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Pennsylvania, Macungie

Job Category: Packaging Engineer

Company: Alten

Job Id: 2011

Status: Full-Time


We’re ALTEN Technology USA, an engineering company that provides solutions for engineering, technology, and product development projects. For decades, we’ve been helping our clients develop products that are changing the world, from the efficient heavy truck of tomorrow to a fully autonomous electric taxi. Our team of more than 400 people works across industries including automotive OEM, tier 1 suppliers, commercial vehicle, electric vehicle, new energy, rail, and more. Our offices across the US have different industry focuses and engage with our clients in different ways, ranging from working on-site at client facilities to performing product development at our delivery centers.

ALTEN Group, our parent company, has been a leader in engineering and information technology for more than 30 years. ALTEN Group operates in 30 countries across Europe, North America, Asia, Africa and the Middle East and employs more than 36,000 people, 88% of whom are engineers. The company covers the whole development cycle and offers a choice of service levels, from technology consulting to complete project outsourcing.

When you join ALTEN Technology USA, you join a group of people passionate about collaborating to solve some of the world’s most technical engineering challenges. Our success is tied to taking care of our employees, building relationships, and providing opportunities for mentorship and career growth. We offer comprehensive benefits for all full-time employees, including medical, dental, and vision insurance; a 401(k) plan with employer matching; paid time off (PTO); paid parental leave; and mentorship to help you take your career to the next level.


  • Propose, evaluate, and implement packaging and shipping container systems based upon an understanding of customer requirements, plant operation processes, logistics, distribution, warehousing, and regulatory requirements.
  • Establish packaging strategy at the commodity level part numbers for new product introductions, cost savings, or other supply chain improvement
  • Develop benchmarking methodology and execute assessments across the manufacturing footprint within North America with replication globally
  • Implement process improvements jointly with packaging vendors and purchasing
  • Assist in vendor selection and management for packaging materials and services
  • Perform design analysis, computer simulations, and packaging validation testing of packaging and container designs.
  • Create and release material and packaging specifications for new products, and changes to existing products.
  • Provide single point Packaging Engineering technical leadership and direction for plant operations and product lines.
  • Provide technical packaging direction to various levels of the organization, other functional disciplines, including: quality, operations, supply chain, purchasing, manufacturing, logistics, marketing and sales, and outside design and manufacturing sources.
  • Collaborate with external standards organizations in packaging to stay informed of new trends and technology that can apply to the organization


  • 4+ years total in Package Engineering with thorough knowledge of Supply Chain systems and processes
  • 4+ years of related automotive industry experience
  • 2+ years direct leadership experience
  • 1+ years full scope global project management experience
  • In depth knowledge of materials, processes, and application of these as used in shipping container and packaging system design.
  • High level of analytical ability where problems are complex.
  • Demonstrate Strong written and oral Communications.
  • High level of interpersonal skills to work effectively with others.
  • Ability to manage and prioritize multiple projects, effective project planning in terms of resources, strategies, cost, and time with ability to meet project timelines.
  • Experience in Packaging testing standards (ASTM, ISTA)
  • Proficient computer skills in MS Word, MS Excel, MS Project, and 3D modeling software (i.e. Pro-E)
  • Willing to travel to remote sites as needed for container development, implementation, and packaging quality issue resolution.
  • Ability to recognize issues or potential barriers.
  • Bachelor's Degree required, (Master's Degree highly desired), in technical packaging engineering & design or a related Engineering field
  • Minor or supplemental education in Global Supply Chain highly desired.