Mid Weight Industrial Designer

Discover Opal! 

As part of the Nippon Paper Group, Opal is one of Australasia’s leading packaging and paper companies and we employ more than 4,500 team members across our operations. We manufacture goods that you see, touch and use every day and our customer base includes some of the biggest names in FMCG, Retail and Fresh Produce.  

We stand for innovation, smart solutions and sustainability and this is an exciting time to join us as we build our own unique culture fuelled by confidence, energy and passion.   


Discover the Opportunity – Mid Weight Industrial Designer

Opal packaging is looking for an enthusiastic and passionate candidate to join our industry leading Industrial Design team. Originate and develop ideas to design the form and function of manufactured packaging: Read publications, attend expos, technical presentations/webinars, and consult with engineering, graphic design, marketing, operations, sales and the customer to establish design concepts.

You will contribute to the success of Opal by:

  • Design product packaging and basic graphics for visualisation and concept presentations, as well as products for custom applications.
  • Create product illustrations, concept sketches, diagrams, design specifications and technical drawings (die lines).
  • Build virtual models of packaging formats using CAD programs to create high quality visualisations and die-lines/geometry for mock-ups/prototypes.
  • Evaluate design ideas with consideration of appearance, design-function relationships, serviceability, materials and methods engineering, application, budget, price, production costs, methods of production, market characteristics, and client specifications.
  • Collaborate with all members of the Opal I&D team including others in the Opal business groups as required.


Discover Yourself

We are able to offer a varied career journey with experiential learning gained from cross-functional and lateral moves. We embrace diversity in all its forms and we look for curious individuals who thrive in an environment of change. Specifically for this role, we expect you will have;

  • 0–5 years packaging design experience
  • Ability to articulate and communicate creative ideas via concept sketching or verbal presentations
  • Good understanding of 3-dimensional form and space
  • Ability to use 3D CAD programs to create virtual models/renderings/animations
  • Ability to build physical models and prototypes to bring creative concepts to life
  • Ability to work independently and prioritise with good time & project management skills
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills


Discover moreby visiting our website at www.opalanz.com

For more information please contact Dean Jones on +614 91158351 or jump right in by sending us your CV.