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Associate - Packaging Engineer

Company: KDC One Knowlton
Location: Mahwah
Posted on: March 20, 2023

Job Description:

KDC is a network of best-in-class custom formulators and manufacturers of color cosmetics, skincare, haircare, bath & body, fragrance, deodorant, home, health, industrial, and auto care products. KDC delivers high-touch innovation, operational excellence, and speed to market to well-known and emerging beauty, personal, and specialty companies from coast to coast. KDC has its head office in Longueuil, Qu--bec. In addition, KDC has 10 operating facilities located throughout North America. Altogether, the company employs nearly 4,800 talented and dedicated employees in North America.

Basic Functions:

Responsible for/conducts/coordinates detailed phases of engineering work for assigned projects. End-to-end remit for pipeline innovations, and design renovations. Working with Suppliers / Development of primary, secondary, and tertiary packaging


  • Interacts with New Business Development / Customers during tech transfer and product development project meetings
  • Supports overall site performance measures involving packaging materials and packaging opportunities
  • Chairs bi-weekly meeting to ensure that Operations, Customers, planning, and quality are aligned as to upcoming changes and modifications
  • Heavy Communication directly with customer counterparts and customer documentation centers
  • Evaluates component drawings and specifications to determine appropriateness for use
  • Heavy involvement with site procurement regarding purchasing of packaging materials to support PD and commercial projects
  • Works with customers, packaging component suppliers and site procurement to identify appropriate primary and secondary labeling and printed components
  • Works with Validation and QA groups during packaging component qualifications
  • Works with packaging department management and mechanics during packaging line trials
  • Writes and revises packaging component specifications and related department SOPs
  • Works with Engineering and mechanics in identification and selection of new packaging department equipment
  • Works with Engineering, Validation and QA during equipment qualifications
  • Supports packaging by troubleshooting or working to resolve packaging component issue
  • Research new packaging materials, particularly sustainable materials, for both packettes and fitment pouches and secondary packaging
  • Assist and execute package sizing and die line generation using Autocad
  • Coordinate the review of bulk for new programs with Operations, Engineering and Process Engineering and transfer the information to the appropriate project management/customer service team member
  • Provide Operations Support Specialist copies of all SDS files that come through the lab with the customer 4-digit number if available
  • Develops ideas, concepts, and prototypes to solves problems and meet customer/consumer needs
  • Support Operations and Project Management with the planning of line trials. Oversee packaging and coating lines during pilots, trials and production to achieve product within specification.
  • Develop and maintain strong relationships with vendors, suppliers, plants, sister companies, and other sources of applicable technologies
  • Provide support to Business Development and Sales on projects in development
  • Work with suppliers, Planning and Project management teams to size out secondary packaging components
  • Maintain good records of all customer accounts that are being worked on to easily retrieve data
  • Reviews all bulk specifications and requirements for new Acupac products.
  • Review existing products' packaging and manufacturing to improve process and/or reduce costs.
  • Identifies and interprets variations in product, equipment or procedures which may affect results.
  • Must be familiar with functions and operation of all laboratory and production equipment in area of responsibility.
  • Work with manufacturing and production personnel on problem products when assigned, record, and report data.
  • All other duties assigned by immediate supervisor.


    BS or equivalent work experience

    Knowledge of G.M.P.'s, environmental, and safety procedures

    Knowledge in Manufacturing Preferred

    Ability to work in a fast-paced environment with multiple projects of varying complexity

    Excellent project management skills

    Excellent verbal and written communication skills

    Self-starter, autonomous and demonstrated ability to bring new unsolicited ideas and solutions to the group

    Computer skills - MS Office, CAD preferred, Smartsheet

    KDC-ONE is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, age, sex, gender, disability or any other characteristic protected by law. I understand that employment with KDC-ONE Company is at-will, meaning that I or KDC-ONE Company may terminate my employment at any time, or for any reason consistent with applicable state or federal law. I understand that KDC-One requires the successful completion of a drug and/or alcohol test as a condition of employment.

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  • Pay Type Salary
  • Employment Indicator Indirect
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Keywords: KDC One Knowlton, Paterson , Associate - Packaging Engineer, Engineering , Mahwah, New Jersey

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