Packaging Engineer: Plans and directs activities regarding design and development of protective packaging containers: Analyzes engineering drawings and specifications of the product to determine physical characteristics of the item, special-handling, and safety requirements, and type of materials required for a container. Consults with the establishment’s purchasing and production departments to determine costs and feasibility of producing proposed packaging. Develops or directs the development of sketches, specifications, samples, and written analyses of proposed packaging in order to present the design for approval. May also confer with customers or sales representatives to draw up contracts. May also advise employer or customers on efficient packing procedures, innovations in packaging materials, and utilization of sealing and fastening devices.