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Product Development Engineer

American Packaging Corporation
Columbus, WI
  • Expired: May 18, 2021. Applications are no longer accepted.

DescriptionSUMMARY: A Technical Position reporting to the Technical Manager. Primary Responsibility is project management in new product development activity, supporting manufacturing and quality relative to technical needs, and supporting the Center of Excellence (COE) needs for production, planning, and continuous improvement. Additionally, this role will collaborate with technical resources outside the COE regarding New Business Opportunity activity, specification development, and material development initiatives.ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following: Project Management & Ownership of COE specific needs regarding NBO activity, manufacturing and quality support, budgeting, and continuous improvement.

Material and process research regarding technologies that match the COEs capabilities or initiatives. Collaborate with external technical resources on NBO activity, specification development, and material development initiatives. Ensure the COE has all...

the necessary information, specifications, and knowledge to meet customer expectations. Product Development, Customer interface, presentations, and primary responsibility for technical support of assigned accounts. Participate in customer visits to the facilities.

Apply regulatory evaluations pertaining to packaging food safety. Maintain an updated file on finished rollstock, pouch, die-lines, third party, perforation, and other required specifications as well as the particular inspection/testing procedures associated with each product. Maintain an updated specification file on all raw materials (papers, films, inks, adhesives, etc.) used in their respective production process.

Prepare and manage in-plant technical trials through conducting pre-trial planning meetings, directing on-line manufacture of trial materials, documenting results of trials and ensuring trial results are met. Research and qualify new and alternate materials. Interacting with Customers, Management, Marketing, Sales, and Suppliers Participate in training, embrace concepts of and actively practice the STOP Safety Program fundamentals to aid APC's efforts to achieve a zero accident rate.

Attend and participate in all company mandated meetings. Business travel required. Other Duties as AssignedRequirementsQUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.

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.EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCEBachelor's degree (B. A.) in a Technical Field (Chemical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Chemistry, etc.) from a four-year college or university; or equivalent combination of education and experience.

Experience with printing and laminations for flexible packaging using materials such as papers, films, foils, and sealants is desired.LANGUAGE SKILLSAbility to read, analyze, and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, or governmental regulations. Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals. Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, clients, customers, and the general public.MATHEMATICAL SKILLSAbility to apply mathematical operations to such tasks as frequency distribution, determination of test reliability and validity, analysis of variance, correlation techniques, sampling theory, and factor analysis.REASONING ABILITYAbility to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists.

Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.PHYSICAL DEMANDSThe physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the es

American Packaging Corporation


Columbus, WI



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