Hickory , NC
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Structural Packaging Engineer

Hickory, NC Full-time
Posted on August 17, 2019

Structural Packaging Engineer

HBF, an industry leader in office furniture design and manufacturing, and a top brand in the HNI Corporation enterprise is in search of a Packaging Engineer - HBF to join our team in Hickory, NC.

Some of the essential aspects of the position include:

Primary Purpose:

  • Design and develop protective packaging for newly manufactured products
  • Develop sketches, specifications, samples, and analyses of proposed packaging to present a design for approval
  • Collaborate with product development teams to ensure packaging design meets cost, performance, and timeline requirements
  • Communicate project status and highlight tradeoffs related to cost, performance, and manufacturing complexity
  • Drive improvements to systematically reduce product damage rates
  • Consider and recommend improvements to product, packaging, and processes
  • Demonstrate the effects of improvements on damage rate and total cost for approval
  • Drive improvements to packaging component simplification and leveraging for cost reduction
  • Develop preferred packaging methods for the type of product manufactured
  • Drive standardization of packaging methods throughout a network
  • Benchmark like-industry packaging practices for better product protection, total cost, or customer experience
  • Identify and introduce the organization to breakthrough packaging methods and industry innovations

What it takes:

  • Bachelors degree in Engineering
  • Engineering in furniture manufacturing; or equivalent experience preferred
  • Proven ability to analyze complex business data and to effectively communicate technical analysis to both technical and non-technical audiences
  • Demonstrated excellence in written/verbal communication and presentation skills
  • Demonstrated critical thinking ability, strong organization, and multi-tasking skills
  • Advanced analytical/problem-solving skills, with the ability to handle multiple priorities

We look forward to hearing from you! Apply today!