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Packaging Engineer NJ Open (J#27936)
Education: Bachelors Degree

Title: Packaging Engineer
Location: Elizabeth, NJ
Education: BS degree in Engineering required
Salary: Neg.
Relocation: No
Travel: Some
Manages Others: No


In this position, the Packaging Engineer will provide successful new package development guidance through effective utilization of technical background to validate component and tooling design. We are seeking an individual who thrives on building effective business relationships and has strong follow-up skills.

Essential Responsibilities & Duties

New Package Development: Source, plans, and directs activities concerned with design and development of packaging components primarily custom bottle molds and the decorating of components. Develops or directs development of sketches, specifications, samples, and written analyses of proposed packaging in order to present design for customer approval.

Engineering Analysis: Analyzes engineering drawings and specifications of component to determine required physical characteristics of item, special-handling and quality requirements, and type of materials required for package.

Testing & Verification: Conduct preliminary testing, verify test reports, verify specifications, and related testing and / or verification of technical information.

Project Management: Prioritize projects and appropriately minimize project (concept to creation) development time.

Desired Skills and Experience

Develop RFQ-ready technical engineering databases and drawings of injection-molded components and blow-molded components including but not limited to packages, closures, and dispensing systems.
Review tool and part engineering databases and drawings for accuracy, ensuring they meet customer needs and requirements
Visit suppliers to review mold progress, conduct factory evaluations, and attend customer meetings
Maintain accurate records on each project to allow for tracking and summarizing of development information.
Continue to be knowledgeable with all vendor capabilities such as machine capabilities/limitation, plant locations, tooling process, MOQ, etc., to properly source new package development.
Provide decorating templates to customers and review customers artwork to determine if machine feasible.
Develop and maintain relationships with customers to understand their SOPs and requirements.
Assist sales and purchasing in qualifying components fit and function, decorating quality, and meeting drawing specification.
Readily available to travel, assist, and aid customers with the approval process of qualifying tools and decorating components.


Must have a Bachelors degree in Packaging, Mechanical Engineering, or related education with a minimum of 5 years experience in packaging Industry.
Demonstrate excellence in organization skills and be able to problem solve and find solutions to projects
Deep expertise in SolidWork 2009
Working knowledge of Adobe Illustrator
Working knowledge of Microsoft Office application suite
Working knowledge of injection molding, injection blow molding, injection stretch blow molding, and extrusion blow molding.
Working knowledge of decorating processes from spraying, silk screening, hot stamping, shrink sleeve, pad printing, and labeling is a plus.
Must have a familiarity of material properties such, HDPE, MDPE, LDPE, PET, PVC, AL, METALS, etc.
Familiarity with ASTM, ISTA, cGMP is a bonus.
Ability to develop and deliver presentations. Ability to create, compose, and edit written materials. Strong interpersonal and communication skills.
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