I am a packaging professional who can help optimize packaging solutions in line with the needs of consumers and clients. I can manage projects with cross functional teams from development to implementation while utilizing excellent communication skills. I can speak plainly of both advanced and difficult packaging designs.
Interspec 6.4 Packaging
Cross Functional Teamwork
CAPE Quality Assurance
Development and Design
Unilever June 2013 – December 2013
Working to create a better future every day
Temporary Associate Packaging Engineer Trumbull, CT June 2013 – December 2013
I aided in the development of customary display packaging for the Skin and Hair categories. I authored packaging specifications, Bill of Material items for primary & secondary packaging for the Skin category. I also interfaced with Manufacturing, Supply Chain, and Branding for product and packaging related projects.
I managed the assigned Package Development projects, with minimal guidance to meet category objectives and project ship to trade dates. I provided packaging options, developed, engineered, tested packaging components and modified as necessary to meet: customer requirements, functional parameters, cost targets, manufacturing & shipping requirements. I provided technical input to package design process and assured package design for manufacturing acceptability, while realizing desirable consumer & Brand packaging elements. I developed and obtained information to approve packaging components plus wrote and issued packaging specifications and documentation, within required time lines.
Deluxe Corporation June – December 2012
Deluxe Corporation is headquartered in Shoreview Minnesota
Packaging Engineer Co-op Shoreview, MN June – December 2012
I traveled to production facilities across the United States, documenting packaging used in each facility. I independently compiled packaging data into master spreadsheet for quick use by corporation engineers, financiers, and production facility managers. I spear headed a data collection initiative for Deluxe production facilities to utilize process improvement for packaging operations. I communicated project status and needs to engineers, managers, and facility site leaders.
• Single handedly managed a data compilation project from beginning to its completion.
Packaging Corporation of America June – December 2010
The industry leader in custom design, manufacturing and distribution of packaging containers
Structural Design Packaging Engineer Co-op Mooresville, NC June – December 2010
I worked with packaging engineers in concept/implementation teams for packaging fragile products with new packaging solutions. I ensured viability of new solutions through shock and vibration testing, in accordance with ISTA 1A procedures, along with crush testing. I interacted with packaging engineers and customers to determine the most effective packaging designs. I ensured that packaging designs would not be difficult to reproduce in manufacturing. I integrated POP displays into packaging solutions. ...
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