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Packaging Engineer

Kelly Services

Hershey, PA
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Job Title Packaging Engineer

Jobid US24R5AW_BH1430031

Location: Hershey, PA, 17033, USA

Description **Packaging Engineer**

**Hersey. PA**

**58 an hour**

**8 month contract**



This position is responsible for the design and technical development of packaging solutions for new and existing products. The Engineer, with limited supervision, will develop, test and recommend packaging design proposals for implementation at client's North American manufacturing and retail locations. The position will be responsible for detailed documentation of specifications and material management data to insure successful product-packaging commercialization.

Working closely with business partners, the Engineer will create packaging solutions that help drive retail sales and support new product innovation. The position will also lead cost savings initiatives by working collaboratively with Vendors, Manufacturing, Marketing and Equipment Engineering.

The successful candidate will demonstrate good communication and people skills, good project leadership, and technical understanding.

**Major responsibilities:**
• Collaborate with Marketing and Supply Chain on project objectives and expectations.
• Research, develop design proposals, test and implement packaging solution.
• Present design recommendations to key stakeholders for review.
• Ensure project success by keeping project on-schedule through strong communication while evaluating technical data
• Determine packaging material specifications that maintain product integrity, which maximize long-term quality and shelf- life of product while minimizing or reducing cost.
• Determine impact of packaging design on existing and new automation in manufacturing locations; modify designs accordingly to optimize manufacturing and labor efficiencies.
• Conduct analytical testing on materials and interpret data findings; clearly recommend proposals as a result of findings.
• Provide support to Manufacturing during new product-packaging qualifications and start-ups.
• Create specifications and ensure the accuracy of mechanical drawings, artwork layout, and assembly guidelines.
• Develop packaging bill of materials and enter into material management system.
• Conduct value analysis and cost reduction activities on packaging materials and labor requirements.
• Support investigation and analysis of packaging failures and develop/implement corrective actions accordingly.

**Minimum knowledge, skills and abilities required:**
• Basic knowledge of manufacturing and assembly processes; understands how packaging design changes impact processes, lead-time, resources, and development costs.
• Fundamental technical knowledge of packaging materials
• Ability to translate internal/external customer needs into relevant and effective packaging solutions
• Ability to design and interpret transport simulations, lab and plant testing.
• Ability to prioritize and manage multiple projects.
• Self-Motivation and initiative
• Ability to effectively communicate and work collaboratively with others
• Good organizational and time management skills
• Good PC skills: MS Word, MS Excel, MS PowerPoint

**Minimum Education and Experience Requirements:**
BS in Packaging Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Chemical Engineering or related science field; 1-3 years of experience in Packaging Development.

**Why Kelly** **®** **?**

Kelly puts you in charge of your career, with access to cutting edge projects and technologies inindustry leading organizations. Top companies throughout the world have trusted Kelly as a premiersource of engineering talent and services since 1965. And engineering job seekers know Kelly as a firmwith an unmatched reputation for quality, integrity and professionalism. Whether you seek the varietyand flexibility of working on short term project engagements, or prefer contract-to-hire or directhire placement with our clients, apply with Kelly to explore opportunities that suit your specificprofessional interests.

**AboutKelly Services** **®**

As a workforce advocate for over 70 years, we are proud to directly employ nearly 500,000 people around the world and have a role in connecting thousands more with work through our global network of talent suppliers and partners. Revenue in 2017 was $5.4 billion. Visit and connect with us on Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter .

Kelly Services is an equal opportunity employer including, but not limited to, Minorities, Females,Individuals with Disabilities, Protected Veterans, Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity and iscommitted to employing a diverse workforce. Equal Employment Opportunityis The Law.

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