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Sr Packaging Engineer

El Segundo, California

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Posting Title Sr Packaging Engineer Requisition Number 221382 Company Mattel HQ, Inc. Location El Segundo, California Address 333 Continental Blvd Zip Code 90245 Job Category Engineering

CREATIVITY IS OUR SUPERPOWER. It’s our heritage and it’s also our future. Because we don’t just make toys. We create innovative products and experiences that inspire, entertain and develop children through play. Mattel is at its best when every member of our team feels respected, included, and heard—when everyone can show up as themselves and do their best work every day. We value and share an infinite range of ideas and voices that evolve and broaden our perspectives with a reach that extends into all our brands, partners, and suppliers.


The Opportunity: 

 

Mattel, Inc. is seeking a creative Sr. Packaging Engineer to join its team of innovative packaging professionals. This position will be working on the Action Figure portfolio which includes brands such as WWE, Toy Story, Minions, Minecraft and Jurassic just to name a few.

We are seeking a creative packaging individual who is involved in the package design process (not just production process) and proficient in Artios CAD and 3D modeling (i.e. Solidworks). We need a confident individual able to drive the packaging process with exceptional project management and creative skills. We are seeking a team centric individual that will work and collaborate with internal Packaging Design Staff, Marketing, Product Design, Project Managers and our counterparts Overseas. We encourage innovative thinkers and go-getters! This is a highly creative team working on a variety of packages and brands for an extensive line of playful and engaging products.  We would also like to see a portfolio of past projects if possible.

What Your Impact Will Be: 

As a Sr. Packaging Engineer, this individual will design and develop innovative structural packaging solutions to support worldwide product launches through a comprehensive knowledge of technology, materials and competitive analysis. The ideal candidate must possess the ability to:

  • Create innovative structures to ensure competitive advantage
  • Design 3D structures that compliment and protect complex products
  • Originate a package concept for cost estimate and provide different packaging solutions and cost savings
  • Work on many projects concurrently and adhere to packaging and business schedules
  • Work cohesively and collaboratively in a team environment; to create standard engineering drawings and to have direct experience working with single layer and multi layer paper materials plus multiple plastics and pulp materials
  • Ability to ideate and express ideas visually and verbally to the cross functional teams
  • Present ideas, problems and solutions to management and peers
  • Answer questions on the fly in upper management meetings

Specific Duties and Responsibilities

  • Act as liaison and creative engineering partner with our China team
  • Participate in various team/department/management meetings - this is a very collaborative role requiring strong communication and partnering skills
  • Support several toy fair requirements throughout the year

What We’re Looking For: 

 

  • Bachelor's degree; 3-5 years of Packaging or Industrial Design experience preferred
  • Highly creative individual with ability to develop innovative package solutions
  • Knowledge of package manufacturing processes and capable of generating detailed packaging specs. Must have experience re-thinking package designs with new, innovative visions
  • Experience working in a team environment, under tight deadlines, building strong relationships
  • Proficiency in Artios CAD and 3-D modeling

Competencies Required:

  • Originate a package concept for cost estimate and provide different packaging solutions and cost savings
  • Current knowledge of competitive products at retail
  • Create innovative structures to ensure competitive advantage
  • Design 3D structures that complement and protect complex products
  • Able to work on many projects concurrently
  • Adherence to packaging/business schedules
  • Present ideas, problems and solutions to management and peers. In general, the ability to clearly communicate to any number of people
  • Ability to create Mattel standard engineering drawings
  • Strong organizational skills and proven ability to take initiative

What It’s Like to Work Here:

We are a purpose driven company aiming to empower the next generation to explore the wonder of childhood and reach their full potential. We live up to our purpose employing the following behaviors:

  • We collaborate: Being a part of Mattel means being part of one team with shared values and common goals. Every person counts and working closely together always brings better results. Partnership is our process and our collective capabilities is our superpower.
  • We innovate: At Mattel we always aim to find new and better ways to create innovative products and experiences. No matter where you work in the organization, you can always make a difference and have real impact. We welcome new ideas and value new initiatives that challenge conventional thinking.
  • We execute: We are a performance driven company. We strive for excellence and are focused on pursuing best in class outcomes. We believe in accountability and ownership and know that our people are at their best when they are empowered to create and deliver results.

Our Approach to Hybrid Work

We embrace a hybrid work model to empower a culture of growth, optimism, and wellbeing, where everyone can deliver on our shared purpose and realize their full potential. Combining purposeful in-person collaboration with tech-enabled hybrid work, our focus is to provide flexibility while enabling collaboration for moments that matter.

Who We Are:

Mattel is a leading global toy company and owner of one of the strongest catalogs of children’s and family entertainment franchises in the world. We create innovative products and experiences that inspire, entertain and develop children through play. We engage consumers through our portfolio of iconic brands, including Barbie, Hot Wheels, Fisher-Price, American Girl, Thomas & Friends, UNO and MEGA, as well as other popular intellectual properties that we own or license in partnership with global entertainment companies. Our offerings include film and television content, gaming, music and live events. We operate in 35 locations and our products are available in more than 150 countries in collaboration with the world’s leading retail and ecommerce companies. Since its founding in 1945, Mattel is proud to be a trusted partner in empowering children to explore the wonder of childhood and reach their full potential.

Visit us at https://jobs.mattel.com/ and www.instagram.com/MattelCareers.

Mattel is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer where we want you to bring your authentic self to work every day. We welcome all job seekers including minorities, females, veterans, individuals with disabilities, and those of all sexual orientations and gender identities.

AA/EEO and Accessibility Commitment

Mattel is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer where we want you to bring your authentic self to work every day. We welcome all job seekers including minorities, females, veterans, individuals with disabilities, and those of all sexual orientations and gender identities.

Mattel aims to make its Careers website accessible. It is Mattel’s Policy to provide reasonable accommodations to people with disabilities as required by law. If you’re interested in applying for employment with Mattel, and need assistance with this online system at any point during the application, screening or selection process, or if you believe you do not meet any of the required qualifications of a posted position due to a protected disability and would like to explore the possibility of an accommodation, please contact our Talent Acquisition team at: TalentAcquisition@mattel.com. It is Mattel's Policy to consider all qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, social origin, age, marital status, veteran and protected veteran status, disability, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions), sexual orientation, genetic information, gender, gender identity or expression, or any other basis protected by applicable law. Mattel has also developed an Affirmative Action Program in compliance with federal regulations and to enhance Mattel's objectives of equal access to opportunities at all levels of employment.