Manager, Packaging Development

Knauf Insulation North America is the world's fastest-growing insulation manufacturer in the world. We remain committed to conservation of the environment and the sustainable development & manufacture of a comprehensive line of acoustical fiber glass insulation for residential, commercial, industrial, marine, OEM and metal building applications using post-consumer recycled materials.
We welcome passionate & creative individuals who thrive in an entrepreneurial, collaborative and ever-changing environment. Watch our values video to learn more about what we do, our commitment to sustainability, and our company values & culture.
Position Overview:
Plans and directs activities concerned with design and development of packaging equipment and its processes. Analyzes engineering drawings and specifications of products to determine physical characteristics, special-handling, safety requirements and type of materials required for proposed packaging. Manage and/or support projects including equipment installations, new product trials and start-ups, automation upgrades, and continuous improvement projects.
Develop and implement overall packaging strategy to best fit the needs of Operations, Shipping, Warehousing and customers
Consult with Marketing, Engineering, Purchasing, Product Development and Operations Departments to determine costs and feasibility of producing proposed packaging solutions and processes
Develop efficient packing procedures, innovations in packaging equipment and optimization of operational and packaging costs in collaboration with manufacturing sites, corporate functions and external suppliers
Work with Corporate Engineering and plant engineering teams in the layout of manufacturing lines to optimize material flow, minimize operational cost, and ensure employee safety.
Maintain knowledge in the latest automation technology related to packaging and material handling. Provide recommendations for plant improvements.
Provide training and standard operation procedures for new or upgrades packaging equipment.
Optimize the performance of automated packaging equipment through continuous improvement initiatives, best-practice identification and sharing between manufacturing sites, and technology upgrades.
Lead or participate in plant trials related to new products, material changes, or equipment upgrades in the packaging area.
Bachelor's Degree in Mechanical Engineering, or related field
Minimum three (3) years' experience in packaging equipment design and automation
Experience in project management and continuous improvement
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Knowledge of systems analysis
Ability to manage personnel resources Ability to communicate across departments Ability to make quick, thorough decisions .
Ability to lead and train others
Public speaking and presentation skills
Knowledge of design techniques, tools and principals involved in production of technical plans, blueprints, drawings and models
Project management skills
Troubleshooting skills
Computer skills in MS Windows environment; Moderate skills with Word, PowerPoint and Excel
Special Tools/Equipment Used:
Mechanical hand/ power tools
Basic electrical and mechanical gages, meters, etc.
Physical Demands:
Must occasionally lift and/or move up to fifty (50) pounds
Regularly required to climb/descend stairs and ladders
Regularly required to sit, stand, walk and reach with hands and arms
Working Conditions:
Moderate noise level
Regularly exposed to fast-paced office, manufacturing and laboratory environments
May be exposed to extreme temperature changes
Travel is approximately 35% of time
Knauf Insulation provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics.
All applicants must be legal residents that do not currently or in the future require sponsorship.

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