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A New Year often triggers a review of current careers. If you’re open to new opportunities and are interested or skilled in various packaging functions, you’re in luck! The packaging industry remains active for job seekers, which is fortunate because 2021 will continue to test many Americans who lost their incomes from business closures due to the COVID-19 virus and pandemic.

Throughout 2021, Packaging Digest will routinely trawl job-posting sites for packaging-related jobs: Glassdoor, Monster, LinkedIn, and Indeed. [Recruiters: Send us your sought roles, too.]

Check this page often for open positions. Newest ones will be added to the top of the list.

[LAST UPDATED: May 16, 2021]

 

May 2021

Several companies are looking for senior packaging leaders. Would you like to make an impact at Russell Stover Chocolates, Danone, or The Estée Lauder Companies Inc.?

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Open Position: Packaging Engineering Manager
Company Name: Russell Stover Chocolates
Location: Kansas City, MO
Salary: Not listed
Posted: May 13, 2021

 

Open Position: Director of Packaging
Company Name: Impossible Foods
Location: Redwood City, CA
Salary: Not listed
Posted: April 9, 2021

 

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Open Position: Director, Packaging Sustainability & Best Practice
Company Name: Danone
Location: Broomfield County, CO
Salary: Not listed
Posted: April 16, 2021

 

Open Position: Director of Packaging
Company Name: Caliva
Location: San Jose, CA
Salary: Not listed
Posted: March 2021

 

Open Position: Director of Packaging
Company Name: Stila Cosmetics
Location: New York City Metropolitan Area
Salary: Not listed
Posted: April 27, 2021

 

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Open Position: Director, VRO Packaging
Company Name: The Estée Lauder Companies Inc.
Location: New York, NY
Salary: Not listed
Posted: April 28, 2021

 

Open Position: Manager/Director of Pharmaceutical Packaging
Company Name: ARx LLC
Location: Glen Rock, PA
Salary: Not listed
Posted: April 16, 2021
 

Open Position: Packaging Director
Company Name: C3 by sbe
Location: Beverly Hills, CA
Salary: Not listed
Posted: April 23, 2021

 

Open Position: Director Packaging, R&D
Company Name: Clif Bar & Co.
Location: Emeryville, CA
Salary: Not listed
Posted: March 2021

 

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Open Position: Director, Packaging Technology
Company Name: Cardinal Health
Location: Waukegan, IL
Salary: Not listed
Posted: May 1, 2021

 

April 2021

We looked for packaging positions to support supply chain operations and turned up opportunities at PepsiCo, HP, Tesla, Google, Moderna, and other companies.

 

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Open Position: Global Supply Chain Manager, Packaging
Company Name: Google
Location: Mountain View, CA
Salary: $97K-$187K (Glassdoor estimate)
Posted: April 27, 2021

 

Open Position: Supply Chain Analyst, Packaging
Company Name: Tesla
Location: Fremont, CA
Salary: $84K-$105K (Glassdoor estimate)
Posted: April 11, 2021

 

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Open Position: Sr. Product Manager - Packaging
Company Name: Amazon
Location: Seattle, WA
Salary: $124K-$152K
Posted: April 23, 2021

 

Open Position: Supply Chain Team Supervisor-Packaging
Company Name: PepsiCo
Location: San Antonio, TX
Salary: $42K-$74K (Glassdoor estimate)
Posted: April 29, 2021

 

Open Position: Sr. Specialist, Supply Chain Quality Assurance – Pack & Label
Company Name: Moderna
Location: Norwood, MA
Salary: Not listed
Posted: April 30, 2021

 

Open Position: Services Supply Chain Packaging Engineer
Company Name: HP
Location: Spring, TX
Salary: $73K-$141K (Glassdoor estimate)
Posted: April 8, 2021

 

Open Position: Lead, Supply Chain
Company Name: Nintendo
Location: North Bend, WA
Salary: Not listed
Posted: April 23, 2021

 

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Open Position: Supply Chain Transformation Packaging Value Stream Leader
Company Name: The Boston Beer Co.
Location: Breinigsville, PA
Salary: $61K-$104K (Glassdoor estimate)
Posted: April 7, 2021

 

Open Position: Traceability Product Lead, Supply Chain
Company Name: Chick-fil-A Corporate Support Center
Location: Atlanta, GA
Salary: Not listed
Posted: April 28, 2021

 

March 2021

We searched for “packaging mechanic” on Indeed and Glassdoor and turned up these recently posted positions at product manufacturing companies like Smithfield Foods, Anheuser-Busch InBev, and Mary Kay Inc.

