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Position: Retail Packaging Designer, Engineer and Tester
Company: Villea Design Corp.
Location: Fremont CA US

We are in the process of setting up a new packaging design studio in the US named Villea, starting with Fremont in the San Francisco Bay Area. The purpose of this office is to better support existing US clients as well as generate new business in the area. The parent company is a major packaging manufacturer in China with over 4 locations and 5,000 employees.

Job Title:

-Packaging Designer/Engineer (Mid-Senior Level)

Primary Job Focus:

-Create packaging dielines and prototypes based on client specification as well as new “blue sky” packaging designs

-Engineer and create in house paperboard, corrugated, and set up box packaging to ensure product integrity and design manufacturability

-Main focus on complex corrugated designs, luxury rigid board boxes and sample making of retail packaging

-Knowledge of manual V-Groove machines and other luxury packaging practices

-Experience operating testing equipment such as drop testers, vibration testers, etc

-Test packages based on ISTA standards and revise packaging designs based on results

-Optimize corrugated and paperboard die lines for production

-Knowledge of standard packaging practices and materials

-Extremely high level of craftsmanship of corrugated/rigid board prototyping skills

-Prepare CAD drawings and BOM for pricing

-Ability to take an idea from brainstorming stage to a flushed out completed retail package

-Reports to Packaging Design Lead

Secondary Focus:

-Engineer other packaging components such as thermoformed trays or injection molded cases

-Work directly with overseas team regarding project needs and feasibility

-Participate in brainstorming/critique sessions

-Create digital sketches, renderings as well as presentations detailing packaging solutions

Candidate Requirements:

-Location in the Bay Area

-US Citizens or green card holder, no sponsorship opportunities available at this moment.

-6 to 10 years of retail packaging experience

-Knowledge of Artios CAD, Solidworks software as well as operating Kongsberg machines

-Self-motivated with ability to work in a team

-Background in packaging design, industrial design or relevant experience

-Good attitude and willingness to be in a start-up environment

-Polished communication skills

Bonus:

-Knowledge of Illustrator, Photoshop

-Ability to think in and render in both 2 and 3 dimensions

-Graphic design ability

-Copy writing skills

-Proficient Chinese language skills

Please send a cover letter, resume and portfolio to email provided. No recruiters or phone calls please.

Job Type: Full-time

Required experience:

  • Packaging: 5 years
  • ArtiosCAD: 5 years
  • Packaging Testing: 4 years

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