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Packaging Engineer with Scotts Miracle-Gro in North America, Ohio

Type of position NA
Employer Scotts Miracle-Gro
Location North America, Ohio
Salary DOE
Closing date of competition 10/14/2017
Date position available 09/14/2017
Description of duties The Packaging Engineer will join a dynamic R&D team responsible for the development, testing, qualification and commercialization of packaging systems for the industry leader in consumer lawn and garden products. The Packaging Engineer will be called upon to lead projects that create new business opportunities or improve existing offerings across all business units and retail channels, including the growing eCommerce segment.

The Packaging Engineer will leverage a broad range of packaging materials and manufacturing processes such as: printed roll stock, laminated pouches, blow molded containers, injection molded parts, corrugated shipping containers and in-store displays to develop packaging solutions that delight our consumers. The development process will include concept creation, prototyping, defining technical performance criteria, establishing test methods, analyzing data and creating product specifications.

The Packaging Engineer will be responsible for executing projects of varying complexity ranging from basic material changes to complex packaging systems and equipment platforms. Project management responsibilities include: defining scope of work, identifying resources required, developing project plans, establishing timelines, and managing internal and external resources. The Packaging Engineer will successfully collaborate with packaging suppliers, R&D, Marketing, Sales, and Supply Chain to insure business alignment during development and drive technical excellence throughout the product launch.
This position will be filled at either the Engineer or Senior Engineer level depending upon the successful candidate’s qualifications.
* Works in multifunctional teams with Marketing, Supply Chain, R&D and suppliers to commercialize new and improve existing packaging.
* Prepares project timelines and tracks progress from concept through implementation.
* Develops and refines concepts for new products, packaging and processes.
* Develops budgetary quotes/cost estimates for new packaging programs.
* Creates package test plans protocols, monitors testing, and interprets data to insure package integrity throughout product lifecycle.
* Monitors and approves work of suppliers and/or contractors that are designing, developing, and prototyping packaging.
* Provides assistance to internal and external Operations during startup of new products or packages.
* Identifies novel packaging and applicator concepts to satisfy unmet customer/consumer needs. Performs feasibility testing to determine commercialization potential.
* Develops and refines new concepts into business proposals with detailed plans to commercialize.
* Identifies and implements process improvements to boost team efficiency.

* B.S. Degree – Packaging Science, Mechanical, Chemical or Industrial Engineering.

* Developing primary packaging solutions, preferably consumer packaged goods.

* Technical knowledge obtained from the successful completion of an undergraduate degree.
* Knowledge of fundamental engineering principles and ability to apply to the evaluation and optimization of packaging solutions.
* Working knowledge of commercially available rigid and flexible plastic packaging systems.

The Scotts Miracle-Gro Company (NYSE: SMG) is the world’s largest marketer of branded consumer lawn and garden products, with a full range of products for professional horticulture as well. Scotts Miracle-Gro has helped to grow the nearly $7 billion global consumer lawn and garden market through product innovation, industry-leading advertising efforts and its trusted brands. Scotts is an EEO Employer, dedicated to a culturally diverse, drug free workplace. EOE/AA/M/F/D/V

Please note that the Scotts Miracle-Gro Company does not accept unsolicited resumes from recruiters or employment agencies. In the absence of a signed Master Service Agreement, and specific approval to submit resumes to an approved requisition, the Scotts Miracle-Gro Company will not consider or approve payment regarding recruiter fees or referral compensations.

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