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Packaging Engineer

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Packaging Engineer
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Packaging Engineer

We are working with a growing food manufacturer in the Albany, NY area that is looking for a Packaging Engineer. This role is responsible for the design, spec development, operation and implementation of CI/lean improvements. The Packaging Engineer will take active part in improving industrial processes while coordinating with supply chain, operations, and Maintenance teams.

Reports to: the VP of Manufacturing.  

Duties and Responsibilities (including but not limited to):

  • Manage continuous improvement projects directed towards reducing waste and improving quality by implementing Kaizen and 5S
  • Will lead and initiate CI projects by coaching, training and mentoring. Focusing on quality, services and cost improvement
  • Implement program that focuses on reducing process and product variation by analyzing data. Does this by utilizing tools such as Spaghetti Diagrams, Cause & Effect Diagrams, and Fishbone
  • Initiate meetings between appropriate department personnel to analyze process input variable and interpret how they impact internal & external needs
  • Plan, prioritize, & review technical plans for the improvement of production & facility equipment
  • Design & carry out manufacturing trials, reports results & implements changes
  • Work cross functionally to troubleshoot, diagnose, & perform root case analysis investigations on equipment & plant issues
  • Participate in the development of design, installation specifications, commissioning plans, acceptance & inspection criteria for equipment & technical MRO suppliers and technical maintenance service providers
  • Work as a cross functional technical leader with functions such as supply chain, sourcing, Manufacturing & Engineering.
  • Write new technical specifications for all new materials & update existing material specifications
  • Coordinate with operators across all shifts on a regular basis to address production issues and develop long term strategies
  • Apply value analysis to design, repair, make and buy decisions
  • Coordinate the purchase of equipment, materials or parts that meet specs & quality standards


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

  • Bachelor’s degree in related engineering field
  • Must have experience working in a consumer product goods environment.
  • A background in a food manufacturing CPG environment is ideal
  • Strong knowledge design, specification, & implementing of food packaging systems
  • Knowledge of food packaging materials
  • 5-7+ years’ experience in a related process/packaging engineering role
  • Knowledge of CAD/AutoCAD
  • Posses a background with CI/Lean. Must be a change-agent
  • Strong communicator. Able to work well across all levels of the organization
  • Ability to think outside of the box and act independently

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