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Away // travel brand & luggage
Engineering, Full Time    New York City    Posted: Tuesday, September 21, 2021
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This is a Contract to Hire Role

Away is looking for a temporary Packaging Engineer to join our Product Development team to support packaging development. You will be responsible for ensuring that all packaging is of a quality, design & utility to create an exceptional experience for our customers when they receive their Away product. This role will be responsible for ensuring that all packaging meets design specifications, passes the designed testing plans, & meets cost objectives. 

This position is based out of our headquarters in Soho & reports to the Packaging Manager on the Product Development & Sourcing team.

What you'll do:

  • Collaborate & build relationships with external partners (e.g. suppliers, fulfillment centers, 3rd party lab, consultants) 

  • Influence design concepts & deliver fulfillment solutions alongside our partners in Product Development, Product Design, & Supply Chain 

  • Ensure all packaging meets the design, function, & quality criterias while stewarding the cost & timing of the program

  • Develop, maintain, & optimize packaging specifications & assembly instructions across multiple product categories

  • Design, plan, & conduct performance testing

  • Support continuous improvement program, including: QC & QA, sustainability, cost to manufacture & optimized size to ship

Who you are:

  • Bachelor's Degree of Packaging Engineering/Science with 2 years of experience in packaging development.

  • Experience in consumer products or related industry with development experience in packaging. Experience developing packaging for e-commerce / direct-to-consumer would be a plus.

  • Broad knowledge of packaging materials (including but not limited to paper, corrugated, dustbags, plastics), structures for consumer products, methods for construction 

  • Good communication skills, to be able to work with internal partners & the suppliers effectively

  • Excellent organizational skills to manage the documentation, materials, samples & information

  • You can show proof of COVID-19 vaccination & adherence to HQ COVID office policies using Bindle, a secure platform that verifies vaccination status without sharing private health information, within 30 days of hire
About Away:

Away is a global lifestyle brand with a mission to transform travel through products & content that inspire people to get away more. The company launched in 2016 with one perfectly designed carry-on & has since expanded to offer an array of luggage & travel essentials built for the modern traveler. Headquartered in New York City, with teams in London & Toronto, Away currently ships products to over 35 countries around the world. Away has been named one of Fast Companys Worlds Most Innovative Companies & has been recognized on TIMEs list of Best Inventions. To learn more, visit
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