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Senior Innovation Engineer - Packaging Design

Req ID: J2253123

  • Location
    Saint Petersburg, Florida, United States of America
  • Category Engineering
  • Posted Tuesday, December 15, 2020
  • Type Full time

Job Description


The Sr. Innovation Engineer is responsible for creating innovative new product and technology concepts from idea to working prototypes. Responsible for leading a team in design, prototyping, validating and executing engineering efforts as assigned by the R&D/ Engineering Manager, Business Unit, or PMO. 

The Sr. Innovation Engineer will focus on the development of products at the Proof of Concept Stage. This includes lab-scale methods demonstrating manufacturability. In the early phases of a project this position will work with Commercial Teams to create product samples for testing. Once functional, the new product concept will be further developed by cross-functional R&D or Divisional teams.

Furthermore the Sr. Innovation Engineer role is to facilitate transfer of products in a controlled and planned methodology from design to manufacturing facility.

A key attribute is the ability to employ experience, knowledge of the industry, and engineering/modeling skills to create and produce break-through designs.


  • Create concepts, designs and construction of prototypes, tooling, fixtures, product components and assemblies used for testing
  • Utilize any construction techniques and equipment to create functioning prototypes
  • Building and construction of molds, tooling and assembly fixtures
  • Operate all fabrication assembly equipment
  • Perform functional testing of prototypes and document test results
  • Work as part of a team developing concepts with full production strategy identified
  • Support the transfer of manufacturing to the production site through and extended launch schedule to ensure sustainability
  • Demonstrate a commitment to customer service; anticipate, meet and exceed expectations by solving problems quickly and effectively; making customer issues a priority.
  • Solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists.
  • Work concurrently with PMO Engineering Services, Business Units, Manufacturing, Test, Purchasing, and Quality departments through the design phase of a program. 
  • Work to provide a design that not only meets the customer’s criteria, but is also of high quality, cost effective, and manufacturability.
  • Present capabilities and results to both internal and external customers.


  • Typically reports to Management.  Direct supervisor job title(s) typically include:  Engineering or R&D Manager
  • Job is not directly responsible for managing other employees (e.g., hiring/termination and/or pay decisions, performance management).  Job title example(s) of employees indirectly supervised:  Component Engineers I, II or III, Assemblers, and Engineering Support staff.



  • Prototype and NPI skillsets in complex designs and systems
  • Familiar with plastic joining techniques
  • Familiar with incoming materials and receiving inspection
  • Budget forecasting management
  • Strong project management / organizational skills with proven ability to complete multiple tasks simultaneously
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Other responsibilities as assigned. Including but not limited to, meeting project objectives, product and performance specifications, and project budget.


  • Bachelor's Degree required. 
  • Degree in Science, Engineering or Mold/Machine design
  • 8 - 10 years’ experience in engineering, design, mold or model making in the packaging industry
  • Computer-aided Engineering (CAD required)
  • Hands on skills to fabricate and assemble prototypes, molds, fixtures and models
  • Experience with the following machines and processes preferred:
    • Computer-aided engineering skills (mold-flow/FEA)
    • Set up and operate tool making machinery
    • Tooling: EDM, lathe, milling, grinding and fitting
    • Fabrication: Injection Molding, Thermoforming, Extrusion, Die cutting,
    • Laser cutting, Stereolithography, Printing and Decoration and IML
    • Assembly: Heat Sealing, Film lamination, Rigid/flexible welding, and
    • Package filling line processes, Form-fill-seal, capping, sorters 
  • Or a combination of education, experience and/or training.

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