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Research 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.

POSITION DESCRIPTION

The individual will conduct packaging development projects from initiation through manufacture (launch).  Projects will consist of modifications of packaging for existing products as well as the packaging for new products.

The individual will be responsible for meeting timelines, finding solutions to problems, managing expectations, and delivering to those expectations. The individual will have accountability to their packaging projects to assure they meet quality and consumer expectations while maintaining project schedule.

Support Packaging projects independently with partner functions in quality, finance, procurement, regulatory, engineering, operations and outside vendors. 

POSITION ACTIVITIES

  • Accountable for supporting packaging projects to assure they meet quality and consumer expectations while maintaining project schedule.

  • Accountable for ensuring that the project meets cost and environmentally sustainability requirements within the agreed upon schedule.

  • Works with other corporate departments, plants, contract manufacturing, consultants, and suppliers.

  • Utilizes various packaging materials (i.e.: fiberboard, corrugated, plastics, films, etc) to develop cost effective, consumer acceptable packages.

  • Executes projects from primary through tertiary packaging development.

  • Coordination and execution of plant line trials, including the generation of test plans and reports.

  • Offer input for the creation of project time lines.

  • Develops and executes qualification programs for new package designs and materials.

  • Identifies, develops, and implements cost savings initiatives as related to package designs and materials.

  • Travels to supplier and manufacturing locations for support of packaging project activities.

  • Performs hands-on evaluation of packaging components for conformance to project requirements.

  • Develops packaging specifications.

  • Reviews and approves of component blueprints for issue with specifications

  • Responsible for fit / form / & function of packaging components with their mating parts.

EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE

The successful candidate would have a minimum of 3 years of relevant experience in package development.  A preference will be towards candidates that have experience in “consumer goods” packaging areas.

The candidate should have a BS degree in Package Engineering, Mechanical Engineering or Engineering sciences

Ideal experience would include some of the following areas:

  • Primary through tertiary packaging development for new product launches

  • Coordination and completion of qualification for new package designs and materials

  • Development of component specifications

  • Working knowledge of different packaging materials / converting methods:

  • Corrugated containers

  • Folding cartons (solid fiberboard)

  • Plastic bottles

  • Flexible Packaging

  • Thermoformed Packaging

  • Injection Molding

OTHER SKILLS NEEDED

  • High interpersonal skills clearly showing strong communication interdepartmentally and in cross-corporate environments

  • A self-motivated and proactive personality with ambitions to “learn and deliver” within a fast paced,  “employee empowered” atmosphere

  • High competency in Microsoft applications and general computer usage.

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

For more information on our company, our brands and our culture visit us at http://www.churchdwight.com/


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Church & Dwight strives to create an environment where everyone feels free to bring their authentic self to work every day.

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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 jobs@churchdwight.com. 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 jobs@churchdwight.com 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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