Engineer

Company Name:
Ashland Corporate
In more than 100 countries, the people of Ashland Inc. (NYSE: ASH) provide the specialty chemicals, technologies and insights to help customers create new and improved products for today and sustainable solutions for tomorrow. Our chemistry is at work every day in a wide variety of markets and applications, including architectural coatings, automotive, construction, energy, food and beverage, personal care, pharmaceutical, tissue and towel, and water treatment. Visit to see the innovations we offer through our four commercial units - Ashland Specialty Ingredients, Ashland Water Technologies, Ashland Performance Materials and Ashland Consumer Markets.
At Ashland our vision is to be a leading, global specialty chemicals company whose inspired and engaged employees add value to all we touch. In fact our people, employees, customers and vendors define who we are. They are the driving force behind everything we do.
Not only do we value our customers but we value our employees, and we work to offer them a dynamic and challenging environment. We hold ourselves to high standards at Ashland, and we value integrity and honesty.
As a Package Engineer you will maintain performance and material specifications for packaging components including; bottles, closures, corrugated, aerosol cans, pails, kegs, drums, pallets, etc. used within Valvoline.
You will also participate with Marketing, Operations, Quality and Purchasing in the development and introduction of all new packaging concepts and promotional programs. Providing performance characteristics for each new design and identifying characteristics of new designs which will affect packaging line performance and recommend changes to the design which will enhance performance or reduce cost will also be you responsibilities. Coordinate testing of new designs.
Develop a comprehensive working knowledge of all existing packaging equipment and lines globally within the company. Optimize line performance through integration and automation of individual components or systems. Increase flexibility of existing equipment and standardize equipment design, layouts, etc. where possible.
Drive "Green/Sustainability" packaging initiatives. Understand industry recycling programs & recommend opportunities to reduce packaging waste. Fulfill vendor administrative sustainability requirements; e.g., Wal-Mart. Evaluate packaging for opportunities to reduce carbon footprint. Identify opportunities to incorporate recycled materials into new packaging.
Design/specify packaging materials to optimize cost and maintain robust performance throughout the product life to the end customer. Ensure packaging materials are compatible with finished products and are suitable for each application: e.g., international export, high humidity, high loading, UV exposure, high temperature, shelf life, etc.
In conjunction with EHS department, ensure finished product packaging complies with all State, Federal and International regulations including; recycled content laws, CPSC (Child Protection & Safety Commission), DOT (Department of Transportation), UN (United Nations), etc.
Develop and administer in conjunction with Quality Management team a quality measurement system for all packaging components used within Valvoline. Establish standards that will improve the quality of packages, as well as set minimum acceptable manufacturing tolerances for packaging components supplied by vendors. Conduct PSI (Package Scene Investigation) analysis and vendor qualification audits as required.
Interface with 3rd party packaging designers and contract packagers to ensure product quality and maintain a consistent brand image globally.
Qualifications:
Bachelor of Science, BS or MS in
engineering
(Packaging, Civil, or Mechanical, discipline)
Experience in Petrochemical industry, Manufacturing with high speed packaging is desired
Knowledge with EH&S; regulation and compliance
Demonstrated ability to work well with others across organizations (both internally and externally) in order to achieve goals with and through others is an absolute imperative
SAP experience a plus
Available for International Travel as required
Applicants must be able to work in the United States
Ashland has a history of attracting the best people and keeping them. The reasons are simple: industry competitive salary and benefits, pay-for-performance incentive plans and a diverse work environment where employees feel challenged and valued. People come to Ashland and stay. As a growing Fortune 500 specialty chemicals company, we offer opportunities for development and advancement throughout our global organization. Our values define who we are and what we care about as a company. If you are looking for a relationship with a company instead of simply a job, this may be a great fit.
Ashland is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer.
TO APPLY FOR THIS POSITION, please select the Apply button. If no Apply button is provided, please visit Ashland''s Career Center. Once there, enter job number 4275 in the Keyword Search field to find this posting and apply online.
We do not accept resumes from external staffing agencies or independent recruiters for any of our openings unless we have a signed recruiting agreement in place to fill a specific position
Date: 2014-03-12
Country: US
State: KY
City: Lexington
Postal Code: 40509

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