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Description: OtterBase is working with a client in Dayton, TN to fill a need for a Packaging Engineer. This opening is a full time, on-site opportunity for our client in the Manufacturing Industry. 


  • Understand distribution system and handling methods from the factory to the customer.  Understand manufacturing constraints such as line layout and conveyer size and position.
  • Oversee and manage complete packaging development process, including the creation of packaging designs, prototype development, and performance testing. Knowledge of ship testing and ISTA standards.
  • Design packaging materials and manufacturing techniques for multiple factories, RDCs and delivery methods. Develop packaging for automation in mind.  Assist automation efforts with understanding packaging issues and implementing design changes to improve productivity, cost and yield.
  • Create and analyze engineering drawings and specifications of product to determine physical characteristics of item, special handling, environmental and safety requirements, and types of materials required for packaging.
  • Understand labeling importance, size, position and content. 
  • Troubleshoot new and existing packaging problems involving designs, materials and processes and provide creative, timely, and cost-effective solutions and support product lines.
  • Work with product design engineers to understand structural aspects of the frame and mechanisms of the product.
  • Concisely present conclusions and clear recommendations to management team.
  • Communicate with all levels and drive positive change.
  • Experience with leading design and technical reviews. Experience with implementing design changes & support project management.
  • Perform engineering studies to fully validate design concepts with a data driven approach


  • Bachelor’s Degree in related field and 4+ years of packaging experience.
  • Experience in creating design concepts for corruagted and packaging related materials
  • Review and interpret standards (ISTA. ASTM, ANSI, BIFMA, ISO, UL, NEC, MFG, etc.)
  • Experience with an “APQP-type” quality system, PPAP, 8D problem solving process, and gauge R&Rs.
  • Microsoft Office Experience
  • Solidworks or similar CAD software.
  • Able to travel as needed 

REF: JOB-27794

Matthew Deater

Technical Recruiter

    • Location: Dayton
    • Date posted:
    • Pay:$- $ per hour