United States, Stamford, CT, Henkel Consumer Brands

Packaging Engineer

At Henkel, you can build on a strong legacy and leading positions in both industrial and consumer businesses to reimagine and improve life every day. If you love challenging the status quo, join our community of over 50,000 pioneers around the globe. Our teams at Henkel Consumer Brands continuously drive the evolution in dynamic categories: Laundry & Home Care and Hair. With our trusted brands, including Persil and Schwarzkopf, our cutting-edge technologies and our disruptive solutions, you will have countless opportunities to explore new paths and develop your skills. Grow within our future-led businesses, our diverse and vibrant culture and find a place where you simply belong. All to leave your mark for more sustainable growth.

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  • The packaging engineer is capable of managing primary and secondary packaging development programs for a business unit.
  • Is seen as an emerging subject matter expert in the field by team members and serves as packaging technical lead on project teams.
  • Supports the packaging functional team with technical expertise.
  • Identifies and assesses moderately complex technical problems and provides solutions and recommendations- knows when to seek guidance and technical support from others.
  • Manages assigned packaging projects in a proactive manner. Is building technical leadership skills on the packaging functional team by developing own technical competency.
  • Provides clear technical direction for projects.
  • May serve a technical mentor to packaging co-ops. 
  • Develops and designs new packaging for safe, convenient, and attractive transport of products under a variety of conditions.
  • Develops packaging material standards and specifications.
  • Reviews existing test methods and supports development of new test methods where applicable. 
  • Evaluates packaging and transporting methods and procedures to ensure compliance with safety and quality standards.
  • Evaluates and recommends efficient packing procedures, innovations in packaging materials, and utilization of automation where needed.
  • Develops engineering drawings and specifications with suppliers to determine materials and design required to maximize convenience, utility and function based on the product’s physical characteristics, including safety and special-handling requirements.
  • Designs and coordinates laboratory tests plant trials to assess technical feasibility in the qualification of new materials, and equipment.
  • Provides technical support to ensure quality standards, package performance, and continued supply of products and packaging materials.
  • Participates on continuous improvement teams.
  • May oversee the coordination of activities at contract packaging and labeling sites.
  • Oversees exterior package design to ensure proper product identification, consumer appeal, printing appearance, and production techniques.


  • BS in Package Engineering or related technical discipline.
  • Typical 1-3 years of direct experience in package engineering projects.
  • Ability to Execute projects on time and on budget with minimal guidance from manager.
  • Proactively anticipates issues and determines contingency plans.
  • Sets up realistic timelines and testing plans.
  • Works well with cross functional partners to execute projects with excellence. 
  • Tenaciously attacks programs. Is committed to achieving goals, through obstacles, issues and surprises.
  • Able to change direction quickly if needed.
  • Sets high standards of performance.
  • Is assertive and persistent in project work and communication.
  • Seen as becoming a technical expert in packaging.
  • Technical background in Packaging, Packaging Systems.
  • Solid understanding of materials, and packaging applications.
  • Able to solve moderately complex technical issues without support.
  • Communicates in a timely, concise and effective manner, both written and verbally.
  • Able to present to V.P. levels in the organization without support from management.
  • Active listener, interactive in meetings insuring POV is expressed and understood by cross functional team members.
  • Ability to act in an appropriate manner in varying business situations.
  • Open to others input.
  • Seeks support from cross functional partners for new initiatives and approaches.
  • Able to rally cross functional peers to goal or action. 

The salary for this role is $72,500.00 - $88,000.00 This is the range that we in good faith anticipate relying on when setting wages for this position.  We may ultimately pay more or less than the posted range and this range.  This salary range may also be modified in the future.

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JOB ID: 24063689
Contract & Job type: Regular - Full Time
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