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Packaging Development Engineer

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Packaging Development Engineer
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Packaging Development Engineer

We are working with a sustainable food manufacturer located within the New England area and they are looking for a Packaging Engineer. The ideal candidate will have 1-3+ years of experience with packaging innovation/engineering in CPG, Food or Beverage manufacturing environment. Enthusiasm for sustainable packaging is a must.


Duties and Responsibilities (including but not limited to):

  • Responsible for all aspects of food safety and quality as defined in plant & department procedures
  • Lead, develop & implement innovative packaging designs and materials and/or packaging development projects from concept to launch
  • Work with the Project Manager to help organize trails and new product start-ups
  • Implement and identify solutions to primary packaging, case material & pallet configurations from manufacturing through distribution
  • Lead manufacturing line testing and evaluations of new packages, case materials & pallet configurations
  • Identify sustainable potential packaging options to optimize, innovate and transform product packaging
  • Lead optimization, cost saving and second source projects
  • Support factory within optimization activities
  • Provide training to corporate and plant personnel as needed
  • Prioritize and execute tasks in a high-pressure environment
  • Performs other duties or assignments as directed


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

  • Bachelor’s Degree required
  • MUST have 1-3+ years of experience in Packaging Development R&D within CPG, Food or Beverage Manufacturing
  • Must be a positive self-starter who will work effectively with everyone
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Experienced and proficient with Microsoft Office and its programs is required
  • Must be able to pass all pre-employment background, drug and criminal screens

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