Lead Packaging Engineer

Job Description

Eaton’s Commercial Residential Distribution Solutions is currently seeking a Lead Packaging Engineer to join our team. This position is based at our Peachtree City, GA location.

Position Overview:

The Lead Packaging Engineer is responsible for the initiation, development and timely completion of packaging design projects for the Wiring Devices product lines. Included within the framework of these duties are cost/benefit analysis of new and existing packaging concepts, evaluation and presentation of alternative designs, tooling development and production release.

This position is responsible for assisting all Wiring Devices facilities and vendors in troubleshooting packaging problems, design of new product packaging and conducting packaging program audits. The position is responsible for labels for products and all levels of cartons.

Making what matters work at Eaton takes the passion of every employee around the world. We create an environment where creativity, invention and discovery become reality, each and every day. It’s where bold, bright professionals like you can reach your full potential—and where you can help us reach ours.

In this function you will:
  • Direct the timely development of new and existing packaging through concept, design, testing, tooling and pilot production in accordance with cost specifications and coordinates these efforts with international company and vendor resources for all Wiring Devices products.

  • Prepare Engineering Changes Notices for packaging related portions of new Bills of Material (BOM) on new items, any packaging related revisions to BOMs, and any revisions of packaging components.

  • Responsible for accuracy of all barcode information within the data systems and on all packaging for Wiring Devices.

  • Work with graphics designers and marketing functions to create packaging artwork suitable for mass production that include all required markings for electrical and trade compliance.

  • Maintain central data system and templates for packaging labels that is used for production in all Wiring Devices plants as well as major suppliers.

  • Maintain communication with the Engineering, Product Management, Marketing, Operations, Sourcing and Manufacturing departments to insure the timely development and introduction of new packaging and efficient maintenance of existing packaging.

  • Prepare and submits plans, schedules and reports for all projects so as to keep the product development, purchasing, advertising and manufacturing disciplines informed of efforts and progress.

  • Develop performance specifications, conducts reviews and evaluates performance tests of all packaging to insure successful completion of the assignment.

  • Develop and initiates engineering packaging procedures and policies to help maintain a consistent approach to the design and use of product packaging.

  • Search for new materials and processes which would improve product packaging and/or cost.

  • Maintain files and documentation of all packaging materials to aid in the evolution of existing or new packaging.

  • Responsible for assurance adherence to market, state and federal, and similar packaging standards. Provides guidance and sets packaging standards for all Eaton Wiring Devices production facilities.

  • Special projects as required by management.

When we embrace the different ideas, perspectives and backgrounds that make each of us unique, we — as individuals and as a company — are stronger.


Required (Basic) Qualifications:
  • Bachelor’s Degree in an engineering discipline from an accredited institution required.

  • Minimum 2 years of experience working in a manufacturing environment and/or engineering role

  • Must be able to work in the United States without corporate sponsorship now and within the future

  • No relocation benefit is being offered for this position.  Only candidates within a 50-mile radius of Peachtree City, GA will be considered.  Active Duty Military Service member candidates are exempt from the geographical area limitation.

Preferred qualifications:
  • Bachelor’s degree in Packaging Engineering or Industrial Engineering

  • Minimum of 2 years’ experience in packaging role

  • Experience in process development
  • Experience with SAP or other large enterprise data systems

  • Experience leading team of 2+ people
  • Experience with Microsoft Office and production engineering support – emphasis on Excel (pivot tables, VLOOKUP, filters, formulas)

  • Bilingual in Spanish and/or Mandarin  
Position Criteria:
  • Ability to communicate with varies levels of an organization

  • Maintain relationships with internal and external contacts

  • Strong analytical thinking skills; intellectual rigor and curiosity; problem-solving capability

  • Effective interpersonal skills to resolve conflict, develop employees and facilitate corrective action while fostering an environment that supports Eaton values & philosophy

We are committed to ensuring equal employment opportunities for all job applicants and employees. Employment decisions are based upon job-related reasons regardless of an applicant's race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, national origin, disability, marital status, genetic information, protected veteran status, or any other status protected by law.



We make what matters work. Everywhere you look—from the technology and machinery that surrounds us, to the critical services and infrastructure that we depend on every day—you’ll find one thing in common. It all relies on power. That’s why Eaton is dedicated to improving people’s lives and the environment with power management technologies that are more reliable, efficient, safe and sustainable. Because this is what matters. We are confident we can deliver on this promise because of the attributes that our employees embody. We’re ethical, passionate, accountable, efficient, transparent and we’re committed to learning. These values enable us to tackle some of the toughest challenges on the planet, never losing sight of what matters.

Job: Engineering

Region: North America – US/Puerto Rico
Organization: ES CRDS WD Wiring Devices

Job Level: Individual Contributor
Schedule: Full-time
Is remote work (i.e. working from home or another Eaton facility) allowed for this position?: No
Does this position offer relocation?: No
Travel: Yes, 10 % of the Time