Food Packaging Engineer

Michigan, Grand Rapids-Muskegon-

Posted: 09/13/2019 Industry: Engineering Job Number: 13581 Pay Rate: $35.00 - $40.00

Responsible for design, development, testing and implementation of food packaging for a retail environment.
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Responsibilities
: Function as lead in creation, development, and implementation of package designs
: Recommend new packaging designs for improved appearance and freshness at a reduced cost
: Compare specifications from vendors to determine differences in dimension, material thickness, case pack quantity, etc.
: Request packaging samples from supply base and perform testing for fit, form and function
: Work with customers and suppliers to design and procure packaging and materials necessary for product launch and/or sustainability projects
: Responsible for cross functional communication of project status and various packaging activities
: Identify packaging opportunities that drive value
: Establish positive relationships with vendors and understand vendor' s capabilities and expertise
Experience, Skills and Abilities
: Degree in Packaging or related field
: Minimum 2 years' experience in food packaging
: Solid understanding of various plastics, film, paperboard, and corrugated packaging materials
: Experience in rigid plastics and flexible films a plus
: Disciplined, self-motivated, continuous learner
: Strong root cause analysis and problem-solving skills
: Ability to read and understand material drawings and dimensions
: Ability to speak professionally and convey ideas to a non-technical audience
: Proficient knowledge of Microsoft Office Tools, including PowerPoint
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