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Launch Quality/Packaging Engineer

Company: Newell Brands
Location: Mogadore
Posted on: August 7, 2022

Job Description:

Position Overview

Position Title: Launch Quality/Packaging Engineer

Location: Mogadore, OH

Reports to: Direct: Quality Manager, Indirect: Manager, Packaging Engineering

Job Summary

The Launch Quality/Packaging Engineer role will oversee and coordinate the New Product Development (NPD) process for the manufacturing site as well as work on behalf of the manufacturing site with the corporate packaging team to improve and validate both current and new packaging for Newell Brands products.

The Launch Quality/Packaging Engineer will assist the Quality Manager through development and implementation of PFMEA , Control Plans, and standards to meet organizational quality objectives for upcoming programs through the launch phase and -6 months post launch. The Launch/Packaging Engineer will interpret product, customer, statutory, and regulatory requirements, and work with the Manufacturing team to satisfy these requirements within the Mogadore facility. This position will promote and develop best practices to support a continuous improvement culture and reduce costs associated with poor product/packaging quality. The Launch Quality/Packaging Engineer will be an effective communicator and leader across all functional groups.

Responsibilities and Duties

Launch Quality/Packaging Engineer requires minimal supervision to complete required objectives

  • Lead the NPD (New Product Development) and new product APQP and PPAP (Production Part Approval Process) within the manufacturing facility
  • Oversee Pilot/sample Runs, collect samples, provide results for PPAP
  • Responsible for the development and execution of qualification plans for new products and changes to existing products/processes.
  • Work closely with cross-functional personnel to identify and control potential quality issues in new and existing products.
  • Develop, Implement, and Continuously Improve the Quality Control Plans (Material, Process and Product)
  • Promote a Culture of Quality Excellence and Continuous Improvement
  • Support the implementation of Newell Brands Quality policies and procedures
  • Lead the Problem-Solving Initiatives driving problem understanding and permanent resolution
  • Prepare and analyze Quality Metrics
  • Participate/lead in Lean/OPEX and Six Sigma initiatives
  • Work to resolve defective material issues, using root cause analysis and corrective and preventive actions (CAPA).
  • Perform other duties as assigned or requested
  • Communicate quality issues with cross-functional partners and suppliers
  • Design, evaluate, cost, specify, and implement packaging changes and improvements from the conceptual phase into production.
  • On-going floor support and troubleshooting for new and existing product packaging.
  • Provide packaging assistance to other departments and subsidiaries.
    Qualifications And Skills
    • Thorough knowledge of quality methods and systems (statistics, reliability, sampling, and auditing, problem solving).
    • Interpersonal and communication skills are essential for dealing with all levels of internal and external suppliers and customers
    • Product realization experience demonstrating leadership in Launching products
    • Extensive problem-solving background
    • 2+ years of consumer packaging experience.
    • Working knowledge of packaging technologies
    • Excellent project management skills.
    • Excellent communication skills-verbal and written.
    • Able to lead and coordinate various task teams.
    • Experience in providing leadership and guidance to teams
    • Experience developing and implementing sustainable systems which meet and/or exceed organizational objectives
    • Experience prioritizing daily issues and assigns appropriate resources to resolve Experience supporting other departmental objectives through teamwork and collaboration
    • Effective communication skills, both written and verbal
    • Strong communicator
    • Demonstrated sense of urgency
    • Good listening, teamwork, and attention to detail
    • Reliable with patience and professionalism
    • Proficiency with Microsoft outlook and MS Office including Word, Excel, and PowerPoint
      Key Qualifications: (examples below)
      • Bachelor's Degree in Engineering or related field with Product Realization and Packaging experience
      • Must have minimum of 5 years of engineering/quality/packaging background
      • Six Sigma Green Belt or Black Belt or equivalent
      • Thorough knowledge of quality methods and systems (statistics, reliability, sampling, and auditing, problem solving).
      • Functional Knowledge of Minitab, AutoCAD, Microsoft Office
      • Computer literacy in CAD and database applications.
        Preferred Qualifications: (examples below)
        • Logistics experience with a proven transportation planning and analysis track record
        • Demonstrated success of communicating across multiple functions
        • Familiarity with Warehouse Management Software systems
        • Certified Auditor for one or more: ISO 9001, IATF 16949, FDA
        • SAP experience
        • MS Teams, SharePoint, Apps
          Newell Brands (NASDAQ: NWL) is a leading global consumer goods company with a strong portfolio of well-known brands, including Rubbermaid, FoodSaver, Calphalon, Sistema, Sharpie, Paper Mate, Dymo, EXPO, Elmer's, Yankee Candle, Graco, NUK, Rubbermaid Commercial Products, Spontex, Coleman, Campingaz, Oster, Sunbeam and Mr. Coffee. Newell Brands' beloved, planet friendly brands enhance and brighten consumers lives at home and outside by creating moments of joy, building confidence and providing peace of mind. Newell Brands and its subsidiaries are Equal Opportunity Employers and comply with applicable employment laws. EOE/M/F/Vet/Disabled are encouraged to apply.

Keywords: Newell Brands, Cleveland , Launch Quality/Packaging Engineer, Professions , Mogadore, Ohio

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