Research Associate in Packaging Science
VA Tech - Virginia

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The Center for Packaging and Unit Load Design is looking for a person with strong leadership skills and technical knowledge on package and pallet evaluation techniques. The individual will be responsible for * evaluating packages and unit loads based on ISTA, ASTM, TAPPI, and ISO standards * developing custom testing methods, * setting up and supervising standardized tests, * summarizing data and writing final reports, * presenting research and testing information in scientific conferences, * representing the center in trade shows and expos, * ensuring that testing is completed in a timely manner, * troubleshooting and investigating production problems, * assisting in developing and implementing policies and procedures that ensure, effective completion of area functions, * assigning, training, and directing personnel * Maintaining laboratory accreditations

Minimum Qualifications

  • Master degree in packaging or related field. An exception may be granted for individuals with a bachelors degree and significant relevant industry experience * Experience in pallet or packaging design and testing * Ability to learn new tests * Leadership skills * Good interpersonal skills
Preferred Qualifications

  • Certified Packaging Professional title * Working knowledge in Lean manufacturing or other continuous improvement methods
Special Requirements

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