Structural Designer collaborates with customers, sales representatives, and production to create designs for new products, redesign packaging for existing products, and develop new uses for existing packages for the purpose of securing new business and expanding present business.
Apply advance design skills in the creation of designs for packaging for new existing products in accordance with corrugated design and safety standards.
Evaluate customer needs and expectations and translate into drawings, designs and prototypes within the manufacturing capabilities of the plant.
Perform packaging and component testing, evaluate results, advise sales, manufacturing and customer of findings.
Evaluate existing customer or prospective customers for possible improvement in style, function, appearance, cost, and/or ease of packaging as directed by supervisor.
Generate product cost data, included estimation of run speeds, packaging cost , material usage and scrap factors.
Provide technical assistance to Sales Representatives and Customer Service regarding layouts, estimating, cutting/ printing die order specifications, and approve printing and die cut set-up for initial order of new designs.
**Corrugated experience and knowledge of paper grades is A MUST!
Minimum of 4 years of experience with corrugated packaging and design.
Education equivalent to a bachelor’s degree in structural, graphic and packaging required.
Strong working knowledge of computer systems i.e.( Artiso Cad and Tops)
Experience in corrugated industry with a technical understanding of packaging design, cutting dies, converting machinery and printing.
Knowledge, Skills & Abilities
Strong organizational skills with the ability to handle numerous details, deadlines, and requests.
Solid financial and business operations analysis skills with the ability to identify opportunities for approvement.
Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to network and build relationships with individuals of various experience and corporate levels both within and outside of the company.
Ability to be accessible, available and responsive to the customer and understand the customer’s point of view. Ability to advocate for customer needs to others and create mutual agreement on project scope.