Packaging Engineer - Rhode Island United States - 45609

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JOB DESCRIPTION

Job #: 45609
Title: Packaging Engineer
Job Location: Rhode Island - United States
Remote Job: No
Employment Type:
Salary: contact recruiter for details
Employer Will Recruit From: Regional
Relocation Paid?: NO

WHY IS THIS A GREAT OPPORTUNITY?


We have helped companies build great brands by creating and manufacturing personal care products for more than 140 years. We are the world’s leading manufacturer of specialty bar soap and solid cleansing products, which include cleansing sticks; solid shampoos and conditioners; bath bombs; and moisturizing sticks. 

We work with Fortune 500 companies to emerging brands across all market segments. We are headquartered in Rhode Island, with additional facilities in Indiana and California. 

JOB DESCRIPTION

Job Function: Create and develop effective packaging designs that are functional, cost effective, and fit a project’s brief. This involves generating ideas and concepts, testing different designs, working with internal teams during the manufacturing process, and reviewing the efficiency of the final packaging.  Responsible for the technical transfer of products out of the New Product Development and R&D stages into production including the execution of product trials.  This position is the main liaison with Operations for launch of new products and issue resolution for existing products where packaging or formulation design is the cause.   

Essential Duties and Responsibilities: 

  1. Research, develop and release various packaging specifications in coordination with finished products and materials used and ensure compatibility of packaging with manufacturing unit 

  1. Provide technical support to all engineering and provide support to manufacturing and implementation processes of product packaging 

  1. Documents all packaging engineering protocols and develop all engineering and manufacturing specification and ensure compliance to all FDA and ISO regulations 

  1. Analyze and provide support to all activities to achieve all marketing objectives and assist to launch new products and reduce cost of production 

  1. Review all new technology and prepare design to increase efficiency, reduce costs, and ensure effective transition of all designs into design process 

  1. Project manage artwork release, proofing, pre-press and production to maintain Bradford required production timing 

  1. Review, Quote and Coordinate bar soap tooling costing, design and implementation. 

  1. Work with production to draft specifications for bar soap tooling. 

  1. Responsibility for new product trials to ensure all functional partners are aligned and coordinated and press/packaging performs as expected 

  1. Ensure that all projects are delivered on-time, within scope and within budget 

  1. Coordinate internal resources and third parties/vendors for the flawless execution of product trial projects 

  1. Establish and maintain relationships with third parties/vendors 

  1. Perform and document lessons learned from new product trials and provide findings to Project Managers responsible for those products under development 

  1. Responsible for ensuring master data for new products have been reviewed and approved before product launch 

  1. Additional duties, projects and tasks as assigned 

Minimum Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: 

  1. Bachelor's Degree in appropriate field of study or equivalent work experience 

  1. Excellent written and verbal communication skills 

  1. Solid organizational skills including attention to detail and multitasking skills 

  1. ArtiosCAD, Cape, Solidworks, and Adobe Illustrator experience 

  1. Strong working knowledge of Microsoft Office 

  1. Must be fluent in English 

  1. Ability to multi-task and prioritize projects 

  1. Able to work in a team atmosphere with multiple departments 

  1. Must be able to adapt to constant change 

  1. Capable of functioning with minimal supervision 

  1. Previous working experience in project management preferred 

  1. Project Management Professional (PMP) certification preferred 

  1. Experience in a manufacturing environment preferred 

  1. Strong prepress, flexo and offset printing background preferred  

Working Conditions and Physical Demands: 

  1. This is a salaried position. 

  1. Walking to multiple buildings is required 

  1. Some lifting will be required up to 40lbs  

QUALIFICATIONS

  1. Bachelor's Degree in appropriate field of study or equivalent work experience 

  1. Excellent written and verbal communication skills 

  1. Solid organizational skills including attention to detail and multitasking skills 

  1. ArtiosCAD, Cape, Solidworks, and Adobe Illustrator experience 

  1. Strong working knowledge of Microsoft Office 

  1. Must be fluent in English 

  1. Ability to multi-task and prioritize projects 

  1. Able to work in a team atmosphere with multiple departments 

  1. Must be able to adapt to constant change 

  1. Capable of functioning with minimal supervision 

  1. Previous working experience in project management preferred 

  1. Project Management Professional (PMP) certification preferred 

  1. Experience in a manufacturing environment preferred 

  1. Strong prepress, flexo and offset printing background preferred  

Education:
University - Bachelor's Degree/3-4 Year Degree