Packaging Engineer - Retail at Fountainhead Group

Position Type
Regular Full-Time
Location : Location
US-NY-New York Mills
Location : Postal Code


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The Fountainhead Group is looking for an onsite Packaging Engineer with strong retail experience to join our FGI Family and support as a member of the Product Engineering Team.

Relocation Package Available!! 


We're looking for passionate collaborators to help us become the foremost leader with a positive impact.  If you're looking to be a part of an inspiring, energetic and entrepreneurial environment, you've found the right place.


Explore this exciting career opportunity and apply to join the FGI Family today!


What you'll do…

  • As a Packaging Engineer you will be responsible for all retail packaging and labeling used in the manufacture and distribution of retails products, including retail packaging and overpacks, and manufacturing WIP packaging. 
  • You will be responsible for leading the development and launch of packaging innovations, cost reductions, and productivity and quality improvements, for The Fountainhead Group.
  • Under the direction of the VP of Engineering, you will be the main point of contact for our cross-functional stakeholders for all packaging related topics.
  • Bring new solutions and innovative ideas to the team, while building a corporate packaging strategy, including packaging cost reductions.

Organizational Leadership:

  • You bring technical equipment and material knowledge to the organization
  • You provide improvements to department and enterprise-wide processes and ways of working
  • You stay abreast of industry trends and technology developments to leverage outside ideas and technical solutions
  • You work with our supply base  to share and utilize best practices.

Technical Leadership

  • You execute the qualification and approval processes for new packaging, suppliers, or manufacturing locations.
  • You are a proven problem solver and utilize analytical thinking to identify the root cause of an issue.
  • You support the pipeline development/validation/execution of packaging productivity projects.

 What you'll bring to Fountainhead Group…

  • You challenge the status quo and our "ways of work" to maximize resources and enhance our success
  • A strong sense of urgency and a can-do attitude
  • New ways of thinking and creative solutions and approaches
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills to all levels of the organization
  • A consumer-centric approach to design and development

You are…

  • A strategic thinker and approach business initiatives with an entrepreneurial spirit
  • An experimenter with a Test & Learn mentality
  • Able to influence, facilitate groups with diverse perspectives, and bring teams to consensus / alignment
  • Able to work in a fast-paced and rapidly changing environment and maintain a positive outlook
  • Able to demonstrate prudent judgment when making important decisions by utilizing knowledge of industry best practices and current trends
  • Excellent at planning and prioritization skills with the ability to multi-task and rapidly adapt
  • Ability to work independently on specific assignments related to the design and testing of packaging.

Remote Position


Min Compensation

USD $70,000.00/Yr.

Max Compensation

USD $100,000.00/Yr.


You have…

  • A BS or MS degree in Packaging, or a related degree
  • At least 3 years of relevant retail experience in package engineering, development and manufacturing qualification, start-up & new product projects
  • Strong foundational knowledge in packaging materials, processes, and equipment
  • Strong problem-solving and analytical skills
  • Detailed knowledge of corrugated packaging for retail products, including ability to develop specs and die lines, and work with packaging suppliers on development.
  • Experience developing die lines and material specifications for cartons, boards, hang cards, other paper products, and adhesive labels.
  • Strong communication and collaboration skills
  • Experience with Adobe Illustrator or similar graphic design software.
  • Experience with MS Office Products – Word, Excel, PowerPoint.



  • Experience working directly with suppliers to coordinate packaging development and production.
  • Experience developing and certifying Frustration-Free and SIOC Packaging for Amazon.
  • Detailed understanding of:
    • ISTA and similar transportation testing of packaging.
    • domestic and international packaging regulations.
    • Detailed understanding of, and experience working with, barcodes, QR codes and RFID labels for retail packaging.

In addition to a competitive salary, we are pleased to offer the following benefit package:

  • Medical
  • Dental
  • Paid Vacation
  • Holiday Pay
  • 401k with employer match
  • Tuition Reimbursement
  • Health Reimbursement Account (HRA)
  • Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
  • Employer paid Life Insurance
  • Employee paid Voluntary Life and Short Term Disability Coverage

Company Website


To learn more about our company culture and commitment to the local community, visit the “Community” page of our website and be sure to follow our Facebook account for exciting updates and events!

Company Profile

The Fountainhead Group is a family-owned and operated company, dedicated to the success and longevity of our business, our employees, and our community. For more than 130 years, FGI has been creating, innovating, and manufacturing liquid sprayer products for the world's top brands and retailers. From the first compressed air sprayer in 1888, we have dedicated ourselves to creating products that make our customer’s lives easier, expanding our offering to include the highest quality sprayer technology for both home and professional use. 


Across four manufacturing and distribution centers in Central New York, we’re committed to the betterment of our FGI Family of employees and our local community, supporting more than 350+ local nonprofits through our robust philanthropy and volunteer programs to ensure the success of our community for generations to come. 


The Fountainhead Group is an Equal Opportunity Employer (AAE/EEO) and ranked one of the Best Companies to Work for in New York State by the Society for Human Resource Management. All applicants will be considered for employment without attention to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran, refugee or disability status. With over 12 languages spoken at FGI, regardless of language ability, education, or training, there is a place for you within the FGI Family!


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