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Packaging Engineer

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Packaging Engineer
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Packaging Project Engineer

We are working with an organic food manufacturer outside of Boston, MA that is looking for a Packaging Engineer. This role is responsible for the design of packaging lines & equipment and implementation of CI/lean improvements. The Packaging Engineer will report to the Director of Engineering and take an active part in improving industrial processes.


Duties and Responsibilities (including but not limited to):

  • Manage continuous improvement projects directed towards reducing waste and improving quality
  • 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
  • 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. 5-7 years’ experience is ideal.
  • Must have past experience in a process/packaging engineering role in a food manufacturing environment. Dairy is preferred.
  • Knowledge of design, specification, & implementing of packaging equipment
  • Must be CI/lean manufacturing minded
  • 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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