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Kit Packaging Engineer

United States, Minnesota, Shakopee
1000 Valley Park Drive South (Show on map)
January 17, 2024

At Imagine we go beyond print to help our clients deliver game-changing visual communications from concept to delivery that set the standard for our industry. The first step in this process is hiring great employees! Our innovative teams are the most committed, highly experienced artisans in the business. We are committed to delivering high-quality marketing solutions, in every environment and campaign, helping our clients capture the heart, minds, and loyalty of their customers. For more than 30 years, The Imagine Group has established itself as one of the most influential and innovative visual communications companies in the industry. Join us and let's Imagine a better way together.

Position Summary:

Prepare a cost estimate for kitting jobs using the most economical method of manufacturing including cost of materials and labor. Plan the production of projects using the most efficient and economical methods available. This position is an integral part of the team and is responsible for understanding the packing and shipping requirements for our clients' projects.

  • Based on specifications from Sales and Account Managers, estimate the cost of materials and labor utilizing kit calculator, budget pricing or standard estimate.
  • Determine the production centers required to produce the job. Develop a strategy to accommodate all facets of the job. Evaluate available methods for producing the job and select the plan that produces the job in the most efficient and economical manner.
  • Collaborate with vendors in obtaining competitive prices for materials.
  • Research and recommend cost savings. Actively work with Sales and Account Managers to improve quality and/or lower the production costs.
  • Use ERP, internal documents, and customer supplied data to prepare estimates.
  • Read and understand RFQ's.
  • Read and comprehend estimates. Compare estimates to kit instruction file. Reconcile any changes between job and estimate.
  • Create detailed production instructions.
  • Route jobs through CAD as needed.
  • Calculate corrugate and or cartons as well as all other materials required for kit.
  • Create purchase requisitions for materials and outside services.
  • Allocate house materials.
  • Plan job using current ERP system.
  • Work with coworkers and department supervisors to produce the best quality product possible.

Minimum Qualifications of Position

  • College degree in Packaging, Business Administration, and or equivalent experience.
  • Comprehensive knowledge of all kitting processes.
  • Must have intermediate (3-5+ years) of Microsoft Excel experience

Knowledge and Skills

  • Capacity to communicate and work with supervisors and leads in all departments.
  • Broad knowledge of current kitting equipment and configurations and most efficient methods for producing each kit.
  • Strong technical writing skills.
  • Complete knowledge of carton types, styles and materials.
  • Ability to read and understand oral/written instructions.
  • Ability to write clear concise technical instructions in job ticket for all areas of production.
  • Math skills including addition, subtraction, multiplication and division of whole numbers and fractions.

Imagine is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate based on race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status. Diversity and Inclusion are not just a checked box, it is a critical part of our commitment to deliver innovative solutions to our clients and provide a great place to work for our entire Imagine family. We are focused on building a diverse and inclusive workforce. If you are excited about this role but do not meet 100% of the qualifications listed above, we encourage you to apply.