Senior Packaging Engineer

Location: Remote
Department: CPG

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 an experienced Senior Packaging Engineer with experience in the Consumer-Packaged Goods Industry.

Key Responsibilities

  • Support various packaging material RFQ’s by assisting with preparing specifications, generating drawings, and collecting technical information.
  • Assist with qualifying new suppliers and/or alternate materials identified during the RFQ process by generating packaging protocols, overseeing test execution, analyzing test data, and authoring qualification reports.
  • Initiate and coordinate packaging line trials including planning, conducting and post-trial activities.
  • Ability to work independently and resourcefully while leading complex projects or assignments.
  • Strong technical comprehension of various packaging formats and material properties (bottles, closures, labels, corrugate, etc).
  • 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.
  • Partner with purchasing and production departments to determine costs and feasibility of producing proposed packaging.
  • Build internal and external relationships to effectively influence and gain support for initiatives.

Requirements

  • Bachelor's degree in packaging engineering.
  • 7-12 years packaging engineering experience.
  • Technical depth on a packaging material, format, or process.
  • Advanced understanding of the full packaging development and qualification process (or stage gate process).
  • Advanced knowledge of resource planning for trials.
  • Advanced understanding of project timeline development.
  • Demonstrated effective communications (verbally and in writing) across internal and external teams.
  • Demonstrated ability to multitask and manage time efficiently and effectively across multiple activities and tasks simultaneously.


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