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Position Title:Packaging Engineer, R&DPackaging Specialty:Foods
Required Experience:Minimum of 5-7 YearsLocation:Midwest (OH)
Salary Range:$60-90K (Salary Info)Bonus Range:n/a (Bonus Info)
Required Education:B.S. in Packaging or EquivalentRequired Travel:10-15%
Relocation Provided:YesOther:Desire to Fill ASAP
Company:  Our client is a leading consumer foods company with a portfolio of leading products that has worldwide success.  Their products have become household names, and growth has resulted in an opening for a talented Packaging professional.  If you've got what it takes to join their world class organization, consider the following opportunity on their Team for a Packaging Engineer, R&D.

Position:  The Packaging Engineer, Research and Development will lead early stage package development projects, working with Products Research, Marketing Services, Product Development, Brand Management, external design agencies and/or suppliers in early stage new package and/or new product design.  In addition, he or she will lead the Technical Readiness process for package-focused projects and/or collaborate with technical readiness leaders on other projects to provide required packaging project support. Additional responsibilities will include:

  • Define and conduct package development testing to ensure technical readiness for production, distribution, and consumer use. 
  • Design, develop and implement new flexible and rigid packaging including film/laminate, blow molded, injection molded, thermoformed, paperboard (folding cartons), and/or corrugated technologies.
  • Design and execute package qualifications for blow molded containers and injection molded parts with suppliers and coffee production plants. 
  • Provide innovative ideas leading to the application of new packaging technologies and solving packaging related challenges.  Plan, Execute, Analyze and summarize plant trials working closely with Manufacturing and site technical resources. 
  • Collaborate with global item team to develop performance based specifications for all new packaging materials. 
  • Support packaging technical support organization as needed to resolve packaging supply chain or production technical issues.                   

Reports to:  Senior Manager, Research and Development - Product Package Development
Education:  Bachelors of Science in Packaging or Material Science, Chemical Engineering, or other technical degrees considered with appropriate experience.                                                                                                 

Experience:  Minimum of 5-7 years of experience in package development or operations packaging technical support.  Especially interested in candidates with rigid packaging experience - blow molding and injection molding (bottles, jars, canisters, caps, etc.).  The ideal candidate will have experience through the full package design, development, and qualification stages of a rigid packaging project.  Candidates should be able to provide details about relevant experience with a project(s) in this type of package development.  Other areas that would be a plus include films & laminates, barrier packaging and innovation.  Experience with aseptic, cartons, corrugated, labels, metal cans, and artwork and specification development would also be a plus.

Additional skills, knowledge and abilities include:
  • Prototype development
  • Materials performance testing and supplier qualification                                                                                 
  • Packing line trials in manufacturing plants                                                                                             
  • Material specification development                                                                                                       
  • Familiarity with multiple packaging materials, technologies, and processes is desirable.
  • Proven technical mastery in package development, preferably with food packaging experience is highly desired. 
  • Mastery of basic package qualification test procedures.
  • Ability to collaborate and work across multi-functional and discipline boundaries in a dynamic project environment. 
  • Project management experience would be highly valued for this role, as the individual will collaborate cross functionally to manage costs, schedules and resources for the work. 
  • Experience conducting plant trials.
  • Be able to travel 10-15%.

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The opportunity above is very “Active” and if you are interested, and a good fit, you must advise as soon as possible. If you are not, thank you for passing it along to a colleague who could benefit.  Inquiries will be handled promptly, professionally and confidentially and please refer to Job Order # 3817 when inquiring.  If you have already been working with one of our Quality Search representatives, they will appreciate you contacting that individual directly.  Please respond to only “one” recruiter to avoid confusion and duplication of efforts!  For convenience and reference, contact information for each individual team member is below:

Contact:  Peter Nye (Bio)

Email:  pete@qsjobs.com

Ph:  (219) 851-7478


Contact:  Tom Hirtz (Bio)

Email:  tom@qsjobs.com

Ph:  (815) 462-1466


Contact:  Doug Scripture (Bio)

Email:  doug@qsjobs.com

Ph:  (269) 598-1915

Contact:  Tony Vesh (Bio)Email:  tony@qsjobs.comPh:  (219) 246-2411

Contact:  Jeff Wolfe (Bio)

Email:  jeff@qsjobs.com

Ph:  (219) 926-7772


                              You may also contact Quality Search for further details.

Our very best regards and one of us will look forward to working with and for you in your career enhancement!  

Sincerely, Jeff Wolfe

President, Quality Search

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