Church & Dwight Co., Inc. Research Engineer (Packaging) in Princeton, New Jersey
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The individual will conduct packaging development projects from initiation through manufacture (launch). Projects will consist of modifications of packaging for existing products as well as the packaging for new products.
The individual will be responsible for meeting timelines, finding solutions to problems, managing expectations, and delivering to those expectations. The individual will have accountability to their packaging projects to assure they meet quality and consumer expectations while maintaining project schedule.
Support Packaging projects independently with partner functions in quality, finance, procurement, regulatory, engineering, operations and outside vendors.
Responsibilities and Accountabilities
Accountable for supporting packaging projects to assure they meet quality and consumer expectations while maintaining project schedule.
Accountable for ensuring that the project meets cost and environmentally sustainability requirements within the agreed upon schedule.
Works with other corporate departments, plants, contract manufacturing, consultants, and suppliers.
Utilizes various packaging materials (i.e.: fiberboard, corrugated, plastics, films, etc) to develop cost effective, consumer acceptable packages.
Executes projects from primary through tertiary packaging development.
Coordination and execution of plant line trials, including the generation of test plans and reports.
Offer input for the creation of project time lines.Develops and executes qualification programs for new package designs and materials.
Identifies, develops, and implements cost savings initiatives as related to package designs and materials.
Travels to supplier and manufacturing locations for support of packaging project activities.
Performs hands-on evaluation of packaging components for conformance to project requirements.
Develops packaging specifications.
Reviews and approves of component blueprints for issue with specifications
Responsible for fit / form / & function of packaging components with their mating parts.
Education and Experience
The successful candidate would have a minimum of 3 years of relevant experience in package development. A preference will be towards candidates that have experience in “consumer goods” packaging areas.
The candidate should have a BS degree in Package Engineering, Mechanical Engineering or Engineering sciences
Ideal experience would include some of the following areas:
Primary through tertiary packaging development for new product launches
Coordination and completion of qualification for new package designs and materials
Development of component specifications
Working knowledge of different packaging materials / converting methods:
Folding cartons (solid fiberboard)
Other Skills Needed
High interpersonal skills clearly showing strong communication interdepartmentally and in cross-corporate environments
A self-motivated and proactive personality with ambitions to “learn and deliver” within a fast paced, “employee empowered” atmosphere
High competency in Microsoft applications and general computer usage.
Church & Dwight is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer/Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities.For more information on our company, our brands and our culture visit us at http://www.churchdwight.com/
Church & Dwight is a world-leader in household and personal care products. Our global brands include ARM & HAMMER®, Batiste, OxiClean, Trojan, XTRA, Nair, First Response, Spinbrush, Orajel, vitafusion, Li’l Critters, Water Pik and FLAWLESS®. Founded in 1846, we have operations globally and are listed in the S&P 500.