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Packaging Engineer

Hudsonville, MI
The Packaging Engineer will work in the front end of business helping to launch new programs to succeed in production, as well as assist with current production packaging challenges. This person will design and develop packaging solutions for enhancements, product changes, and new products that are consistent with zero defect level and low product cost.  The Engineer will also lead and support continuous improvement and cost savings initiatives related to packaging.

Perks and Benefits
  • No Sunday work
  • Quarterly bonuses based on profitability
  • Ownership in the company through our ESOP plan (Employee Stock Ownership Plan)
  • 401K
  • Outstanding health and dental insurance
  • Access to Royal's on-site fitness facility 
Responsibilities:
  • Collaborate with customer engineering to define and develop packaging solutions that meet their quality and cost goals
  • Collaborate cross-functionally with Engineering, Manufacturing, and Quality personnel regarding packaging design to ensure effective production methods
  • Analyze current packaging methods and practices to ensure quality and cost goals are met
  • Design and develop packaging for enhancements, product changes, and new products that are consistent with zero defect level and low product cost
  • Create and maintain accurate documentation of packaging solutions including the Customer Packaging Data Sheets and internal Packaging Reference Sheets
  • General RFQ’s for new packaging construction and provide input on selection of outside vendors to optimally meet cost, timing, and quality objectives
  • Utilize 8D problem solving techniques to troubleshoot and resolve packaging problems
  • Partner closely with our main packaging vendor to drive CIP initiatives

Qualifications:
  • Bachelor's degree in packaging engineering preferred
  • Prefer 5+ years of experience as a Packaging Engineer within the automotive or furniture industry
  • Launch experience preferred, including ongoing interface with the end customer
  • Experience working with new packaging designs, packaging fabrication, and returnable packaging
  • Ability to work with minimal direction, as well as consult with customers providing excellent communication skills
  • Documentation experience including Customer Data Sheets, Packaging Instructions, Testing, control plans, etc

About Royal:
Royal is a diverse manufacturer of injection molding, urethane foam and assemblies. We serve the automotive, furniture, and consumer products industries. We are growing and looking for a talented engineer to join our team!

People who succeed at Royal are those who share the values of our company: Integrity. Stewardship. Teamwork. Hard work. Excellence.

We're committed to being the employer of choice. Our goal is to build a culture of commitment where everyone is respected and valued. Where everyone participates. Where everyone matters. We give our employees the responsibility -- and the authority -- to make decisions. We try to provide the best possible work environment. We encourage creativity. We applaud ingenuity. We reward problem solving.

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