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Position Title

Packaging Engineer


Midwest - Nebraska


2-5 Years



Salary Range


Targeted Bonus Range



B.S. Degree in Packaging Engineering or equivalent


Up to 20-40%

Reports to

Packaging Section Manager

Direct Reports

May supervise a Packaging Technician as needed. 


Yes – Lump Sum


Company:  This iconic and leading food company employs approximately 18,000 people in 50 locations and has annual revenues of $11 billion.  They were founded 100 years ago and their portfolio of iconic and emerging food brands continues to evolve to offer contemporary choices for every occasion. Headquartered in the Midwest, they make and sell products under various brand names that are available in supermarkets, restaurants, and food service establishments.

Position:  The Packaging Engineer will Identify, develop and commercialize new, improved, and cost-reduced packaging while supporting cross-functional project responsibilities. With minimal supervision, he or she will lead base business technical initiatives. Under the guidance of senior level engineers, they will provide secondary support for technical initiatives and act as a key packaging resource for designated brand(s) within a platform.

Position Responsibilities:

  • Independently lead the technical delivery of multiple standard projects.
  • With guidance, support highly complex technical projects.
  • Serve as a subject matter expert in selected packaging technology and educate packaging staff on such technology.
  • Provide support to designated business groups to resolve packaging issues.
  • Work directly with business partners (Brand, Finance, etc) and RQI peers (Product Development, Quality, etc) on assigned brands.
  • Coordinate and execute experiments, as well as plant trials; prepare results in technical reports, both written and oral, for review with minimal supervision.
  • Interpret, develop, and issue technical specifications.
  • Maintain awareness of technical trends and developments in the packaging industry.
  • Participate in brainstorming and information gathering efforts for resource planning process as needed.
  • Collaborate with Consumer Insights on testing of new package ideas.
  • Maintain strong communication on projects with internal and external cross functional teams.
  • Gain familiarity with fiscal and strategic plans of team.
  • Be aware of project tasks and how they impact the project budget.
  • Contribute as needed on cross-functional teams.
  • Acquire working knowledge of the packaging principles and operating systems for assigned platform

Education:  Bachelors in Packaging, Engineering or related field; Masters preferred.

Experience:  Requires a minimum of 2 -5 years of work experience in packaging or engineering industry, Foods, CPG preferred. Solid understanding of packaging materials capabilities and equipment.

Other Qualifications: 

  • Knowledge of test methodology.
  • Strong ability to collaborate and maintain cross-functional partnerships.
  • Strong analytical and logical problem solving abilities.
  • Developing troubleshooting skills with ability to “think on their feet.”
  • Understanding of business principles.
  • Financial understanding to optimize profitability.
  • Advanced verbal and written communication skills.
  • Ability to travel up to 20-40% of time. Must be able to travel independently and as a responsible Company representative.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office.

Contact us to discuss this opportunity - OR -  Pass this job along to a fellow Packaging Professional

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

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Must be a United States citizen or lawful permanent resident or have authorization to work in the United States.


For further details on JO-4282

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