Packaging Structure Designer

Kansas City, MO
Contract-to-Hire - On Site / Full time

smartdept. inc. is searching for a Packaging Structure Designer for a client in Kansas City, Missouri. This is a fully onsite, full-time, contract-to-hire opportunity. 

What You’ll Do:

  • Formulate and communicate ideas for new accounts or products, analyzing customer needs and production feasibility.
  • Design POP Displays
  • Design "Brown box" Shippers and protective packaging
  • Accompany Sales Representatives on occasion to present new products or designs to customers or prospects.
  • Review accounts and make recommendations for updates on style, board weight, new developments, etc.
  • Analyze changes in the industry and research innovations in packaging equipment.
  • Produce samples on CAD table or cut samples by hand.
  • Create production specifications from proto-types, drawings, etc.
  • Work individually or collaboratively with cross-functional teams and resources during research, ideation, evaluation and validation stages of all design solutions
  • Responsible for meeting deadlines with possible overtime required.
  • Implement, maintain, and support all company policies and procedures, including safety and maintaining good housekeeping.
  • Management may assign additional duties on an as needed basis.


What You’ll Need:

  • Bachelor's Degree or an equivalent combination of education, training, and experience
  • 3-5 years of experience in corrugated packaging or a related field.
  • Expert level knowledge in Artios CAD 2D and 3D and Kongsberg CAD tables
  • Experience in a corrugated production/manufacturing facility
  • CAPE Software experience
  • Adobe Software experience
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office
  • Exposure to package testing and methodologies (UN/DOT, ISTA, Etc)

Physical Demands:

  • Physical demands: Standing, sitting, walking, push/pull, ability to lift/carry 10lbs-50lbs.
  • Must be able to work in a Manufacturing environment if required. Sometimes noisy, dirty, dusty, and hot and cold temperatures.


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