Packaging Engineer

Job title: Packaging Engineer
Contract type: Freelance
Location: Los Angeles, CA
Discipline: Creative
Remote: No
Reference: 401482
Contact name: Kelly Fitzgerald
Job Published: January 01, 1970

Job description

JOB DESCRIPTION – Packaging Engineer

• Design, develop & test a variety of structural packaging to achieve CSP (Cost, Schedule & Performance) per standards, branding objectives and project plan.

• Provide leadership to improve the development & evaluation processes and to develop best practices in the area of packaging creation.

• Provide technical leadership in developing retail/consumer packages to support new products, package improvements, package refreshes and cost reduction.

• Provide creative leadership that fosters use of cutting edge technologies and innovative design approaches in structural packaging solutions for consumer market. 2.0

Specific Responsibilities:

• Work directly with each graphic designer to translate brand & marketing requirements into innovative, functional packaging structure designs for new and existing products, using paperboard, corrugated, vacuum-formed plastic, blisters and other materials for best possible shelf appeal

• Perform preliminary package feasibilities to determine proper package size, package style and affordability

• Evaluate structural package designs for cost effectiveness, considering material options, global sourcing, manufacturability, pallet and container utilization, etc.

• Evaluate pre-production and production samples to ensure material quality and product placement are as specified

• Generate timely, accurate, manufacturable die-lines for graphic development

• Document all packaging, including conceptual, manufacturing, assembly, interior protective packaging/insert, planogram and pallet configuration drawings, MS Project spreadsheets documenting all package parts, elements and contents, and Package Update Memos documenting changes/updates

• Create package samples as needed for brand, marketing, graphic mockups, sales and product fit assessment

• Maintain knowledge of new packaging technologies and trends related to design, materials, treatments and machinery in order to drive innovation and functionality

• Collaborate with local and overseas manufacturing and quality engineers to ensure parties are aligned on all issues related to ongoing projects

• Monitor current package designs for improvements in quality and cost

• Seek opportunities to cost-reduce existing packaging for “carry-over” products while maintaining “perceived value”

• Manage several brands simultaneously and effectively 3.0 Reporting Lines 3.1 This position reports to Mike French 4.0

Required Skill Sets:

• Intermediate to advanced skill with ArtiosCAD program, with experience producing manufactured retail packages, including concept, assembly, interior protective packaging/insert, planogram and pallet configuration drawings

• Intermediate skill with Illustrator and Photoshop

• Intermediate to advanced skill with Microsoft Excel, Word and Outlook

• Portfolio of past structural designs

• Able and willing to travel as required

• Strong presentation skills, highly organized, attention to detail

• Strong interpersonal and communication skills

• Able to handle multiple projects simultaneously

• Proactive thinker and problem solver

• Able to deal with changing priorities

• Ability to finish a project on time

• Good follow through skills

• Positive and strong personality

• Exceptional time management skills 5.0

Required Qualifications & Experience:

• Proven track record with minimum 3 years in design and development of high-quality, innovative packaging using ArtiosCAD, preferably within the toy industry

• Working knowledge of corrugate, paperboard, blister and related packaging: o materials, costs, printing, manufacturing and assembly processes

Must haves:

-Intermediate to advanced skill with ArtiosCAD

-Ability to work remote with reliable internet connection. No time line on when we will work in the office yet.

-Toy Experience with portfolio of past designs

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