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Corrugated Structural Designer


POSITION: Corrugated Packaging – Structural Designer

LOCATION: Simpsonville, SC

What does a Packaging Designer do for Pratt Industries?

Our Structural Packaging Designers are responsible for overseeing creation of packaging prototypes/samples to assist Sales Account Representatives in Sales promotions. This function is crucial to obtaining and maintaining Customers.

Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Formulate and communicate ideas for new accounts or products, analyzing customer needs and production feasibility.
  • Accompany Sales Representatives on occasion to present new products or designs to customers or prospects.
  • Review accounts and make recommendations for updates on style, board weight, new developments, etc.
  • Analyze changes in the industry and research innovations in packaging equipment.
  • Produce samples on CAD table or cut samples by hand.
  • Create production specifications from proto-types, drawings, etc.
  • Work individually or collaboratively with cross-functional teams and resources during research, ideation, evaluation and validation stages of all design solutions
  • Responsible for meeting deadlines with possible overtime required.
  • Implement, maintain, and support all company policies and procedures, including safety and maintaining good housekeeping.
  • Management may assign additional duties on an as needed basis.


  • Preferred: Bachelor’s Degree or an equivalent combination of education, training, and experience
  • Required: High school diploma or GED
  • Must be self-motivated with a strong work ethic
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Proven ability to work effectively in a fast-paced, team environment
  • Flexible, fast learner, who can handle multiple projects, solve problems, and embrace challenges
  • Can develop innovative and creative packaging solutions with a focus on manufacturability
  • Candidates are PREFERRED who offer the following:
    • 3-5 years’ experience in corrugated packaging or a related field.
    • Proficient skills with ArtiosCAD, Kongsberg table, or similar tools.
    • Experience in a corrugated production/manufacturing facility
    • TOPS Software experience
    • Competent in Microsoft Office
    • Good communication skills with Customers and internal Sales/Production/Customer Service Staff.
    • Exposure to package testing and methodologies (UN/DOT, ISTA, Etc)

Language Skills:

  • Ability to read, analyze, and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, or governmental regulations.
  • Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals.
  • Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, clients, customers, and the public.

Reasoning Ability:

  • Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions.
  • Ability to interpret an extensive variety of technical instructions in mathematical or diagram form and deal with several abstract and concrete variables.

Physical Demands:

  • Physical demands: Standing, sitting, walking, push/pull, ability to lift/carry 10lbs-50lbs.
  • Must be able to work in a Manufacturing environment if required. Sometimes noisy, dirty, dusty, and hot and cold temperatures.
  • Must successfully pass Company pre-employment screening

Equal Opportunity Employer/Minorities/Females/Disabled/Veterans

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