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Packaging Engineer

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Date: Mar 21, 2023

Location: Reynosa, TAM, MX, 88730

Company: Corning

Requisition Number: 60037


Corning is vital to progress – in the industries we help shape and in the world we share.

We invent life-changing technologies using materials science. Our scientific and manufacturing expertise, boundless curiosity, and commitment to purposeful invention place us at the center of the way the world interacts, works, learns, and lives.

Our sustained investment in research, development, and invention means we’re always ready to solve the toughest challenges alongside our customers. 

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 collaborate, design, validate and implement packaging solutions that encompass 3 key areas around cost savings, sustainability and meeting customer requirements. All of these areas are integral parts of the OCS Packaging Program with Corning and include 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.  The Packaging Engineer will collaborate with internal and external partners to identify appropriate packaging materials and develop packaging designs that meet specifications and customer requirements. The Packaging Engineer will work with internal cross functional team partnerships - including Product Line Management, Sourcing, Engineering, Supply Chain, Logistics, Sustainability, customer facing roles and key packaging suppliers to achieve functional packaging and support Corning OCS Packaging Program KPIs. 


Day to Day Responsibilities

  • Understand the total cost of packaging, including but not limited to materials, manufacturing, distribution, transportation, and sustainability. 
  • Provide technical expertise for packaging materials, design and interface with manufacturing, technology, quality, logistics, and commercial functional groups
  • 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 and process 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
  • Provide technical guidance to packaging lab technicians
  • Provide technical expertise to support manufacturing packaging issues or customer quality related issues related to packaging


Education and Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree in Packaging Engineering from accredited university program preferred.  Bachelor’s degree in Engineering of a comparable discipline acceptable
  • Minimum 0-5 years of experience in packaging engineering roles


Required Skills

  • Demonstrated knowledge of packaging processes, designs, and materials
  • Project management skills
  • Demonstrated proficiency with supporting cross functional projects
  • 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
  • Strong team skills, able to interact well with others


Desired Skills

  • SAP proficiency
  • Packaging design software proficiency
  • Packaging automation expertise
  • 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 technical curiosity


Travel Requirements

  • International travel – 25% or 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.