• Packaging Engineer

    Job Locations US-CA-Visalia
    Posted Date 4 weeks ago(4/25/2018 5:29 PM)
    Job ID
    2018-1579
    # of Openings
    1
    Category
    Engineering
  • Overview

    This is an experienced position that requires the design, test, and implementation of packaging designs that are an integral part of the organization’s Product Development process. They also review and improve existing packaging designs. This individual develops, designs, and tests standards and guidelines for developing packaging solutions for the organization’s products. They work with internal resources and packaging suppliers to achieve functional packaging goals.

    Responsibilities

    • Confer with customers or sales representatives to draw up contracts.
    • May advise customers on efficient packing procedures, innovations in packaging materials, and utilization of sealing and fastening devices.
    • Oversee and manage complete packaging development process, including the creation of packaging designs, prototype development, and performance testing.
    • Troubleshoot new and existing packaging problems involving designs, materials and processes and provide creative, timely, and cost-effective solutions.
    • Analyze engineering drawings and specifications of product to determine physical characteristics of item, special handling, environmental and safety requirements, and types of materials required for packaging.
    • Establish standards and guidelines for supplier evaluation. Evaluate and select packaging suppliers/vendors; periodically conduct vendor reviews.
    • Must be able to manage multiple projects simultaneously.
    • Work closely with global suppliers, engineering, product management, operations, and sourcing.
    • Participate in product introduction teams, to deliver new products to market.
    • Identify and implement cost saving initiatives related to packaging materials, labor, efficiency, transportation, and storage.
    • Work closely with Engineering to optimize packaging supply base for cost, lead time, quality, regionalization, standardization, supply assurance, and compliance with customer, regulatory, and internal requirements.
    • Specify and recommend efficiency tools and test methods to develop and validate packaging designs.
    • Work with the manufacturing department to insure that the packaging designs are optimized for manufacturability.
    • Develop and implement comprehensive test plans to ensure that packaging exceeds customer specifications.

    Qualifications

    • Bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering, packaging engineering, or other closely related field, or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
    • Five (5) years in an industrial or consumer packaging.

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