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Product Launch Engineer

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Cincinnati, OH
$70,000 - $85,000
Job Type
Direct Hire
Dec 12, 2018
Job ID
Product Launch Engineer – Plastic Packaging
Company – My client is a leading manufacturer of rigid plastic packaging applications. Because they are diversified they can supply their customer with the latest technology and innovative designs allowing them to represent several household brand names. You likely have several of their products throughout your household and they are continuing to grow and promote sustainable products. With several locations in the US, they are committed to excellence and being able to serve multiple markets. They have a long history in our business and are a trusted name for packaging applications.
  • Offering competitive base salaries, 401 K, health and medical benefits and more
  • Opportunity for growth and advancement as this company continues to expand and gain more market share
  • Investments into new technology keep them dedicated to engineering and keep a competitive edge against the competition
Your role as the Project Launch Engineer is critical to future success of the business and means you will be an advocate for the next generation product portfolio. You will see new product development projects from concept to commercialization. You will be an active liaison during every part of the process working directly with the customer, sales, engineering, manufacturing, outside vendors or more. This position is highly visible and you will be a voice for the customer to ensure prototypes meet specifications and quality standards, you will attend trials, help troubleshoot or make modifications and ensure proper hand off to manufacturing. However, you will wear multiple hats and assist in different areas of manufacturing for project management. This role reports to the Project Manager on site and the General Manager who travels.
We are looking for self-motivated leaders. This company has a very hands off approach allowing for autonomy and creativity but we need someone who will be dedicated to their customers.
Candidate Profile:
  • Technical Degree – Engineering, Plastics, Packaging Science, etc. or similar
  • Experience working with PET resins primarily for rigid packaging – injection molding, blow molding, tubes, or thermoforming
  • Project Management experience – being able to handle multiple projects at one time
  • Product Management experience – material, product, and marketplace knowledge
  • Successful commercialization of new products
  • Success in working directly with customers and all other areas throughout the manufacturing process
Location – This position will be based just outside of Cincinnati, OH in the Indiana area. It is easily commutable from several beautiful areas like the suburbs of Cincinnati, OH, Florence, KY, and Lawrenceburg, IN. Right along the Ohio River, this is a great area for outdoor activities like hunting, fishing, boating, and riding 4 wheelers, etc. It is known for a low cost of living, but still conveniently close to several major cities within a tristate area so a good central location. My client is willing to offer relocation assistance if needed.

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