Packaging Engineer at YETI Coolers, LLC

Posted in Other 14 days ago.

Location: Austin, Texas

Job Description:

At YETI, we believe that time spent outdoors matters more than ever and our gear can make that time extraordinary. When you work here, you'll have the opportunity to create exceptional, meaningful work and problem solve with innovative team members by your side. Together, you'll help our customers get the high-quality gear they need to make the most of their adventures. We are BUILT FOR THE WILD™.

As a Packaging Engineer, you will support the design and development of premium out-of-box experiences for YETI products while considering performance, sustainability, and cost; ensuring YETI packaging delivers our premium brand aesthetic throughout its full lifecycle. You will gain experience through doing, while enhancing process, documentation, and reporting for the broader packaging team.


  • Support the development of packaging solutions for new and existing products, working to lead development of packaging solutions for select product categories.

  • Develop, maintain, and optimize packaging specifications and assembly instructions across assigned categories.

  • Work cross functionally with Program Managers, Product Managers, Design & Industrial Engineering, Marketing, Merchandising, Sourcing, Operations, International team members, packaging and manufacturing suppliers to execute on-time packaging solutions.

  • Design, plan, and conduct packaging performance testing and trials while ensuring proper documentation of each activity.

  • Initiate and drive packaging efficiencies in partnership with logistics, retail and manufacturing partners.

  • Design and implement an automated UPC label creation process.

  • Develop and maintain real-time packaging material matrix.

  • Support the roll-out and maintenance of packaging inputs to a Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) system.

  • Support and refine team best practices, project tracking, and process documentation.

  • Research and stay up to date on packaging innovations and sustainable materials in the marketplace and with suppliers. Relay new viable ideas to all major stakeholders in a clear and concise manner.


  • Bachelor's degree in Packaging Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, or related degree with 2+ years' experience in a Packaging Engineering role.

  • Familiarity with packaging testing methodology (i.e. ISTA & ASTM) and packaging software (TOPS, MaxLoad Pro, or similar).

  • Able to prioritize activities that have the biggest impact while effectively managing multiple projects simultaneously under tight deadlines.

  • Desire to work in a dynamic, fast-pace, growing global brand.

  • Strong communication, organizational, and time management skills.

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YETI is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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