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Junior Packaging Engineer (Contract) - NJ Based

Job title: Junior Packaging Engineer (Contract) - NJ Based
Contract type: Freelance
Location: New York
Discipline: Beauty
Remote: No
Salary: $30/ hour- 33/hour
Reference: 466515
Contact name: Kate Sweeney

Job description

Junior Packaging Engineer (Contract)
Schedule: 35 hours/ week
Duration: 18 months to start, potential to extend
On Site in East Windsor, NJ
Pay: 30- 33/hr (DOE)

Client Overview:
Our client is a well-known cosmetics company with an impressive portfolio of beauty brands.

Junior Packaging Engineer Responsibilities:
· Initiate, manage, and update BOM for new and existing products including artwork updates, material changes, new tertiary pack outs, and facilitate mechanical routing and supplier proof approval.
· Oversee Pack standards from suppliers (components only) by reviewing, approving, and distributing to Quality teams and Packaging for retains.
· Input primary package data into CAPE Pallet software and specify optimal packer/ shipper sizing options as well as configure palletization patterns in CAPE for current and new products.
· Confirm and coordinate packer/ shipper specification with manufacturer and CM/ Manufacturing site.
· Confirm technical elements on mechanicals (dieline, weight claim, color/ process, codes) and approve consistency of proof matching corresponding mechanicals.
· Post dielines (as approved by engineer) into artwork system and route artwork to suppliers according to launch timeline.
· Manage approval process of color and defect range boards with brand partners.
· Gather target submissions from Marketing for molded and printed components (color, texture, finish) and confirm all proper color range boards are approved with the final color and entire design ranges.
· Meet deadlines for all required Packaging actions and manage value analysis projects (supplier changes, color/ finish/ texture changes, tertiary packaging changes).
· Manage all creation and revision of new component specifications to suppliers (primary, secondary, tertiary).
· Review technical engineering drawings for components and assemblies.

Junior Packaging Engineer Requirements:
· Bachelor’s in Package Engineering or relevant Engineering discipline (mechanical, material science, etc).
· 1-3 years of department experience in a product packaging environment.
· Strong working knowledge of molding processes, molds, resins decorations and package assembly methods.
· Experience with CAD software and 3D printing is a plus.
· Excellent understanding of Marketing briefs and Packaging definition to provide guidance in mitigating technical risks in achieving Marketing concept.
· Computer literate with proficiency in MS Office specifically Excel and Pivot table functionalities.
· Excellent problem solving skills to take preemptive actions in managing packaging defects. Apply for this job