The Packaging Applications Technician is responsible for developing prototype and sample packages for the product line of HFFS (Horizontal Form Fill Seal), Tray Seal, Stretch Wrap and Vacuum Bag packaging machines. This is a “hands on” position that works directly with our national sales team to provide new sample packaging concepts to our customers.
The ideal candidate will have a proven background within the packaging industry. They should be able to demonstrate knowledge of packaging principles, standard packaging formats and overall industrial packaging machinery.
To provide technical sales support. Typical daily duties start with a review of emails involving sample package request forms, engineering drawings, correspondence with the sales team, clients and vendors. The Packaging Applications Technician develops various sample/prototype packages for the sales team. Works independently inside the packaging room which consists of a small machine shop, computer area and several packaging machines.
Manage and prioritize ongoing projects. This includes creating prototype tooling in the Shop or using an outside vendor when necessary.
Install tooling on packaging machine and test the quality of the sample packages produced. This requires knowledge of the machines and thermo-forming plastics being used in the application.
Make frequent parameter changes throughout the machine
Adjust / redesign the tooling as needed to create a working prototype for the salesman to present to the client.
Occasionally supervise machine demonstrations for customers and/or supervise the running of their product with the sample prototype.
Work closely with the packaging applications group before ordering the equipment to ensure that the machines are properly equipped and the tooling design is correct.