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Research and Development Engineer

Position Summary:

Winpak Films, Inc., located 30 miles south of Atlanta, Ga is looking for a Research & Development Engineer.  Reporting to the Director, Technical isresponsible for the planning, coordination and execution of research and development activities to commercialize high quality products in a timely manner and to ensure Winpak Films Inc., maintains a competitive market position.

Position Responsibilities:

  • Establishes personal performance and career development goals and objectives.
  • Participates in the department goal setting, technical team building and strategic planning execution.
  • Responsible for planning and managing new product development projects, including design planning, structure designing, trial execution, process condition optimizing and commercialization.
  • Coordinates and communicates with internal and external customers for R/D activities with best responsiveness in mind.
  • Monitors, researches and evaluates new polymeric materials, new packaging technology and new process technology for flexible packaging application.
  • Responsible for R/D record keeping and documentation and for updating and reporting R/D project status.
  • Assists the QA lab in efficiency and quality improvement, including technician training, test data interpretation and reporting, document management.
  • Assists the Sales/Marketing department  in the promotion of new and existing products through customer visits and presentation.
  • Assists the Production department in trouble shooting for product quality, process efficiency, productivity improvement, cost reduction as well as customer complaints. 
  • Promotes teamwork, cooperation, and effective communication within the department and the Company.  Interacts with all levels of the operation in support of Winpak’s quality and safety program.
  • Performs duties and responsibilities in a manner compliant with ISO 9001 standards.
  • Performs other duties as assigned by the Manager, Research and Development.

Qualifications:

  • Experience working with medical and biopharma customers a plus.
  • 3 - 5 years of experience in a flexible packaging industry quality role is preferred.
  • Experience with continuous improvement processes, such as Lean Manufacturing and Six Sigma is desired.

Experience & Education:

  • A BS degree in Chemistry, Industrial Engineering, Chemical Engineering, or other science based degree is required, with good technical skills and the ability to be “hands on” with processes and products.

Winpak Ltd., a public company, operates ten production facilities in Canada, the United States and Mexico, with its Corporate office located in Winnipeg. Continued growth in sales has positioned the company as one of the premiere leaders in the North American market for the supply of flexible and rigid plastic packaging products.

Winpak offers competitive salary and benefit packages as well as excellent opportunities for professional growth and development based upon the global location of the available position.

Qualified individuals are invited to submit a resume and salary expectations to:

Human Resources Department, Winpak Films, 100 Wihuri Parkway, Senoia, GA 30276, Email: wfijobs@winpak.com, Fax: 678-329-2031

Winpak is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, or other characteristics protected by law. Pre-employment drug/alcohol/background screening may be required based on facility location.

Although we appreciate all applicants, only qualified applicants will be considered for interviews.