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Packaging Engineer

Packaging Engineer

Job Description

KDC | Columbus, a world class contract manufacturer of personal care products in New Albany, Ohio is currently recruiting for a Packaging Engineer.   Competitive Salary and Relocation available.


The Production Engineer plans and directs activities to optimize filling line performance and drive continuous improvement plans. The Production Engineer understands and implements company and customer written procedures in accordance with cGMP and other governmental regulations.  Also plays a key role in equipment selection for new projects and cost savings initiatives.


Primary Responsibilities/Accountabilities:

•           Drives continuous improvements throughout filling and packaging operations.

•           Supports manufacturing operations by troubleshooting and process improvement.

•           Develops and implements processes and systems to measure line performance and prioritize improvement areas to reduce downtime and improve quality and throughput..

•           Manages the development and implementation of equipment for new products, processes, and capacity expansion plans.

•           Leads equipment and process qualification activities for new equipment and processes.

•           Assists with all project proposals and cost estimates as well as gathers all project related quotes.  Provides costing estimates for projects and products.

•           Provides leadership and training in continuous improvement methodologies (Lean, DMAIC, etc) and coaches employees in the use of these tools.

•           Tracks improvement project and submits weekly summaries detailing status of each project.

•           Ensures that capital projects are on budget.

•           Provides training to line leads, operators, and mechanics as needed in key SOPs and improvement methodologies.

•           Supports Health & Safety programs and cGMP initiatives.

Job Requirements

  • Bachelor of Science degree in an engineering discipline or equivalent; preferably Mechanical Engineering or Industrial Engineering
  • Minimum 7 years experience in a production environment (preferably FDA regulated) with both high speed and agile filling and packaging systems.
  • Expertise with a variety of the liquid filling / packaging practices and procedures


Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:


  • Expertise with a variety of the liquid filling / packaging practices and procedures
  • Technical skills in manufacturing processes and methods – liquid filling and packaging processes required.
  • Strong equipment engineering experience with a track record of driving OEE improvement.
  • Demonstrated skills in Lean Manufacturing,  - hands-on experience and appropriate certifications
  • Ability to interact effectively with all levels of the organization
  • Strong computer skills (Microsoft Office)
  • Strong problem solving, analytical methods and technical skills.
  • Good understanding of FDA Good Manufacturing Practices Regulations (GMP’s) and OSHA safety requirements.
  • Experience with project and product costing methodologies.
  • Strong communication (both written and oral), interpersonal, team building and organizational skills.  Can interact appropriately with leadership, customer, and suppliers.
  • Ability to perform multiple tasks simultaneously and manage time efficiently and effectively.


Job Snapshot

Employment Type Full-Time
Job Type Engineering, Manufacturing, Other
Education 4 Year Degree
Experience 5 to 7 years
Manages Others Not Specified
Relocation Yes
Industry Consumer Products, Manufacturing
Required Travel Not Specified
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Packaging Engineer

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