But before scrolling to see those opportunities, check out this invitation from Michigan State University’s School of Packaging: “Ever dreamed of returning to college to share your experiences and expertise with young, up and coming, packaging professionals? The School of Packaging at MSU has two, academic year teaching positions beginning August 2021. MS or PhD required in Packaging (or a related field) and industry experience desired.”

 

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Open Position: Specialist – Teacher (Fixed Term) – 2 positions
Company Name: Michigan State University, School of Packaging
Location: Lansing, MI
Salary: Commensurate with Experience
Posted: February 25, 2021

 

Open Position: Maintenance Mechanic II
Company Name: Smithfield Foods
Location: Orange City, IA
Salary: Not listed
Posted: March 2021

 

Open Position: Maintenance Mechanic
Company Name: Smithfield Foods
Location: Des Moines, IA
Salary: $13-$26 per hour (Glassdoor estimate)
Posted: March 2021

 

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Open Position: Production Technician (Mechanic) - Jurupa Valley
Company Name: Anheuser-Busch InBev
Location: Mira Loma, CA
Salary: Not listed
Posted: March 3, 2021

 

Open Position: Aseptic/Packaging Mechanic
Company Name: The Morning Star Co.
Location: Los Banos, CA
Salary: Not listed
Posted: 30+ days ago (as of March 4, 2021)

 

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Open Position: Manufacturing Mechanic
Company Name: Kelly Services for a manufacturing client
Location: Chicago, IL
Salary: Not listed
Posted: March 2021

 

Open Position: Lead Packaging Mechanic
Company Name: Inn Foods
Location: Castroville, CA
Salary: Not listed
Posted: March 4, 2021

 

Open Position: Packaging Mechanic - Multiple Openings
Company Name: Genesee Brewing Co.
Location: Rochester, NY
Salary: Not listed
Posted: March 4, 2021

 

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Open Position: Hands on Maintenance Expert - Packaging Equipment Mechanic
Company Name: Mary Kay Inc.
Location: Lewisville, TX
Salary: $12-$27 per hour (Glassdoor est.)
Posted: March 2021

 

Open Position: Packaging Maintenance Mechanic
Company Name: Sconza Candy Co.
Location: Oakdale, CA
Salary: $30-$35 per hour
Posted: 30+ days ago (as of March 4, 2021)

 

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Open Position: Senior Packaging Engineer, R&D- Sustainable Packaging
Company Name: The Kraft Heinz Co.
Location: Chicago, IL
Salary: Not listed
Posted: February 4, 2021

 

Open Position: Senior Packaging Engineer I
Company Name: Pharmaceutical Industry
Location: San Francisco Bay Area
Salary: $140,000+
Posted: February 2021

 

Open Position: Senior Manager, Packaging Development
Company Name: Medical Devices
Location: Greater Boston Area
Salary: $140,000+
Posted: February 2021

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Open Position: Senior Packaging Engineer
Company Name: Beverage
Location: Greater Seattle Area
Salary: Not listed/commensurate with experience
Posted: February 2021

 

Open Position: Senior Packaging Engineer
Company Name: Food industry
Location: Compton, CA
Salary: Commensurate with experience
Posted: February 2021

 

Open Position: Senior Associate, Packaging Engineer
Company Name: SC Johnson
Location: Racine, WI
Salary: Not listed
Posted: February 4, 2021

 

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Open Position: Associate Research Fellow, Packaging
Company Name: The Clorox Co.
Location: Durham, NC
Salary: Not listed
Posted: February 17, 2021

 

Open Position: Senior Specialist, Packaging
Company Name: Nestlé Health Science
Location: Pittsburgh, PA
Salary: Not listed
Posted: February 4, 2021

 

Open Position: Manager, Packaging Sustainability
Company Name: Beam Suntory
Location: Clermont, KY
Salary: Not listed
Posted: February 4, 2021

 

Open Position: Packaging Sustainability Program Manager
Company Name: HP
Location: Spring, TX
Salary: Not listed
Posted: February 4, 2021

 

