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Structural Designer

Company: DS Smith
Location: Lebanon
Posted on: November 24, 2022

Job Description:

DS Smith is a global leading packaging company of customer-specific packaging with emphasis on state-of-the art packaging design and local service close to customer facilities. With a product portfolio that includes transit packaging, consumer packaging, displays and promotional packaging, customized protective packaging and industrial packaging, DS Smith answers to each market requirement. -
The main purpose of this position is to create customized CAD and design styles which are innovative and quantifiable solutions to launch into the marketplace in support of all marketing, sales and customer requests. -This position requires strong communication with customer contacts, internal sales, external sales, internal specialists and commercial teams. -DS Smith processes and tools must be used to verify material selection and validate the solution. Job DescriptionUsing the DS Smith PackRight Tools and the DS Smith design processes, this designer will focus on developing designs which are innovative and new to the marketplace. -CAD specifications and prototypes for customer review and approval processes, validating theory around added value ideas and presenting the completed data as a presentation around a project are the main focus in this position. -Being connected to the needs of the circular supply cycle and finding creative solutions to solve these needs is essential for success in this role. -Identifying value added opportunities in projects and being able to successfully present them to account reps for development will also be expected.
Key AccountabilitiesProject Tracking - - - - - - - -Meet or exceed KPI of On Time Projects - - - - - - - -Meet or exceed KPI of Value-Added Projects - - - - - - - -Meet or exceed KPI of 100% EfficiencyMargin Improvement and Optimization Verification - - - - - - - -Optimizing designs for corrugator trim prior to customer review and approvals will help with plant efficiencies and savings - - - - - - - -Design processes and tools used to develop, validate and quantify solutions which add value to our customers and increase margins for DS SmithExecute DSS strategy into manufacturing - - - - - - - -Designing for Circular Economy Principles and the DS Smith Value Proposition are supported Creating, validating and quantifying solutions for customer and/or market deployment into marketThrough PACE tools and practices, verify board selection and material optimization Support Design Implementation Team needs No direct reports for this positionIndirect relationships include local plant customer service, plant leadership, fellow design department and PackRight Center colleaguesMay be required to champion specific design initiatives directly impacting your departmentAmbassadors of all design functions, including Structural, Graphics and PackRight Tools & ProcessesAssisting with and general knowledge of testing protocols and equipment - being able to operate and understanding the equipment is a bonus
Education & certifications - - - - - - - -Bachelor's Degree or Equivalent Experience in Packaging Design - - - - - - -Technical School Certification Job specific technical requirements - - - - - - - -Understanding of the corrugated board making and converting processes - - - - - - - -Understanding of supply cycles, box mechanics, performance specification, and predictive tools - - - - - - - -Able to read and understand technical specification documents for converting equipment throughout the plants in network - - - - - - - -Able to understand test results and protocols - being able to conduct and report testing protocols is a bonus - - - - - - - -Able to create pallet patterns to assist with pallet load analysis - - - - - - - -Being able to create digital concepts through rendering software is added bonus Experience, Skills and Behaviors Design oriented, business minded - ability to drive customer requests to value added solutions to optimize production output with trim and waste minimized for optimum efficiency and profitability. Is well organized and is able to manage multiple projects/initiatives and collaborate internally and externally to achieve success. -Strong technical thinker who can visualize through manufacturing processes to determine best solution. -Outstanding communications both written and oral, with the ability to react with precision. -

Keywords: DS Smith, Fishers , Structural Designer, Other , Lebanon, Indiana

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