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Position Title

Packaging Scientist/Engineer

Primary Work Location

Upper Midwest


3 or more years








B.S. Degree in Packaging or equivalent



Reports to

Manager, Packaging Development

Direct Reports





Position level could be (Associate Packaging Scientist/Packaging) based on the candidate's experience & qualifications.


Company Overview:  This company was founded over 125 years ago and is based in the upper Midwest.  They have revenues of over $9 billion across more than 80 countries worldwide.  They are a multinational manufacturer and marketer of high quality, brand name food and meat products for consumers around the globe.  The company sells products under some of the world’s most iconic brand names.

Position: The Packaging/Scientist Engineer will guide, recommend, document, consult and conduct research in the area of packaging technologies that will lead to improved and new innovative and creative packaging applications in support of company goals and objectives. On occasion, this position provides technical advice and assistance to professional and non-professional personnel.


·        Investigates, recommends and implements packaging cost saving programs by evaluating new enhancements made to packaging materials and/or new design considerations with the planned goal of minimizing the costs associated with our products.

·        Fulfills the role as a technical service/troubleshooter when more broadly defined packaging problems at our facilities are beyond the scope of the plant/corporate personnel. May serve as a resource and advisor to other Packaging Scientists and personnel within the company.

·        Identifies, facilitates, devises and conducts research in the area of packaging which leads to the development and implementation of new packaging systems for the company. This involves maintaining competency in cutting edge packaging technology and broad packaging theory, and researching the feasibility of using this technology in conjunction with our products.

·        Develops and plans systems for improving packaging efficiencies within the corporation. This includes the entering and managing of all packaging specifications for our company's products and may also include development of software and catalogue systems for collecting critical data regarding packaging materials and package attributes.

·        Coordinates and plans specific projects effectively, on a daily basis, with the group's Research Technicians.

·        Facilitates practical applications of packaging technology requiring direct interaction with other areas of the company such as Engineering, Operations, Marketing and Purchasing etc.

·        Oversees the development and integration of packaging technologies with the many vendors and suppliers who work with the company.


Education:  Requires a Bachelor’s degree in Packaging Engineering or related field

Experience:  Prefer a minimum 3 or more years of experience with 2 or more years in food packaging. 


·        Project management skills with the ability to lead and run projects smoothly.

·        Demonstrated self-motivation, initiative, and creativity

·        Ability to work both independently and in a team setting.

·        An understanding of basic scientific principles.

·        Strong analytical, time management, and record keeping skills.

·        Excellent interpersonal skills including good team building skills.

·        Excellent written and verbal communications skills with ability to effectively present technical concepts to a nontechnical audience

·        Applicants must not now, or in the future, require sponsorship for an employment visa

Other :  Must be a Citizen or National of the United States, a lawful, permanent resident, or have authorization to work in the United States

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