Posted 12/13/18

Packaging Lab Technician- Duncan, SC

The Packaging Lab Technician is responsible for multiple aspects of work in early conversations with customers for potential projects. The technician must prepare handmade samples of packages with or without product of various sizes and weighments. These samples cover the complete range of styles and machines that Company has its portfolio. The technician tests film characteristics, film sealing temperatures, film coefficients of friction, and product bridging tendencies. The technician is also responsible for determining bag sizes through product settling testing.

  • Manage sales team sample requests in a timely and professional manner.

  • Create sample bags with various films for all available styles, sizes, and weighments for the machinery produced by Company.

  • Label samples appropriately and process the samples for shipment.

  • Work with dry ice and other refrigeration methods as needed.

  • Work directly with the sales team and customers as appropriate.

  • Conduct film coefficient of friction tests.

  • Conduct film characteristic tests.

  • Conduct film sealing temperatures tests.

  • Test for product bridging.

  • Test for product settling.

  • Recommend bag sizes based on the tests conducted.

  • Properly document the results of all testing for retrieval when needed.

  • Complete process documentation

  • Train other engineers and technicians

  • Effectively cope with change; shift gears comfortably; decide and act without having the total picture; comfortably handle risk and uncertainty

  • Lead, facilitate, and manage continuous improvement initiatives

  • Other responsibilities as needed.

Education:

  • High School Diploma or equivalent. High proficiency in math and science.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Packaging experience.

  • Excellent interpersonal and influencing skills.

  • Demonstrated effective critical thinking, analytical and problem-solving ability.

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills with ability to leverage for effective presentations.

  • Ability to work under pressure with deadlines in a fast-paced, changing environment.

  • Excellent organizational and time management skills.

  • Strong attention to detail and ability to multitask and prioritize.

  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite and able to learn new applications without difficulty. 

Qualified applicants contact Stephen Grubba at stephen.grubba@superiorstaffingsolutions.net.

Posted 12/12/18

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Plant Manager - Gaffney, SC

Basic Job Function:

Successful growing company seeks a strong Plant Manager with experience in automotive rack manufacturing with weld, fabricating and engineering experience possessing a solid safety background. This position is responsible for coordinating and managing all daily plant activities including scheduling, receiving & inventory management, production, control process, and on time delivery of product in a manner consistent with company service and cost objectives. The successful Plant Manager will be on the warehouse floor 75% of the time, insuring efficiencies and production objectives are met at the lowest cost consistent with quality requirements. This position focuses on leading staff to reinforce that Essex Weld USA stands for the absolute best quality automotive racks and containers, at the best price, provided in the most efficient manner FOR THE CUSTOMER.

Responsibilities:

  • Continuously improve safety culture through a proactive approach in a facility where safety is the number one priority

  • Oversee daily floor operations and processes including but not limited to:

o Prototype, Prep department, Weld lines & Assembly Operations

o Optimize productive time for employees by eliminating unnecessary processes

o Oversee outbound shipments, incoming inventory, and storage operations

o Maintain operating budget and cost controls

o Manage environmental/occupational health & safety

  • Coordinate the on-time execution of manufacturing schedules based on sales and plant capacity

  • Must possess creativity/adaptability to successfully manage plant to effectively address changing business conditions and to achieve objectives

  • Confers with subordinates, engineers and program managers on the application of methods and production standards, and adherence to safety programs. Reviews all recommendations as well and works on a daily basis with prototype or fixture builder to produce work orders

  • In-depth, hands-on knowledge of production system principles and processes, including Kaizen events, Hoshin Planning, visual controls, Kanban, set-up reduction, and process mapping

  • Lead in a continuous improvement environment to minimize manufacturing costs through effective utilization of manpower, equipment, facilities, materials, and capital

  • May have direct contact with customers on complaints and service matters

  • Attends and actively participates in daily operational & efficiency meetings

Physical Skill and Effort:

• Position requires ability to work in a production plant with welding, machining, and other fabrication environment

• Limited manual dexterity required. Work requires infrequent physical effort

• Requires valid passport and ability to travel across international borders. Must have ability to secure a rental car - occasionally, in conducting position responsibilities. Includes ability to handle luggage normal to business travel of varying length duration


Qualified applicants can send their resume to mbadalament@essexweld.com

Posted 12/10/18

 
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Packaging Engineer- Piscataway, NJ

