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Packaging Industrial Engineer

What Does a Professional in this Career Do?

Develops models to create packaging that fits a company's product. Finds new solutions for packaging, tests materials and specifications. Determines resources needed for current and newly developed packaging procedures.

Job Outlook

There were 113 Packaging Industrial Engineer job postings in North Carolina in the past year and 3281 in the United States.

In combination with other careers in the Industrial Engineer industry, which includes the Packaging Industrial Engineer career, the following graph shows the number of people employed for each year since 2012:

Salary

Many new Packaging Industrial Engineer jobs have salaries estimated to be in the following ranges, based on the requirements and responsibilities listed in job postings from the past year.

National

The average estimated salary in the United States for this career, based on job postings in the past year, is $85,773.

State

The average estimated salary in North Carolina for this career, based on job postings in the past year, is $81,604.

Percentiles represent the percentage that is lower than the value. For example, 25% of estimated salaries for Packaging Industrial Engineer postings in the United States in the past year were lower than $76,418.

Education and Experience

Posted Packaging Industrial Engineer jobs typically require the following level of education. The numbers below are based on job postings in the United States from the past year. Not all job postings list education requirements.

Education LevelPercentage
Associate's Degree0%
Bachelor's Degree74%
Master's Degree25%
Doctoral Degree1%
Other0%

Posted Packaging Industrial Engineer jobs typically require the following number of years of experience. The numbers below are based on job postings in the United States from the past year. Not all job postings list experience requirements.

Years of ExperiencePercentage
0 to 2 years27%
3 to 5 years50%
6 to 8 years14%
9+ years8%

Skills

Below are listings of the most common general and specialized skills Packaging Industrial Engineer positions expect applicants to have as well as the most common skills that distinguish individuals from their peers. The percentage of job postings that specifically mention each skill is also listed.

Baseline Skills

A skill that is required across a broad range of occupations, including this one.

  • Communication Skills (43%)
  • Teamwork / Collaboration (35%)
  • Problem Solving (31%)
  • Troubleshooting (20%)
  • Microsoft Office (20%)

Defining Skills

A core skill for this occupation, it occurs frequently in job postings.

  • Packaging (91%)
  • Package Design (36%)
  • Project Management (28%)
  • Mechanical Engineering (19%)
  • Manufacturing Processes (13%)

Necessary Skills

A skill that is requested frequently in this occupation but isn’t specific to it.

  • Product Development (14%)
  • Budgeting (12%)
  • AutoCAD (11%)
  • Quality Assurance and Control (10%)
  • Procurement (10%)

Distinguishing Skills

A skill that may distinguish a subset of the occupation.

  • Computer Aided Drafting/Design (CAD) (6%)
  • Package Testing (6%)
  • Packaging Industry Knowledge (6%)
  • Product Design (6%)
  • Chemical Engineering (5%)

Salary Boosting Skills

A professional who wishes to excel in this career path may consider developing the following highly valued skills. The percentage of job postings that specifically mention each skill is listed along with the marginal value: the average salary difference between postings that request that skill and those that do not.

  • Advanced Packaging (2%) – marginal value $2,618

Alternative Job Titles

Sometimes employers post jobs with Packaging Industrial Engineer skills but a different job title. Some common alternative job titles include:

  • Packaging Engineer
  • Senior Packaging Engineer
  • Packaging Engineer II
  • Packaging Design Engineer
  • Staff Packaging Engineer

Similar Occupations

If you are interested in exploring occupations with similar skills, you may want to research the following job titles. Note that we only list occupations that have at least one corresponding NC State Online and Distance Education program.

Common Employers

Here are the employers that have posted the most Packaging Industrial Engineer jobs in the past year along with how many they have posted.

United States

  • Lucid Motors Inc (70)
  • Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. (32)
  • Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc (32)
  • Johnson & Johnson (28)
  • The Boeing Company (28)

North Carolina

  • Segula Technologies Usa, Inc (11)
  • Newell Brands (8)
  • Stanley Black & Decker (6)
  • Volvo (5)
  • Guerbet (4)

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