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Packaging Engineer

Job Description

A collective energy and ambition. A place where you can make a real difference.

We’re a company that genuinely cares about our people, our products, our consumers and the environment.

Our unique, informal culture champions courage, determination and collaboration. Knowing we have an open and supportive team means each of us has the freedom to take responsibility and ownership. We have a shared passion to work hard, innovate and push boundaries.

United by the belief that when we strive for growth, anything is possible. While we might not be the largest company in our industry, we believe we can have the biggest impact because: Together We Have the Power to Win.

What we’re about:

  • Innovation-We consistently generate new ideas, thinking outside the box while remaining strategically focused. We always think in terms of possibilities, not limitations.

  • Collaboration-We rely on open and honest communication to develop productive working relationships within and across our business units and functions. The mutual respect we have for our colleagues enables us to challenge each other, leading to an even more cohesive team.

  • Focus-We maintain a laser-like focus on our consumers. We will grow by leveraging consumer insights on all of our brands and will continue to be industry leaders.

  • Entrepreneurialism-We pride ourselves on fostering this spirit where risk-taking and action is encouraged. We are extremely competitive externally, but not internally.

Position Summary:

This position will provide plant engineering support of packaging projects through the early stages of feasibility and design, leveraging outside resources to ensure success. Focus will also entail continued improvements in efficiency and operation through enhancements in design and modification. This includes providing technical support and long-range engineering planning for the packaging department with emphasis on safety.


  • Responsible at all times for promoting a safety culture and awareness within area of responsibility. Support and enforce all plant safety policies and procedures in a fair and consistent manner.

  • Design and modify new products and equipment, support existing designs, improve production techniques, equipment and develop test procedures.

  • Engineering project management to include preparation and delivery of project commitments, design documents, bid packages and operator/maintenance instructions. Review product design for compliance with engineering principles, company standards and related specifications. Evaluate and approve design changes, specifications and drawing releases.

  • Complete projects as assigned within defined scope, allocated costs, time commitments and expected outcome.

  • Stay abreast of packaging equipment technology developments and communicate relevant developments to staff. Evaluate opportunities and recommend implementation where appropriate.

  • Resolve packaging problems using solutions that involve new techniques, technologies and concepts.

  • Lead cross-functional teams, addressing technical challenges to achieve critical objectives.

  • Understand business needs, risks and organizational dynamics as well as their implications based on developing alternate plans and choices.

  • Foster and support all cost reduction initiatives.

  • Provide information and engineering support for operations and maintenance departments as needed.

  • Incorporate principles of lean manufacturing such as SS, key T PS elements, etc., to recommend new approaches to continuous improvement initiatives.

  • Promote active leadership in the implementation of plant wide lean manufacturing efforts and TPS, integrating lean manufacturing disciplines in engineering department.

  • Promote fair and consistent adherence to all local and corporate policies and procedures.

  • Performs other related duties as required and assigned.

What you’ll need:

  • Bachelor's Degree in Engineering or related field.

  • 5-7 years previous engineering experience in high volume, multiple SKU, fast-paced manufacturing environment. CPG experience preferred

  • Excellent interpersonal skills — ability to build positive relationships at all levels of the organization

  • Excellent communications skills — ability to communicate clearly and concisely in multiple media — verbal, written, etc.

  • Excellent organizational/time management skills.

  • In-depth technical knowledge of liquid filling, labeling and packaging processes along with chemical liquid batching processes.

  • Ability to prioritize work assignments in a fast-paced work environment.        

  • Solid critical thinking skills and ability to create new, innovative ways to handle situations.

  • Understanding of lean manufacturing principles including Six Sigma, 5S, TPS, etc.

  • Strong computer skills (MS Office Suite, MS Project, CMMS and SAP). Working knowledge of SAP Maintenance Module and AutoCAD a plus.

  • Ability to analyze data and make appropriate recommendations.

  • Solid understanding of OEE, OTIF, SMED improvement programs.

  • Strong knowledge of production operation, including equipment, materials, workflow, etc.

  • Strong working knowledge of mechanical and electrical system

Drug Free Workplace:

 All applicants who have received an offer of employment, as a condition of employment, are subject to our pre-employment drug testing process. The pre-employment testing procedure consists of dual testing methods: hair sample testing and a 10 panel urine sample test. Positive results will result in the withdrawal of the offer of employment immediately and the applicant will no longer be considered for employment. PLEASE NOTE: Medical Marijuana is not accepted as an exemption even where medical marijuana use is legal under state law, regulation or ordinance: testing positive for the presence of Marijuana or its metabolites will be considered a positive result and will result in withdrawal of the offer.

COVID VACCINE REQUIREMENT*: To support the health and safety of our team members, successful candidates for employment in this role must (1) be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 as defined by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and to have submitted proof of vaccination status, or (2) request and receive an approved accommodation based on medical circumstances or sincerely held religious beliefs, practices or observances.

*Only applicable for Corporate positions based in Princeton, NJ and Ewing, NJ

Church & Dwight is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer/Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities.

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As an equal opportunity employer, Church & Dwight is committed to providing access and opportunities to individuals with disabilities. Applicants who require accommodation in the job application process may contact 877-809-8449 or email their resume and cover letter to Please note that these options are available only to those needing an accommodation because of a medical condition or disability. All email submissions should include “Accommodation needed” in the subject line as well as information related to the specific position you are interested in (requisition number, job title, location, etc.). Church & Dwight will not respond to inquiries made to or 877-809-8449 that are not related to accessibility of the online application system by persons with medical conditions or disabilities. To review Church & Dwight’s Equal Opportunities Employer Policy, click link below.

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