Packaging Engineer 1608
Job Opportunity at Productive Resources

Posted on Jun 20

http://www.PRhires.com    641-828-6266

Location: Springfield, IL
Job Type: Full Time
Job ID: W4124467

JOB SUMMARY
 
This position is responsible for the accurate and timely completion of the design and documentation of packaging. This position: may require little or no direction from Project Managers, and management; makes determinations on materials and overall design integrity; works in a team environment and facilitates data management and communication. This is a position that requires the ability to meet or exceed expectations within given time frames. The incumbent will be responsible for leading and championing directives.
 
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
 
·         Designs product packaging to ensure product integrity and appeal under varying shipping and display conditions.
·         Responsible for cost improvements of current packaging.
·         Designs new product packaging, concurrently with product development teams, to meet launch dates.
·         Ability to design, with little direction from management, Project Managers or more senior positions, complete packaging that meets form, fit, and function requirements per applicable company and/or industry standards.
·         Participate in prototype builds to assure design feasibility and manufacturability
·         Brainstorm, problem-solve and proactively create innovative solutions to provide continuous improvements and value engineering.
·         Plan, lead, attend and contribute to multidisciplinary team meetings.
·         Outsource and reviews tests, analyzes, and selects materials for packaging based on durability and cost effectiveness.
·         Has knowledge of commonly used concepts, practices, and procedures such as ISTA standards.
·         Improves and writes work instructions and guidelines to perform the functions of the job.
·         Provides a focal point for packaging within the company and value chain.
·         Seeks out new technology to improve efficiency.
·         Works with internal and external resources, engineering, manufacturing, purchasing, quality, and suppliers to develop and maintain packaging integrity and customer satisfaction. 
·         Reviews returned or damaged items to determine root cause of damage and corrective actions.
·         Promotes effective cross-functional teamwork with the ability to delegate responsibilities upon management’s approval.
·         Performs other assigned duties.
 
PERSONAL CHARACTERISTICS
 
·         Work well under pressure while maintaining good judgment, communications and organizational skills.
·         Must be able to accept and manage change and adversity.
·         Balance a workload comprised of multiple projects and assignments without missing timelines.
·         Must possess a sense of urgency and be laser focused on delivering results with the ability to foresee and work through roadblocks.
·         Must be comfortable leading projects while assisting with others.
·         Must be a confident self-starter that is motivated, creative, and flexible.
·         Must be able to work with little or no direction autonomously and in a team environment.
·         Comfortable facilitating communications to all levels of the organization.
 
QUALIFICATIONS
 
·         Bachelor of Science in Packaging Engineering or similar packaging or related degree.
·         Must have at least 5-10 years of experience with packaging in an engineering or manufacturing environment.
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