Package Engineer / Sr. Package Engineer

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The packaging engineer position is part of the Global Design & Packaging Organization supporting, but not limited to the Toms of Maine Oral Care and Personal Care products. This position is responsible for the development, engineering, and implementation of new, innovative packaging solutions, collaboratively with Global and Division Marketing, Supply Chain, and Manufacturing.
Partner closely with Global and Regional Marketing and Design to bring innovative, new products and packaging to market meeting brand/business requirements.
Support the conceptualization, initiation, development and implementation of new and improved packages and processes including: design generation, prototype development, engineering specifications, mold and machinery qualification, functionality and quality testing, and technology transfer.
Modify the design of packaging systems and packaging components, ensuring defined needs for brand equity aesthetics, consumer acceptance, manufacturing capability, quality and cost are met from the program brief through design, engineering and commercialization
Work with Global and Regional Marketing, Global Design & Package Engineering, Supply Chain and outside suppliers to identify package technologies that meet key attributes (eg: costs, consumer usage/functionality, manufacturability and compatibility/functionality of materials with product)
Create cost and savings estimates, tooling/package qualification plans, technology transfer documentation (Design History Files) and final package component specifications, Bills of Materials, Manufacturing Specifications, case/cube information
Coordinate line trials to ensure package performance for manufacturing. Attend component and manufacturing startups as needed to ensure proper execution of design, function, and manufacturability.
Responsible for aspects of project management: project planning, capital expenditure management, and technology transfer associated with projects. Manage flow of information, and communicate project timelines, costs, and associated risks.
Understand and interpret package testing procedures and results to support the effective design, qualification, validation, and implementation of new package systems and packaging technology while providing explanations and forward actions appropriate to project team.
Partner with plant engineering to ensure that packaging equipment/material system specifications, functionality and design are appropriate for use.
Basic Qualifications
At least BS/BA degree in Package Engineering/Technology/Science or related engineering field (eg: Chemical Engineering)
At least 5 years of experience, preferably in the consumer products industry
At least 3 years of experience in package development/engineering, preferably in oral care industry
Preferred Qualifications
Innovation experience partnering with design and marketing
Material science knowledge of plastics, labels, and printing and decoration techniques
Knowledge of PET bottles (manufacturing processes and troubleshooting)
Knowledge of bottle and tube filling line processes/specifications and troubleshooting
Knowledge of injection molding (eg: PET preforms, flip top caps)
Knowledge of flexible packaging (tubes, sachets, thermoform)
Knowledge of packaging operations, processes, and equipment
Knowledge of paperboard packaging and corrugate
Project Management skills with experience leading cross functional teams
Demonstrate written and verbal communication skills and strong interpersonal skills to work with diverse cultures and global partners
Experience with statistical and predictive engineering tools (eg.: Design of Experiments (DOE), Failure Mode Effect Analysis (FMEA), Finite Element Analysis (FEA))
Experience initiating and leading continuous improvement teams and plans
Demonstrate strong documentation skills (eg: Test reports, specifications, etc.)
Experience using SAP or other ERP software and/or plant-related computer systems
Experience with CAPE/TOPS, MS Project, AutoCAD
Functional & Leadership Competencies
Product Commercialization: Experienced in technical elements associated with the development and commercialization of new product bundles
Supply Chain Systems & Analysis : Leveraging analytical tools and business data improve total performance of the Supply Chain
Business/Financial Understanding: Integrating financial data and cost drivers to minimize total delivered product cost and to initiate cash savings projects
Driving Innovation : Flexible approach to problem solving and gains buy-in to implements new ideas quickly
Planning/Priority Setting - Multi-tasking of several projects with minimal direction.
Relationship Building : Establishes trust in working with others
Analysis/Decision Making : Identifies options and analyzes pros and cons
Equal Opportunity Employer
Colgate-Palmolive is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.
Requisition ID: 7661
Posted: 11/10/2014

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