Associate Packaging Engineer in Lake Forest, IL at Reynolds Consumer Products

Date Posted: 2/26/2023

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Job Title: Associate Packaging Engineer 

City: Lake Forest / State: Illinois                                                   

Job Description

Join Reynolds Consumer Products…a world of opportunities! We are passionate about achieving results and have fun winning as a team! We are committed to a diverse and inclusive workplace environment in which individual differences are recognized, respected and appreciated.

At Reynolds, we provide amazing job opportunities for growth with competitive salaries and benefits in an exciting, dynamic, fast-paced, and fun workplace environment. Are you looking to build a strong career? Then we have an opportunity for you! We currently have an opportunity for an Associate Packaging Engineer to join our team located at our headquarters in Lake Forest, IL.

Your Role:

As an Associate Packaging Engineer, you will be responsible for influencing the business through your ideas, research, and development of new packaging and packaging efficiencies. You will have the opportunity to design, develop, specify, and test packaging which protects and satisfactorily delivers the product to the consumer under specific guidelines.

You will have the opportunity to:

  • Lead design and material explorations/improvements with marketing, design team, manufacturing, procurement, innovation and/or other cross-functional teams.
  • Maintain accurate packaging specifications in the company’s specification database.
  • Strive for sustainability and environmental stewardship to increase recyclability, increase recycled content and material reduction for packaging and displays with consideration for key customer initiatives, programs and mandatory and/or regulatory requirements..
  • Interface with plant manufacturing and Corporate R&D on new or existing products.
  • Identify and focus on reducing packaging damages in the field.
  • Work collaboratively with outside suppliers and resources in development of new product and packaging ideas, packaging materials, proof of concept package testing, and implementation of designs.
  • Develop analytical skills in order to create cost effective packaging options for primary, secondary and tertiary packaging, displays and palletizing with internal teams and external suppliers, which guarantee product integrity across all channels.
  • Travel to plant or vendor locations in performance of duties based on project scope and range (3%).

Ultimately, you will make an impact on the company by guaranteeing product integrity and providing your expertise so that we may continue to innovate.

You will love it here if…

  • You are a creative and dynamic problem‐solver
  • You pay great attention to detail and are well organized
  • You are highly analytic and have a natural curiosity
  • You are highly self‐motivated with the ability to work independently as well as with a team

We need you to have:

  • Bachelor of Arts degree required 
  • 0-3 years of applicable experience preferred
  • Creativity and ability to work with direction with cross-functional teams
  • Driven to achieve great results throughout the development process
  • Basic understanding of carton and corrugated properties and performance, design principles, packaging and display material types, converting and manufacturing processes
  • Prioritization Skills, understanding time constraints
  • Effective written and oral communication skills to influence, problem solve, drive decisions and complete projects

Icing on the cake:

  • Major emphasis on Packaging Engineering preferred
  • Experience in project management
  • Experience with folding cartons, corrugated, printed film materials, machine automation, and typical warehouse processes

Want to know more? Check out our website or connect with us on LinkedIn!

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