Engineer, Packaging - Lawns in Marysville, OH at ScottsMiracle-Gro

Date Posted: 5/4/2021

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Job Description

Here at Scotts Miracle-Gro there is no such thing as a typical day.  Our culture is constantly energized by new and exciting growth opportunities and at a rapid pace.  Every Associate plays an important role in providing innovative solutions for today’s gardeners and growers and contributing new ideas to improve operations. In our company you need grit, it is what we were founded on over 150 years ago and is what keeps us growing. Regardless of your level in the organization there is a platform for your voice to be heard and the ability to influence change. Family, community and hard working values are weaved into all that we do. Come grow with us, where we develop and nurture the next generation of leaders. ​

We are looking for an Packaging Engineer who will join our R&D team in Marysville, OH.

This position will be based at The Scotts Miracle-Gro world headquarters in Marysville, a suburb of Columbus, OH.  Not familiar with Columbus? Visit

The Packaging Engineer will join a dynamic R&D team responsible for the development, testing, qualification and commercialization of packaging systems for the industry leader in consumer garden products. A specific focus will be on Lawn products and their supporting items. The Packaging Engineer will be called upon to lead projects that create new business opportunities or improve existing offerings across all business units and retail channels, including the growing eCommerce segments.

The Packaging Engineer will leverage a broad range of packaging materials and manufacturing processes such as: flexible films, blow-molded / thermoform containers and trays, injection molded parts, corrugated shipping containers, and in-store displays to develop packaging solutions that delight our consumers. The development process will include concept creation, prototyping, defining technical performance criteria, establishing test methods, analyzing data, and creating product specifications. Final execution milestones will be BOM creation and store execution / POP.

The Packaging Engineer will be responsible for executing projects of varying complexity ranging from basic material changes to complex packaging systems and equipment platforms. Project management responsibilities include: defining the scope of work, identifying resources required, developing project plans, establishing timelines, and managing internal and external resources. The Packaging Engineer will successfully collaborate with the Lawns Team, packaging suppliers, R&D, Marketing, Sales, and Supply Chain to ensure business alignment during development and drive technical excellence throughout the product launch.

What you’ll do in this role:

Works in multifunctional teams with Marketing, Supply Chain, R&D, and suppliers to commercialize new and improve existing packaging.
Prepares project timelines and tracks progress from concept through implementation.
Develops and refines concepts for new products, packaging, and processes.
Develops budgetary quotes/cost estimates for new packaging programs.
Creates package test plans protocols, monitors testing, and interprets data to ensure package integrity throughout the product lifecycle.
Monitors and approves work of suppliers and/or contractors that are designing, developing, and prototyping packaging.
Provides assistance to internal and external Operations during the startup of new products or packages.
Identifies novel packaging and applicator concepts to satisfy unmet customer/consumer needs. Performs feasibility testing to determine commercialization potential.
Develops and refines new concepts into business proposals with detailed plans to commercialize.
Identifies and implements process improvements to boost team efficiency.

What you’ll need to be successful:


B.S. Degree – Packaging Science, Mechanical, Chemical or Industrial Engineering.


2+ Years developing primary and secondary packaging solutions with consumer packaged goods preferred.


Technical knowledge obtained from the successful completion of an undergraduate degree.
Knowledge of fundamental engineering principles and ability to apply them to the evaluation and optimization of packaging solutions.
Working knowledge of commercially available rigid and flexible plastic packaging systems

What we do for you (just to list a few cool ones):

  • A place on an engaged team of passionate colleagues in a growing and dynamic industry

  • Offer extremely competitive benefits including: Health, Dental, and Vision coverage

  • First day of hire, 401K match (up to 7.5%) and discounted stock purchasing program (15% discount)

  • 13 paid holidays and a generous vacation policy

  • Onsite wellness center which includes: 24,000 sq. ft. fitness center, Walgreens pharmacy, and Doctor’s office

  • Nutrition reimbursement program (up to $200 per associate and per spouse)

  • Beautiful campus and corporate offices designed like a log cabin offering free coffee, and a chef-run cafe.

  • Our commitment to diversity and inclusion includes employee resource groups: Scotts Women’s Network, Scotts Black Employee Network, Scotts Veterans Network, GroPride Network, and Scotts Young Professionals

Not interested in this role? Stay up to date on future opportunities by joining our ScottsMiracle-Gro and Hawthorne Gardening talent networks.

Scotts is an EEO Employer, dedicated to a culturally diverse, drug free workplace.

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Notification to Agencies:

Please note that the Scotts Miracle-Gro company does not accept unsolicited resumes from recruiters or employment agencies. In the absence of a signed Master Service Agreement, and specific approval to submit resumes to an approved requisition, the Scotts Miracle-Gro company will not consider or approve payment regarding recruiter fees or referral compensations.