Packaging R&D Engineer

Appleton, WI

Posted: 01/17/2024 Industry: Laboratory - Industrial Chemicals Job Number: 15.24TM Remote: Experience:

Job Description

Packaging R&D Engineer

Major global company is seeking a packaging engineer to join their team!  Focus on sustainability.  You will be able to take on projects quickly and work with a manager with impressive tenure in the industry.  Research center is cutting edge with access to a variety of equipment and test labs.

Support and contribute to programs, providing solutions valued by customers and driving profitable growth.  Work may include research, applications development, materials enhancements and/or cost-out initiatives.

In applying acquired capabilities, this role operates primarily within existing and adjacent technologies and requires less regular review and interaction from more experienced professionals and leaders.  Impact is typically limited to short-term performance but may go toward medium-term goals supporting larger outcomes.  May be sought after for technical / product support by others.

What You Get To Do:

  • Support representing the company’s technical voice to the customer in collaboration with internal stakeholders
  • Collaborate to understand customer needs and rapidly drive the design development, and implementation of products and/or processes aligned to customer/market needs and business strategy
  • Exchange standard/basic technical information to customer and stakeholder requests toward solving a customer / technical need
  • Support projects within the innovation pipeline
  • Collaborate with areas such as Engineering, Operations and Quality to resolve technical challenges, supporting sustained solution ownership
  • Contribute to the definition of critical to quality specifications, author development technical specifications, waivers, etc.
  • Support Stage Gate programs while learning core risk management principles and processes
  • With guidance from other R&D personnel, plan, execute and analyze production trials with Design of Experiment, Lean, and statistical analysis, following organizational processes for aligning materials and execution
  • Learn and apply foundational understandings of material/polymer properties and equipment capability in order to deliver best solutions
  • Demonstrate basic technical skills and aptitude for problem solving. Become familiar with different problem-solving tools in leveraging internal and organizational curiosity to apply new ideas
  • Gain knowledge of the intellectual property system and information management, in order to protect the company’s intellectual property

**If you’d like to hear more about this opportunity and others we are currently working on, please contact Tory Mack at

JO:  15.24TM


Job Requirements

Technical Qualifications:

  • Undergraduate degree required. (Chemical Engineering, Material Science, Polymer Science preferred) or equivalent experience
  • 2+ years technical experience, preferably in a manufacturing R&D or Process role across multiple technical processes
  • Demonstrated ability applying tools within Project Management, Design of Experiment and Statistical Analysis
  • Must be able to travel 25%

**If you’d like to hear more about this opportunity and others we are currently working on, please contact Tory Mack at

JO:  15.24TM

Meet Your Recruiter

Tory Mack
Technical Recruiter

What I Do:

I am proud to be part of the CPS flagship division, Industrial Laboratory. Our company started in order to serve the industrial chemicals industry, one of the backbones of the U.S. economy, by bringing together talented technical specialists with the companies that need them. I recruit and place people in the following positions:

  • Formulation/Product Development
  • Organic and Polymer Synthesis
  • Application Chemistry
  • Technical Service
  • Process Chemistry
  • Analytical/Method Development
  • Regulatory Compliance
  • Quality Assurance/Quality Control
  • Group Leader/R&D Manager

My Recruiting Philosophy:

When working with you as a candidate I have 3 goals:

Listen and ask questions to find out what the right opportunities look like for you

Connect you with active openings and interested companies based on your criteria

Educate you throughout the interview process to help you become a standout candidate for each individual opportunity

About Me:

I grew up in Southern Indiana and moved to the greater Chicago area 10 years ago. My education is in opera and music, so I enjoy anything and everything related to the arts! I love helping people through recruiting – I believe the right career move is one of the most important decisions a person can make and it is a privilege to be a part of that process.

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