Hartsville, South Carolina

You will like working for us as we have amazing people and a highly collaborative culture.   Global success hasn’t changed our tight-knit feel – we’ve simply grown into a larger, more diverse family.  We have thousands of jobs around the globe and encourage all of our associates to chase their dreams without having to find them in another company – it truly is a special place.

While reporting to the Director of Technology, you will drive technical programs focused on development of new flexible packaging products and/or technologies. You will also be responsible for all development and technical activities for assigned projects.

  • Working closely with key stakeholders to understand technical targets for new product developments.
  • Leading technical activities to develop new flexible packaging structures, capabilities, or technology advancements.
  • Translating market requirements into Sonoco specifications and designing products that meet these requirements.
  • Developing and leading pilot, production, and filling/packaging trials.
  • Interacting with customers as needed.
  • Coordinating activities to accomplish tasks using available internal and external resources.
  • Preparing written and verbal presentations, project plans, updates, and periodic reports for internal and external use.

This position is located at our corporate headquarters in Hartsville, SC.

  • Bachelor of Science, preferably in Engineering, Science, Packaging, or Plastics related field required
  • 1+ years in a Product Development or Manufacturing role. Preferred manufacturing processes include printing (roto/flexo), laminating (adhesive and extrusion), coating, slitting, pouching and form/fill/seal conversion.
  • Material science (OPP, PET, PE films, paper, and foil laminations) knowledge
  • New product development, packaging applications, project management, and technical writing & oral communication skills.
  • Knowledge of retail confection, bakery, snack, coffee, frozen food, beverage, thermally processed, or personal care markets would be a plus.

We care about the health and wellness of you and your family.  That’s why we offer a comprehensive benefits package that makes it easier to manage your health and provide financial security for you and your family.   In addition, we offer competitive wages and retirement plans. 

Apply today and help us grow stronger.

For more information, visit www.sonoco.com/careers



We are an equal opportunity employer, and we strictly prohibit and do not tolerate discrimination against employees, applicants or any other covered persons because of race, color, religion, national origin or ancestry, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, marital status, gender identity or expression, age, disability, genetic information, veteran status, or any legally protected characteristic.

Hartsville, South Carolina

We bring more to packaging than just the package.

Combining actionable insights, intellectual capital, purposeful innovation and our industry-leading packaging and services portfolio to create impactful solutions that build stronger brands.



Providing Innovative Packaging Solutions

Sonoco is a $5 billion global provider of consumer packaging, industrial products and packaging supply chain services. When collaborating with our customers, we leverage our deep knowledge of material science, our i6 Innovation Process™, and our industry-leading packaging and services portfolio to create impactful customized solutions that build stronger brands.


We produce packaging for many of the world’s most recognized brands, in markets such as appliances and electronics, automotive, beverages, confection, construction, converted paperboard, fresh and natural food, frozen and refrigerated food, shaving, home, lawn and garden, medical/pharmaceutical, pet care, powdered beverages, recycling and snacks.


Sonoco’s operations consist of our global consumer packaging businesses (rigid paper and closures, flexibles and plastics); our display and packaging division (high-impact retail displays and packaging supply chain management); our industrial businesses (tubes and cores, reels and spools, uncoated recycled paperboard and Sonoco Recycling, one of the world’s largest recyclers); and our Protective Solutions division (custom-designed protective, temperature-assurance and retail security packaging solutions and highly engineered components).


From our headquarters in Hartsville, S.C., and more than 300 operations in 33 countries, we serve customers in 85 nations.

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