Engineer, Design in Chicago, IL at Mauser Packaging Solutions

Date Posted: 9/22/2022

Job Snapshot

Job Description

The Product Design Engineer role is a multifunctional resource whose primary focus is facilitating the development and introduction of new metals packaging products or product changes from initial concepts through development to product launch. Key activities may include assisting with product concept development, CAD design, FEA analysis, pre-production trials, coordination of lab trials, and generation of Product Specifications for both Sales and Manufacturing.

The Product Design Engineer will work with other members of the Engineering team including Materials, Process, Tooling, and Project Engineering to help administer, coordinate, and manage the launch of new products through the Engineering and Development process. 

The position will also require interfacing with Customers and Sales to discuss market needs and develop product concepts. The Product Design Engineer will also have responsibility for management of the current design portfolio, maintaining specs and drawings, while looking for ways to drive SKU rationalization and cost out initiatives from a design perspective.

Mauser Packaging Solutions is a global manufacturer of rigid plastic and metal packaging for military, commercial, industrial, and consumer-retail applications with 180 sites and 11,000 employees worldwide.  The North American Small Pack plastics division primarily manufactures rigid containers in the range of pints to 5 gallons.


Defines, plans, and monitors costs and technical performance for a major product development and/or core engineering project or multiple projects. Implements on-going project status reviews using project management tools and engineering systems.

  • Makes decisions on technical priorities or design alternatives for projects within the team’s scope. Acts as the primary technical contact on team for product performance and as an advisor to engineering or business unit leadership. Represents the organization as the technical liaison in providing solutions to customer problems.
  • Builds and maintains collaborative relationships with internal and external customers and assures customer needs are identified and addressed.
  • Coordinates and manages the testing of products throughout the design process to troubleshoot any potential problems.
  • Implements and maintains consistent engineering practices, standards, and documentation procedures and reporting systems (e.g. structured product development processes and gate reviews; engineering change flow down; knowledge databases). Takes appropriate steps to protect and safeguard intellectual property.
  • Create manufacturing 2D drawings and 3D models for both external and internal customers. These drawings and associated models will reflect parts and assemblies at each stage of the manufacturing process. The drawings will highlight critical characteristics and check points specific to each step in the process.
  • Investigates, develops, and implements metal container-related cost improvements in material usage, operating practices, and equipment utilization.
  • Works with business development and program management to identify new business opportunities, present company product capabilities, and clarify customers’ technical requirements.
  • Identifies and creates technical training and development plans. Mentors or serves as a resource to share specialized knowledge with others. Maintains leadership and technical capabilities through continued education or training.

Mauser Packaging Solutions is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, protected veteran status, or disability status.

Job Requirements

  • B.S. in Manufacturing Engineering or equivalent B.S. in Mechanical Engineering with bias towards manufacturing. Equivalent experience considered in lieu of degree.
  • 3-5 years of Product Design, Product/Project Management or related experience
  • Experience with can closing and seaming equipment preferred.
  • 3D/2D CAD background: SolidEdge, Solid Works, Pro-E, etc., Experience with Seimens SolidEdge preferred.
  • Experienced with ANSI drafting/drawing standards.
  • Solid understanding of manufacturing practices such as machining, welding, stamping, assembly, press brake and laser cutting.
  • Knowledge of Lean/Six Sigma processes and Continuous Improvement principles
  • Prior experience with managing new product introductions in a manufacturing environment
  • Good written and oral skills. Strong communication and teamwork skills.
  • Adept with Microsoft Office products (Excel, Word, Outlook, PowerPoint, etc.)
  • Travel: 10-15%.
  • Able to work with all levels of customers, managers, and employees in a cooperative manner
  • Willing to roll up sleeves and work alongside others with a “Let’s get it done” attitude.




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