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Open Position: Packaging Engineer
Company Name: Kellogg Co.
Location: Battle Creek, MI
Salary: Not listed
Posted: February 13, 2021

 

Open Position: Associate Packaging Engineer
Company Name: Newell Brands
Location: Huntersville, NC
Salary: Not listed
Posted: February 16, 2021

 

Open Position: Packaging Engineer
Company Name: Merck KGaA
Location: Milwaukee, WI
Salary: Not listed
Posted: February 12, 2021

 

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Open Position: Engineer Packaging Senior Role - CPG
Company Name: Energizer
Location: St. Louis, MO
Salary: Not listed
Posted: February 8, 2021

 

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Open Position: Packaging Machine Operator
Company Name: Ferrara Candy Co.
Location: Dekalb, IL
Salary: $22.54 per hour (2:00 p.m.-12:30 a.m. shift)
Posted: Not listed

 

Open Position: Maintenance Mechanic - Pharma Tablet Packaging Machinery
Company Name: Diedre Moire Corp. (recruiter)
Location: Toms River, NJ
Salary: $80-$100K
Posted: January 21, 2021

 

Open Position: Packaging Machine Operator
Company Name: Open Systems Technologies (recruiter)
Location: West Chester, OH
Salary: $35-$42K
Posted: January 18, 2021

 

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Open Position: Inspector Packer
Company Name: Dart Container
Location: Chicago
Salary: Starting at $15.48 an hour
Posted: January 16, 2021

 

Open Position: Packaging Operator
Company Name: Leviton Manufacturing
Location: New Holland, PA
Salary: $29-$38K (Monster estimate)
Posted: January 26, 2021

 

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Open Position: Production Machine Operator B
Company Name: Pepsi Bottling Ventures
Location: Winston-Salem, NC
Salary: Starting at $15 an hour, plus shift differential
Posted: Not listed

 

Open Position: Packaging Operators
Company Name: Spherion Staffing (recruiter)
Location: Lebanon, IN
Salary: $15 an hour
Posted: “New” as of January 26, 2021

 

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Open Position: Packaging Operator (2nd Shift)
Company Name: Bimbo Bakeries USA
Location: Cicero, IL
Salary: Not listed
Posted: December 2020

 

Open Position: Packaging Specialist
Company Name: NuLeaf
Location: Reno, NV
Salary: $12-$15 an hour
Posted: Not listed

 

Open Position: Packaging Laborer - 1st Shift
Company Name: Martin’s Famous Pastry Shoppe Inc.
Location: Chambersburg, PA
Salary: $16.13 an hour, paid weekly; up to $18.97 with food manufacturing experience
Posted: Not listed

 

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Open Position: Scientist IV, Packaging Analytical
Company Name: The Coca-Cola Co.
Location: Atlanta, GA
Salary: Not listed
Posted: January 5, 2021

 

Open Position: Division Packaging Planner
Company Name: Rheem Manufacturing
Location: Montgomery, AL
Salary: Not listed
Posted: November 2020

 

Open Position: Packaging Supervisor
Company Name: Bonduelle Americas
Location: Lebanon, PA
Salary: Not listed
Posted: Week of December 14, 2020

 

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Open Position: Packaging Engineer
Company Name: Trek Bicycle
Location: Waterloo, WI
Salary: Not listed
Posted: Week of December 21, 2020

 

Open Position: Senior Manager, Packaging Innovation
Company Name: Keurig Dr Pepper Inc.
Location: Plano, TX
Salary: Not listed
Posted: Week of December 21, 2020

 

Open Position: Sustainability Manager, Packaging
Company Name: Stanley Black & Decker Inc.
Location: Huntersville, NC
Salary: Not listed
Posted: Week of December 21, 2020

 

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Open Position: Director of Strategic Sourcing - Packaging
Company Name: Cresco Labs
Location: Chicago, IL
Salary: Not listed
Posted: Week of December 14, 2020

 

Open Position: Sustainable Packaging Senior Manager - Americas
Company Name: Mars
Location: McLean, VA
Salary: Not listed
Posted: Week of December 14, 2020

 

Open Position: Senior Project Manager Sustainability
Company Name: Mondelēz International
Location: Chicago, IL
Salary: $80-$147K (LinkedIn estimate)
Posted: Week of December 14, 2020

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