Packaging Engineer

Company: Kforce Technology ( Learn More )

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Job Description


Kforce has a client seeking a Packaging Engineer in McPherson, Kansas (KS).Summary:The Packaging Engineer will design/modify secondary packaging, author packaging specifications, execute change control records, engineering trials, author technical reports.Role Responsibilities:
  • Determine and document the component-equipment interfaces and capabilities, ensuring that package designs and systems will operate efficiently on existing and new packaging lines; It is the responsibility of the package engineer to ensure package components are designed properly to run on existing or new packaging lines with contract manufacturers
  • Coordinate projects involving packaging specifications, design and documentation
  • Execute change control records, engineering trials, lab studies, and author associated technical reports in support of packaging engineering/process trials and studies
  • Author package and label specifications and bills of material for secondary packaging components
  • Interface and represent site capabilities and competencies in support of the Package Design and Development departments of the company plant development of new packages and/or changes to existing packages
  • Work collaboratively with Global Technical Services (GTS) Package Technology, Package Testing and Technology, Supply Chain, and Procurement teams to support packaging and component projects
  • Job Requirements


    • Bachelor's degree in Packaging or Engineering discipline or 5+ years of packaging engineering experience required.
    • 2+ years of packaging engineering experience or equivalent experience in packaging or manufacturing environment preferred; The ideal candidate will have experience in the pharmaceutical or consumer healthcare industries and have a working knowledge of business procedures required to adequately perform minimal job functions
    • Must have Pharmaceutical manufacturing background, or consumer healthcare
    • Proficiency in PC software such as MS Word, Excel and Project is necessary
    • Must be familiar with all aspects of package development and packaging operations
    • Familiarity or expertise with packaging equipment and industry standards must be demonstrated; Experience with secondary packaging and labeling requirements for FDA regulated products desirable
    • Must possess excellent communication skills coupled with a self-starter attitude, have demonstrated problem solving abilities and resolve to get tasks accomplished, project and task management skills, an ability to manage priorities while working under pressure and aggressive time constraints
    • Manufacturing environment, Technical services department, experience in packaging engineering and packaging design; Packages, labeling, cartons for Viles, product literature, shipping cases; Production improvements, old design needs change, need help implementing change. Machine experience needed
    • This person needs to be self-motivated, ability to multi-task, and have change control ability
    • Areas of Expertise: Packaging/Containment
    Software Skills:
    • MS Excel
    • MS Project
    • MS Word
    Kforce is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, protected veteran status, or disability status.