Colgate-Palmolive is a leading global consumer products company, tightly focused on Oral Care, Personal Care, Home Care and Pet Nutrition. Colgate sells its products in over 200 countries and territories around the world under such internationally recognized brand names as Colgate, Palmolive, Speed Stick, Lady Speed Stick, Softsoap, Irish Spring, Protex, Sorriso, Kolynos, elmex, Tom’s of Maine, Sanex, Ajax, Axion, Fabuloso, Soupline and Suavitel, as well as Hill’s Science Diet, Hill’s Prescription Diet and Hill’s Ideal Balance. For more information about Colgate’s global business, visit the Company’s web site at http://www.colgatepalmolive.com. To learn more about Colgate Bright Smiles, Bright Futures® oral health education program, please visit http://www.colgatebsbf.com. To learn more about Hill's and the Hill’s Food, Shelter & Love program please visit hillspet.com. To learn more about Tom’s of Maine please visit http://www.tomsofmaine.com. Location: Piscataway, New Jersey, United States

Job Description:

This position is part of the Divisional Design & Packaging Organization supporting the North America Home Care Category. This position is responsible for the development and engineering of new, innovative packaging solutions, collaboratively with Global and Division Marketing, Supply Chain and Manufacturing. This role will have broad responsibilities acting as key contact point for other plants supporting the product development as well as packaging materials improvement.

  • Support the primary company strategies of Driving Growth by developing and implementing innovative consumer preferred packages; and Funding Growth by driving savings and standardization efforts regionally. The role is cross-functional in nature, working closely with Marketing, Network Operations, Manufacturing and Supply Chain. Partnerships with outside packaging vendors are a critical element of job responsibilities.

  • Support the conceptualization, initiation, development and implementation of new and improved packages and processes including: design generation, prototype development, engineering specifications, mold qualification, functionality and quality testing, and technology transfer.

  • Support implementation and support for new product launches, cost savings & operations efficiency initiatives, and quality investigations

  • Responsible for Technology Transfer to ensure new packaging systems perform as designed and meet operational targets

  • Modify the design of packaging systems and packaging components, ensuring defined needs for brand equity aesthetics, consumer acceptance, manufacturing capability, quality and cost are met from the program brief through design, engineering and commercialization

  • Understand, interpret and refine package testing procedures and standards to support the effective design, validation, and implementation of new packages and packaging technology. Provide meaningful explanations and forward actions to appropriate Divisional personnel.

  • Write and present technical and business summaries for both technical and non-technical personnel.

  • Create cost and savings estimates, tooling/package qualification plans, technology transfer documentation (Design History Files) and final package component specifications, Bills of Materials, Manufacturing Specifications, case/cube information

  • Coordinate line trials to ensure package performance for manufacturing. Attend component and manufacturing startups as needed to ensure proper execution of design & function.

  • Responsible for aspects of project management: project planning, follow up key milestones and technology transfer associated with projects. Manage flow of information, communicate project timelines, costs, and associated risks.

  • Understand and interpret package testing procedures and results to support the effective design, qualification, validation, and implementation of new package systems.

  • Partner with plant engineering to ensure that packaging equipment/material system specifications, functionality and design are appropriate for use.

What you need for this position:

  • BS/BA degree in Package Engineering/Technology/Science or related engineering field (e.g. Industrial Engineering, Industrial Design or Chemical engineer)

  • 5+ years of experience, preferably in the consumer products industry

  • 3 + years of experience in package development/engineering, preferably in home care industry

  • Knowledge of PET & HDPE bottles (manufacturing processes )

  • Project Management skills with experience leading cross functional teams.

It’s an advantage to have:

  • Material science knowledge of plastics, labels, printing and decoration techniques

  • Knowledge of paperboard packaging and corrugate

  • Experience with statistical and predictive engineering tools (eg.: Design of Experiments (DOE), Failure Mode Effect Analysis (FMEA), Finite Element Analysis (FEA))

  • Demonstrate strong documentation skills (eg: Test reports, specifications, etc.)

  • Experience with CAPE/TOPS, MS Project

Interested applicants contact Alex Rigsby at arigsby@g.clemson.edu.

Posted 10/26/2018

 
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Packaging Specialist - City of Leven, Belgium

JOB TYPE: Direct Hire Role with a Global Leader in a multinational drink company, producing some of the world’s most iconic brands.

Adept Packaging is recruiting for three kinds of Packaging Specialists: Paper, Two-Piece Cans, or Glass to join a Global Innovation & Technology Center (GITEC) with our client, the world leader in their industry.

Adept Packaging is a packaging engineering and consulting company providing services that cover key technical and business needs in the Life Sciences, Food and Beverage, and CPG industries in North America and Europe.

TECHNICAL EXPERTISE REQUIREMENTS

Supply Chain from raw material to delivered packaging.

