Appvion Operations, Inc.

  • Senior Packaging Engineer

    Location US-WI-Appleton
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  • Expected Results

    • To translate research results into manufacturable products through pilot and production scale trials to support new innovations and development initiatives, including packaging/barrier coating technology developments.
    • Understand customer needs and translate those needs into functional product designs.
    • Identify and implement programs to reduce product and processing costs, while improving product quality.

    Supporting Activities

    • Provide manufacturing support on new products and processes.
    • Troubleshoot and resolve processing issues.
    • Recommend and implement new product lines and processes.
    • Recommend and implement changes to existing product line and processes.
    • Interface with customers to resolve complaints and understand and meet their needs.
    • Work with product development professionals to assist in transition from solution development to launch and beyond.
    • Provide support to engineering during equipment installation and startup.
    • Identify opportunities for product and process improvements.
    • Ability to work in paper/coatings lab environment as needed.

    Required Prior Accomplishments - Experience - Skills

    • BS in chemical or packaging engineering field, Paper Science or equivalent experience.
    • 3-5 years of experience in technology and new product development
    • Ability to apply engineering and scientific principles to resolve problems and make improvements.
    • Capable of working in a flexible, often shifting, environment.
    • Ability to interact effectively with customers, management team, marketing and production personnel.
    • Proven ability to work in a cross functional team environment.
    • Business knowledge of cost/benefits analysis, project management, negotiation and strategic and tactical planning.
    • Strong understanding of manufacturing environments, processes and procedures.
    • Ability to facilitate and drive resolution of complex problems.
    • Willingness to travel domestically and internationally.


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