

7.5%

Education

B.S. Degree in Packaging or equivalent

Travel

10-20%

Reports to

Senior Manager, Packaging

Direct Reports

No

Relocation

Yes (sign-on bonus appropriate for renter)

Other

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.

DESCRIPTION - DUTIES

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

REQUIREMENTS - BACKGROUND

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


Knowledge:

·        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.

 

 
 

For further details on JO-4276

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We look forward to working with and for you in your career enhancement!

 



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