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R&D Packaging Engineer
American Fork, UT US
Engineering & Architecture Manufacturing & Production
4-Year College Degree
R&D Packaging Engineer
We're a leading health and wellness company looking for a packaging engineer who is innovative and resourceful. We manufacture, market and ship a wide variety of wellness products that include vitamins, supplements, herbs, teas, and weight-loss and sports nutrition products. We seek a person who isn’t afraid of change, hard work and managing competing priorities.
We have great products that are built by people who believe in our brand, our products and health and wellness for life. If you have a passion for packaging, innovation and are able to manage multiple tasks effectively, this is the job for you. If you're looking to work somewhere where you can make a difference and help build a company that believes in its employees and its products, then let’s talk.
This position reports directly to the Vice President of R&D and is responsible for the processing of packaging requests, structural design and integrity of packaging components, compliance with various state and federal requirements, review and recommendation of packaging equipment to increase production levels while reducing manufacturing costs. This position also interfaces with packaging vendors in the execution of projects and is familiar with all aspects of packaging production.
Execute/lead in the introduction of new packaging components, technologies and processes:
Design packaging components that support product integrity and are compliant with FDA and other regulatory requirements
Design and specify packaging components (strip-hangers at cash register, end-cap and stand-alone displays, etc.) for form, fit and function based on regulatory, product, customer, and marketing requirements.
Work in conjunction with packaging vendors and our manufacturing facilities in finalizing designs to assure manufacturability and ease of packaging assembly.
Review existing packaging for improvement in design, consolidation and reduction in procurement and processing costs.
Test packaging designs to production and shipping standards to assure protection of product during production and shipping.
Author and execute technical protocols and reports.
Work with Operations and QA to qualify new packaging components and/or new processes.
Perform and coordinate, as necessary, with external sources for package testing related to package qualification activities.
Write, develop and approve packaging specifications to support all cGMP packaging and labeling activities.
Execute/lead in identification and implementation of programs to improve the quality and/or efficiency of our packaging operations by:
Provide technical SME to QA, Product Development, Operations, Procurement and Creative teams.
Interface with Regulatory, Marketing, Product Strategy Leaders, Operations and other internal or external customers on new and existing product introductions.
Ensure products conform to regulatory and compliance obligations (e.g. FDA, cGMP, Poison Prevention Packaging Act, etc.).
Provide technical form, fit, function review and approval to the Creative Team.
Applicant should have the following EDUCATION, EXPERIENCE and SKILLS:
Bachelor degree in Packaging Engineering or equivalent.
Significant experience in packaging development, testing and plant processes in a production environment.
Thorough knowledge of manufacturing processes, systems, and packaging equipment required.
Proven ability to develop innovative packaging component solutions that improve operational efficiencies and reduce costs.
Proven track record of managing multiple projects that span different timelines.
Proven risk-based decision making skills without knowledge of all the inputs.
Ability to work seamlessly in a team based environment that include formulation development, purchasing, quality assurance, creative, marketing and manufacturing teams as well as material and processing vendors.
Exhibit clear communication skills (oral, written).
Who is Twinlab?
Since 1968, the Twinlab brand has been the trusted leader for innovative, high performance health and wellness products. We are committed not only to delivering consumers the best in premium nutritional supplement products but to being a resource to help people achieve their health and wellness goals through fitness, education, and healthy lifestyle. We offer great employee benefits, generous paid time off, competitive pay and a culture where each employee can make a difference.
In addition to the extensive line of vitamins, minerals and sports nutrition formulas of its namesake brand, Twinlab Corporation also manufactures and sells other category leaders, including the Metabolife line of diet and energy products; Alvita teas, established in 1922 as one of the country's first herbal tea lines, and Nature's Herbs, a complete line of herbals and phytonutrients.