Position Title: Packaging Engineer
Location: Ormond Beach, FL
Reports To: Sr. Technicial Manager
Primary Purpose of this position:
Serve as the packaging engineer for the Ormond Beach facility. Serve as a
packaging contact in support of cost savings, innovation and business continuity
(support) projects. Understanding the process capability and capacity as it
relates to packaging configuations and constraints. Will serve as a contributing
member of cross functional business teams. Support the development of product
concepts and concept feasibility as it relates to the capability of the
packaging and equipment processes.
Optimize and improve existing packaging equipment and package designs at the
OB facility. Collaborate with Operations, Maintenance, Quality, R&D, and
Engineering for continuous improvement of all existing packaging aspects and
Identify, source, purchase and qualify change parts as required, for new
packages running on existing equipment.
Evaluate appropriate packaging technologies and recommend equipment to produce
the desired results for new product/package forms.
Liaison and manage assigned Package Development projects, working with
corporate Packaging Development, Brand and project teams, to meet category
objectives and project ship to trade dates.
Hold discussions during product team meetings, communicate technical issues
and details to the project team and management.
Provide technical input to package design process and assure package designed
for manufacturing acceptability, while realizing desirable aesthetic elements.
Execute new package designs and perform package component testing and
qualification, working with suppliers, from engineering prints to making models
& prototypes, through to unit and production tooling. Coordinate line
Work effectively with Package Development, Equipment Suppliers, and
Manufacturing to assure the timely communication of equipment functional
specifications. Equipment tolerances, line capability, etc.
Review and approve package manuals and site package assembly specifications in
Agile. Approve Go2Market tasks as they relate to package feasibility for Ormond
Develop strong relationships and communicate effectively with Brand Managers,
Product Development, Purchasing, Supply Chain, Manufacturing, Suppliers, and EPC
global counterparts, as they relate to Ormond Beach projects.
Keep abreast of developments across appropriate packaging/filling
Assist Package Development with Ormond Beach packaging options. Recommend ways
to engineer/test packaging components and modify as necessary to meet: cost
targets, consumer requirements, functional parameters, and manufacturing and
BS or MS in Mechanical, Package or Chemical Engineering, or equivalent degree.
Minimum of 2 years of package development experience required, ideally with
consumer products companies.
Knowledge of packaging components and properties such as; aerosols, pumps,
closures, bottles, tubes,, shrink wrap, labeling techniques, flexible films and
lamination, paperboard (folding cartons, cards, labels) plastic processing
(injection and extrusion blow molding and cast and blown films).
Experience dealing with packaging component suppliers.
Experience with standard test methods as ASTM, GMPs OTC test and protocols.
Skills and Abilities :
Must have the ability to develop and implement schedules and ensure that
engineering procedures are followed.
Must have the ability to manage assigned projects, monitoring the status of
all elements affecting the outcome of the program.
Must have the ability to clearly communicate technical and non-technical
information via verbal presentation and in writing with management, team members
and support personnel.
Must be able to effectively organize and manage workflow of multiple projects
and priorities in a dynamic environment.
Must be able to demonstrate a general understanding of project management to
realize the order, importance, and impact of appropriate project activities and
maintain Packaging commitments to project scheduling.
Must be able to work effectively with regional and/or global teams composed of
individuals with technical and non-technical backgrounds
Proficiency with Word, Excel, Access/databases e-mail and internet
Ability to think and act independently and make sound decisions.
Good problem-solving skills.
Demonstrates the core competencies of influence, teamwork, iniative,
collaboration, customer focus , and achieving results.
Basic knowledge in principles of liquid filling and packaging.
Good technical understanding of mechanical skills.
Experience and knowledge of Lean and Six Sigma principles or techniques is
Experience in FDA regulated environment desired.
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