Packaging Engineer

Minneapolis, Minnesota

Type: Contract

Category: Scientific & Clinical

Job ID: 273324

Date Posted: 11/24/2021

Title: Packaging Engineer

Location: Minneapolis, MN

Start date: ASAP


  • The Packaging Engineer will be a part of a fully integrated cross-functional team, working closely with R&D, Sourcing, Quality, Engineering, Marketing and Operations. The team is responsible for identifying top opportunities for Holistic Margin Management (HMM) and innovation, and advancing those priorities.
  • The role is very focused on successfully delivering against key development projects, generating a pipeline of new ideas and supporting key system needs at our production facilities while maintaining high quality standards for our materials
  • Develop, coordinate, and conduct packaging trials to validate and advance technical packaging and total product opportunities
  • Assist in problem solving activities with manufacturing challenges related to packaging materials and systems
  • Provide effective communication and documentation of work including technical plans, specification creation/modification, experimental reports, financial analysis, and management updates
  • Proactively lead collaboration with cross-functional partners to develop margin improvement and technical innovation opportunities
  • Effectively partner with supplier resources against key initiatives, showing a bias for results
  • Develop and execute an understanding of the packaging ready to launch responsibilities and systems including company specifications, ECLIPS (graphic management process), STEP (product planning), and TOPS (pallet patterns)
  • Build internal and external networks, relationships and understanding of internal and external customer needs to effectively influence and gain support for initiatives
  • Build and leverage technical depth of technical material knowledge to drive innovation and margin improvements
  • Collaborate and influence both internally and externally



  • Bachelor’s Degree in Packaging or related field
  • 3-10 years of Package Engineering experience
  • Solid understanding of product commercialization process from packaging design to manufacturing
  • Demonstrated knowledge in packaging fundamentals and application to consumer packaged goods
  • Material knowledge and experience with flexible films & laminates, paperboard cartons and corrugated
  • Experience creating or interpreting packaging specifications and drawings to meet manufacturing and quality needs
  • Experience with working on team projects at corporate and plant level, and with engineering firms, vendors and contractors
  • Good interpersonal and communication skills required to effectively manage projects with business teams
  • Self-directed, motivated and good time management
  • Manage multiple projects simultaneously and adapt to changing priorities
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Products, Office 365, SharePoint, and experience with TOPS
  • Experience in the manufacturing industry, food industry, or related field
  • Experience in Interspec or a similar Product Lifecycle Management system


Joule, a System One division is a leader in specialized workforce solutions and integrated services. With more than 6,000 employees and roughly 50 offices throughout the U.S. we provide scientific, clinical, engineering, energy, IT, legal and administrative staffing services. For more than 40 years, we have delivered workforce solutions and integrated services to clients nationally.