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Packaging Engineer

Bedford Park, IL 60638

Posted: 08/21/2018 Employment Type: Contract Category: Engineers-All Other Job Number: 77741

One of PEAK' s clients is looking for a Packaging Engineer who will be responsible for designing new case packaging for new product design. Ideally, you will have  2-3 years of experience with a solid knowledge of packaging theory, how to design pallet patterns, and understanding of cube layout. 

Project management skills and the ability to interact with multiple manufacturing plants and corporate personnel will be necessary to succeed in this position. You will report to a Sr. Packaging Engineer. 

Your work responsibilities will include: 
Packaging engineering design for development and ongoing production of  packaging materials related to the manufacturing of products 
Support growth objectives with new packaging designs, cost effective packaging and new technology 
Develop packaging specifications, material alternatives, engineering change orders and cost estimates 
Collect data, interpret results, qualify new materials, formulate and then communicate recommendations to influence business decisions and solve problems 
Assist in driving improvements throughout supply chain 
Provide technical support to procurement for vendor management initiatives 

Qualifications 
B.S. degree in Packaging Engineering required 
Strong Packaging design skills, especially design of corrugated packaging 
Must be proficient with TOPS/CAPE

Experience with SAP is preferred.

Microsoft Office programs including Word, Power Point, and Excel. 
Strong communication and problem solving skills 
Detail oriented, self motivated, and able to work independently with minimal guidance 
Ability to work with cross functional groups, teams, and accommodate changing business priorities. 
Must have excellent time management and professional communication skills. 
Self-directed and uses judgment to proactively seek guidance from management or update status to management. 
 
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