GLASS

  • Chemistry of Raw Material (Glass Furnace Composition)

  • Glass Packaging Design/Specs

  • Glass Packaging Manufacturing from raw material to packaging material (How is a bottle made after the furnace)

  • Filling of the packaging

  • Packaging transport

  • NNPB


TWO PIECE CANS

  • Chemistry of Raw Material (Alu Coil)

  • Alu Packaging Design/Specs

  • Alu Packaging Manufacturing from raw material to packaging material (How is a can/lid made from the metal coil)

  • Filling of the packaging

  • Packaging transport

PAPER

  • Chemistry of Raw Material (Paper Sheet Composition)

  • Paper Manufacturing (How to make paper from wood/pulp fibers)

  • Paper Packaging Design/Specs

  • Paper Packaging Manufacturing from raw material to packaging material (How is the label/carton made from the paper sheet)

  • Packaging transport

GENERAL REQUIREMENTS

  • Wealth of food and beverage industry experience.

  • A passion for technology.

  • Demonstrated leadership, project management, a portfolio of projects, direct reports.

  • Communication, perseverance, agility, ownership.

  • Good to very good written and spoken English.

  • Willingness and ability for 20-25% travel.

  • High multi-cultural aptitude.

Qualified candidates contact Holly Kaeppel at holly.kaeppel@adeptpackaging.com

 

Posted 10/19/2018

 
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Structural Packaging Designer- Norwalk, Connecticut

Overview:

Metsä Board, headquartered in Espoo, Finland, is Europe’s leading manufacturer of folding boxboard, food service boards and white-top liners. The company supplies innovative, lightweight and sustainable paperboard solutions to the global market.

An exciting opportunity is currently available for the role of Structural Packaging Designer at Metsä Board Packaging Services located in Norwalk, CT. Reporting to the Packaging Services Director and forming part of a global design team, this role will require the successful candidate to create structural, paperboard-packaging designs for our global paperboard customers. The role includes preparing the timely delivery of samples for both sales and customers alike while insuring sufficient supplies are maintained in order to meet all service requirements. The ideal candidate will also be responsible for presenting functionally innovative solutions that are designed within the targeted budget while fulfilling their specific packaging requirements, as well as providing innovative solutions for efficient day-to-day operations.

Metsä Board Packaging Services draws on its experience of creating packaging solutions across a wide array of markets, such as beauty care, healthcare, food and beverage, cigarettes, FMCG, pharmaceuticals, personal electronics, and consumer goods.  It continuously adapts solutions across markets and cultural/geographical boundaries in order to develop innovative, packaging solutions that support the sale of our paperboard.

Main Tasks:

  • Create and develop outstanding structural packaging designs that complies with the customer's guidelines and targeted budget

  • Work closely with the international design team, contribute to brainstorming sessions, and participate in brand and market research activities

  • Support the graphics team in maintaining brand integrity through the structural design of the packaging

  • Design, develop and produce die-cutting files, mock-ups, and prototype packages using ArtiosCAD software

  • Work with our global sales team to develop innovative packaging designs to secure new business

  • Replicate commercialized packaging and produce mockups utilizing Metsä Board materials

  • Prepare and deliver paper samples to both internal and external customers

  • Ability to be flexible and to follow directions assigned by line manager

Key Competencies:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Product/Packaging Design, or related field required

  • Minimum 3 to 5 years of experience in design agencies or creative services department with experience in designing structural packaging for food, electronics, cosmetics and/or luxury markets. New graduates with excellent performance in applicable majors strongly considered.

  • Strong problem-solving skills with excellent creativity in structural design

  • Excellent inter-departmental communication skills

  • Good knowledge of packaging manufacturing/production lines and their relation to projects including cost issues

  • Possesses market and brand awareness, innovative thinking, is project oriented

  • Proficient in ArtiosCAD and other related CAD software, in addition to MS Office including Powerpoint

  • Adobe Suite skills and experience with online media and forms/databases a plus

  • Must be a multi-tasker, self-motivated, a good communicator and produce results independently as well as collaboratively with minimal supervision

  • Be a team worker who is diligent, proactive and able to complete assignments with tight deadlines and great attention to detail. 

  • Passion for Packaging Design, Innovation and Trends

  • Excellent communication skills in English (written and verbal). Any additional languages a plus

  • Proper employment authorization for the United States (US Citizen, Green card holder, etc.) as this position will not sponsor working visas

Qualified candidates contact Mark Beamesderfer at Mark.beamesderfer@metsagroup.com

Posted 9/7/18

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Creative Structural Designer- Elmira, NY

Job Description: 

FM Howell and Company is currently looking for a Creative Structural Designer for our HQ location. Qualified applicants will have completed undergraduate or graduate degrees in Industrial Design or Packaging Sciences and have at least 4 years of professional experience in product and packaging design with commercial successes. The designer will use a mix of creative visualization skills, design thinking, and commercial awareness to design and implement innovative paperboard packaging solutions for new and existing customers in a manufacturing environment. This position will require the individual to interact with an interdisciplinary team of internal graphic designers, systems and machinery engineers, business development team members, market and product managers, manufacturing and quality assurance personnel, key supplier partners, as well as customers for successful execution of design concepts.

