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R & D Scientist / Packaging Engineer

Premier Search Associates
Philadelphia, PA
  • Expired: over a month ago. Applications are no longer accepted.
Job Description


Global $B plastics company has an immediate need for Packaging Development Engineer. The company recently spent $100MM on new equipment/technology. Now they an accomplished product developer to bring new ideas to life.


*** Ideally this position will be based at HQ near Wilmington, DE, however remote base is acceptable for regional candidates so long as they are comfortable with travel to HQ for meetings, training, testing one or two days a week.





  • Meeting with business management, marketing, and the R&D team to discuss product ideas.
  • Conducting market research and evaluating similar products and their functions.
  • Conducting patent research and filing for new products.
  • Collaborating with sales and marketing departments on product feasibility and qualification.
  • Redesigning existing products to enhance functionality or reduce costs.
  • Presenting product designs to management.
  • Support manufacturing in resolving product issues.
  • Overseeing the production process.





  • Bachelor's degree is required (chemical engineering or polymer science preferred).
  • MS degree would be a plus.
  • 5 years' experience in research and development
  • 3 years' experience in the flexible packaging market  (Flexible food pkg main focus)
  • Advanced analytical and mathematical skills.
  • Proficient with computer software (MS Excel)
  • Excellent communication skills. Native English speaker / Understand basic written Spanish (a plus)
  • Ability to translate design concepts into physical objects.






            Flexible packaging, food packaging, plastics, blown film extrusion, film coating, lamination, printing, vffs, pouch making, product development, Design of Experiment, project management, FDA, product feasibility, process development, customer technical support, scale-up, pilot plant

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