Packaging Engineer


Wakefield, MA, USA

Full time

Jan 24

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Curaleaf Holdings, Inc. (CSE: CURA) (OTCQX: CURLF) (Curaleaf) is a leading international provider of consumer products in cannabis, with a mission to improve lives by providing clarity around cannabis and confidence around consumption. As a high-growth cannabis company known for quality, expertise, and reliability, the company and its brands, including Curaleaf and Select provide industry-leading service, product selection, and accessibility across the medical and adult-use markets. In the United States, Curaleaf currently operates in 23 states with 123 dispensaries, 25 cultivation sites, and over 30 processing sites, and employs over 5,000 team members. Curaleaf International is the leading vertically integrated cannabis company in Europe with a unique supply and distribution network throughout the European market, bringing together pioneering science and research with cutting-edge cultivation, extraction, and production.  Home | Curaleaf | Cannabis with Confidence

Our corporate social responsibility is Rooted In Good  Diversity, Equity, Inclusion + Social Equity + Sustainability Social Responsibility | Curaleaf | Cannabis with Confidence We believe in taking corporate and social responsibility very seriously, from our educational outreach to national partnerships, state-wide initiatives and local causes. Giving back to the communities where we operate is important to us, and helps to change old attitudes by showing the positive impact of cannabis in creating jobs, changing lives, and helping local communities.

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The Packaging Engineer plans and implements packaging designs to ensure product integrity and appeal. Their primary duties include supervising and managing the complete packaging development process, analyzing engineering drawings, and conducting periodic vendor reviews.  The Packaging Engineer creates and develops effective designs to create packaging that’s functional, cost effective, and fits a project’s brief. This involves generating ideas and concepts, testing different designs, working with internal teams during the manufacturing process, and reviewing the efficiency of the final packaging.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

Oversee and manage complete packaging development process, including the creation of packaging designs, prototype development, and performance testing

Troubleshoot new and existing packaging problems involving designs, materials and processes and provide creative, timely, and cost-effective solutions

Analyze engineering drawings and specifications of product to determine physical characteristics of item, special handling, environmental and safety requirements, and types of materials required for packaging

Establish standards and guidelines for supplier evaluation. Evaluate and select packaging suppliers/vendors; periodically conduct vendor reviews

Work closely with global suppliers, engineering, product management, operations, and sourcing

Participate in product introduction teams, to deliver new products to market

Identify and implement cost saving initiatives related to packaging materials, labor, efficiency, transportation, and storage

Work closely with R&D and Supply Chain to optimize packaging supply base for cost, lead time, quality, regionalization, standardization, supply assurance, and compliance with customer, regulatory, and internal requirements

Specify and recommend efficiency tools and test methods to develop and validate packaging designs

Work with the manufacturing department to ensure that the packaging designs are optimized for manufacturability

Develop and implement comprehensive test plans to ensure that packaging exceeds customer specifications

25% Travel Required: NE and Nationally


Bachelor’s degree in engineering, industrial/commercial packaging or related field required

Experience working in an FDA controlled, SQF or cGMP production environment

QA/QC experience with supplier audit visits, highly preferred

Knowledge and understanding of packaging design validation standards (ISO, ASTM, etc.), drafting and specification standards is essential

Demonstrable proficiency in 3D CAD software is needed

4+ years’ experience in manufacturing environment

Must be able to manage multiple projects simultaneously

Experience in the medical cannabis industry not required, but a plus

Scientific writing for processes, training, and procedures that require documentation

Lean manufacturing or six sigma knowledge a plus

Team player with the ability to gain consensus through collaboration and open dialogue

A sense of urgency, high energy, and hands-on approach

Subject to background check per state cannabis regulations 

Current Driver’s license required


Teamwork - Balances team and individual responsibilities; Contributes to building a positive team spirit; Able to build morale and group commitments to goals and objectives; Supports everyone's efforts to succeed

Creativity – Developing innovative, interesting, and functional packaging is important, and needs the creativity to come up with new ideas that match the brief

Business Acumen - Understands business implications of decisions; Displays orientation to profitability; Demonstrates knowledge of market and competition; Aligns work with strategic goals

Timely Decision Making - Makes decisions in a timely manner, sometimes with incomplete information and under tight deadlines and pressure; able to make a quick decision

Cost Consciousness - Works within approved budget; Contributes to profits and revenue

Ethics - Treats people with respect; Keeps commitments; Inspires the trust of others; Works with integrity and ethically; Upholds organizational values

Planning/Organizing - Prioritizes and plans work activities; Uses time efficiently; Plans for additional resources; Sets goals and objectives; Organizes or schedules other people and their tasks; Develops realistic action plans

Curaleaf is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Curaleaf is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status.

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