2018-07-15

Packaging Engineer
Job Opportunity at Apple & Assoc. Inc

Posted on Jul 15

http://www.appleassoc.com    +1 (803) 932-2000

Location: Orangeburg, SC
Job Type: Full Time
Job ID: W4161719

Leading global manufacturer located near Columbia, SC, has an opening for an experienced Packaging Engineer to join their growing team. The Packaging Engineer will be developing and improving packaging presentation and this position is open due to a promotion!

Packaging Engineer responsibilities include:
  • Plans and directs activities concerned with design and development of protective packaging containers
  • Analyzes specifications of product to determine physical characteristics of the item, special-handling and safety requirements, and type of materials required for container
  • Creates finished good package design to include complete technical documentation (drawings, specifications, etc.)
    ·         Plana utilization of facilities, equipment, materials, and personnel to improve efficiency of operations.
    ·         Establishwa work measurement programs and consult with purchasing and production departments to determine costs and feasibility of producing proposed packaging.
    ·         Recommends methods for improving worker efficiency and reducing waste of materials and utilities such as restructuring job duties, reorganizing workflow, relocating workstations and equipment, and purchase of equipment.
    ·         Conduct cost analysis of new or proposed changes to packaging.
  • Assists in production problem solving as it relates to the functionality of current or new packaging.
  • Advises employer or customers on efficient packing procedures, innovations in packaging materials, and utilization of sealing and fastening devices.
  • Works with existing packaging suppliers to improve product packaging
  • Develops and executes plan to implement returnable packaging for purchased materials
  • Coordinates necessary testing of new or modified packaging
Requirements for Packaging Engineer:
  • Bachelor's degree in Engineering, Packaging Engineering preferred
  • 5 years of experience as a packaging engineer for a consumer products manufacturer
  • Experience developing and improving packaging presentation (working with raw materials and finished goods)
  • Must be hands-on
  • Understanding of transit and packaging testing equipment utilized by ISTA certified facilities
  • Understanding of current industry standards as well as related governmental and international environmental regulations. 
  • Ability to create, read, and interpret drawing requirements and specifications.
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