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Title:  Packaging Engineer

This position is a member of the CommScope Connectivity Solutions (CCS) organization’s Global Packaging team and reports to the CCS Global Packaging Director.  The candidate’s primary function will be to provide package engineering support to the Outside Plant (OSP) business unit, which is comprised of an extended portfolio of outside plant fiber products. 

 

Responsibilities

  • Collaborate with R&D Engineering, New Product Introduction (NPI) Engineering, and Product Management teams to design and deploy practical, innovative and sustainable packaging.
  • Support plant operations and manufacturing engineering teams with packaging deployment efforts and packaging-related issues/efforts.
  • Identify, lead and support cost reduction opportunities by qualifying alternate packaging materials, process improvements and packaging design optimization.
  • Assist with development and deployment of internal packaging specifications, standards and policies that align and comply with applicable industry and governmental standards.
  • Identify opportunities and lead efforts to drive global standardization of packaging design, materials and processes.
  • Assist with championing sustainable packaging efforts by focusing on use of environmentally friendly “green” materials and material minimization, both internally and with contracted suppliers and vendors.
  • Develop and maintain professional relationships with external vendors and contractors in cooperation with procurement and quality and improve the efficiency process through incorporation of new technology.
  • Understand and interpret package testing procedures/results to support and ensure effective design, qualification, validation, and implementation of new packaging and packaging systems.
  • Ability to travel up to 10-20%, including some international travel.

 

Qualifications

  • BS degree or foreign equivalent in Package Engineering/Technology/Science, or related engineering/science field.
  • Minimum 5 years of experience in industrial/commercial packaging design and packaging processes.
  • Project management skills showing ability to lead multiple, complex global packaging projects in a cross-functional environment.
  • Experience working with sustainable packaging design methods and materials, with an understanding of international testing standards, such as ASTM, ISTA, etc.
  • Ability to work collaboratively in a cross-functional environment.
  • Excellent communication skills and ability to adapt quickly to new international markets and environments.
  • Experience with SAP ERP systems and functionality.
  • Fluent English is required.
  • Fluent Dutch would be an advantage


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