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Position Title

Principal Engineer, Packaging


California – Bay Area


12 or more years


Food Packaging

Salary Range


Targeted Bonus Range



B.S. Degree in Packaging Engineering or equivalent



Reports to

Director, Packaging.


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


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.


The Principal Engineer, Packaging will Serve as a technical expert for all of the company’s packaging including discovery, design, piloting, and commercial implementation of all packaging systems. In addition, he or she will:

  • Lead packaging related new product development and commercialization projects
  • Work closely with manufacturing plants for execution of trials, new equipment selection and commissioning, and process optimizations.
  • Optimize current packaging design, materials, and processes for factors such as cost, sustainability, customer usability, and ease of manufacture.
  • Design, plan and execute experiments for bench top, pilot plant, and manufacturing scale trials.
  • Gather and analyze data, document and report results, and make recommendations based on findings.
  • Work with material and equipment vendors to solve technical problems and identify new packaging technologies.
  • Partner with cross functional teams to develop new packages with sound structure, function, and messaging relationships.
  • Develop prototypes to be used for consumer testing, product explorations, and internal presentations.
  • Develop, review and update packaging specifications.
  • This position may manage people including mentoring and coaching all junior team members on both technical approaches and soft skills is expected.
  • Other duties as assigned.


  • BS or higher degree in Packaging, Industrial Engineering, or a related field
  • 12+ years of experience in frozen foods package design and execution for consumer food products.
  • Broad and deep knowledge of packaging materials and equipment including flexible films, rigid plastics, paper, and corrugated.
  • Some travel required.

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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