R&D Packaging Scientist 1 (Recent Grad Starting in 2023)

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The Clorox Company

The Clorox Company

R&D Packaging Scientist 1 (Recent Grad Starting in 2023)

Pleasanton, CA
Full Time
  • Responsibilities

    At Clorox, we champion people to be well and thrive by doing the right thing, putting people at the center, and playing to win. Led by our IGNITE strategy, we build brands that make a positive difference in people’s lives around the world. And we know that success requires head, heart, AND guts - all three, every day - coming together to work simpler, faster, bolder, and more inclusively. Interested? Join us to #IgniteYourCareer !


    The Research and Development organization is at the heart of our Clorox business, taking new generations of consumer products from concept to reality. With such diverse roles as engineers, scientists, mechanical designers and packaging experts, R&D is a community of technical leaders and managers actively involved in virtually every step in the lifecycle of our products, from initial concept to raw materials to final goods on store shelves. R&D is committed to leveraging the latest technology to bring consumers the high-quality, innovative products they expect and deserve.


    The R&D packaging scientists work in the heart of the business units as a core growth function (Marketing, Sales, R&D). It is their responsibility to ensure that our products provide high value to our consumers and are manufactured and marketed safely and efficiently.

    The packaging scientist works alongside product, and process development scientists to understand consumer needs, investigate future technologies, identifying sustainable packaging opportunities, and design and develop functional and cost-effective solutions. This includes consumer testing, mechanical and chemical performance testing, and package component qualifications both in laboratory, pilot plant, and manufacturing plants.


    • Develop new and innovative packaging working in the lab and manufacturing plant to evaluate packaging for consumer delight, compatibility, sustainability, and performance testing (ship test, drop test, vibration test), for all inner and master cases as well as promotional displays

    • Define, develop, and execute SOPs, best practices, testing plans and test methods for packaging evaluation.

    • Assist with designing and executing production line trials for new components, making observations, and drawing conclusions

    • Establish necessary specification information which includes fill weights, dimensions, pallet configuration, and cube information for each individual primary unit, secondary, tertiary, and display packaging components including creating assembly diagrams

    • Work with cross-functional teams to analyze and interpret data to meet project targets and objectives while making recommendations that drive efficiency and manage risk


    • Senior in Material Science Engineering or Mechanical Engineering is preferred with a GPA of 3.0 or higher. Alternatively, a graduate student in Packaging Science with a GPA of 3.0 or higher.

    • Knowledge of ASTM packaging testing methods

    • Working knowledge of packaging software (ArtiosCAD and TOPS)

    • Ability to learn fast, and demonstrate strong leadership and influencing skills

    • Excellent organization skills with the ability to handle multiple projects simultaneously and effectively

    • Confident self-starter, capable of working independently and cross-functionally with minimal supervision and direction in a fast-paced environment


    We seek out and celebrate diverse backgrounds and experiences. We’re looking for fresh perspectives, a desire to bring your best, and a non-stop drive to keep growing and learning.

    At Clorox, we have a Culture of Inclusion. We believe our values-based culture connects to our purpose and helps our people be the best versions of themselves, professionally and personally. This means building a workplace where every person can feel respected, valued, and fully able to participate in our Clorox community.


    • Competitive compensation

    • Generous 401(k) program in the US and similar programs in international

    • Health benefits and programs that support both your physical and mental well-being

    • Flexible work environment, depending on your role

    • Meaningful opportunities to keep learning and growing

    • Half-day Fridays, depending on your location

    Please apply directly to our job postings and do not submit your resume to any person via text message. Clorox does not conduct text-based interviews and encourages you to be cautious of anyone posing as a Clorox recruiter via unsolicited texts during these uncertain times.

  • Industry
    Consumer Goods
  • About Us

    Clorox builds brands that make everyday life better, every day. We value our differences, and challenge each other to think and act boldly. We try new things, succeed, fail and keep learning. We work hard, have busy personal lives and are all able to make a positive impact -- at Clorox, in our communities and in the lives of millions of people who invite us into their homes and workplaces. Make your mark and help us drive growth that is profitable, sustainable and responsible.