Sr. Packaging Engineer

    Jonesboro, AR 72401
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    Job Description

    Nice-Pak Products, Inc. (NP) is the global developer, manufacturer and marketer of pre-moistened wipes for the consumer market, specializing in personal care, hygiene, household cleaning and disinfection products.

    We're currently looking for a Sr. Packaging Manager position located in our Jonesboro, AR location.


    Senior Packaging Engineer supporting Nice-Pak Products projects working within the R&D Packaging / Innovation Development Team. This position will develop, lead and execute R&D plans and protocols to launch new products. The position will lead R&D package innovation& development activities, ensuring milestones are met. Identify technical and project risks and ensure strategies are developed to effectively mitigate these risks.

    • Understands packaging-related business needs and competitive landscape
    • Drive for excellence in project management and technical leadership in packaging programs from pre-concept initiation through hand-off and commercialization
    • Develops ideas, concepts and prototypes to solve problems and meet customer/consumer needs in new and superior ways
    • Research packaging materials and determine the most cost effective and quality packaging available
    • Identifies needs gaps and opportunities
    • Leads the packaging development for new initiatives
    • Technical interface with suppliers
    • Develop timelines, risk assessment and contingency plans to ensure execution on projects
    • Identifies technical and project risks and ensures strategies are in place to effectively mitigate risks
    • Support new plant trials for packaging materials/project work, working with cross-functional teams (Marketing, Procurement, Business Development, Production, Supply Chain and Quality)
    • Properly plan, coordinate and report each trial, provide appropriate level of technical support and troubleshooting to execute trial objectives and ensure proper documentation of each activity
    • Design, plan and conduct analytical testing, line trials and package performance testing
    • Documenting technical project work and trial activity in timely manner
    • Develops line trial protocols and writes trial reports, SOP's and specifications
    • Identifies key quality attributes for packaging components
    • Works with plant associates to gain alignment to specifications
    • Perform packaging testing and analyze results to determine if packaging meets standards
    • Develops, writes and validates test methods to evaluate performance of packaging prototypes
    • Examine quality issues with packaging and work with suppliers to correct issues
    • Provides guidance and direction to junior scientists
    • Ensures their activity is aligned to project milestones
    • Be point of contact for all packaging related questions
    • Trains new hires on test methods and departmental SOPs
    • Plans own workload to ensure tasks and objectives are completed and collaborates as a participative team member to ensure R&D milestones are met
    • Makes and supervises production of samples for marketing presentations, laboratory evaluation, consumer and clinical testing.

    • BS (Packaging degree preferred, MS a plus) or equivalent work experience
    • Advanced technical knowledge of consumer packaging, e.g., flexible films, rigid containers/injection molding, cartons, and corrugated;
    • Five plus years plus relevant CPG experience in packaging development; previous experience in wipes packaging advantageous; developing and launching innovative packaging solutions; Familiar with prototyping techniques such as 3-D printing; plant/equipment experience
    • Strong interpersonal communication skills
    • Autonomous work ethic
    • Teamwork mentality
    • Excellent project management skills
    • Demonstrated ability to lead technical teams
    • Able to work in a fast-paced environment, with multiple projects of varying complexities
    • Strong problem-solving skills and independence
    • Computer skills- MS Office, Tops, Cape, CAD


    Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

    The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor's legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)
    Posting ID: 605807285Posted: 2021-03-01Job Title: Senior Packaging Engineer