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Packaging Engineering Scientist

Job Title: Packaging Engineering Scientist
Our Client: A Global Foods Company
Country: United States
Location: Fullerton, CA
Specialisation: Manufacturing & Engineering
Salary: $50,000-$100,000
Job Reference: 5181
Contact Person: Leah SHI Senior Recruitment Consultant
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Job Published: 2024-02-09


Packaging Engineering Scientist

About Our Client

Top Leader in Food Industry

Job Summary

This position focuses on new product innovation, process improvement, and optimizing packaging solutions. Responsibilities include managing packaging cost, design, material selection, and conducting analytical testing for continuous improvement.

Job Description

  • Support new product development and improvement from concept thru’ commercialization primarily focusing on packaging specifications and packaging machine and processes.
  • Team collaboration to develop innovative packaging concepts to commercialization by working with cross functional teams, considering factors such as quality, shelf life, sustainability, regulatory, cost, product protection and consumer experience.
  • Assist with material testing and analysis of packaging application by working with HQ and suppliers.
  • Stay abreast on packaging sustainability, machine and equipment and regulations and collaborate with regulatory team.
  • Facilitate product excellence management on co-packing products, including support process improvement for quality and cost reduction.
  • Maintenance of QMS for all assigned products.
  • Support the research and evaluation of new packing materials for cost, sustainability, food safety, quality, performance, compatibility, and identify prospective co-packers on NPD project.
  • Maintain awareness of emerging trends, comparative products in competition, and make recommendations to ensure compliance and market competitiveness.
  • Conduct scale-up test/activities from R&D to full-scale production, ensuring smooth transitions and maintaining packaging integrity.
  • Report update/progress status of R&D projects using MS project software in line with NPD process.
  • Work with vendors/suppliers and cross functional teams to understand available technology and provide ideas, solutions, and alternatives to meet product excellence.
  • Apply food microbiology and chemistry knowledge to identify the root-causes of product defects and propose preventive actions.
  • Assist with special project assignments as needed.


  • Bachelor’s degree in Packaging Engineer, Food Science or related field.
  • 1-3 years’ experience in packaging development and application or related at food manufacturing industry.
  • Knowledge of packaging materials, technologies, testing methods, and machine.
  • Understanding of food safety, quality assurance and regulatory requirements pertaining to food and packaging development.
  • Experience with working closely with packaging suppliers in packaging development.
  • Experience in food product development and new product development is a plus.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Intermediate proficiency in MS Office, Outlook, Excel, Word, and PowerPoint.
  • Strong interpersonal, organizational and time management skills.
  • Bilingual in Korean.

What's On Offer

  • PTO
  • 401K
  • Insurance

Apply online or feel free to contact us directly for more information about the opportunity. Due to the high volume of applicant, we regret to inform that only shortlisted candidates will be notified. Thank you for your understanding.

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