Wade Palmer & Associates, Inc

EXECUTIVE RECRUITERS
FOR THE FOOD & BEVERAGE
MANUFACTURING INDUSTRIES

Job Reference Code: WP-771
Job Title: Packaging Engineer
Location: Minnesota
Salary: $90-100,000 + 8-10% bonus potential
Last Updated: 12/21/2020
We are recruiting for a PACKAGING ENGINEER. Our client is a $300,000,000 multi-plant food division of international manufacturer. Job based in mid-size community (moderate COL, good schools, superior quality of life) approximately 40 minutes from Minneapolis/St. Paul. Newly created role reporting to Executive VP of Innovation and Technology.

SUMMARY: This position is responsible for developing and maintaining all of the company’s packaging material specifications. This will include design and development of new packages and materials while also evaluating existing materials for optimum performance. These functions will be accomplished while working with cross-functional internal teams, suppliers, customers and consultants. Very important this candidate understand canning and packaging integrity.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: • Responsible for all functional aspects of packaging /material design and development • Be the company expert on packaging performance in manufacturing and through the distribution system • Develop an understanding of company packaging manufacturing operations and assure materials produced meet internal needs • Develops and tests packaging systems and components for new and existing products with emphasis on cost savings, improved marketability and package integrity • Interacts with manufacturing, marketing, logistics and customers to design and develop optimum package design • Designs packaging using appropriate materials such as folding cartons, plastic, film, shrink wrap, etc. • Develops specification for new and existing packaging materials • Provides technical expertise across all business units regarding packaging materials • Partners with other departments to resolve packaging related issues

QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED: • Bachelor’s degree in packaging, mechanical or chemical engineering, quality control or material science or equivalent experience. • Minimum of 5 years work experience in packaging materials preferably in a food manufacturing environment.

SKILLS: • Experience in designing and implementing testing protocol is required. • Demonstrated leadership, good teamwork and collaboration skills required • Demonstrated knowledge of packaging material composition and functionality of packaging systems • Experience with metal cans and multi-layer films is desired • Understanding of product sensory attributes and food safety is desired. • Maintain a strong working relationship with Manufacturing, Quality Assurance, Research & Development, Logistics and Sales.

JOB FUNCTIONS: • Design • Art/Creative • Information Technology

Salary in the $90-100,000 base range with 8-10% bonus potential, competitive benefits and growth potential. This is immediate need! Please send resume if any interest or questions. Thank you and hope to hear from you soon!

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