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Packaging Engineer

Company: Frida
Location: Miami
Posted on: January 16, 2022

Job Description:

Role Overview

Frida is looking for a Packaging Engineer to join our Structural Packaging team based in Miami, FL. Reporting to the Manager of Structural Packaging, the selected candidate will support the structural packaging development pipeline and broader packaging initiatives. The Packaging Engineer will ideate, design, prototype, and validate new package proposals with an emphasis on aesthetics, performance, and manufacturability. The selected individual will contribute high-value materials, create concepts and design proposals, oversee verification and validation testing of these designs, and fully support manufacturing efforts to satisfactory completion of assigned projects.

Core Responsibilities

CAD Sample Prototyping

  • Using our Kongsberg digital sample making table, prototype & evaluate package proposals, refine for manufacturing, experience, & aesthetic factors. Conduct iterative feasibility and validation tests to prove out proposals
  • Generate samples to support internal review gates, executive presentations, and customer sales meetings, assisting in graphic finishing as needed
  • Receive dielines from internal and external sources, use revision controls to maintain up-to-date file libraries & accurate samples
  • Maintain sample lab equipment and track inventory levels of prototyping materials (corrugated, paperboard, plastics, foams)
  • Maintain knowledge of packaging technologies and trends related to design, materials, and manufacturing machinery / processing
    Engineering and Design
    • Reporting to the Manager, Structural Packaging, assist with development requests for global packaging requirements, including primary, secondary, and tertiary packaging for use in retail and ecommerce
    • Combining factors of engineering, design, quality, manufacturing, marketing, and transportation, develop retail packing to support Fridas New Product Development (NPD) pipeline, as a dedicated, internal resource
    • Generate retail point of purchase displays to meet retail partner and market requirements
    • Create and maintain library of detailed Package BOM specifications and package assembly SOP instructions, exploded view drawings, and associated engineering documents for new and/or existing packaging
    • Responsible for ownership of and adherence to CSP requirements (Cost, Schedule, Performance) for assigned projects
    • Ensure safe transport of product to market and end user, providing value to the company, controlling overall costs and mitigating potential risks
    • Assist in development of streamlined & strategic packaging standards and guidelines for future growth and category expansion
    • Generate presentation materials such as hand sketches, prototype samples, 3D renderings, unboxing journey visuals, and palletization layouts
    • Possess a strong creative process, with equal blend of aesthetics and engineering skillset, able to translate design ideas to manufacturing-ready specifications
      Qualifications & Skills
      • Bachelor's degree in Package Engineering, Packaging Science, or Industrial Design (with emphasis on packaging development) from an accredited institution or equivalent work experience
      • 2 - 4 years of experience in developing primary, secondary, and tertiary retail and ecommerce packaging components for consumer goods
      • Must be experienced with daily operation of a Kongsberg sample cutting table, using a variety of substrates including but not limited to paperboard, corrugated, and plastic films. Mechanical aptitude and ability to assemble physical prototypes is required
      • Prior work experience in a package design or test lab, familiarity with ISTA and ASTM test methods a strong plus
      • Must be proficient in ArtiosCAD
      • Working understanding of SolidWorks and Adobe CS
      • Experience with CAPE palletization software a plus
      • Skilled in Microsoft Excel, Powerpoint, Word
      • General knowledge of print manufacturing processes, equipment and materials
      • Strong problem-solving abilities, judgment and decision-making skills supported by sound technical justification
      • Good verbal, written and graphic communications skills required. Must be able to present and communicate with internal and outside teams
      • Ability to drive multiple projects in unison, from concept to completion, in a fast paced, deadline-driven environment
      • Work closely with team members across multiple locations & function areas, as well as working with external suppliers toward the successful delivery of projects against businesses requirements
        About Frida

        At Frida, we are on a mission to prepare all parents for the everyday unfiltered realities of parenthood by creating simple yet genius solutions to age-old challenges. Over the past 7 years, the Frida Baby brand, built from the trust we created with the cult-favorite Nose Frida, the SnotSucker, has launched over 100 items and has spurred the recent launch of Frida Mom. Today, Frida Baby holds over a 60% share of its main category and can be found in over 35,000 stores throughout the US including Target, Walmart, BuyBuy Baby, Nordstrom, CVS, Walgreens and of course Amazon. Plus, the brand can now be found in over 20+ countries worldwide. This past spring, Frida Baby was named Fast Companys Most Innovative Companies driven by our commitment to providing parents with both product innovations and real, honest messaging.


        At Frida, we are dedicated to fostering an engaging, collaborative, and innovative environment for our employees. Our benefits include, but are not limited to:
        • Flexible paid time off
        • Generous and flexible paid parental leave
        • Exclusive employee product discounts
        • Comprehensive health, vision, dental insurance options
        • 401k participation
        • Companywide events & outings- we know how to throw a party! Team engagement is at the epicenter of our culture, whether its getting together for our annual Fam Jam bash or giving back to our community through a day of service
        • Weekly wellness programming including but not limited to manicures, yoga, & meditation
        • Learning & development opportunities for professional and personal growth
          Physical Demands

          The physical demands described here are representative of those that are to be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

          While performing the duties of this Job, the employee is regularly required to stand; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; talk or hear and taste or smell. The employee is frequently required to walk. The employee is occasionally required to climb or balance and stoop, kneel, crouch. The employee must regularly lift and /or move up to 25 pounds, frequently lift and/or move up to 50 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 10 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.

          By applying for this position, you acknowledge and understand that your information will be used as described in Frida's Job Applicant Privacy Policy: Jobble

Keywords: Frida, Miami , Packaging Engineer, Engineering , Miami, Florida

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