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Senior Associate, Packaging Engineer

Racine, Wisconsin

Category: Research and Development, Engineering, Supply Chain Job ID: 26306

SC JOHNSON IS A FIFTH-GENERATION FAMILY COMPANY BUILT ON THE SPIRIT OF OUR PEOPLE. We have been leading with purpose for over 130 years, building iconic brands that win the hearts and minds of consumers – such as Raid®, Glade®, Ziploc® and more, in virtually every country around the world. Together, we are creating a better future – for the planet, for future generations and for every SCJ team member. Join our winning team of Wave Makers and Go Getters and help us write the next chapter in the SCJ story.

As the Senior Associate, Packaging Engineer you will be responsible for contributing to the technical development of new or revised packaging materials & products for SC Johnson. You will work on qualifying new products/packages, line extensions, and leading technical tasks related to different business needs driven by organizational and market requirements. You will participate on cross-functional teams, providing technical expertise to ensure that the key project objectives are present, applicable and robust.


  • Lead the packaging development of commercialization projects for the North America Region

  • Focus on growth, business continuity, sustainability and cost saving projects, following the technical processes and procedures in place

  • Make sure that technical deliverables are completed properly and on-time

  • Develop packaging to meet internal and external customer needs

  • Lead or participate in packaging or process improvement related workstreams

  • Support global RD&E for complex projects on primary pack development and qualification, then localize and adopt primary pack according to North America needs

  • Collaborate with project manager and cross functional team to build project timeline, deliver key milestones and participate in project meetings accordingly

  • Develop new secondary packaging components

  • Perform lab tests to include product performance and distribution/warehousing tests for both primary & secondary package components

  • Generate robust packaging component specifications, finished good product specifications, bills of materials and pallet factors

  • Draft qualification plans for new packaging components, equipment modifications and site moves

  • Plan and Perform line trials at both internal and external manufacturing site.

  • Drive the technical conversation and present on technical attributes at Regional Technical Reviews

  • Responsible for completing technical deliverables including bill of material (BOM) setup, validation test planning and specification reviews

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

  • Support risk identification/mitigation plans to achieve project objectives


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Packaging Engineering, Packaging Science or related field of Engineering disciplines (e.g. Mechanical, Materials,) and at least 2 years of relevant work experience OR Master’s Degree in Packaging Engineering, Packaging Science or related field of engineering disciplines (e.g. Mechanical, Materials,).

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


  • Strong team player

  • Proactive, result driven and initiative-taker

  • Ability to communicate effectively through oral and written presentation, including effective storytelling to the non-technical individual

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

  • Demonstrated problem-solving abilities, including anticipation and communication of technical risks and mitigation plans

  • Strategic thinking and action to effectively navigate complex and/or ambiguous situations

  • Expertise in multiple packaging disciplines such as aerosols and liquids packaging, dispensing systems, materials, closures, manufacturing line requirements, plastic molding techniques, and/or product/environment compatibility

  • Knowledge of Ecommerce Packaging Design and Qualification

  • Knowledge of United States Department of Transportation Regulations related to the transportation of dangerous goods

  • Knowledge of Special Packs and the Warehouse Club Class of Trade

  • Experience with any of the following support systems such as PLM (Product Lifecycle Management), Microsoft Office Suite, CAPE, Winshuttle and WebCenter


  • Position is Full-Time, regular business hours, Monday-Friday

  • Office work environment: Remote work is available once a week for eligible employees

  • Ability to lift 10 – 40 pounds

  • Travel up to 10%


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.

Other duties, responsibilities and activities may change or be assigned

at any time with or without notice as assigned by the Manager. The job description does not constitute a contract of employment and the position remains at-will.


Inclusion & Diversity

We’re a global business, with people from every culture, ethnicity, race, religion, gender identity, sexual orientation, age and ability. We recognize the breadth of human experience, and we work to celebrate it. It is our goal to build a diverse, inclusive and supportive work environment where all people can thrive.

We’re committed to ongoing efforts that help us attract, hire, and retain diverse talent who want to build a positive, inclusive environment. Read more about our ongoing initiatives at

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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