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Packaging Engineer

Job title: Packaging Engineer
Contract type: Full-time
Location: New York City, NY
Discipline: Beauty
Remote: No
Reference: 404963
Contact name: Nora Gillern
Job Published: January 01, 1970

Job description

our client is a well-known multi-brand beauty/cosmetics company that is seeking a new packaging engineer to join their team!

Packaging Engineer Job Summary:

Packaging Engineer will play a key role in the Package Engineering department to support new product launches and product line maintenance across multiple brands, from design brief to production execution and consumer complaints management. The Engineer will be part of the launch team to lead the Packaging efforts and ensure all the technical aspects from drawing approval, package testing, line trials, artwork validation and Packaging data creation are conform to Quality process.

The individual will be required to drive his/her projects and solicit other team members to ensure the required Packaging tasks are performed in a timely manner. The engineer must have the ability to adapt to fast-changing environments. The position will require an individual to have the willingness to take risks and to consider new approaches to improve the organization's competitive position.

 

Engineer Primary Duties & Responsibilities:

• Packaging Bill of Materials

- Perform BOM (Bill of Materials) creation/changes for new/existing products (new products, artwork updates, material changes, new tertiary pack outs)

- Initiate the BOM by gathering all necessary information from Packaging brief, consolidating the FG codes and WIPs with all component generic/shaded codes (Devex & SAP)

• Pack standards & Range boards

- Manage Pack standards from our suppliers (components only), review/approve/distribute to the Quality teams, and Packaging for retains

-Manage approval of color and defect range boards with our brand partners

• Tertiary Packaging Development

-Enters primary package data into CAPE Pallet software, and provide optimal packer/shipper sizing options

-Verifies and coordinates packer/shipper specification with manufacturer and CM or Manufacturing site

-Perform palletization patterns for existing and new products using CAPE software

• Artwork management

- Manage Artwork changes by providing new codes, BOM updates, facilitating mechanical routing and supplier Proof approval

-Responsible for posting dielines (approved by engineer) into artwork system and routing artwork to suppliers per launch timeline

- Verify technical elements on the mechanicals (dieline, weight claim, color/process, codes) and validate consistency of proof matching corresponding mechanicals

• Color Development

- Receive target submissions from Marketing for molded and printed components (color, texture, finish)

-Send color target information to the appropriate suppliers for matching

- Provide approvals or directional comments with supervision to each Supplier to ensure achievement of color matching of linked components (e.g. bottle and cap)

- Receive returned samples from suppliers and help drive approval of LSD color with the brand

- Ensure all proper color range boards are approved the final color and entire design ranges

• Project Management

- Ability to handle multi-task launch projects with limited supervision and support

- Meet timeline due dates for all required Packaging actions

- Manage Value Analysis projects (supplier changes, color/finish/texture changes, tertiary packaging changes)

• Packaging Specifications

- Create and/or revise new component specifications to suppliers (primary, secondary, and tertiary)

- Identify the relevant test methods (components & finished goods) and conduct Packaging lab testing, data validations and reporting

- Issue FG specification updates to reflect palletization

• Engineering & Testing

- Review and approve technical engineering drawings for components/assemblies

- Perform statistical analysis from testing data in order to assess specification values

- Attend line trials and Finished Good production start-ups as needed

- Package Quality issue resolution (label adhesion, leakage, etc…)

- Conduct transportation testing in Packaging lab as needed

 

Packaging Engineer Qualifications & Competencies:

• BS + degree in Package Engineering or another Engineering discipline (mechanical, material science)

• PE certification is recommended but not required

• 0 – 2 years of experience

• Basic knowledge of molding processes, resins and package testing methods

• Basic knowledge with CAD software and 3D printing

• Some level of judgment required in assessing Marketing briefs, clarity of Packaging definition and providing recommendations to lower risks while achieving the Marketing concept

• Must have understanding of the total Product Development process, Manufacturing execution, Supplier process, Marketing and Computer Applications

• Some degree of analytical, financial and organization skills required

• Responsible for initiating and resolving queries from other functions in a timely manner and communicating, escalating issues when appropriate

• Aware of cross function and regional impact of decisions

• Entrepreneurial spirit: taking initiative and drive clarity and resolution

• Attention to details for many aspects of the Packaging role (ie. Bill of Material, Artwork validation, Packaging data review & analysis)

• Drive projects with full ownership, and hold accountability on team members to ensure all steps of the timeline are met

• Ability to read and understand a 2D and 3D technical drawing

• Ability to adapt to fast-changing environments

• Problem Solving: ability to predict, recognize and define meaningful corrective actions to problem

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