R&D Packaging Engineer Job Openings: KCO Resource Management

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R&D Packaging Engineer

Job Title
R&D Packaging Engineer
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R&D Packaging Engineer



Duties and Responsibilities (including but not limited to):


  • Responsible for leading packaging projects to improve package performance 
  • Develop, oversee and lead packaging and/or packaging development projects from concept to launch
  • Responsible for all aspects of food safety and quality as defined in plant & department procedures
  • Discover possible packaging options to optimize, innovate & transform product packaging
  • Evaluate, assess & develop structural packaging designs and materials to ensure packaging provides the protection required to guarantee the quality, safety & integrity of the product
  • Conduct consumer testing & lead the manufacturing line testing and evaluation of new packages
  • Identify, connect & uphold relationships with the packaging community & consultants who can assist with new product packaging development  
  • Provide training to corporate & plant personnel when needed
  • Communicate with all levels of management concerning packaging functions & programs
  • Support environmental programs and continuously look for ways to reduce negative impacts on environment  
  • Ensure delivery of projects are within agreed timeframes, costs & technical constraints
  • Oversee, implement and ensure that employees adhere to company safety practices and programs
  • Prioritize and execute tasks in a high-pressure environment within specified time constraints
  • Performs other duties or assignments as directed


Required Skills/Qualifications (including but not limited to):


  • Bachelor’s Degree in a packaging discipline required
  • 5+ years of experience in R&D Packaging Development for a food manufacturing/production organization
  • Must have Consumer Packaged Goods experience, Dairy experience is highly preferred
  • A background with sustainable packaging and environmental effects is required
  • Needs to be proficient in mathematics using algebraic expressions
  • Computer knowledge, experience and proficiency is required (including but not limited to): Lotus notes, Microsoft Office Suite Programs
  • Must be able to work a flexible schedule  
  • Ability to present to large groups is a must
  • Must be able to follow procedures and pay attention to detail while working under pressure 
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Willingness to travel
  • Ability to lift and move up to 20 pounds is required
  • Must be able to pass all pre-employment background, drug and criminal screens



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