Principal Packaging Engineer

Location: Remote

Job Description

About Adept Group

Adept Group offers an award-winning workplace for exceptional packaging industry talent. We work on a range of innovative projects for iconic brand owners. Our technically gifted team collaborates to produce unparalleled results.

We offer a great place to showcase your expertise and build upon your skillset. All while having fun with amazing people from a variety of diverse backgrounds. We’re driven, inspirational and most importantly, human.

We're a remote first employer with team members across the U.S. Some roles may require on-site work in specified US cities. Business travel may be necessary based on client needs. 

We offer a flexible, creative culture focusing on 3 pillars - our environment, our communities, and our health and well-being. Join a team committed to building a sustainable future!

The Opportunity

Adept is hiring Principal Packaging Engineers in Consumer Packaged Goods, Food and Beverage and Life Sciences. 

Key Responsibilities

  • Leads multiple complex projects or assignments within large projects.
  • Lead packaging qualification activities by generating packaging protocols, overseeing test execution, analyzing test data, and authoring qualification reports.
  • Lead the improvement and standardization of packaging on existing products with focus on performance and cost effectiveness
  • Facilitate the resolution of the problems during the developmental process to meet the customer's needs
  • Provide technical expertise for packaging risk assessments and failure mode/root cause analyses.
  • Lead the improvement and standardization of packaging on existing products with focus on performance and cost effectiveness
  • Maintain ongoing communication with global counterparts and packaging vendors to support cost-savings initiatives
  • Influence over internal and external stakeholders to have strategic, meaningful & lasting improvement


  • Bachelor's degree in packaging engineering. Advanced degrees or certifications preferred.
  • 8+ years in a specific focus area of packaging and/or considered a Subject Matter Expert in field.
  • 12+ years as a Packaging Engineer
  • Advanced understanding of the full packaging development and qualification process (or stage gate process).
  • Advanced knowledge of resource planning for trials.
  • Advanced knowledge of FDA and ISO requirements related to packaging and labeling, ensuring robust package validation and qualification.
  • Advanced understanding of project timeline development.
  • Advanced communications (verbally and in writing) across internal and external teams.
  • Advanced ability to multitask and manage time efficiently and effectively across multiple activities and tasks simultaneously.

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