Packaging Engineer

March 02, 2012 - April 30, 2012
Location:North Salt Lake City, UT
Salary Range:D.O.E.
Exempt/Non-Exempt:Exempt
Benefits:Full
Employment Type:Full Time
Department:Orbit
Description: 

Packaging Engineer for a consumer products company that both manufactures and sources durable products for retail sales. Coordinate and support all facets of packaging for the business including supplier interface and customer placement. Support marketing and manufacturing by defining and implementing projects to improve packaging efficiency, costs and performance.

Duties: 
  • Coordinate the development of packaging for consumer durable goods in the retail and professional markets.
  • Develop, propose, mock-up, test, qualify and implement packaging for retail applications
  • Act as interface with marketing, sales, purchasing, production and new product engineering for existing and new product packaging
  • Create and implement packaging specifications and standards
  • Work to optimize system costs for packaging & shipping
  • Create packaging solutions for existing and new products that eliminate product damage in bulk shipments
  • Drive and manage package design and testing programs at supplier and contract facilities
  • Work with distribution to minimize costs
  • Work with marketing, sales, and accounts to create POP and shelf displays
  • Drive projects to improve packaging efficiencies during product development and manufacturing
  • Maintain specifications and records of packaging and labeling history
Qualifications: 
  • Demonstrates up-to-date expertise in Structural Packaging and Design
  • Bachelor's Degree in Packaging Engineering or closely related field with experience related to duties & responsibilities
  • Minimum 2 years' experience in paperboard and corrugate packaging applications
  • Proficient in CAD and Microsoft Office particularly Excel & Word
  • Knowledge of supply chain operations both domestic & international
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Team oriented with experience both participating in and leading teams
  • Must be proactive, hands on with exceptional attention to detail


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