Packaging Engineer Job at Mars, Incorporated, Hackettstown, NJ

  • Mars, Incorporated
  • Hackettstown, NJ

Job Description

Job Description:

Packaging Engineer - Hackettstown, NJ Hybrid

This position is responsible for creating, developing and commercializing packaging initiatives that support core brand growth, efficiency and innovation for Mars Wrigley North America. This role provides technical support to troubleshoot key quality or manufacturing issues.

What are we looking for?

Minimum Qualifications:

Education & Professional Qualification

B.S. Packaging Science Degree or related technical discipline with a minimum of 2+ years of industry experience.

  • Food/CPG and manufacturing experience preferred
  • Solid understanding of key scientific principles associated with packaging.
  • Demonstrated record of success performing research
  • Ability to manage multiple priorities and work effectively with teams.
  • Effective communication skills

What will be your key responsibilities?
  • Leads development of 'fit for purpose 'packaging platforms that are designed to maximize desirability/feasibility/viability/sustainability.
  • Role supports the strategic cell core growth and innovation projects. Also supporting ideating and realizing strategic cell value leadership goals.
  • Develops detailed packaging specifications to ensure quality materials and best value for money on all packaging components used at our facilities, co-packers and co-manufacturers.
  • Initiates, coordinates and executes line trials at appropriate supply locations to confirm that quality attributes and performance metrics are achieved.
  • Manages packaging suppliers to ensure proper execution of projects and recommends/qualifies new ones when appropriate.
  • Coordinates the creation of high quality prototypes to gauge consumer desirability, influence teams and support customer collaboration.
  • Collaborates with global Mars counterparts to spot opportunities for scale, ensure sharing of best practices and coordination of key activities.

What can you expect from Mars?
  • Work with over 130,000 diverse and talented Associates, all guided by The Five Principles.
  • Join a purpose driven company, where we're striving to build the world we want tomorrow, today.
  • Best-in-class learning and development support from day one, including access to our in-house Mars University.
  • An industry competitive salary and benefits package, including company bonus.
  • [Insert any additional market/role specific benefits that the candidate might be interested in]


Mars is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. If you need assistance or an accommodation during the application process because of a disability, it is available upon request. The company is pleased to provide such assistance, and no applicant will be penalized as a result of such a request.

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