Responsibilities: (include but not limited to)

  • Uses an Industrial design process to develop creative packaging solutions, specifications, and production parameters that align to design objectives and design brief.
  • Designs and develops creative packaging concepts for commercialization.
  • Works with an interdisciplinary team of Marketing & Innovation, Sales, Business Development and/or customers.
  • Uses 2d and 3d conceptualization techniques
  • Develops pro-active alternative designs for better form & function, on shelf appearance, sustainability, increased production efficiency, cost savings and/or margin improvement.
  • Provide project leadership for Innovation & Design oriented new product developments working in conjunction with related groups and components to complete development processes
  • Works within our Innovation & Design process, and project management system to organize and manage workflow across multiple design initiatives.
  • Specify & prepare carton design detail for, and participate in, ethnographic research initiatives, and consumer focus groups, working closely with the Marketing & Innovation Team as well as Business Development teams at all times.
  • Specify, participate and/or lead product development brainstorming sessions with key
  • Develop in-depth relationships with key customer product development contacts. Effectively manage customer relationships/expectations, and work alone with customer contacts.
  • Function as an effective leader and focal point for design-related detail and general communication for responsible product line or subject matter expertise. Contribute to / produce presentations and other promotional materials to support New Product Development process, and Carton Design.
  • Interface and collaborate with other designers and team members along with Systems & Machinery engineers when developing new carton designs.
  • Fully develop & apply design-related documentation, process detail, specifications, CAD design standards and intellectual property protection processes for responsible product line.
  • Understand and effectively apply test procedures for validating performance of packages and features under development. Accurately finalize design specifications prior to release for converting and machinery organizations. Possible attendance at machinery check-out testing, or other design validation testing events, to assess, modify or approve carton designs as necessary for responsible product line.
  • Manage/coordinate sample production & specialized testing/validation events to support developments.
  • Manage/coordinate 3rd party vendors contributing services or materials to support carton developments.
  • Produce or coordinate graphic renderings to support structural design developments.

Qualifications:

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to meet the expected result of each job responsibility. Additionally, employee must be open to change, self-motivated, well organized, highly trustworthy, ethical, develop positive working relationships with colleagues and be able to maintain a professional attitude and appearance at all times. This position may require travel (range of travel none to 5/6 times per year, commensurate with role and / or customer expectations)

Education/Experience:

  • Degree in Packaging Design strongly preferred. Will consider related disciplines or other design areas where execution of concepts has been accomplished.
  • 1-4 years prior experience in successful product development with multiple commercial successes.- desired
  • Understand the product development cycle
  • Have an eagerness to understand our client's manufacturing capabilities and how these can be leveraged throughout our design work
  • Comprehends the technical connection between visual and functional design elements
  • Experience developing consumer products in a corporate environment with strong visual (2D and 3D) skills, communications, conceptual skills, attention to detail, design sensitivity as well as mechanical aptitude.
  • Applicants must have the ability to manage multiple projects from concept to production while maintaining a high degree of design excellence.
  • Experience in industry product testing/validation.
  • An awareness of current market trends in all mediums of consumer packaging and the ability to apply that knowledge to the design process.
  • Carton Design CAD experience, preferably with Artios CAD.
  • Experience & understanding of converting processes.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Excel, Outlook, Power Point and Word
  • Bachelor's Degree preferably in Packaging Design.
  • 1-4 years structural design experience is desired, preferably in the folding carton and/or thermoforming industry.

Additional Responsibilities: 

  • Utilizes current design technology and computer software and hardware mediums to develop designs to meet customer needs. Creating, revising and approving package designs. Retaining electronic and paper records of packaging designs. Produce corrugated stock samples; maintain inventory and recording keeping of inventory. Coordinates with graphics. Develops relationships with plant management supervisors and machine operators. Support Sales efforts through joint calls, customer location tours or on-site visits. Works closely with plant management, supervisors and customer service. Provides instructions or directly assembles and prepares final layouts for sales, production or vendor. Basic knowledge of machine capabilities and limitations. Maintains and troubleshoots computer system.
  • Create packaging solutions to increase profitability, market share and competitive advantage. Position impacts the business ROI by developing design solutions that impact corrugators’ trim ability, converting machine efficiencies and customer satisfaction. Must liaison with internal technical organizations, lead design organization, national accounts, sales, customer service, manufacturing, management and customers. Specific to this Structural Designer role is working with National Accounts and key customers in hands on - on site design needs.
  • As an active member of the sales organization this position exists to provide effective solutions to exceed customer needs and expectations. This position is responsible to creatively approach the challenges brought forth to provide solutions that not only meet the expected criteria but also ensures effective plant productivity and profitability.

