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Senior Associate, Packaging Engineer

Racine, Wisconsin Job ID 17166 Apply

As a Senior Associate, Packaging Engineer you will perform the packaging engineering associated with the technical development of new or revised packaging materials and products on global brands.

You will assist in developing new products/packages, line extensions, and technology advancements which expands the organizational and market needs for the assigned portion of our business.

You will be given specific guidance about the nature and extent of the work required, methods to be used, and results expected.

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.

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.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Apply new and existing packaging technologies towards the development of innovative new products and the enhancement of existing products that consumers find appealing, easy to use, and allows SC Johnson to "win at the store shelf"

  • Complete performance and compatibility testing in support of packaging component changes

  • Collaborate with multifunctional core teams (R&D, Design, Marketing, Marketing Research, and Product Supply) to successfully contribute to the development and launch of new products in an accelerated manner

  • Generate robust packaging component specifications, finished good product specifications, and bills of materials as part of technical validation process

  • Provide technical knowledge and problem-solving skills to evaluate and correct package-related issues to maintain production schedules and product quality as needed

  • Utilize knowledge to contribute to the successful commercialization of new ideas driving consumer and corporate value

Required Skills / Experience / Competencies:

  • Bachelor’s degree in packaging or other relevant engineering disciplines (e.g. Mechanical, Materials, etc.) AND a minimum of 1 year of product/packaging development experience

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

Preferred Skills / Experience / Competencies:

  • Working knowledge of Design of Experiments

  • Knowledge of the product development process and experience related to various delivery system technologies (e.g., aerosol formulation, emulsion chemistry, gel formulation, polymer chemistry, reaction products, surfactants, solvents, builders)

  • Experience and technical competency in primary, secondary, and tertiary packaging design and qualification (e.g. product/environment compatibility, distribution and environmental testing, manufacturing qualification)

  • Ability to communicate effectively through oral and written presentation; including effective story-telling to the non-technical individual

  • Demonstrated problem-solving abilities, including anticipation and communication of risk profile and mitigation plans; strategic thinking and action to effectively navigate complex and/or ambiguous situations

  • Expertise in multiple packaging disciplines; dispensing systems, materials, closures, manufacturing line requirements, plastic molding techniques, and product/environment compatibility

  • Knowledge of consumer testing techniques and execution of appropriate studies to evaluate product performance during use

  • An understanding of the developing consumer market

Job Requirements:

  • Full time

  • 0-5% travel

  • Office Environment

  • Ability to lift 10 – 40 pounds

  • Remote work is available once a week for eligible employees.

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.

SC Johnson & Son, Inc. is an equal employment opportunity and affirmative action employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, protected veteran status, status as a qualified individual with a disability, marital status, pregnancy, sexual orientation, ancestry, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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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