Kelly Services Packaging Engineer in Indianapolis, Indiana

Kelly Engineering has an exciting opportunity for a Packaging Engineer to join the Indianapolis Engineering Team! The Packaging Engineer designs, develops and implements complete new product packaging solutions from concept to market introduction.

Principal Accountabilities:

Principal accountabilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Coordinate and manage design, development and production of packaging components and graphics with vendors

  • Serve as the technical lead for packaging on specific projects and taking responsibility for all aspects of packaging design control on these projects

  • Work cross-functionally to develop innovative concepts and solutions for product packaging structure and graphics

  • Analyze packaging problems , identify root causes, and develop solution options for product packaging-related problems

  • Apply company standards to ensure graphics, copy and compliance / regulatory related information is properly applied and designed into packaging components

  • Verify and validate effectiveness of packaging designs by conducting packaging transit and environmental tests per ISTA standards.

  • Author and implement Engineering Change Orders (ECO’s) as needed and effectively communicate implications of packaging changes and requirements to all affected functional areas

  • Contribute to engineering body of knowledge by developing and documenting work instructions and standard operating procedures for packaging related components and processes.

  • Identify, develop and implement packaging quality improvements, cost reductions, and customizations to meet customer and market needs

  • Oversee and assist in the creation of packaging drawings, samples and written analysis of proposed packaging designs for approval

  • Develop pallet stacking patterns, product packaging layouts and instructions for assembly

  • Create, manage and maintain packaging attribute data within ERP/PLM system

  • Ensure packaging designs comply with company operations and ergonomic requirements

Education and Experience/Skills:

  • BS in Packaging Engineering or related degree from an accredited four-year college or university and 3+ years of related experience

  • Experience should include design with corrugated, folding cartons, plastic thermoforms, pulp trays and fabricated and molded cushioning foams.

  • Candidates must also possess a thorough knowledge of packaging development, production and printing processes, packaging material selections , engineering documentation best practices and packaging ISTA standards and testing.

  • Experience with design for manufacturability, ergonomics and PPAP steps for verification and validation of first production packaging from suppliers is required.

Please apply now!

Why Kelly ® ?

Kelly puts you in charge of your career, with access to cutting edge projects and technologies in

industry leading organizations. Top companies throughout the world have trusted Kelly as a premier

source of engineering talent and services since 1965. And engineering job seekers know Kelly as a firm

with an unmatched reputation for quality, integrity and professionalism. Whether you seek the variety

and flexibility of working on short term project engagements, or prefer contract-to-hire or direct

hire placement with our clients, apply with Kelly to explore opportunities that suit your specific

professional interests.

AboutKelly Services ®

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Individuals with Disabilities, Protected Veterans, Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity and is

committed to employing a diverse workforce. Equal Employment Opportunity

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