Packaging Design Engineer


Philadelphia, PA

Industry: Food & Beverage


Less than 5 years

Posted 273 days ago

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Working independently or as part of a project team, the position is responsible for the research, development, documentation and testing to develop packaging solutions for new and existing products. This position is responsible for the development of packaging materials by working independently, and with vendors, to research, develop, test, recommend, review, and identify costs for various packaging design proposals, and creates bill of materials and specifications for packaging implementation. Although not inclusive to business, this role directly supports world-wide. Travel up to 10% of the time.

Major Duties/Responsibilities: 

  • Research, develop and test and implement various proposals for packaging design. Collaborate with project initiator on project objectives and expectations. 
  • Utilize various packaging material substrates in the design of primary, secondary and tertiary packaging that minimizes material usage and labor implications while enhancing retail acceptance.
  • Determines impact on new packaging design to existing and new automation at manufacturing locations. Modify designs accordingly to optimize manufacturing and labor efficiencies. Recommend, select and execute packaging designs.
  • Develop and execute design of experiment/test methodologies on packaging materials.
  • Ascertain that studies are properly designed, conducted and reported to effectively support product development projects. Consistently apply in depth technical expertise to develop new packaging, packaging processes and testing methods with the ability to interface with internal customers. 
  • Responsible for determining packaging material specifications to maintain product integrity. This includes development of appropriate design to maximize long term quality and shelf life of product while minimizing cost. 
  • Conduct analytical testing on materials and interpret data findings. 
  • Propose design recommendations to customer as a result of findings. Ensure project success by keeping project on schedule through written and oral correspondence while evaluating technical data, i.e. lab results, collaborative tests, distribution tests and line trials. Work with team members to implement quality processes and system improvements as a result of learning?s to ensure long term corrective actions. This includes better product presentation at retail.
  • Develops project plans that define scope, adherence to schedule, costs, business impact and risks. Executes plans and identifies issues or obstacles, proposes solutions, gains alignment and brings to resolution. Highlights risks to project team and assists in elimination of road blocks when encountered.
  • Applies logic in problem solving and analysis of alternatives to asses the financial and operations impact of business initiatives. Assesses critical information to make effective decisions or recommendations. Independent ability to develop root cause
  • Develop and implement engineering designs to improve efficiencies, increase capacity and reduce costs. Builds consensus across functions as project team leader on complex projects and initiatives.
  • Provides technical expertise within the broader packaging department.
  • Minimum Education and Experience Requirements:
  • BS in Packaging Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Chemical Engineering or related field
  • Minimum 3years experience in Packaging Development
  • Knowledge of manufacturing and assembly processes; includes understanding of how packaging design changes impact processes, lead times, resource requirements, and development costs
  • Proven track record of packaging engineering principles
  • Proven merchandising and display experience
  • Ability to independently prioritize and manage multiple projects.