Senior Structural Designer in Lemont, IL

$80K - $100K(Ladders Estimates)

RR Donnelley   •  

Lemont, IL 60439

Industry: Business Services


5 - 7 years

Posted 56 days ago

Position Summary

The Structural Designer must be able to provide innovative packaging solutions in a timely manner to RR Donnelley's packaging customers. Develop cost-effective, structurally sound retail packaging, educational marketing kits, point of purchase displays, as well as redesigning existing packaging for improved performance and supply chain efficiencies.

Job Duties & Responsibilities

  • Develop structural design solutions for folding carton, corrugated, and alternative packaging materials. Rigid box and thermoformed packaging experience a plus.
  • Manage design projects and maintain effective communication as subject matter expert to sales, customer service, and manufacturing.
  • Create 3D renderings of packaging concepts to the standard set by management team for initial customer presentations. This includes 3D PDF outputs from ArtiosCAD, as well as exploded-view schematics and detailed assembly instructions.
  • Create high-end, flawless packaging prototypes for customer presentations.
  • Create organized, clear, and consistent specifications, dielines, and BOMs.
  • Ensure all designs meet customer testing standards.
  • Follow direction of the management team to ensure proper design protocols and procedures are followed.
  • Be able to interpret concrete and abstract direction from customers, sales and management to develop a solution that exceeds customer expectations.
  • Work collaboratively with design team members to identify and develop the best possible packaging solution.
  • Effectively communicate reasoning behind design decisions.
  • Maintain clear organization of large ongoing projects involving a multitude of components and revisions.
  • Remain up to date on new packaging trends, materials, and technology.

Required Skills

  • Bachelors and/or advanced degree in packaging engineering, industrial design, or related field.
  • 5+ years experience in the structural design of packaging for educational, publishing, retail, consumer products, technology and/or pharmaceutical markets.
  • Must understand the entire design process from concept, prototype, testing, and production.
  • Demonstrated experience in developing innovative solutions for paper-based packaging. Experience working in product design and non-paper packaging a significant benefit. Experience in education and publishing industries a plus.
  • Advanced knowledge of ArtiosCAD required. Basic knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite and Microsoft products preferred. Solidworks experience a significant plus.
  • Knowledge of packaging testing procedures- ISTA, TAPPI, ASTM.
  • Occasional Travel may be required.

Valid Through: 2019-10-14