Senior Packaging Engineer

Location: Client: Hackettstown, NJ
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 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 Group is looking for a Senior Packaging Engineer in the Food and Beverageindustry! This role would provide packaging development for the leadership team and work across a variety of brands to run and support line trails, specifications, testing, and go to market systems.
This is a hybrid role that would require 3 days onsite in Hackettstown, NJ and Newark, NJ.
Key Responsibilities
  • Leads complex projects or assignments within large projects with minimal supervision. 
  • Lead packaging qualification activities by generating packaging protocols, overseeing test execution, analyzing test data, and authoring qualification reports.
  • 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
  • Plan and execute a design of experiments. Perform statistical analysis on data generated from experiments and write final reports.
  • Initiate and coordinate packaging line trials including planning, conducting and post-trial activities.
  • Partner with purchasing and production departments to determine costs and feasibility of producing proposed packaging
  • Lead internal and external relationships to effectively influence and gain support for initiatives.
  • Able to identify areas of cost savings or improvements to new and on market products
  • Bachelor's degree in Packaging Engineering.
  • 5 – 8  years packaging engineering experience, specifically in Food & Beverage or CPG.
  • Must have experience with flexible films, paperboard, and corrugated materials.
  • Working knowledge of both flexible FFS and horizontal flow wrap equipment is required.
  • Experience with die line creation required.
  • 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 knowledge of FDA and ISO requirements related to packaging and labeling, ensuring robust package validation and qualification.
  • 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.
Applicants must be authorized to work for ANY employer in the U.S. We are unable to sponsor or take over sponsorship of an employment Visa at this time. 
  • Competitive salary
  • Health Care including Medical, Dental, Vision Insurance with Health Savings Options
  • Paid Time Off
  • Sick and Mental Health days
  • 11 Paid Company Holidays
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
  • Paid Parental Leave and Company Paid Short-term Disability Insurance
  • 401k Retirement savings plan with generous company match
  • Company Paid Life Insurance 
  • 32 Hours dedicated to Training and Career Development 
  • 8 Hours of Paid Volunteer Time         
  • Professional development opportunities         
  • Collaborative and inclusive work environment         
Salary Range: $85,000 - $127,000

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