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Sr. Packaging Engineer

Company: NicePak Products Inc./ PDI
Location: jonesboro
Posted on: May 3, 2021

Job Description:

Senior Packaging Engineer supporting Nice-Pak projects working within the R&D Packaging / Innovation Development Team. This position will develop, lead and execute R&D plans and protocols to launch new products. The position will lead R&D package innovation & development activities, ensuring milestones are met. Identify technical and project risks and ensure strategies are developed to effectively mitigate these risks. RequirementsESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS AND BASIC DUTIES Understands packaging-related business needs and competitive landscape Leads the packaging development for new initiatives Develops line trial protocols and writes trial reports, SOP's and specifications Drive for excellence in project management and technical leadership in packaging programs from pre-concept initiation through hand-off and commercialization Develops ideas, concepts and prototypes to solve problems and meet customer/consumer needs in new and superior ways Research packaging materials and determine the most cost effective and quality packaging available Identifies needs gaps and opportunities Technical interface with suppliers Develop timelines, risk assessment and contingency plans to ensure execution on projects Identifies technical and project risks and ensures strategies are in place to effectively mitigate risks Support new plant trials for packaging materials/project work, working with cross-functional teams (Marketing, Procurement, Business Development, Production, Supply Chain and Quality) Properly plan, coordinate and report each trial, provide appropriate level of technical support and troubleshooting to execute trial objectives and ensure proper documentation of each activity Design, plan and conduct analytical testing, line trials and package performance testing Documenting technical project work and trial activity in timely manner Identifies key quality attributes for packaging components Works with plant associates to gain alignment to specifications Perform packaging testing and analyze results to determine if packaging meets standards Develops, writes and validates test methods to evaluate performance of packaging prototypes Examine quality issues with packaging and work with suppliers to correct issues Provides guidance and direction to junior scientists Plans own workload to ensure tasks and objectives are completed and collaborates as a participative team member to ensure R&D milestones are metMakes and supervises production of samples for marketing presentations, laboratory evaluation, consumer and clinical testing. Ensures their activity is aligned to project milestones Be point of contact for all packaging related questions Trains new hires on test methods and departmental SOP QUALIFICATIONS EDUCATION/CERTIFICATION: BS (Packaging degree preferred, MS a plus) or equivalent work experience REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE: Advanced technical knowledge of consumer packaging, e.g., flexible films, rigid containers/injection molding, cartons, and corrugated; EXPERIENCE REQUIRED: Seven years plus relevant CPG experience in packaging development; previous experience in wipes packaging advantageous; developing and launching innovative packaging solutions; Familiar with prototyping techniques such as 3-D printing; plant/equipment experience SKILLS/ABILITIES: Strong interpersonal communication skills; autonomous work ethic; teamwork mentality; excellent project management skills; demonstrated ability to lead technical teams; able to work in a fast-paced environment, with multiple projects of varying complexity; strong problem-solving skills and independence Computer skills- MS Office, Tops, Cape, CADBenefitsBenefits Day One, 401K Company Match, Paid Life, ADD&D, STD & LTD, Paid Holidays, Vacation 1st Year, On-Site Medical Clinic, Potential Merit Bonus.

Keywords: NicePak Products Inc./ PDI, Jonesboro , Sr. Packaging Engineer, Other , jonesboro, Arkansas

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