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JO-4301

Quality Search -  Since 1981

Position Title

Packaging Engineer, Bulk Ingredients

Location

California – Bay Area

Experience

5 plus years

Specialty

Food Packaging

Salary Range

Competitive                 

Targeted Bonus Range

Competitive

Education

B.S. Degree in Packaging Engineering or equivalent

Travel

10% or less

Reports to

Director, Packaging.

Relocation

Highly Prefer Local but will provide a Lump Sum for an exceptional candidate

Company: 

Our client has a mission to offer consumers everything they currently value about animal products by making products that are vastly superior to their animal analogues. To do this, they are taking a revolutionary scientific and market-based approach. They are inventing efficient, sustainable ways to transform ingredients from plants into meat, fish and dairy foods that deliver all the pleasures and nutritional benefits consumers demand, without the destructive environmental or public health impact. Their world-class R&D team has been building the know-how and technology platform to produce meat, fish and dairy foods from plants.  As a result the company is experiencing rapid growth and is resolutely committed to leading all aspects of the plant-based food revolution—from discovery to commercial production.


Position: 

The Packaging Engineer, Bulk Ingredients will help craft and optimize new packaging for company ingredients, and lead continuous improvement projects for existing packaging. Collaborate with R&D, Manufacturing and Engineering to conduct appropriate bench and pilot testing. Ensure manufacturing scale equipment will perform as intended.  In addition you will:

  • Identify and apply new and existing packaging materials and technologies for bulk intermediate products that supply to company manufacturing sites
  • Collaborate with multifunctional core teams (R&D, Manufacturing, Purchasing, Engineering, QA) to successfully identify, develop and implement for packaging new products in an accelerated manner
  • Work with vendors to identify new packaging and technologies that may be utilized by Impossible Foods.
  • Design, plan and execute packaging related studies for bench top, pilot plant and manufacturing scale trials; gathering and analyzing data, detailing and reporting results, and make recommendations based on findings.
  • Challenge convention, thinking creatively in terms of identifying new solutions for food packaging
  • Develop, review and update packaging specifications as appropriate.
  • Define and conduct, shelf life and product stability studies, to advise package selection, product storage, labeling, and handling requirements.
  • Provide strong technical leadership within a multi-functional team to drive the design and development of innovative new products or optimization of existing packages

Qualifications: 

  • BS/MS degree in Packaging, Industrial Engineering, Materials Science, Chemical Engineering, or a related field
  • 5 plus years work experience in food or chemical packaging (experience in CPG packaging will also be considered)
  • Strong technical expertise and solid understanding of packaging for food processing systems, such as liquids, powders and solid materials
  • Experience with packaging of bulk materials such as drums, totes, IBC’s, tanks, sacks, etc.
  • Knowledge of Six Sigma, DOE and Statistical Process Control
  • Knowledge of packaging software such as TOPS or CAPE.
  • Travel: At least 10%, depending on project needs.

To inquire or further discuss, call Jeff Wolfe  219-926-5015 (Talk/Text), or Inquire by email to Jeff Wolfe

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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.

 



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