Packaging Engineer in Fairfield, CT at AMS Practice Management

Date Posted: 11/17/2019

Job Snapshot

Job Description

Our client is seeking a Packaging Engineer who will be responsible for the design and delivery of primary and secondary packaging for innovation, sustainability and value. This individual will manage multiple development projects and prioritize tasks based on timelines. The ability to communicate and collaborate effectively with technical and non-technical teams is essential.

  1. Design, test and deliver new and revised packaging concepts focusing on innovation, sustainability, functionality, and value.
  2. Assure focus on sustainable packaging throughout the product life cycle.
  3. Serve as Technology Scout in the area of breakthrough packaging and industry trends; bring concepts and ideas to the business for evaluation.
  4. Bring Manufacturing expertise and deep understanding of machine capabilities and tolerances relative to compatibility with packaging materials.
  5. Deliver results by working in a collaborative, cross-functional environment with Purchasing, Manufacturing, Quality/ R+D and Sales/Marketing to manage the Material Qualification process.
  6. Keep abreast of developing technologies and trends in consumer preferences and share insights with the organization.
  7. Develop detailed packaging specifications to ensure quality and manufacturability of materials for the best value.
  8. Provide technical support to troubleshoot key quality or manufacturing issues.
  9. Participate in Supplier audits and reviews; make recommendations for improvements as necessary.
  10. Assist Marketing in the development of displays, club packs, etc. to bring innovation, quality and value to the market.
  11. Develop pallet configurations of both finished goods and incoming packaging materials to optimize product quality and minimize costs.
  12. Lead continuous improvement initiatives related to packaging materials.

Job Requirements

  • Bachelor of Science in Packaging Engineering or Material Science, or relevant experience; degree preferred.
  • Minimum of 7 years of relevant packaging industry experience
  • Experience with material qualifications, including machine trials.
  • Understanding of industry standards of Regulatory Compliance and Food Safety
  • Strong administrative and computer skills, including Microsoft Word, Excel, Access, & PowerPoint Excellent oral / written / interpersonal communication skills with the ability to influence others
  • Strong analytical and problem solving skills. Demonstrated ability to identify and resolve issues in a timely manner, gather and analyze information skillfully to formulate action plans and follow through to completion.
  • Demonstrated Project Management experience as Project Leader and cross-functional team participant , with demonstrated ability to manage multiple priorities

  • Integrity
  • Hands on, Self-Starter, Detail Oriented, Process driven
  • Ability to work in a fast paced environment
  • Strong communication, analytical and presentation skills
  • Ability to work up/down/across an organization
  • Travel required – 50%; based in Fairfield, CT

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand; walk; sit; use hands and finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; and talk and hear. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.

The person assigned to this role must be able to think independently. Must be able to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions. Must be able to interpret a variety of technical instructions in mathematical or diagram form and deal with several abstract and concrete variables.