Packaging Engineer in Toronto

at Spin Master Careers

Date Posted: 8/9/2019

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Job Description

*Packaging Engineer - Toronto*

  Are you a kid at heart looking to build a career with a leading global children's entertainment company?

At Spin Master, our unwavering commitment to open mindedness, integrity and innovation is a great part of what has made us an industry leader. How do we stay ahead of the pack? By hiring the best and brightest minds—and that’s why we want you!

What’s it like to work here?

Spin Master is a fast-paced, hands-on organization that provides many great opportunities for impactful decision-making; though our challenging start-up atmosphere isn’t for everyone, we have a proven record of opportunities for future advancement and internal transfers for our passionate and results driven team.

The Job:

  • Design, develop and test a variety of structural packaging to achieve CSP (Cost, Schedule & performance).
  • Lead development of retail/customer packages to support new products, package improvements, package refresh and cost reduction.
  • Foster use of cutting-edge technologies and innovative design approaches in structural packaging solutions for the consumer markets.

What we can expect from you:

  • Work directly with each graphic designer to translate brand, licensing & marketing requirements into innovative functional packaging structure designs for new and existing products, using paperboard, corrugated vacuum-formed plastic, blisters and other materials for best shelf appeal.
  • Perform preliminary package feasibilities to determine proper package size and affordability.
  • Evaluate structural package designs for cost effectiveness, considering material options, global sourcing, manufacturability, pallet and container utilization etc.
  • Evaluate pre-production and production samples to ensure material quality and product placement are specified
  • Generate timely, accurate, manufacturable die-lines for graphic development.
  • Document all packaging, including conceptual, manufacturing, assembly, interior protective packaging/insert, MS project spreadsheets documenting all package parts, elements and contents.
  • Create package samples as needed for brand, marketing, graphic mock ups, sales and product fit assessments.
  • Maintain knowledge of new packaging technologies and trends related to design, materials, treatments and machinery in order to drive innovation and functionality.
  • Collaborate with local and overseas manufacturing and quality engineers to ensure parties are aligned on all issues related to ongoing products.
  • Monitor current packages for improvements in quality and cost.
  • Seek opportunities to cost-reduce existing packaging for “carry-over” products while maintaining “perceived value”.
  • Manage multiple product categories simultaneously and effectively.


Job Requirements

Who’s a good fit for this team:

  • Intermediate to advanced skills with ArtiosCAD and SolidWorks 3D programs, with experience producing manufactured retail packages, including concept, assembly, interior protective packaging/insert.
  • Basic skill with Illustrator and Photoshop
  • Intermediate to advance skill with MS Excel, word and Outlook.
  • Portfolio of past structural designs.
  • Able and willing to travel as required.
  • Strong presentation skill, highly organized with attention to detail.
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills
  • Able to handle multiple projects simultaneously
  • Proactive thinker and problem solver
  • Able to deal with changing priorities
  • Ability to finish projects on time
  • Good follow through skills
  • Positive and strong personality
  • Great time management skills.

You should apply if you have the following:

  • Proven track record with minimum 5 to7 years’ experience in design and development of high quality, innovative packaging using ArtiosCAD, preferably within the games and toy industry.
  • Working knowledge of corrugate, paperboard, blister and related packaging:Materials, costs, printing, manufacturing and assembly process.


What you can expect from us:

Our mission is to Make Life More Fun with a vision to push the boundaries of innovation, creativity, and fun. From top leadership to new and veteran team members alike, everyone at Spin Master embodies our Core Values:

  • Integrity
  • Open Mindset
  • Innovation
  • Partnerships
  • Collaboration
  • Driving Results
  • Entrepreneurship

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We do appreciate all interest; however only those selected for interview will be contacted.