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Packaging Engineer

Lake Forest, Illinois 60045 | Contract

Post Date: 03/22/2018 Job ID: 75544 Category: Engineers-All Other

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One of PEAK' s clients is looking for a Packaging Engineer on a long term contract and possible contract to hire basis. Ideally, the person filling this role will have 2-3 years of experience. In this role, you will be responsible for primary and secondary packaging material development, testing, and specifications for the assigned value stream and/or projects. 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. 

  • Packaging engineering support for development and ongoing production of all 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.

  • B.S. degree in Packaging Engineering required. 
  • Strong Packaging design skills, especially design of corrugated packaging. 
  • Must be proficient with TOPS/CAPE & 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. 
  • Ability to resolve problems without delay and/or to seek managerial intervention and operate under time-sensitive deadlines. 

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