203321 - Manufacturing Engineer
Up to $37.98 DOE
12 months

Chipton-Ross is seeking a Manufacturing Engineer for a contract opportunity in Syracuse, NY.

**Candidate MUST be local to Syracuse, NY site

The Packaging/Shipping Engineer designs, tests, and implements packaging designs that are an integral part of the organization’s Product Development process.
They also review and improve existing packaging designs.
This individual develops, designs, and tests standards and guidelines for developing packaging solutions to MIL Specs for the organization’s products.
They work with internal resources and packaging suppliers to achieve functional packaging goals.
Oversee and manage complete packaging development process, including the creation of packaging designs, prototype development, and performance testing.
Troubleshoot new and existing packaging problems involving designs, materials and processes and provide creative, timely, and cost-effective solutions.
Analyze engineering drawings and specifications of product to determine physical characteristics of item, special handling, environmental and safety requirements, and types of materials required for packaging.
Establish standards and guidelines for supplier evaluation. Evaluate and select packaging suppliers/vendors; periodically conduct vendor reviews.
Must be able to manage multiple projects simultaneously.
Work closely with global suppliers, engineering, product management, operations, and sourcing.
Participate in product introduction teams, to deliver new products to market.
Identify and implement cost saving initiatives related to packaging materials, labor, efficiency, transportation, and storage.
Work closely with Engineering to optimize packaging supply base for cost, lead time, quality, regionalization, standardization, supply assurance, and compliance with customer, regulatory, and internal requirements.
Specify and recommend efficiency tools and test methods to develop and validate packaging designs.
Work with the manufacturing department to insure that the packaging designs are optimized for manufacturability.
Develop and implement comprehensive test plans to ensure that packaging exceeds customer specifications.

Must have 5+ years of experience in industrial or consumer packaging.
Knowledge and understanding of packaging design validation standards (ISO, MIL Specs, etc.).
Demonstrable proficiency in AutoCAD / 3D CAD software is desirable.
Problem solving and decision making skills are necessary.
Must be able to work independently and as part of a team.
Must have good communication skills, orally and in writing.
Understanding of process improvement, quality improvement concepts is needed; ISO 9001 certification is desirable.
Should have experience in rapid prototyping.
Must be able to demonstrate project management skills and experience; project management certification a plus.
Ability to communicate orally with customers, management, and coworkers is crucial.
Regular use of the telephone and e-mail for communication is essential.
Good manual dexterity for the use of common office equipment such as computer terminals, calculator, copiers, and FAX machines.
Good reasoning ability is required to solve a wide range of business problems.

Accredited Bachelor's Degree in mechanical engineering or packaging engineering is required.


Employment will be contingent on clearing a drug screen and background check. Both must clear prior to start date.

Kristie Hardage
420 Culver Boulevard
Playa Del Rey, CA 90293

Phone: (310) 414-7800 x251 or (800) 927-9318 x251

Candidates responding to this posting must currently possess the eligibility to work in the United States. No third parties please.

Employment will be contingent on candidate clearing pre-employment drug screen and background check.

Chipton-Ross provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex (including pregnancy), age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, protected veteran status, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by Federal, State or local law. This policy governs all areas of employment at Chipton-Ross, including recruiting, hiring, training, assignment, promotions, compensation, benefits, discipline, and terminations.