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Packaging Engineer

Company: Vit-Best Nutrition
Location: Tustin
Posted on: March 16, 2020

Job Description:

Position Summary

  • The primary purpose of the Packaging Engineer is to evaluate and recommend dietary supplement packaging components and equipment, support new product development, establish specifications, create packaging instructions, set up finished product bills of material, and support existing packaging operations. The individual must engage with other departments including Quality, Account Management, Manufacturing Operations, Maintenance and Supply Chain, to ensure procedures and specifications are set properly and can be met consistently.
  • The Packaging Engineer will have ownership of the creation and maintenance of packaging instructions; will represent R&D on all matters pertaining to packaging components and specifications; will support company initiatives surrounding equipment purchases and upgrades; and will be the primary contact for resolving in-process packaging issues.
    Responsibilities
    • Lead multiple packaging projects in support of product development and innovation.
    • Design packaging instructions and create packaging MMRs ensuring compliance with cGMPs.
    • Evaluate and recommend packaging components regarding formula and equipment suitability.
    • Directly liaise with customer to establish agreements on approved packaging.
    • Support the sourcing and evaluation of packaging distributors, for cost effectiveness and quality of materials and service.
    • Establish new BOMs for packaged products; update existing BOMs as needed.
    • Develop specifications for packaging components and packaged goods.
    • Support new product launches, maintenance of existing products, cost savings initiatives and packaging improvements.
    • Recommend new equipment, technology and processes to improve efficiency. Evaluate existing capabilities and identify upgrades to diversify Vit-Best's packaging capabilities.
    • Troubleshoot equipment downtime, including mechanical issues.
    • Assist with new quotations. Review and approve all new finished goods, packaging materials and packaging instructions.
    • Document all change recommendations and develop effectiveness measurement tool for existing products.
    • Design and coordinate lab and plant trials to assess technical feasibility in the qualification of components, materials and vendors.
    • Advise on technical inquiries regarding the nature of raw materials in relation to how they are processed through various machinery by internal departments and external clients.
    • Research and leverage strategic and business sense in order to recommend machinery and line upgrades with emphasis on capacity, output and cost control.
    • Collaborate with Quality and Operations to evaluate and close CAPAs.
    • Assist in writing, editing, and training on department SOPs as needed.
    • Other tasks assigned by Management.
      Qualifications
      • To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty to the satisfaction of accountable supervisors. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
      • Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, standard operating procedures and regulations. Effective verbal, written communication skills, and must be fluent in English. Bilingual (Spanish) is desirable.
      • Ability to read and interpret packaging dielines and effectively communicate or draw design changes.
      • Ability to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form. Ability to deal with problems involving several defined variables in standardized situations.
      • Ability to adhere to strict project timelines; able to manage multiple projects at a time.
      • Ability to participate in and lead cross-functional projects; cooperate and collaborate with multiple departments.
      • Excellent statistical and mathematical skills.
      • Experience in training and supervising employees.
        Education & Experience
        • Minimum of 5 years packaging experience in relevant industries (dietary supplements and/or consumer packaged goods).
        • B.S./B.A. degree in Packaging or a related Engineering discipline, or equivalent work experience.

Keywords: Vit-Best Nutrition, Tustin , Packaging Engineer, Engineering , Tustin, California

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