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Packaging Engineer - R&D

Company: Avantor
Location: Carpinteria
Posted on: November 25, 2022

Job Description:

Job SummaryWorks independently under close supervision, responsible for a range of engineering activities in new product research, including the development of new methods, programs, and procedures in accordance with the overall business direction. Drafts research findings.The R&D Packaging Engineer will work cross-functionally with operations, new product development, and maintenance/reliability teams to implement efficient packaging approaches for new products and identify process improvements in the areas of primary and secondary product packaging. This individual will observe current processes to identify bottlenecks and waste and translate these findings into process improvements. These may be workflow improvements or capital projects to introduce new packaging / material processing equipment. The Packaging Engineer will be responsible for identifying root causes of waste, recommending solutions, managing timelines, building cross-functional consensus, and implementing process changes. This includes learning and following the CapEx process. Upon completion of a project, this person is also responsible for verifying effectiveness of implemented solutions and working toward continuous improvementJob Description:

  • Determine effective packaging configurations and implement efficient processes for new products
  • Observe and evaluate current state of packaging processes
  • Identify potential solutions and collaborate with cross-functional stakeholders to assess the options
  • Identify root causes of bottlenecks and waste
  • Use Avantor Business System improvement techniques to systematically approach problems
  • Manage multiple projects simultaneously, prioritizing work based upon management direction
  • Prioritize safe processes and identify safer ways to work
  • Manage CapEx projects related to improved packaging systems
  • Update documents and procedures related to process improvements
  • Thoroughly document work in project plans and lab books, as applicable
  • Occasional Travel to other Nusil Sites. (Project dependent)
    Required Qualifications:
    • A Bachelor's degree in Packaging Engineering or Industrial Engineering
    • Technical Writing skills as well as effective communication skills.
    • Self-motivated and the ability to work on various multi-disciplinary projects simultaneously.Desired Skills:
      • Microsoft Project or other similar software to create and maintain project timelines.
      • Familiarity with continuous improvement processes such as LEAN/Six Sigma
      • Ability to interpret data for ROI CalculationsDISCLAIMER:
        The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by employees assigned to this classification. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required of employees assigned to this position.
        Avantor is proud to be an equal opportunity employer.EEO Statement:We are an Equal Employment/Affirmative Action employer. We do not discriminate in hiring on the basis of sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, religious creed, national origin, physical or mental disability, protected Veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state/province, or local law. If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the employment process, please contact us by email at and let us know the nature of your request and your contact information. Requests for accommodation will be considered on a case-by-case basis. Please note that only inquiries concerning a request for reasonable accommodation will be responded to from this email address.For more information about equal employment opportunity protections, please view the Equal Employment Opportunity is THE LAW Poster, EEO is the Law Poster Supplement, and Pay Transparency Non-Discrimination Provision using the links below.EEO is the LawOFCCP EEO SupplementPAY TRANSPARENCY NONDISCRIMINATION PROVISION3rd Party Non-Solicitation Policy:By submitting candidates without having been formally assigned on and contracted for a specific job requisition by Avantor, or by failing to comply with the Avantor recruitment process, you forfeit any fee on the submitted candidates, regardless of your usual terms and conditions. Avantor works with a preferred supplier list and will take the initiative to engage with recruitment agencies based on its needs and will not be accepting any form of solicitation.

Keywords: Avantor, Santa Barbara , Packaging Engineer - R&D, Other , Carpinteria, California

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