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R&D Packaging Scientist 1 (Recent Grad Starting in 2024)

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The Clorox Company

The Clorox Company

R&D Packaging Scientist 1 (Recent Grad Starting in 2024)

Pleasanton, CA
Full Time
  • Responsibilities

    Clorox is the place that’s committed to growth - for our people and our brands. Guided by our purpose and values, and with people at the center of everything we do, we believe every one of us can make a positive impact on consumers, communities and teammates. Join our team. #CloroxIsThePlace

    Your role at Clorox:

    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.

    In this role, you will:

    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.

    Job Responsibilities May Include:

    • 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

    What we look for:

    • 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

    Workplace type:

    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. Learn more about our I &D program & initiatives here

    [U.S.]Additional Information:

    At Clorox, we champion people to be well and thrive, starting with our own people. To help make this possible, we offer comprehensive, competitive benefits that prioritize all aspects of wellbeing and provide flexibility for our teammates’ unique needs. This includes robust health plans, a market-leading 401(k) program with a company match, flexible time off benefits (including half-day summer Fridays depending on location), inclusive fertility/adoption benefits, and more.

    We are committed to fair and equitable pay and are transparent with current and future teammates about our full salary ranges. We use broad salary ranges that reflect the competitive market for similar jobs, provide sufficient opportunity for growth as you gain experience and expand responsibilities, while also allowing for differentiation based on performance. Based on the breadth of our ranges, most new hires will start at Clorox in the first half of the applicable range. Your starting pay will depend on job-related factors, including relevant skills, knowledge, experience and location. The applicable salary range for every role in the U.S. is based on your work location and is aligned to one of three zones according to the cost of labor in your area.

    - Zone A: $69,600 - $127,400

    - Zone B: $63,800 - $116,800

    - Zone C: $58,000 - $106,100

    All ranges are subject to change in the future. Your recruiter can share more about the specific salary range for your location during the hiring process.

    This job is also eligible for participation in Clorox’s incentive plans, subject to the terms of the applicable plan documents and policies.

    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.

    To all recruitment agencies: Clorox (and its brand families) does not accept agency resumes. Please do not forward resumes to Clorox employees, including any members of our leadership team. Clorox is not responsible for any fees related to unsolicited resumes.

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  • 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.