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Packaging EngineerPleasant Prairie, WI
The Packaging Engineer role will identify, validate, and recommend various packaging options that pertain to different product types while maintaining package integrity and cost. This associate must be able to get consensus from various departments on packaging options to implement new or revise current packaging. This associate will also be evaluating customer complaints and data we receive from our customers to reduce or eliminate issues the customers are experiencing. Drive problem solving and root cause analysis to reduce/eliminate materials-based problems and participate in CAPA related activities that involve the packaging process or materials.
In this role, you will create a packaging design that meets cost, quality, throughput, and availability needs for all new quotes. In addition to, structuring all new kits in Contract packaging and establishing the pros and cons of various packaging concepts that meet the customer’s needs and our expectations and capabilities.
The right candidate will identify/establish specific packaging and container requirements. Verify packaging integrity through either established test methods used in the industry or through our own design capabilities. Will also analyze and drive improvements from customer field complaints.
The Packaging Engineer will provide solutions to overall packaging issues that occur during the day-to-day operations of the facilities. This candidate will work with the Process Engineer and front-line production leadership on establishing efficient methods that provide a “best fit” based on our processes and equipment. The candidate will lead the monthly KPH review, provide daily support for operation metrics and analysis, and communicate directly with the shop floor associates to evaluate how the packaging is working.
This position will lead at least five CI events on a yearly basis, therefore should be able to identify and execute cost savings initiatives. Within the internal process, this candidate will provide data and information needed to successfully set up parts in our system, collect/establish specifications from various suppliers on parts, and follow ISO and Kem Krest quality management system processes.
• Bachelor’s Degree in Packaging Engineering or Related Field (0-5 years’ experience)
• Preferred experience using Drop Testing Equipment
• Strong written and verbal communication skills required
• Strong Analytical skills with troubleshooting experience
• Proficient in Microsoft Office
• Preferred experience with Mopar & H-D packaging guidelines, standards, and processes but notrequired
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Kem Krest continually strives for excellence and takes pride in our commitment to the quality in the services we provide and in the processes we use to deliver those services. We strive for excellence in all aspects of business and believe the certifications earned help better meet our customer’s needs. Kem Krest, a minority owned company since 2008, is a Corporate Plus member with the National Minority Supplier Development Council (NMSDC).