Canon U.S.A., Inc.

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Engineer II (Mechanical)

Engineer II (Mechanical)

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US-VA-Newport News
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Company Overview

Canon Virginia, Inc. located in Newport News, Virginia is a global manufacturer for Canon’s office and consumer products.   Our innovative and efficient production methods along with our environmental commitment make us a leading global manufacturer.   Since opening our doors in 1985, Canon Virginia has provided world class manufacturing services.


It is the policy of Canon Virginia, Inc. (CVI) to provide equal employment opportunities without regard to race, creed, color, age, sex, religion, sexual orientation, marital status, veteran status, national origin, or physical/mental disability except where there is a bona fide occupational qualification. This policy relates to all phases of recruitment, employment, compensation, benefits administration and participation in company sponsored employee activities. This includes hiring, promotions, demotions, transfers, layoffs, recall, training and terminations.  Employment practices will conform to all federal, state and local laws on non-discrimination.

Position Overview

Designs, samples, and implements packaging solutions for components and finishes goods. Products include: Printers, Copiers, Toner Cartridges, Metal Cabinets, Cameras, and other consumer products. Ensures that packages meet performance, aesthetic and cost expectations. Reviews domestic and international supplier packaging designs for components and work with supplier to improve packaging. Review existing package and designs and recommends cost reduction solutions.



  • Utilizes mechanical background to provide technical support to the manufacturing departments. Investigates production problems related to parts design, fit or function and / or process design and recommends countermeasures and improvements.
  • Designs products utilizing Pro-E Majority of design work is manufactured on metal fabrication equipment (laser / Punch machine and brake). Review product designs or manufacturability and recommend design changes to customer to improve manufacturability.
  • Provides packaging recommendations and cost estimates for new products that meet project deadlines. Establishes and updates packaging specifications.
  • Approves packaging design proofs and supplier component / materials specifications.
  • Creates packaging component drawings and details assembly drawings. Creates / modifies artwork for labels, boxes, CDs and instruction manuals using Adobe Illustrator.
  • Creates BOM’s for packaging assemblies, Oracle knowledge a plus.
  • Develop quotes for parts and assemblies that are manufactured in-house. Put together quote packages for distribution to suppliers and provide technical support to suppliers thru quoting process.
  • Works with procurement to assess packaging sourcing opportunities and cost optimization.
  • Establishes performance test and validation criteria for package designs.
  • Performs trial verifications, mass trials or pilot studies to confirm quality of parts, materials, products, and / or process improvements.
  • May be assigned additional duties and/or special projects.



  • Requires Bachelor’s of Science in Packaging Engineering, Packaging Science, Packaging Technology, Mechanical Engineering, Science or Equivalent experience.
  • Requires 2-5 Years Experience of packaging design and implementation experience.
  • Experience with corrugated, paperboard and relevant printing technologies that pertain to labels and corrugated container production a plus.
  • Working knowledge of packaging performance testing (ISTA, ASTM, Shock and Vibration, Compression).
  • Experience with packaging design software required (Adobe Illustrator, InDesign, TOPS, ArtiosCAD) and working knowledge or 2D/3D modeling tools (Pro-E, Solid Works).
  • Must be results oriented, energetic, proactive, self-starter, and a team player. Strong communication (written and verbal) required, and interpersonal skills required.
  • May have to work overtime and may be assigned to other shifts based on company needs.