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Associate Manager, Packaging Equipment Engineer

Racine, Wisconsin Job ID 21720 Apply

The Associate Manager, Packaging Equipment Engineer will provide technical expertise and solutions in secondary package operations, such as: carton packing, case packing, blistering, traying, sleeving, shrink wrapping, and pelletizing.  You’ll demonstrate mechanical engineering capabilities to provide the technical know-hows and work with global project engineers to achieve the goals and objectives of company’s global initiatives.  You will also function as a member of our subject matter expert team for product packaging equipment by providing front end engineering, executional support and application of new and best practice across the broad global portfolio that stimulates innovation and continues improvement.  This role requires a strong personal initiative and a broad-based engineering knowledge to drive packaging innovation across the company.

SC Johnson is a fifth-generation family company built on a spirit of adventure and winning the right way. We have been leading with purpose for over 130 years, building top brands such as Raid®, Glade®, Kiwi®, OFF!®, Windex®, Ziploc® and more, in virtually every country. Through these household names, we are making a positive difference to the world around us. But we only succeed with the combined vitality and strength of our 13,000 people who we truly value and support in their pursuit of individual and shared goals.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for machine safety and the adherence to policies and regulations to ensure that all designs comply to SCJ Global Safety Standard and engineering tasks are performed in a safe manner

  • Interface with project group and other cross functional group on engineering needs in support of operation, capital planning and project execution

  • Provide technical support to enable decision making on packaging equipment selection, standardization design of new packaging process and modify existing packaging equipment designs to improve production techniques

  • Provides engineering support activities for manufacturing facilities, which include major capital projects, equipment upgrades, major equipment and system purchases as well as installations

  • Provide feasible packaging solutions, as well as associated capital estimates and timelines for new marketing initiatives by coordinating with Global Product Supply, Technical Platform Experts, machine suppliers and internal customers

  • Investigates, and provides technical leadership in implementing cost saving projects, OEE Improvements and LEAN to existing processes and support systems globally

  • Support the development and implementation of Engineering Best Practices throughout the organization

Required Skills / Experience / Competencies:

  • Bachelor’s degree in mechanical, manufacturing, automation or equivalent engineering degree or military experience considered in lieu of education requirement

  • 5+ years of relevant experience related preferably in the CPG, Food/Beverage, or Pharmaceutical Industries developing packaging equipment solutions

  • Qualified candidates must be legally authorized to work in the United States

Preferred Skills / Experience / Competencies:

  • Knowledge and experience in driving TPM Early Management methodology and Lean Manufacturing

  • International project implementation experience is plus

  • Success in developing, implementing global project plans and initiatives. Display strong competencies in communicating risks and mitigation plans to executive stake holders

  • Identify and resolve problems in a timely manner

  • Strong oral and written communication skills with international teams

  • Balance team and individual responsibilities to fosters group commitments to goals and objectives

  • Understands business implications of decisions; aligns work with strategic goals

  • Displays original thinking, creativity and resourcefulness which generate innovative approaches and ideas

  • Able to identify, recommend and influencing objectives, and developing a course of action to deliver objective results

Job Requirements:

  • Periodic international travel is required

  • Remote work is available once a week for eligible employees

SC Johnson’s total compensation packages are at or above industry levels. In addition to salary, total packages may include bonuses, long-term incentives, matching 401(k) contributions and profit sharing based on company profitability, job level and years of service. As a family company, we’re committed to providing benefits such as subsidized health care plans, maternity/paternity/adoption leave, flexible work arrangements, vacation purchase options, recreation and fitness centers, childcare, counseling services and more.


Better Together

At SC Johnson, we strive to create a positive, inclusive and unique workplace. We strongly believe SCJ people are able to achieve their best when they can collaborate and work together in person.

Equal Opportunity Employer

The policy of the Company is to ensure equal opportunity for all qualified applicants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, gender, marital status, sexual orientation, national origin, ancestry, age, gender identity, gender expression, disability, citizenship, pregnancy, veteran status, membership in any active or reserve component of the U.S. or state military forces, genetic history or information or any other category protected by law.

Accommodation Requests

If you are an individual with a disability and you need an accommodation or other assistance during the application process, please call our Human Resources department at 262-260-3343 or email your request to All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply. Download the EEO is the Law poster for more information.


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