Researcher, Packaging Development
MeadWestvaco - Richmond, VA

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MWV has a career opportunity that will put you on the forefront of the best-known brands in the world. At MWV, we create packaging solutions that help shape some of the most recognized brands in the cosmetics and personal care, healthcare and pharmaceuticals, food and beverage, home and garden, media, specialty chemicals, and consumer and office products industries.

We’ve become a global leader in our industry by making our customers leaders in theirs. And every single one of our 23,000 employees is an essential part of this mission. Let MWV help you write your own success story.

At MWV, we develop cutting-edge packaging solutions and partner with the most trusted brands in the world to build brand value and engage consumers. We use our fresh insights, material innovations and global operations to design, manufacture and implement integrated packaging solutions for multiple industries. Want to work for a global company? We have 21,000 employees in 30 countries and serve our customers in more than 100 nations. And we were named to the Dow Jones Sustainability World Index for the sixth consecutive year. To learn more about MWV, please visit MWV is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

The Researcher provides technical support for MWV’s Packaging Development R&D group in the innovation of converting and packaging processes, in the transformation of packaging form, filling and sealing systems and in the development of new packages. HOW YOU WILL IMPACT MWV
Perform wide range of testing and analysis on prototype packages. This includes barrier performance, package strength and stability characteristics, package and product compatibility, supply and distribution performance, and shelf life performance. Support production of innovative packaging prototypes utilizing lab systems such as CAD tables, thermoformers, heat sealers, gluers, etc. Support package converting trials on carton manufacturing, cup converting, blow molding, thermoforming, injection molding, and flexible packaging in the collection of operational data and package performance. Support package filling and packing trials and evaluations in the collection of performance and operational data at customer plants Assist engineers in the development and transformation of package form, fill and sealing systems to run new packages at a customer plants Set up and conduct trials and tests on MWV’s pilot packaging equipment. Apply knowledge, experience and skills to the resolution of new package converting and packing problems Maintain and recommend improvements or upgrades to packaging lab equipment Work with outside vendors and suppliers in the evaluation of external materials and components for new packages Provide comprehensive reports on all tests and evaluations WHAT YOU NEED TO SUCCEED
0-2+ years in Research and Development for consumer goods or packaging company BS in Packaging Science or Mechanical Engineering Technical Knowledge of packaging converting processes for one or more of the following: injection molding, blow molding, thermoforming, carton manufacturing, and flexible films Understanding of the packaging supply chain and the fit for use criteria for primary, secondary and tertiary packaging

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