Engineer NPI Specialist - Packaging

kdc/one Knowlton, 315 Chemin Knowlton, Knowlton, Quebec, Canada Req #3491
Thursday, February 29, 2024
kdc/one is a trusted, global provider of value-added solutions to many of the world’s leading brands in the beauty, personal care, and home care categories.

We partner closely with customers as a critical enabler of their success through ideation, formulation, design, packaging and manufacturing of products.
Every year, we help develop and manufacture products for brands sold in countries all over the world.

We are currently looking for one candidate interested in the position of Engineer NPI Specialist - Packaging. The position is on a day shift from Monday to Friday.


Under the supervision of The NPI Manager, the Process Engineer is in charge of providing engineering support and expertise for the introduction of new products and procedures, as well as offer support to the production team in the resolution of technical problems.  He will also be called upon to carry out various projects related to the improvement of the product quality and the optimization of packaging methods.


  • Assume responsibility for the introduction of new products for assigned packaging lines or technologies;
  • Plan and define the equipment and tooling required for projects;
  • Monitor and coordinate project activities to meet or exceed customer expectations in terms of on-time delivery, cost and quality;
  • Ensure effective communication with internal and external customers;
  • Act as a resource and technical leader for account managers;
  • Act as a technical expert to customers, perform technical analysis as required when problems arise with certain products, and intervene with the customer;
  • Work closely and in a coaching mode with the group of mechanics and technicians in the execution of projects;
  • Understand modern analysis and management techniques (PVA, PFMEA-FMEA, SPC, Kaizen, 5s, MTM, TPM, KANBAN, SMED) and integrate them into the processes to be introduced;
  • Optimize human and material resources as soon as a product is introduced (number of operators, rejects and losses, product changeover times, washes).
  • Analyze production costs and margins of new products and work as a team with the production group to improve yields;
  • Participate in NPI group team meetings and commit to sharing best practices and learning from colleagues. Participate in relevant meetings concerning NPI, plant projects and planned calls with customers;
  • Produce high-quality written reports in English (crucial);
  • Contribute to the achievement of results.


  • Bachelor in Mechanical or Industrial Engineering with a strong background in package engineering, or equivalent work experience;
  • Minimum of 3-5 years of experience in the manufacturing environment, preferably in cosmetic pharmaceutical products;
  • Good computer knowledge;


  • Strong communication skills, oral and written in French and English;
  • Well organized, solid priority management skills;
  • Good team player;
  • Ability to manage stress


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** To simplify the text, the masculine is used in a neutral sense. Kdc/one is an equal employment opportunity employer for visible minorities and women. **

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