SENIOR PACKAGING ENGINEER Belkin Corporation
What you?ll do
As a Senior Packaging Engineer, you will be responsible for addressing the problems and opportunities that exist at each junction of interaction between the function of a package and its environment. He/she must pay equal attention to the inside and outside of the package to ensure that Belkin products are perceived as the highest quality in their category and continue to build brand awareness through effective engineering and design implementation. Work closely with the Industrial Designers, Mechanical engineers, Branding designers, Product Managers and vendors to ensure product development objectives and schedules are met. Develop and implement effective strategies to optimize our ability to develop packages with our suppliers.
How you?ll do it
Participate in cross-functional project teams to define packaging requirements and translate marketing recommendations into realistic packaging specifications for all Belkin products.
Work closely with marketing, branding and product development teams to understand and subsequently translate the marketing and promotional strategy, messaging and graphic objectives into finished packages.
Responsible for structural design and development of packages while taking into account fit, form, structure, materials, function, cost effectiveness, manufacturability, printability, consumer acceptability, quality, environmental issues, international import/export issues, storage and transportation concerns.
Responsible for troubleshooting, process improvement, quality management of product packaging, promotional packaging variations and displays.
Design new packages or improve existing packages for Belkin products.
Work closely with product management, packaging vendors, manufacturing and supply chain to ensure packaging programs reach completion on time and on budget.
Ensure that the graphic designers in the branding team have accurate templates to work on by supplying engineered die lines.
What you?ll need
An Ideal candidate would have a minimum of 5 to 7 years packaging experience in the consumer electronics industry with a BS in Packaging or Manufacturing Engineering with a minor in packaging OR a minimum of 3 years packaging experience with a MS in Packaging or Manufacturing Engineering with a minor in Packaging.
At least 3 years experience with 3D CAD. ProEngineer/ProSurface experience preferred. Solidworks experience considered.
Have an in-depth understanding of the marketing function and the retail-shopping environment.
Possess a broad knowledge of packaging materials (including but not limited to paper, chip board, corrugated, plastic, foam) and structures for consumer products.
Strong knowledge of and extensive working experience with package manufacturing processes, packaging machinery and rapid prototyping of packages.
Utilize project management skills to manage projects, develop project scopes, budgets, schedules, and communicate associated risks to peers and management.
Experience working with cross-functional teams managing multiple projects.
What you?ve done
Co-ordinate creation of prototype package designs for verification, trade shows and sales samples.
Conduct design evaluations of prototype samples for form, fit, function, structural integrity, cost efficiency, theft deterrence and ease of end user access to the products.
Responsible for evaluating and approving first article samples prior to production in addition to giving direction on all intermediate revisions.
Provide packaging suppliers all necessary artwork, package CAD data, material information and a prototype 3D sample for reference to ensure effective design transfer to manufacturing.
Package shape and size optimization based on retail partner shelf space constraints and efficient pallet pattern analysis.
Serve as a technical resource, leading, or participating in the qualification of packaging suppliers, substrates, and printed / non-printed materials domestically or internationally.
What you?re getting into
We?ve got big collaborative spaces for your big ideas, so bring an open mind and leave your suit in the closet. We all are committed to creating unique and rewarding consumer experiences. Everyone is interested in succeeding ? for the team, for themselves and for the business. Cross-functionally and across the company, everyone has common goals and aspires to be their best.
You will learn something new or at least look at things differently every day. There are so many smart and creative people around that you?ll be motivated to pursue the ideal.
Team spirit is infectious. Belkin is an extremely open workplace, where communication is essential. Not every idea will be accepted, but you?ll be asked for your point of view. Innovation thrives on multiple and varied levels. At Belkin we challenge conventional wisdom and refuse to accept that something cannot be done.
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