Packaging Engineer

Date: Sep 1, 2023

Location: Milwaukee, WI, US, 53224

Company: A. O. Smith Corporation

AOS/Milwaukee, WI

Why A. O. Smith? 

Water technology is one of the fastest-growing industries in the world, and, as a leading global water technology company, A. O. Smith Corporation is at the center of the trend. We are a $3 billion company with 144-year history and employ more than 16,000 men and women. With manufacturing operations in the United States, Canada, Mexico, China, India, and Europe, A. O. Smith has the global reach to serve customers worldwide. We have sales and distribution in more than 60 countries around the world. A. O. Smith is committed to continuous improvement, not just in its factories and its processes, but in its people.  We value people who are able to analyze problems and take rapid, decisive action. 


What is great about this opportunity?

  • You will be joining a stable, but growing organization committed to strong financial performance, strategic acquisitions, global expansion and the highest ethical standards of conduct.
  • You will be representing a company that makes products that improve quality of life and are considered top of the line.
  • You will be joining a cohesive team that supports each other in accomplishing shared goals.

What You Will Do

As the Packaging Engineer, you will be the subject matter expert who leads the design and implementation of packaging for new products as well as optimize and solve problems with existing ones in the retail, industrial and e-commerce environments.  

What You Will Be Responsible For

  • Develop packaging concepts for products that reflect the brand, customer experience, channel shipping and test requirements while balancing use of materials, costs, usability, and product integrity.
  • Use a holistic approach to optimize existing packaging designs by analyzing data (material costs, freight, labor, product damage) together with qualitative infield issues to recommend solutions
  • Develop die-lines for all packaging components and finished good specifications along with and documentation, bills of materials as part of technical validation process
  • Prepare, document, test and validate solutions; then roll out to deliver financial results and improved customer experience
  • Manage external packaging suppliers to deliver packaging that meets specs, on time and on budget
  • Collaborate with internal teams (product, engineers, marketing, production, procurement, and logistics) to successfully contribute to the development and launch of new products in an accelerated manner
  • Initialize, scope and execute projects around packaging across multiple plant locations.

What You Will Bring

  • Bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering or packaging engineering is required. 
  • 5+ years of experience in industrial or consumer packaging
  • Excellent engineering problem solving with strong physics and fundamentals.
  • Knowledge and understanding of packaging design validation standards (ISO, ASTM, ISTA, etc.)
  • Demonstrable proficiency in 3D CAD software is needed or with package design software, APD, etc.
  • Ability to use critical thinking skills to solve problems working independently and as part of a team
  • Experience with a variety of materials, properties and tradeoffs

What We Offer

Competitive compensation package and comprehensive benefits plans which include medical and dental insurance, company-sponsored life insurance, retirement security savings plan, short- and long-term disability programs and tuition assistance.

Nearest Major Market: Milwaukee

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