Packaging Engineer - CertainTeed R&D

Position Description

Job Summary

The Packaging Engineer is expected to lead efforts to develop the packaging approach and design for new products launched within the CertainTeed Siding Products Group.  This individual is expected to use their knowledge in packaging and corrugated materials to design packaging that will ensure that our product can be reliably shipped without damage.  In addition, this individual will support our plants to solve packaging issues that compromise our product quality. 


Packaging design for new product development

  • Design packaging approaches for new product launches, including material selection, carton dimensions, nesting patterns, and graphics
  • Take ownership of all the packaging specifications and release them to the plants for use
  • Plan and execute plant trials to evaluate the packaging design for new product launches
  • Perform testing to evaluate the product quality (shipping tests, creep, abrasion, damage) and carton strength testing (edge crush, basis weight and flute determination) to evaluate the packaging design
  • Attend project review meetings well prepared and ready to report results of tasks.


  • Strong attention to detail and can work independently or as part of a team
  • Experience in problem solving in a plant environment
  • Must possess the ability to; (1) understand new concepts quickly; (2) determine the appropriate approach; (3) organize, schedule, and coordinate work; and (4) communicate results effectively
  • Demonstrated ability to use Microsoft Word, Excel, Access, Project, and PowerPoint
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Self-motivated and hands-on

Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor of Science degree in Packaging with 3+ years of experience or a Bachelor of Science degree in related technical field with 5 years of relevant experience
  • Experience in corrugated carton design using CAD (SolidEdge, Artios, Impact), preferred
  • Experience in CAD carton cutting table, preferred

Company Summary

Through the responsible development of innovative and sustainable building products, CertainTeed, headquartered in Malvern, Pennsylvania, has helped shape the building products industry for more than 110 years. Founded in 1904 as General Roofing Manufacturing Company, the firm's slogan "Quality Made Certain, Satisfaction Guaranteed," inspired the name CertainTeed. Today, CertainTeed is a leading North American brand of exterior and interior building products, including roofing, siding, fence, decking, railing, trim, insulation, drywall and ceilings.

A subsidiary of Saint-Gobain, one of the world’s largest and oldest building products companies, CertainTeed has more than 6,300 employees and more than 60 manufacturing facilities throughout the United States and Canada.

Legal Statement

Saint-Gobain provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, marital status, amnesty, or status as a covered veteran in accordance with applicable federal, state and local laws. Saint-Gobain is an equal opportunity employer of individuals with disabilities and supports the hiring of veterans.

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Packaging Engineer - CertainTeed R&D

Location: Jackson, Michigan

Posting Date: 09/04/2023

Job Code: USA05666

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