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- Plans and designs product packaging to ensure product integrity and appeal under varying shipping and display conditions.
- Develops packaging for a company's products, with the goal of making the package both functional and cost-effective.
- They choose the materials, methods and machinery that go into the production of packaging supplies, and they develop production methods that eliminate waste and unnecessary spending.
- Packaging engineers are responsible for choosing packaging materials and developing production methods in order to create packaging that is not only practical, but also sustainable and cost-effective.
- Tests, analyzes, and selects materials for packaging based on durability and cost effectiveness.
Helps to ensure packaging complies with all regulations and customer requirements; Knowledge and understanding of packaging design validation standards (ISO, ASTM, etc.), drafting and specification standards is essential.
- Combine aspects of industrial design and engineering, materials science, logistics and marketing to develop packaging solutions for products and foods, such as cartons, boxes, bottles, adhesives and other containers.
Education and Experience:
BS/BA in related field; 3 - 5 years of experience in industrial or consumer packaging.
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- Must be able to use a multimeter to assist with troubleshooting. Ability to read and write English and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating instructions, and procedure manuals. Ability to apply understanding and judgement to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form. Ability to get along with co-workers and work in team environment.
- Creativity – as a packaging engineer, developing innovative, interesting, and functional packaging is important, and job applicants need the creativity to come up with new ideas that match the brief
- Problem-solving skills – packaging engineers troubleshoot issues as they arise, finding solutions to packaging or design problems so that the final product is effective
- Attention to detail – keen attention to detail is important for packaging engineers, since overlooking issues or flaws could result in a suboptimal final design
- Communication skills – communication is key to this job, as packaging engineers work as part of a team and must be able to explain their ideas to colleagues and clients
- Technical skills – packaging engineers work with computer software and design programs on a regular basis, so they must be technically minded and able to quickly pick up new software