Qualified applicants please contact Tom Weber at tweber@webersource.com

Posted 8/30/18

 
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Print and Packaging Product Development Engineer- Anderson, SC

Job Description:

First Quality was founded in 1989 and, in nearly three decades, has grown to be a global privately held company with over 4,000 employees. Its corporate offices are located in Great Neck, New York, with manufacturing facilities and offices in Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Georgia, and Canada. First Quality is a diversified family of companies manufacturing consumer products ranging from Absorbent Hygiene (adult incontinence, feminine care, and baby care), Tissue (bath and towel), and Industrial (print and packaging materials and thermoformed plastics), serving institutional and retail markets throughout the world. First Quality focuses on private label and branded product lines. Our core business philosophy is built on a proud culture driven by safety and quality, respect, humility, integrity, customer focus, and teamwork. With leading edge manufacturing technologies and processes and visionary leadership, First Quality is positioned to continue significant growth in the coming years. We are seeking an experienced Product Development Engineer for our Print & Packaging facility located in Anderson, SC.   The position leads product development projects and can select technologies to use to meet customer demands.  Works with and provides technical expertise for continuous improvement activities of the process teams for new and existing products within the FQP&P facility. This role will also work in collaboration with each facility quality managers and Product Development resources (including benchmarking and sharing of best practices). This individual must be able to participate in production trials and train others in testing methods.

Responsibilities: 

  • Chemical engineering degree with film experience; Masters or PHD preferred.
  • Minimum of 5 years in industrial experience.
  • Specific expertise in the following areas:
    • Project Management
    • Consumer Testing
    • Material Testing
    • Equipment design
    • Trial planning and execution
    • Intellectual Property
  • Minimum of 2 years Product Development expertise.
  • Experience developing patents preferred.
  • Knowledge of packaging formulation and process understanding.
  • Ability to work within and lead in a High Performance Work System at multiple locations (lead without authority).
  • Knowledge of material science and analytical testing procedures.
  • Knowledge and use of statistical analysis.
  • Knowledge and use of Design of Experiments.
  • Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions.
  • Ability to develop and organize multiple projects.
  • Ability to work with a diverse, cross-functional team of professionals to deliver against key objectives and timelines.
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office, Microsoft Excel, Minitab, as well as other office systems.

For immediate consideration, please go to the Join Us section at www.firstquality.com to complete the online application.

Posted 8/30/18

 
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Print and Packaging Extrusion Manager- Anderson, SC

Job Description:

First Quality was founded in 1988 and, in nearly three decades, has grown to be a global privately held company with over 5,000 employees. Its corporate offices are located in Great Neck, New York, with manufacturing facilities and offices in Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Georgia, Canada, and China. First Quality is a diversified family of companies manufacturing consumer products ranging from Absorbent Hygiene (adult incontinence, feminine care, and baby care), Tissue (bath and towel), and Industrial (non-woven fabrics, print and packaging materials, thermoformed plastics), serving institutional and retail markets throughout the world. First Quality focuses on private label and branded product lines. Our core business philosophy is built on a proud culture driven by safety and quality, respect, humility, integrity, customer focus, and teamwork. With leading edge manufacturing technologies and processes and visionary leadership, First Quality is positioned to continue significant growth in the coming years. We are seeking an experienced Extrusion Manager for our Print & Packaging company located in Anderson, SC.  This position manages all functions of the department to ensure we are producing high quality products, maximizing efficiencies, and maintaining excellent safety. This position will offer many challenging circumstances, which require quick thinking and problem solving methods to properly manage and support the operation. Flexibility is a requirement for completing the job. You will work closely with the Safety, Quality and Maintenance departments in addition to the other production areas.

Responsibilities:

  • Assists in process evaluation to help optimize unit productivity.
  • Supports production in developing, documents, creating and improving products and more efficient processes.
  • Evaluates opportunities to improve performance, increase yields, and minimize waste.
  • Identifies and documents capabilities and limitations of processes.
  • Participates in planning and implementing new products.
  • Assumes reasonability for specific production projects from planning to production and release.
  • Researches, analyzes, tests, designs, and supports production projects.
  • Utilizes standardized techniques and processes in production.
  • Ensures that production plans and processes are compliant with relevant regulations.
  • Maintains relevant documentation.
  • Provides work instructions and training to lower level positions.
  • Ensures safety requirements are met.
  • Assumes responsibility for establishing and maintaining effective communication, coordination, and working relationships with area staff, clients, and management.
  • Keeps internal stakeholders informed of significant problems and of progress attained in reaching established objectives.
  • Assists and supports Production, Quality and Engineering personnel.
  • Supports area staff with day to day operations and troubleshooting.
  • Assumes responsibilities for related duties as required and assigned.
  • Complete special projects as assigned.
  • Performance measurements.
  • Research and development tasks are performed in accordance with established standards, policies, and procedures.
  • Production processes are efficient and make optimal use of resources.
  • Good working relationships exist with co-workers and team members. Concerns are promptly addresses and any problems effectively resolved.
  • Keeps leadership appropriately informed of area activities and of any significant problems. Recommendations for improvements in policies and procedures are provided.
  • Ensures client production specifications and needs are met.

Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree in business management, engineering, or a related manufacturing field or equivalent years of experience.
  • Minimum of five years of experience in film extrusion experience is required.  ISO experience preferred.
  • Excellent management skills and experience.
  • Excellent technical aptitude.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, capable to work with all levels.
  • Advanced knowledge of the manufacturing requirements for production operations.
  • Standard knowledge of Material Requirements Planning (MRP), Total Quality Control (TQC), and Capacity Requirements Planning (CRP).
  • Strong computer skills.  Proficient in MS Office products.
  • Standard knowledge of O.S.H.A. laws and regulations within the manufacturing field.
  • Fundamental knowledge of Worker’s Compensation rules and regulations and an understanding of employee relations.
  • Strong human relations and interpersonal skills.
  • Advanced comprehension of the machinery and mechanical functions of the operation.
  • Strong problem solving skills in aiding the efficiency of the operation.

For immediate consideration, please go to the Join Us section at www.firstquality.com to complete the online application.

Posted 8/7/18

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Packaging / Structural CAD Designer- Seattle, WA

Job Description:

The Structural Packaging Designer will be creating drawings and specifications for new and revised structural packaging designs working with internal and external customers to develop innovative and functional packaging out of folding carton and SFL corrugate in a team environment.

Essential Functions:

  • Work with Sales team to create structural packaging designs
  • Create CAD and supporting documents
  • Know and challenge the limits of equipment
  • Work with manufacturing team to confirm design can run on equipment in plant
  • Make high quality sample prototypes for new and existing customers
  • Produce small production runs of prototypes on CAD table
  • Test corrugated package designs with internal testing equipment

Education and Experience Required:

  • 4 years’ experience in packaging environment
  • Printing and/or packaging business background is desirable but not necessary
  • CAD program experience (preferred technology: ArtiosCAD / Kongsberg / TOPs / Salesforce / Adobe Illustrator)

Skills and Requirements:

  • Knowledge of CAD design software in a folding carton and corrugated packaging environment.
  • Experience with operating CAD table and making prototype samples.
  • Strong mechanical and technical skills.
  • Demonstrate ability to think in 3D.
  • Knowledge of die cutting, packaging gluers and finishing equipment.
  • Knowledge of various paperboard stocks and corrugated board variations.
  • Smart, strategic thinker with strong analytical/problem solving skills.
  • Strong interpersonal skills with ability to effectively collaborate with associates throughout the organization.
  • Attention to detail and accuracy with the ability to manage and prioritize conflicting demands to meet deadlines.
  • Ability to be extremely organized, results driven, with the ability to handle diverse projects concurrently.
  • Excellent oral, written and presentation communication skills with the ability to present information in various ways and to various audiences effectively.
  • Demonstrate a commitment to safety and perform job duties in accordance to company safety policies and procedures
  • Team player
  • Other duties as assigned

Qualified candidates please send your resume along with a cover letter to: michelleh@trojanlitho.com

Posted 7/27/18

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Sales Representative- Atlanta, GA  Memphis, TN  Tampa, FL

Job Description: 

The Sales Representative represents Piedmont National Corporation by navigating customers through the sales cycle. The Sales Representative promotes and closes the sale of PNC products and services, by interacting with customers and prospects, securing new orders, arranging delivery dates, and meeting a customer’s service needs.

The Sales Representative holds a critical position within the corporate sales department, including:

  • Qualify new prospects and bring in new business to increase customer base and sales/profit. Sell products and services to new customers and help existing customers with packaging solutions.
  • Develop and conduct customer presentations and demonstrations utilizing marketing strategies. Inform customers about new products and price changes.
  • Maintain CRM pipeline and report out all sales activities to management.
  • Monitor competitive activity within the market and suggest recommendations to management.
  • Enthusiastically learn all aspects of the packaging business and learn PNC’s product lines, prices, delivery schedules and vendors. Keep informed of new products, services and other general information of interest to customers.
  • Have the creative ability and ongoing initiative to pursue new business accounts.
  • Creatively troubleshoot problems regarding products and customers.
  • Complete 5 levels of product training

Desired Qualifications:

  • Strong motivation to be in the top 1% of wage earners; with an initiative to be goal driven with an incredible work ethic. High energy and personal integrity.
  • Able to navigate customer through sales cycle process to ensure right solution for application
  • Proactive in presenting recommendations and implementing changes. Conscientious interest in initiating creative problem-solving measures. And a determination to provide successful solutions.
  • 1 on1 and group presentation communication skills are required, while maintaining an appropriate professionalism.
  • Must be a positive team player in a challenging and changing business environment; with a consistent attention to detail and meeting deadlines which is imperative.
  • A person who is self-energized, with excellent analytical and organizational skills with excellent focus and a good sense of priorities.
  • Should be extremely organized with consistent follow-through; sense of urgency, pride in the job and a passion for excelling.

