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Packaging Engineer

Elkhart, Indiana 46516 | Permanent Hire

Job ID: 6959 Industry: Industry Pay Rate: 90000

Position Overview: 

Currently seeking an experienced PACKAGING ENGINEER for a newly created role that will work with outside vendors to drive improvements of packaging in order to minimize returnable products due to damage  in the freight process.  This role will assume ownership of the packaging design, working with outside design firms and vendors and for developing and implementing test standards for all packaging.

  • Global, publicly traded organization with approx. $2 billion in revenue.
  • Excellent working environment with opportunities for advancement. 

  • Reduce warranty, freight, and material costs for existing products through optimization of product and component packaging.
  • Design and test product packaging for all new development projects.
  • Work closely with various production sites, transit carriers, and customers to meet each need from packaging design.
  • Work closely with Product Development teams to integrate packaging design and product design early on in development process.
  • Monitor and implement industry best practices, legal requirements, and changes in carrier requirements for packaging of all products.
  • Drive competitive testing and continuous improvement of product packaging.
  • Develop professional and technical knowledge by attending workshops, reviewing professional publications, establishing personal networks, etc. 


Bachelor’ s degree in an Engineering field required along with at least 5 years in packaging design.  Strong understanding of manufacturing processes including: corrugated cardboard, fiber tubes, blown tubing, heat films, etc.  Experience working with both LTL carriers and UPS strongly preferred.  Experience designing both returnable (re-useable) and disposable packaging preferred.    3D modeling and 2D drawing experience required; Solid Works preferred.  Solid Works FEA experience desirable.  Travel approx. 20%

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