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Packaging Engineering Manager

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Date: Jan 15, 2022

Location: Keller, TX, US, 76248 Hickory, NC, US, 28601

Company: Corning

Requisition Number: 51722


Corning is one of the world’s leading innovators in materials science. For more than 160 years, Corning has applied its unparalleled expertise in specialty glass, ceramics, and optical physics to develop products that have created new industries and transformed people’s lives.

Corning succeeds through sustained investment in R&D, a unique combination of material and process innovation, and close collaboration with customers to solve tough technology challenges.

Our Optical Communications segment has recently evolved from being a manufacturer of optical fiber and cable, hardware and equipment to being a comprehensive provider of industry-leading optical solutions across the broader communications industry.This segment is classified into two main product groupings – carrier network and enterprise network. The carrier network product group consists primarily of products and solutions for optical-based communications infrastructure for services such as video, data and voice communications. The enterprise network product group consists primarily of optical-based communication networks sold to businesses, governments and individuals for their own use.


Scope of Position

The purpose of this position is to provide overall responsibility of development and execution of the Packaging Engineering strategy. Specific responsibilities include the design and implementation of packaging solutions for new products, the standardization and optimization of existing packaging solutions to deliver improvements in cost, capability, and quality, and providing manufacturing and commercial support for packaging related issues.


Day to Day Responsibilities

  • Manage group of global packaging engineers.
  • Provide supervision, career development, training, and mentoring.
  • Implement resource management strategy.
  • Serve as divisional subject matter expert for packaging design and interface with manufacturing, technology, quality, logistics, and commercial functional groups.
  • Develop long term regional and global packaging strategy including packaging materials, recycling, and environmental/green technologies.
  • Identify and execute packaging improvement opportunities to deliver cost, quality, and capability improvements for new and existing products.
  • Define and develop new package requirements for the implementation of innovative and cost-effective packaging solutions (cardboard, foams, plastic, wood).
  • Qualify new package designs and ensure product reliability.
  • Generate appropriate technical documentation to support packaging design changes.
  • Interface with packaging material solution vendors to identify and develop potential packaging solutions.
  • Share best practices and collaborate with other packaging engineers within and across global regions.
  • Serve as mentor and provide technical guidance to junior packaging engineers.
  • Provide technical expertise to support manufacturing packaging issues or customer quality related issues related to packaging.


Education and Experience

  • Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in Packaging Engineering from accredited university program.
  • Minimum 5-7 years of experience in packaging design engineering roles.


Required Skills

  • Management experience.
  • Advanced and demonstrated knowledge of packaging processes, designs, and materials.
  • Advanced project management skills.
  • Demonstrated proficiency with leading projects and teams.
  • Strong problem-solving skills.
  • Ability to analyze and use historical and experimental data to determine optimum solutions.
  • Knowledge of green/environmental concepts including packaging materials recycling.
  • Advanced English verbal and written skills.
  • Advanced MS Office proficiency.


Desired Skills

  • SAP proficiency
  • Packaging design software proficiency
  • Packaging automation expertise
  • Creo software proficiency
  • Green Belt Certification
  • Fiber optics technology basic knowledge
  • Spanish verbal and written skills


Soft Skills

  • Self-motivated, strong initiative
  • Ability to work independently with minimal guidance
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Strong team skills, able to interact well with others
  • Strong technical curiosity


Travel Requirements

  • Domestic travel – could be up to 50% dependent on office location
  • International travel – 5% of less


This role does not support immigration sponsorship. 


We prohibit discrimination on the basis of race, color, gender, age, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, veteran status or any other legally protected status.


We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us to request accommodation.

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