Packaging Engineer

Job Overview

Our client in the Fairfield area of NJ has an excellent opportunity for a Packaging Engineer!



  • Oversee and manage complete package development process, including the creation of packaging BOMs and prototype development.
  • Organize line trials for customers and vendors for new product validation.
  • Troubleshoot new and existing packaging problems involving designs, materials and processes and provide creative, timely, and cost-effective solutions.
  • Analyze engineering drawings and specifications of product to determine physical characteristics of item, special handling, environmental and safety requirements, and types of materials required for packaging.
  • Evaluate and select packaging suppliers/vendors; periodically conduct vendor reviews.
  • Identify and implement cost saving initiatives related to packaging materials, labor, efficiency, transportation, and storage.
  • Work closely with operations and sales to optimize packaging supply base for cost, lead time, quality, supply assurance, and compliance with customer, regulatory, and internal requirements.



  • Strong communication, organizational, and problem-solving skills.
  • Ability to multi-task in a fast environment.
  • Must be able to follow all GMPs and relevant SOPs.
  • SAP or other ERP system knowledge preferred.
  • Bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering or packaging engineering.
  • Must have 3-5 years of experience in industrial or consumer packaging.
  • Decision making environment, strong interaction with operations and sales, as well as other supporting groups.
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