Education: Bachelor’s degree preferred.

Experience: Prefer a minimum of 2-5 years prior sales experience, in the packaging or distribution industry. CRM experience.

Software Skills: Proficiency in basic Microsoft office business applications extremely beneficial.

Job Type: Full-time

Qualified candidates email Shan Carter at shanc@pncorp.com

Posted 6/21/18

 
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Project Manager- Huntsville, AL

Job Description:

The role of the project manager is to plan, execute, and finalize projects according to strict deadlines and within budget. This includes manage complex print/packaging/product development projects from start to finish, strategic planning and scheduling of key projects, communicate efficiently with customers, work proficiently in a fast-paced environment, multi-task and manage many projects simultaneously. Must be willing to have an extremely flexible schedule often working from client or vendor sites.  Schedule and needs can change daily.  Travel about 20%, in office 80%.

Desired Skills and Experience:

  • Organized and able to manage time well
  • Ability to change focus between topics quickly
  • Track project milestones and deliverables
  • Set and continually manager expectations with team members and other stakeholders
  • Good at understanding the entire scope of work and desired end results before jumping into projects
  • Meet with clients to review samples/prototypes and communicate any desired changes back to sales staff/vendors
  • Can think clearly and handle themselves under pressure
  • Able to observe, listen, and learn from others
  • Communicate with vendors to accurately and efficiently quote new/existing projects
  • Coordinate internal resources and third parties/vendors for the flawless execution of projects
  • Ensure that all projects are delivered on-time, within scope and within budget
  • Developing project scopes and objectives, involving all relevant stakeholders and ensuring technical feasibility
  • Ensure resource availability and allocation
  • Develop a detailed project plan to track progress
  • Use appropriate verification techniques to manage changes in project scope, schedule and costs
  • Measure project performance using appropriate systems, tools and techniques
  • Brainstorm ideas for greater efficiencies for similar projects in the future
  • Report and escalate to management as needed
  • Manage the relationship with the client and all stakeholders
  • Perform risk management to minimize project risks
  • Establish and maintain relationships with third parties/vendors
  • Create and maintain comprehensive project documentation

Program Knowledge:

  • Microsoft Office Programs (Excel, Powerpoint, Word)
  • At least some understanding of technical design and drawings (2D and 3D)
  • PDF creator/viewers (Adobe, Acrobat, Word)

Qualifications Required:

  • Bachelor's degree in Business Administration
  • At least three years of project management experience

Traits:

  • Organized and able to manage time well
  • Ability to change focus between topics quickly
  • Used to following and meeting deadlines
  • Able to interface with customers, salesmen, suppliers
  • Effectively communicates ideas of their own and others, understands the reasoning behind their ideas
  • Both creative and technical background of some kind
  • Not afraid to make decisions
  • Can think clearly and handle themselves under pressure
  • Able to observe, listen, and learn from others
  • No problem thinking outside of the box for different solutions
  • Good at understanding the entire scope of work and desired end results before jumping into projects
  • Doesn’t have knee jerk reactions to changes in work/pressure
  • Can be sympathetic to customers/suppliers, but always has information to back-up their work/ideas
  • Hands on with all aspects of the job, cannot wait for others to come to you

Qualified candidates contact Christopher Fairbanks at cpfairbanks@stephengould.com

 

Posted 6/18/18

 
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Blow Molding Technician- Fontana, CA

  • Shift: All Shifts
  • Salary Status: Pay will be based on qualifications and work experience
  • FLSA: Non-exempt
  • Employment Type: TBD
  • Location: Fontana, CA
  • Reports to: Chief Engineer

Job Description:

In the Process Technician-Injection Molding role, you will be responsible for processing and troubleshooting all plastic injection molding machines. Support process improvement and new technology processes to achieve goals for profitability, safety and ergonomics. Develop and document processes to manufacture new injection molded products and to optimize and improve current production processes. This role will be cross-trained in our Process/Maintenance Technician- Blow Molding role. In addition, you will be responsible for assisting the Chief Engineer and Management team with other projects as assigned.

