The Structural Designer is responsible for producing industry standard corrugated and foam samples based on customer and product specifications and creating innovative structural designs to assist Sales Representatives in obtaining new packaging business.
Responsible for assisting in material (corrugated board) and packaged product testing including, but not limited to, TAPPI test methods, ISTA and UN Hazardous Material package testing.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
The employee must be able to:
Work with Sales, Marketing and Customer Service to create presentations from concept to completion.
Produce design prototypes, and review prototypes for accuracy and feasibility.
Cut samples on CAD table.
Use CAD software to develop 2-D and 3-D design layouts.
Work on layout of graphic designs.
Develop and distribute creative designs, specifications, product and technical information that will satisfy the customer’s requirements and efficiently utilize our manufacturing equipment and materials.
Design for manufacturing success for customer’s packing operations.
Establish processes & procedures for the structural design department.
Ensure compliance with active customer specifications.
Understand customer quality expectations in relationship to our quality offerings. Work with quality team to understand and fix customer quality related issues.
Lead and participate on projects and manage priorities based on customer and business needs.
Actively seek opportunities to acquire knowledge and share information with fellow designers, internal & external customers.
Drive innovation, identify cost savings, and margin improvement opportunities.
Support customer’s automatic equipment goals of reduced downtime and improved throughput.
Provide service and customer support during field visits.
Establish and maintain rapport with customer, facilitating friendly and professional interaction and communication.
Comply with all company policies and procedures, including safety and maintaining good housekeeping.
Additional duties may be assigned by management.
College education with a degree in Packaging, or heavy college coursework in the field of packaging, CAD, and drafting, or applicable work experience.
Prior to obtaining a Packaging / Engineering degree, preferred candidates offer the following:
Knowledge of Artios CAD, Kongsberg table, or similar tools.
Experience with Windows and Microsoft Office programs.
Having taken graphics art or drawing classes in either high school or college, or comparable work experience.
Jamestown Container Companies started over 65 years ago with a basic brown box, five employees, and the simple idea to design smarter packaging solutions. Our company has since grown into a multi-facility, concept-to-finished-goods corrugated packaging supplier with an exceptional reputation for customer service and quick product turnaround times.
Today we still offer the same simple brown box that started it all. We also offer just about everything else your business requires for its packaging needs, and have professional affiliations that have allowed us to serve customers with multiple facilities around the globe. From simple brown shipping boxes to colorful retail packaging and displays, our expert team is able to help your business find the solution to any packaging challenge from start to finish.
With over six decades in the industry, our business has grown to offer the following services to our customers, including:
Complete Packaging Solutions
Corrugated Packaging Products
Retail Packaging & Displays
Vendor Managed Inventory Programs
Custom Product Packaging
Order Fulfillment Services
Full Line of Packaging Supplies & Equipment