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JO-4309

Quality Search -  Since 1981

Position Title

Packaging Engineer

Location

Northern Illinois

Experience

3-5 or more years

Specialty

Nutritionals

Salary Range

Competitive                 

Targeted Bonus Range

Competitive

Education

B.S. Degree in Packaging Engineering or equivalent

Relocation

Could do a sign-on bonus to assist.

DETAILS - PACKAGING ENGINEER

Job Summary:

The Packaging Engineer will have a good understanding of flexible and rigid materials and how they relate to packaging equipment and product protection. He, or she, will have a proactive mindset that can provide alternative innovative solutions in order to drive business growth. This position also oversees and provides Training and Technical Direction to Packaging Engineers. This position will cross-functionally lead Projects with Operations, Marketing, Supply Chain, Procurement, Quality, and Product Development. The Packaging Engineer will have strong leadership and project management capabilities in order to drive day to day projects and packaging optimization.


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
  • Formulates and executes complex experimental design.
  • Able to develop an implementation plan on a moderate or high risk projects using sound technical methodology

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Analytical depth and technical expertise in packaging materials, processes, systems and equipment interface.
  • Strong leadership and 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

Education/Experience:

  • Bachelor's Degree in a materials based program required; Bachelor's Degree in Packaging strongly preferred
  • 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

Other Experience:

  • Analytical depth and technical expertise in packaging materials, processes, systems and equipment interface.
  • Strong leadership and 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.
  • 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

To 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 U.S. citizen or lawful permanent resident or have authorization to work in the United States.

 



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