Packaging Engineer at Fast Radius

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We believe manufacturing is important not only for what it makes but for what it makes possible for the world. Our first-of-its-kind Cloud Manufacturing Platform™ represents a new, more sustainable infrastructure to design, make, and move physical goods in the digital age. Working with companies across a variety of industries – from growing startups to Fortune 500 companies – Fast Radius helps customers with all stages of the manufacturing process from new product development to ongoing part production. We have recently announced our intent to become a publicly-listed company as the next step in scaling our vision for the future of design, manufacturing, and logistics.

What we are looking for:

Fast Radius is hiring a passionate and experienced Packaging Engineer to join our Logistics team. Reporting to our Logistics Manager, you'll be responsible for leading the development of custom packaging for our strategic customers. This is a performance-oriented and data-driven role that requires attention to detail and an ability develop comprehensive packaging strategies, all while collaborating with multi-disciplinary teams including operations, customer success, and our logistics vendors and customers.

About the Role:

  • Create packaging plans for our global manufacturing partners
  • Develop engineering specifications and documentation in line with engineering protocols and regulations
  • Ensure that the packaging specifications are compliant with company and ISO regulations
  • Identify best methods and practices to ensure that products arrive at the destination with full product integrity
  • Provide Dimensional (DIM) Weight Calculations and guidance to achieve the most cost-effective shipping options for our customers
  • Develop freight shipping strategy for ocean containers and palletized shipments.
  • Support coordination with Domestic and International shipping and delivery services
  • Review our customer packaging complaints and identify root causes and mitigation plans for packaging issues
  • Provide technical support and work closely with our Fulfillment & Customer Application Engineering Team to ensure we meet customer requirements
  • Open collaboration with all stakeholders that includes internal and external customers
  • Help negotiate packaging spend with suppliers (MSF, Weights, Bale, and other metrics)

About You:

  • Bachelor’s degree required, ideally in packaging or manufacturing engineering
  • Minimum 2 years related experience (Packaging industry experience is a plus)
  • High aptitude of core packaging engineering technology, packaging testing & equipment, and industry standards. (ASTM, ISO)
  • Diverse knowledge of packaging industry (corrugates, film, crates, palletization, polybags, labels, etc.)
  • Practice and promote a very collaborative and team-based service approach while demonstrating exceptional individual contributions
  • Must have experience in designing cartons, partitions / cell dividers, and other general packaging.
  • Possess a pragmatic, hands on approach with a bias for action
  • Able to effectively present information and sell ideas to key decision makers
  • Strong working knowledge of ERP Systems and logistics portals
  • Advanced use Word, Excel (formula / Pivot Tables), PowerPoint, Smartsheets
  • Six Sigma and LEAN experience a plus, but not a prerequisite
  • Up to 10% global travel (Open and able to travel to China, other parts of Asia, Europe)
  • Ability to use CAD software (TOPS, CAPE, ArtiosCAD, Solidworks, etc.)
  • Effective overall communication skills (verbal & written)
  • Familiarity with statistical methods – lot sizing, time studies, control plans, and DFMEA

Every day you can expect to work in an inclusive environment that makes excellence possible, where great work and ideas matter more than seniority. We believe in experimenting fearlessly and learning from our failures—quickly. Our leaders have grown successful companies before, and they understand that businesses thrive when capable people have the freedom to solve problems without constraints.

We want you to come to work happy, healthy, and balanced so you can expect excellent benefits:

- Competitive compensation and bonus structure
- Comprehensive health care including dental and vision
- Generous vacation policy as well as a 401K plan 

Fast Radius is proud to be an equal opportunity employer because diverse perspectives make for better products, better processes, and a better company. We encourage applicants from all backgrounds regardless of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, national origin, ethnicity, age, disability, Veteran status, or other protected status.

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Location

We're in the West Loop, home to restaurant row and a bustling tech community!

An Insider's view of Fast Radius

What are some social events your company does?

I believe it’s important to build a strong community at our fast-growing company. There always seems to be something fun going on. Whether it's company-sponsored events like our holiday parties & potlucks or more casual get-togethers after work such as happy hours & sports leagues. These events have helped me get to know people in all divisions.

Kyle Tabatt

Senior Account Executive

What kinds of technical challenges do you and your team face?

Fast Radius has a strong culture of collaboration. Even the physical layout of the office supports that. The design engineers are next to the manufacturing engineers and the factory so it is easy for us to get feedback and brainstorm in real-time as parts are getting produced.

Izzy de la Guardia

Application Engineer

What does career growth look like on your team?

Growth be can twofold: Growth on a functional level - finding new ways to improve customers' experience with Fast Radius. On an individual level, growth is the expansion of an individual's depth and breadth of skills and experience. As we continue to innovate as a function, new opportunities continue for team members to learn, contribute, and lead.

Jesse Sherwood

Director, Customer Success

How do you empower your team to be more creative?

I empower my team to be more creative & forward-thinking by ensuring they have the space to do strategic thinking and actually implement it. We use an OKR system to set high level objectives backed by concrete key results at a company level, and our teams are responsible for designing their individual OKRs to support company OKRs.

John Nanry

Co-founder & Chief Fulfillment Officer

How do you collaborate with other teams in the company?

As a marketer, I feel lucky to have so many experts at Fast Radius who are willing and excited to share their knowledge. We're able to brainstorm content with SMEs and tap into their ideas and experiences in order to help build content that resonates with our audience. This kind of collaborative spirit is rare, and I'm thankful to work with people

Celestine Grev

Content Marketing Manager

What are Fast Radius Perks + Benefits

Fast Radius Benefits Overview

Competitive compensation and bonus structure
Comprehensive health care including dental and vision
Generous vacation policy
401K
WFH Flexibility

Culture
Volunteer in local community
Partners with Nonprofits
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Intracompany committees
Daily sync
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Pair programming
Open office floor plan
Diversity
Dedicated Diversity/Inclusion Staff
Unconscious bias training
Diversity manifesto
Mean gender pay gap below 10%
Diversity Employee Resource Groups
Hiring Practices that Promote Diversity
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Wellness Programs
Mental Health Benefits
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
Company Equity
Performance Bonus
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Child Care Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Flexible Work Schedule
We offer flexible work schedules.
Remote Work Program
We offer flexible work from home opportunities.
Family Medical Leave
Return-to-work program post parental leave
Company sponsored family events
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Generous PTO
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Stocked Kitchen
Happy Hours
Parking
Recreational Clubs
Home Office Stipend for Remote Employees
Professional Development Benefits
Diversity Program
Lunch and learns
Cross functional training encouraged
Promote from within
Mentorship program
Online course subscriptions available
Paid industry certifications
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