MC Donough / Georgia / United States of America / Product Development & Innovation / Full time

Product Development Engineer

What you will enjoy doing

Manages projects with supervision and mentoring from Head of Product Development and Senior Project Managers. Coordinates activities during the development phase through approval of customer. Delivers to production on time, within budget and to quality requirements.

Main Responsibilities

  • Provides leadership with support execution of product development projects. Develop and maintain timelines, track budget, communicate among project resources and stakeholders; aligning with corporate metics 

  • Coordinating activities from design to pilot tool, to production mold and into production;  Responsible for mold, machine and packaging components  

  • Determines customer’s requirements and translating them into an actionable plan 

  • Organizing project tasks into a timeline, and assuring that all deadlines are being met 

  • Responding to any customer complaints, concerns or requests throughout the project 

  • Holding regular meetings to ensure that everything is according to time and budget. 

  • Good understanding of stage gated process. 

  • Coordinates design activities between customer and internal design  

  • Effectively communicates internally and externally with customers, suppliers and vendors to determine project requirements, coordinate activities, and provide direction  

  • Documents key project information; Use appropriate forms and follows procedures established for project execution  

  • Responsible for maintaining costs on projects  

  • Responsible for analyzing and interpreting data and information to draw conclusions and recommended next steps;  Identifies and resolves technical issues and risks to achieve project goals  

  • Making sure that all health, safety and legal requirements are being met throughout the process 

  • Travel on average of 30% is expected.   

What makes you great


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering, preferably in Packaging, Mechanical, Plastics engineering
  • 1-3 years project management experience, preferably within plastics industry.


  • Basic knowledge of HDPE, PP and PET resins  

  • Understanding of Project Management principles 

  • Capable of applying and assessing SPC/statistics  

  • Understanding of key features on bottle for performance and closure seal.  

  • Knowledge of bottle testing, capable of conducting dimensional and functional evaluations  

  • Knowledge of types of packaging systems  

  • Trouble shooting/resolution of issues  

What you can expect working with us

  • Health and Wellness Care Program
  • Dependent Care Cost Savings Program
  • Recognition programs
  • Promotional opportunities
  • 401K Retirement Plan and excellent Matching Plan
  • Medical, dental, vision plan
  • Education assistance program
  • Short term, long term and life insurance paid by ALPLA
  • Paid vacation
  • Paid holidays

Physical Demands: 
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.  While performing the duties of this job the employee is:  

  • Frequently required to sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; and talk and hear  
  • Occasionally required to stand; walk; climb or balance; and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl  
  • Occasionally lift and/or move up to 30 pounds  
  • The noise level in the work environment is usually low  
  • It is required to act in a safe and environmentally responsible manner at all times by adhering to all ALPLA policies and procedures and Safety Standards (OSHA).  



ms Sara Williams, Human Resources

289 Highway 155 South

30253 MC Donough