Packaging Engineer

Our client produces over 3.3 million pounds of snacks per week (about half of which are potato chips) while operating over 900 company owned routes. They are also a leading snack supplier to Warehouse Clubs and Mass Merchandisers nationwide. They are proud to continue producing high-quality, delicious snacks.

General Summary

The Packaging Engineer is responsible to oversee packaging development formats, sample requests, packaging specifications, and the design and performance of all packaging for several brands within the company.

Essential Functions and Responsibilities

Ability to design and source packaging ideas in various formats (Corrugated, Rigid Plastic, Thermoforming, Paperboard, Flexibles, etc).

Collaborates with manufacturing to discover packaging efficiencies and reduce downtime.

Ability to interpret test results as needed to verify packaging specifications/compliance.

Investigate new packaging technologies, formats, materials, systems, etc.

Uncovers and executes value creation projects as they relate to packaging (packout optimization, film/rigid resin reduction, packaging efficiency improvements).

Utilizes process control methodology to address issues with packaging in production.

Performs vendor analysis to source and partner with reliable suppliers.

Reviews current packaging specifications, design and performance.

Maintains the company Specifications Manual for films, corrugated, paperboard, and rigid containers.

Manages new item development to include packaging, vendor sourcing, and initial pricing.

Works with engineering on new packaging equipment and packaging specifications.

Communicates with vendors on packaging performance.

Responsible to follow all safety rules and work safely at all times.

Must adhere to all Good Manufacturing Practices.

Responsible for quality and food safety tasks for their position.

 Non-Essential Functions

Reports food, office or operational safety problems to a supervisor or manager for initiating action.

Performs other duties as assigned that will impact and support the overall outcome of the company and department objectives.

Reporting Relationships

Reports to the Packaging Development Manager.

Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

Bachelor’s in Packaging Science or Materials/ Design or related degree.

Working knowledge of flexible, rigid plastic, corrugated and paperboard packaging.

Organizational skills to plan, record, submit and file necessary documents.

Able to balance priorities and manage multiple projects on an on-going basis.

Able to effectively listen, communicate and interface across all organizational levels.

Skilled in the use of Microsoft Office Suite, Microsoft Outlook, databases and business enterprise software.

Health and Safety

Responsible to follow all safety rules and work safely at all times.

Responsible to report unsafe equipment and practices to management.

Must adhere to all Good Manufacturing Practices.

Working Conditions

Office environment with regulated temperature. Position will require an ability to sit, talk or hear for frequently long periods of time. Bend and reach with hands and arms. Daily lifting and/or ability to move up to 10 pounds and infrequently up to 25 pounds. Manual dexterity and coordination are required to perform the work using a personal computer and various software programs, calculator, phone, copy and fax machines and other related tools and equipment.

Personal Protective Equipment usage where required.​

For more information, please contact Liz Pereira at 954 428-3888 or e-mail