JO-4235

Quality Search  -  Since 1981

Position Title

Packaging, Engineer

Location

Chicago, IL area

Experience

3-5 years

Specialty

Food & Beverage

Materials

Good understanding of flexible and rigid materials and how they relate to packaging equipment and product protection.  Experience in key components used such as blow molding / injection blow molding, bottles, etc.

Salary Range

$75-95K

Targeted Bonus Range

10%

Education

B.S. Degree in Packaging or equivalent

Travel

10%

Reports to

Director of Packaging & Equipment

Direct Reports

none

Relocation

Assistance with a Lump Sum

Other & Unique Aspects

Experience with operations, marketing and product R&D cross functional interaction.  Preferred materials knowledge in flexible films, rigid plastics, corrugated, and decorating technologies.  Requires a proactive mindset that can provide alternative innovative solutions in order to drive business growth.

DESCRIPTION - DUTIES

Company Overview:  This company, founded in 1997, is a top performing and fast-growing division of one of hottest global market leaders in the performance nutrition and ingredients sector. This division has grown from approximately $400 million seven years ago to over $1.2 billion currently!  Their products enable people to perform at their personal best. World wide they employ over 6,000 people across 32 countries and their products are sold or distributed in over 130 countries. In the Greater Chicago land area they employ approximately 650 people.  They have major production facilities that are located in Ireland, the US, the UK, Germany and China. They are a fast-paced, global business that is fun to be a part of. and where you are given the freedom to create your own future, and be provided with the inspiration, tools, support and opportunities to make things happen for yourself. The company is dedicated to delivering better nutrition for every step of life’s journey.


Position Summary:  The Packaging Engineer will cross-functionally lead Projects with Operations, Marketing, Supply Chain, Procurement, Quality, and Product Development. The individual must have strong leadership and project management capabilities in order to drive day to day projects and packaging optimization. They must have a good understanding of flexible and rigid materials and how they relate to packaging equipment and product protection. The individual also requires a proactive mindset that can provide alternative innovative solutions in order to drive business growth.


Essential Functions

·        Provide Project Management for packaging projects effectively and professionally to align with key business objectives and ensure product launches are met.

·        Influence and negotiate with cross functional team members to implement the optimal consumer package solution.

·        Understands the specification system and is able to create & maintain packaging specifications.

·        Understands the relationship between package, product and process.

·        Manage strong relationships with vendors to identify improvement opportunities for packaging materials and equipment

·        Identify and implement cost savings and continuous improvement initiatives

·        Communicates implications of material changes to our manufacturing plants and is able to make recommendations with limited guidance

·        Trouble shooting issues that arise during line trials and package testing on moderate to high risk projects with minimal supervision.

·        Development of new packaging technologies that are capable of running on existing or new equipment

·        Will work with Food (70%) & Beverage (30%) in a team based atmosphere

·        Product portfolio include 1,700 SKU’s

·        Formulates and executes complex experimental design.

·        Able to develop an implementation plan on a moderate or high risk projects using sound technical methodology.

REQUIREMENTS - BACKGROUND

Education:  A Bachelor’s Degree in Packaging is strongly preferred.   


Experience:  3-5 years minimum of experience in Packaging R&D, Operations, or related field

Preferred materials knowledge in flexible films, rigid plastics, corrugated, and decorating technologies.  Able to develop an implementation plan on a low-moderate risk projects using sound technical methodology


Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: 

·        Analytical depth and technical expertise in packaging materials, processes, systems and equipment interface. 

·        Knowledge of Rigid Plastics Flexibles

·        Strong project management skills

·        Self starter with the ability to drive innovative technical solutions forward and multi-task on key programs/projects

·        Proficient in pallet programs-TOPPS or CAPE, specification database management, and MS Office software.

·        Food or dairy packaging experience is a plus

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Quality Search, 1820 Graham Drive • Chesterton • IN • 46304-1627 • (219) 926-5015 (HQ) www.qsjobs.com

 

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