Manages packaging development and improvement projects to meet client, Company, and regulatory needs.
Creates Project Plans and organizes resources to ensure project milestones are met within expectations of timeline, quality and budget.
Remains current on packaging innovations throughout the industry and proliferates leading technologies within the Company.
Reviews and approves product engineering change orders and packaging process changes, including labels specifications and packaging related content.
Consults with vendors in the development of packaging for components and materials.
Develops and executes test methods, validations, and protocols for packaging related developments and projects. Justifies and prepares capital expenditures for new packaging processes and equipment.
Fosters a high level of creativity and independence in the design and development of new or improved packaging processes, systems, prototypes and projects.
Works with key functions to design packaging through the use of appropriate structure analyses, test methods, design methodologies, feasibility justification, and business case processes.
Drives the interaction of key package, product, process and Supply Chain interfaces and incorporates them into packaging design.
Ensure all material handling equipment and facilities comply with corporate safety and ergonomic guidelines.
Interface with Plant Launch personnel to ensure accurate Cycle Line Layouts and equipment needs to support Lean production.
Act as single point of contact for MP&L including coordinating department study responses to studies and department reviews.
Skills and Experience Required:
BS in Packaging engineering, Industrial engineering or Mechanical engineering
Effective verbal and written communication, presentation and meeting skills. Project management skills create and maintain open issue lists, master schedules, lead cross functional teams, issue resolution, financial tracking and management of program fund spending and equipment procurement.
Proficient in Microsoft Office and AutoCAD
Willing to do what it takes to get the job done. Desire to learn. Problem solving and time management skills. Proactive issue identification and resolution. Deliver results on time and with high quality.
Effective time management skills.
Innovative problem solving. Develop work plans with timing. Conduct thorough analysis
Solve problems at the lowest level. Be a team player and willing to take a leadership role
2 years of experience in the industry.
Experience working with a unionized workforce, preferably UAW.