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Sr. Engineer, Packaging

Location: 

Milford, CT, US

Req ID:  3566
Job Type: 
Edgewell is a global team of over 6,000 visionaries, doers and makers. Our secret is people, and we have an inspiring and collaborative global force of them. Our portfolio of over 25 brands touches lives in more than 50 countries by making useful things joyful. Together, we reimagine good mornings and endless summers, strive for more sustainable ways to beautify and bond, and do it all with not only confidence but determination.

POSITION SUMMARY:

The Edgewell strategic business unit, which is a division of Edgewell Personal Care, is a leading manufacturer and distributor of a diverse portfolio of consumer and personal products.  Edgewell is focused on Sun Care products, including Banana Boat, Hawaiian Tropic, and Private Label brands; Feminine Care products, including Gentle Glide and Sport tampons; Skin Care products, including Wet Ones and Gloves; and Wet Shave products.

 

Develop innovative packaging solutions across the portfolio of personal care products. Serve as the primary Packaging Engineer in support of bringing solutions to improve plant standardization across all divisions, proving out feasibility, and readying concepts for transfer into feasibility phase to eliminate waste in the packaging process. Additionally, bring Productivity 4.0 for Packaging to EPC.

 

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

  • Partner with Operations to develop and support the execution of future plans in support of business objectives
  • Communicate concepts with Plant Leads for Packaging
  • Communicate technical issues and details to the project team and management.
  • Provide coaching and mentoring to direct reports when appropriate.
  • Complete performance development plans for direct reports.
  • Coordinate the development efforts with outside component suppliers as well as contract manufactures both domestically and internationally
  • Collaborate with other divisional Packaging groups
  • Management of budget assigned
  • The position is that of a working manager. In addition to leading the team, will be assigned projects generally more complex in scope
  • Coordinate preparation of package prototypes for functional testing according to ASTM methods
  • Develop and prepare package material specifications, assembly instructions and BOMs
  • Maintain a common level of technical discipline to those assigned. Collaborate with peers in execution development of the objectives set by the department Director
  • Attend Trade/Industry Shows mining for new product ideas
  • Keep abreast of existing and new technologies that are applicable to areas of responsibility
  • Manage IP (intellectual property) within area of responsibility
  • Guide discussion during product team meetings, communicate technical issues and details to the project team and management.

 

OTHER DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Must have the ability to develop innovative solution for new product and manufacturing ideas.
  • Must have the ability to communicate concepts utilizing CAD, sketches and verbal direction.
  • Must be familiar with various manufacturing processes (assembly methods, decoration methods, mono and multi-layer film processing knowledge a plus, etc.)       
  • Must have the ability to evaluate concepts to prove out feasibility.
  • Must have the ability to manage third party relationships (e.g. outside design consultants, inventors, suppliers, etc.
  • Proficient with CAD/CAM systems. Word, Excel, Access/databases e-mail and internet applications.
  • Must have the ability to prioritize and organize workload on multiple programs of low-to-medium complexity.
  • Must have the ability to develop and implement schedules and ensure that engineering procedures are followed.
  • Must have the ability to manage assigned projects, monitoring the status of all elements affecting the outcome of the program.
  • Must have the ability to guide laboratory support personnel as required to accomplish a task.
  • Must have the ability to clearly communicate technical and non-technical information via verbal presentation and in writing with management, team members and support personnel with normal supervision.
  • Effective verbal / written communication, interpersonal, and influencing skills.  Ability to interface with internal and external contacts at all levels.  Ability to clearly communicate technical and non-technical information via verbal presentations and in writing. 
  • Must be a highly credible individual capable of rapid engagement, and of bridging relationships between R&D and other functional areas.
  • Must be capable of quickly establishing relationships both internally and externally, and at all levels.
  • Ability to develop and execute innovative solutions for new product ideas. Highly analytical and skilled in achieving operational efficiencies and committed to quality. Capable of seeing the big picture.
  • Excellent negotiating and influencing skills, and capable of working across multiple functional areas, with a true sense of urgency in responding to delivering on challenges.
  • Excellent organizational, prioritizing and follow up skills.
  • Ability to handle multiple tasks / projects simultaneously.
  • Ability to think and act independently and make sound decisions.
  • Demonstrated ability to complete projects on time.
  • Good problem-solving skills. 

 

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:

  • BS or MS in Mechanical, Package or Chemical Engineering, or equivalent degree.
  • Minimum of 7 years of packaging experience required.
  • Knowledge of a wide variety of packaging components and properties such as; aerosols, pumps, closures, bottles, tubes, flexible films and lamination, paperboard (folding cartons, cards, labels) plastic processing (injection and extrusion blow molding and cast and blown films
  • Experience dealing with packaging component suppliers. 
  • Experience in running overall development of new packaging structures from concept to manufacturing)
  • Experience with standard test methods as ASTM, GMPs OTC test and protocols. 

 

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Edgewell is an equal opportunity employer. We do all we can to create a collaborative and diverse global team, where good ideas can thrive, and our colleagues can learn and lead. We prohibit discrimination based on age, color, disability, marital or parental status, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, veteran status or any legally protected status in accordance with applicable federal, state and local laws. We listen deeply and speak directly to create an environment that’s open to difference. We aim to bring joy to not only the products we create and the people we serve, but our colleagues across the globe too.


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