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Flexible Packaging, Packaging Engineer

Company: Brook & Whittle
Location: Chicago
Posted on: January 28, 2023

Job Description:

Description: Flexible Packaging, Packaging Engineer Essential Duties:Oversee and manage complete packaging development process, including the creation of packaging designs, prototype development, and performance testing.Troubleshoot new and existing packaging problems involving designs, materials and processes and provide creative, timely, and cost-effective solutions.Analyze engineering drawings and specifications of product to determine physical characteristics of item, special handling, environmental and safety requirements, and types of materials required for packaging.Assist all internal teams and perform research on all products and evaluate packing requirements in development phase of all products, including commercialization.Develop custom packaging for customer/market events.Establish standards and guidelines for supplier evaluation. Evaluate and select packaging suppliers/vendors; periodically conduct vendor reviews.Identify and implement cost saving initiatives related to packaging materials, labor, efficiency, transportation, and storage.Problem solver when exceptions arise due to packaging unavailability, logistics issues or part changes.Work closely with Procurement to optimize packaging supply base for cost, lead time, quality, regionalization, standardization, supply assurance, and compliance with customer, regulatory, and internal requirements.Build with the Marketing team value propositions for improved/new product formatsSpecify and recommend efficiency tools and test methods to develop and validate packaging designs.Work closely with Sales, Operations, Marketing, Purchasing and Supply Chain across Brook + Whittle to ensure growth in the Flexible Packaging market.Other relevant tasks as required.Flexible Packaging, Packaging Engineer Secondary Functions: Participates in the internal auditing process. Work with other departments to focus on continuous improvements. Requirements: Competency or Position Requirements: Self-motivated, able to work independently and in team setting, problem solver, and critical thinker.Computer skills required with knowledge of software packages (i.e., Microsoft 365, Salesforce, etc.).Ability to work in a fast-paced, team environment.Communicate effectively through verbal and written materials.Ability to collect data with the ability to format, analyze and prepare reports.Organizational and communication skills that foster teamwork are necessary.Ability to manage time and prioritize responsibilities.Displays leadership, responsibility, and good judgment.Effectively present information in one-on-one and small group situations - both internally and externally.This position requires the ability to add, subtract, multiply and divide in common units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals. The ability to compute rate, ratio and calculate percentages is required.Travel up to 40%Desired Minimum Qualifications: 5 + years of experience of flexible packaging in a manufacturing settingBachelor's degree in a related field (preferably from a recognized packaging school) or a combination of education and experience.Physical Factors/Work Environment: While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand, walk, reach with hands and arms, talk, and hear. The employee is required to sit, use hands and fingers, handle and feel objects/tools and balance. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision and the ability to focus.PI201858693

Keywords: Brook & Whittle, Chicago , Flexible Packaging, Packaging Engineer, Professions , Chicago, Illinois

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