Design Engineer

AP Professionals
December 29, 2020
Rochester, New York
Job Type
Street Address
500 Linden Oaks


AP Professionals has partnered with a food packaging manufacturer looking to add a Design Engineer on to their Rochester, NY team.  This position offers the opportunity to work on cutting-edge products for both new and existing customer solutions.   The Design Engineer will actively design in CAD, work hands-on with the product, and have the opportunity to assist in the testing lab as well. 5 – 10 years’ experience in a design capacity within the plastics industry required.

This is a direct hire, full-time opportunity with a combination of in-person and remote work. Great company with bonus potential!


  • Work cross functionally to identify consumer needs and conception of product design solutions to optimize business opportunities.
  • Design and develop new products which meet expectations for manufacturability, quality, cost and feasibility.
  • Research and develop design proposals, develop detailed designs and specifications for mechanical components.
  • Evaluate the feasibility, cost, and production requirements of designs.
  • Research and develop prototypes and/or testing that analyzed the feasibility, design, operation and performance of products and components.
  • Seek innovations internally/externally to further meet the long-term business objectives.
  • Specify and manage the design & acquisition of equipment. Prepare capital requests. Obtain quotes from suppliers.
  • Prepare project documentation and ensure it is clear, concise, and accurate.


  • Bachelor’s degree in Engineering or related field


  • 5-10 years’ experience within plastics and design
  • Industrial Material handling (i.e. plastic RPC, pallet, IBC) or flexible packaging design experience a plus

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities, and Other Characteristics

  • Strong organizational and communication skills
  • Excellent problem-solving skills
  • Responsive and self-directed
  • Able to manage multiple concurrent projects from conception to completion
  • Ability to meet deadlines
  • Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts and draw conclusions
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