ProAmpac Holdings, Inc. Product Development Engineer in Wrightstown, Wisconsin
ProAmpac is a leading global flexible packaging company with a comprehensive product offering, providing creative packaging solutions, industry-leading customer service and award-winning innovation to a diverse global marketplace. ProAmpac’s approach to sustainability – ProActive Sustainability® – provides innovative sustainable flexible packaging products to help our customers achieve their sustainability goals. We are guided in our work by four core values that are the basis for our success: Integrity, Intensity, Innovation, and Involvement.
As a team member, you join a diverse mix of forward-thinking professionals dedicated to producing world-class packaging. We're always looking to bring in top-tier talent — it's one of the many keys to our tremendous success and continuing growth. Our open culture nurtures an atmosphere of encouragement and empowers the free exchange of fresh ideas and the sharing of best practices.
By joining us, you become an integral part of an entrepreneurial company in a fast-paced, exciting environment that provides varied opportunities for professional and personal growth.
The Packaging Engineer is responsible for creating, developing, designing, testing, products, processes, for new and existing products/markets while ensuring quality, cost, and on time delivery of new/improved products to the market.
Research, Design, develop, test, control, analyze, create specifications, document, implement, products and structures for new or improved products; monitoring from pilot to scale up.
Conduct lab & pilot scale research that supports product and process innovation and improvement and scaling that research to commercial processes.
Collaborate with global and national brands, cross-functional teams, and material & process suppliers to develop specifications, evaluate, and control properties of substrates, materials and processes.
Support the qualification of substrates, development materials, and processes used in products
Handles complex issues, provides technical support and knowledge to solve issues and assists with projects.
Utilize project management skills to effectively drive product development and innovation projects including project summary updates, innovation gating process documentation, project planning grant charts, preparing pertinent IP collateral, ensuring freedom-to-use documentation.
Complete cost analyses for projects to ensure opportunities for commercial success exist.
Support marketing requests for product performance and technical information.
Support and/or lead customer innovation sessions aimed at developing new product concepts.
Write product evaluation protocols, perform product testing, and author engineering reports with recommendations.
Validate materials and processes in accordance with FDA standards.
Keep abreast of and identify new developments and technologies in materials and processes
May act as first line supervisor or team leader, provides coaching and mentoring.
- Bachelor's Degree required, preferably chemical engineering, paper/pulp. Statistics and statistical process control training.
Qualifications & Skills:
3-5 years’ work experience in technical service, process control, quality engineering, or product development; leadership preferred.
Knowledge of continuous improvement methodologies required such as Six Sigma, Lean, etc. preferred.
Experience with FDA requirements and ISO standards.
Work independently with minimal supervision, ability to resolve complex technical issues
Experience using Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, Power Point, Teams), and Outlook.
Maintains strict confidentiality and protects privacy of confidential/sensitive information.
Exceptional time management and organization skills.
Ability to collaborate and communicate effectively (verbal, written, and presentations) with executive leadership, staff, and internal and external clients.
Proactive; exercises sound judgment and decision making; able to identify problems and needs and develop solutions and/or options.
Excellent interpersonal skills.
Self-confident, self-motivated polished professional who thrives in a challenging, fast-paced environment.
Area of Interest: Engineering
Department: Product Development-2550
ProAmpac is an Equal Opportunity Employer: Minorities/Women/Protected Veterans/Disabled.