Essential Responsibilities: 

  •  Comply with all quality, safety, and work rules and regulations.
  • Adheres to all instructions, Good Manufacturing Practices and housekeeping procedures
  • Process and troubleshoot and repair all Plastic Injection Molding Machines, Blow Molding and Support equipment.
  • Reduce Scrap and promote efficient operations of the cycle time.
  • Provide innovative and creative solutions to production problems
  • Follow the complete Start-up and Shut down (injection molding machines and conveyors) procedure as per Company’s and Machine requirement.
  • Assists with cross-training of Material Handler-Injection Molding technicians on tasks such as those listed below:
    • Mold Changes and Mold Cleaning
    • Starting and stopping the injection molding machines
    • Starting and stopping the conveyors
    • Purging out the injection molding machine
    • Changing out and cleaning out the dryer filters
    • Maintenance of the chiller system
    • Any other duties as assigned.

Process/Maintenance Technician- Blow Molding Responsibilities:

  • Process and troubleshoot and repair of all PET blow mold and support equipment.
  • Monitor and adjust bottle processes to optimize bottle quality and correct defects, including the completion of hourly quality checks.
  • Complete preform and bottle changeovers.
  • Become proficient in facility specific blow molder equipment operations & troubleshooting.
  • Replace or Repair parts.
  • Machine installation support.

Education and/or Experience:

  • High School diploma or equivalent required.
  • Experience with Husky machines is highly desired.
  • Technical training in Injection Molding/Processing preferred.
  • 3 years minimum operation and adjustment experience with Injection Molding machines

Other Skills and Abilities:

  • Ability to manage multiple tasks, set priorities, identifies problems, address problems and meet deadlines.
  • Ability to follow verbal and written instructions.
  • English skills must be proficient to read, write and communicate.
  • Basic math skills
  • Basic computer skills
  • Basic mechanical trouble shooting and repair
  • Basic electrical trouble shooting and repair.
  • Basic machine shop skills.
  • Machine installation experience.
  • Must be able to work with minimal supervision.
  • Must be able to work effectively both independently and within a team environment.
  • Ability to work overtime and weekends as required.
  • Must be able to operate material handling equipment.
  • Must be committed to the success of the entire organization
  • Understand and comply with applicable OSHA safety rules/regulations and Lockout/Tag-out requirements.

Physical Requirements:

Requirements include, but are not limited to:

  • Must be able to stand and walk for prolonged periods of time.
  • Must be able to lift and carry.
  • Must be able to push, pull, twist, climb, balance, stoop, kneel, and crawl.
  • Must be able to perform repetitive motions such as reaching and grasping.
  • Work environment is in a warehouse and temperatures inside vary between hot or cold based on the outside conditions.
  • Work is past paced.

NOTE: This job description is not intended to be all-inclusive. Employee may perform other duties as assigned to meet the ongoing needs of the organization.

Qualified candidates contact Oscar Manuel at oscarm@hrnetworkinc.com.

Posted 6/18/18

 
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Packaging Design Engineer- Ridgefield Park, NJ

Job Description:

Korean beauty cosmetics manufacturer seeks innovative packaging design engineer to:

  • Test, review, and approve test reports
  • Present findings, designs and recommendations on key projects and initiatives
  • Recommends solutions to design and engineering challenges including project scope
  • Understand and request decoration components
  • Establish realistic timelines for new product launches
  • Interact with clear communication throughout development process with Customer, Sales, Lab, Plant, Quality and other departments
  • Work closely with customer’s Package Engineer, holding customer project meetings
  • Research new materials, laminates, components, etc.
  • Identify new and improved processes for simplified steps and/or time reductions
  • Compile all project documentation

Skills and Qualifications Required:

  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Strong organizational skills with high attention to detail
  • Ability to multi-task and prioritize tasks
  • Computer skills – MS office, AutoCAD, Solid Works, ArtiosCAD
  • Bonus: Cosmetic packaging experience or similar industry knowledge preferred

Experience Required:

5+ years of related experience

Education Required:

Bachelor’s Degree in related fields such as Engineering, preferably in Package Development, Mechanical or Chemical Engineering, or Industrial Design in Packaging.

Physical Requirements:

  • Plant positions: Prolonged standing and ability to walk throughout the plant regularly, bending, lifting, repetitive motion, ability to operate various work equipment required in the job, ability to wear Personal Protective Equipment, ability to respond to safety signals
  • Office positions: Prolonged sitting with ability to walk through plant as needed, ability to operate standard office equipment, ability to wear Personal Protective Equipment, ability to respond to safety signals
  • Lab positions: Prolonged standing with ability to walk through facilities as needed, ability to wear Personal Protective Equipment, ability to operate lab equipment, ability to respond to safety signals
  • All Positions: Proficiency in the reading, writing and speaking of the English language.

Benefits:

Our distinctive benefits for full-time staff include Life; Employee Assistance Program; choice of several Medical plans; Vision insurance; Dental insurance with rollover and tuition rewards reduction, and; Voluntary Life insurance with optional WillPrep Services, and; 401(k) employer match.

Qualified candidates contact Darlene Downs at Darlene.Downs@cosmaxusa.com