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Packaging Engineers


Packaging engineers design, develop, and create containers for all types of goods, such as food, clothing, cosmetics, medicine, housewares, toys, electronics, appliances, and computers. In creating these containers, the packaging engineer's activities include product and cost analysis, management of packaging personnel, development and operation of packaging filling lines, and negotiations with customers or sales representatives.

Packaging engineers may also select, design, and develop the machinery used for packaging operations. They may either modify existing machinery or design new machinery to be used for packaging operations.

Salary Range

$50,000 to $100,000+

Minimum Education Level

Bachelor's Degree




Little Change or More Slowly than the Average
Personality Traits

Hands On



Career Ladder
Company Executive

Senior Packaging Engineer

Packaging Engineer

Associate Packaging Engineer

Packaging Machinery Technician

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