Packaging Engineer

Job Locations US-OH-Sandusky
Posted Date 4 months ago(10/9/2017 8:12 PM)
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Guardian Industries, a global company headquartered in Auburn Hills, Michigan, employs around 17,000 people and operates facilities throughout North America, Europe, South America, Africa, the Middle East and Asia. Guardian’s diverse group of companies are involved in the manufacture of high-performance float, coated and fabricated glass products; the manufacture of high-quality chrome-plated and painted plastic components for the automotive and commercial truck industries; and the distribution of specialty building products. Guardian’s vision is to create value for customers and society through constant innovation using fewer resources. Guardian is a wholly owned subsidiary of Koch Industries, Inc. Visit



  • Identify and champion packaging projects that lead to improved customer satisfaction, quality, operational efficiencies, reduced cycle time and reduced cost.
  • Streamline the development and start-up of new project initiatives by leveraging an extensive knowledge base of packaging materials, manufacturing capabilities, and vendor capabilities.
  • Continuously seek optimized and/or cost effective packaging based on raw material pricing, availability, and vendor capabilities. Champions these solutions throughout the organization.
  • Design, develop and commercialize innovative and robust packaging designs for new and existing products
  • Provide packaging solutions to optimize total delivered cost (OEE, safety, quality) to align with company goals and objectives.
  • Supports business functions by serving as the technical packaging representative for renovation (line extension, repackaging, re-fresh and optimization) and innovation project types.
  • Creates project timelines and estimates capital/expense requirements for new or improved packaging initiatives.
  • Act as liaison between internal and external development teams for testing services
  • Provide project team leadership, motivation, and facilitation to engineers and operators
  • Investigate issues of material non-performance as needed. Perform packaging material testing with appropriate test equipment provided. Works with QA to correct problem areas.
  • Manage and maintain packaging specifications, SOPs, policies and procedures.



  • Strong background knowledge in a variety of packaging materials such as wood boxes, corrugated boxes, foam materials, and paper.
  • Has proven capabilities of supporting multi-plant projects and working directly with plant floor employees to accomplish goals and objectives.
  • Strong math skills, ability to prepare a cost analysis and good root-cause analysis skills.
  • Proficient in Word for Windows and Excel, including development and maintenance of moderately complex spreadsheet: and ability to learn to operate packaging design and specification/formulation software.
  • Maintains packaging industry & regulatory awareness by keeping up to date with applicable literature for compliance with new and existing packaging regulations.
  • Provides clear expectations, manages accountability, gains commitment, takes responsibility for project team's activities, is approachable, openly supports organizational objectives.
  • Promotes continuous improvement, sets high personal and professional standards, and persists when faced with adversity.
  • Ability to develop and communicate a common vision. Supportive of all to reach milestones.
  • Demonstrates professional maturity and ability to act as a change leader by influencing all levels of the organization.
  • High integrity and honesty, promoting trust in all actions.
  • Ability to travel approximately 25% of the time within a flexible work schedule.




  • BS in Packaging or Mechanical Engineering, or equivalent Packaging Engineering experience.
  • 5+ years progressive, related work experience highly preferred.
  • Experience with multifunctional development teams.
  • Manufacturing experience required.


  • A culture that places top priority on integrity and compliance
  • Encouragement to challenge the status quo and share knowledge
  • Responsibilities and rewards based on contributions
  • Competitive compensation and a wide variety of benefits including health/dental/life insurance, prescription coverage, STD and optional LTD, paid vacation and holidays, and a 401 (k) with a $1 for $1 match up to 7%.


For more information about Guardian Industries LLC., visit us at


Guardian Industries LLC. is an Equal Opportunity Employer


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