Packaging Engineer


West Chicago, IL
United States

Job Description
For nearly a century, The Jel Sert Company has focused on creating high quality, high-value foods and beverages that help bring people together. We are currently looking for a passionate and dedicated individual to join our team as a PACKAGING ENGINEER. If you are looking for a work environment that encourages personal growth, responsibility and a shared vision for creating incredible products that help create lasting memories, then Jel Sert wants you!

Our Packaging Engineer is responsible for various packaging projects starting at project initiation through production. Projects will consist of modifications of packaging for existing products as well as the packaging for new products. This includes identification, specification development, line trials, sample procurement, sizing trials, line troubleshooting, product documentation, cost-reduced packaging, etc.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

Coordinate line trials of new materials/vendors to assure they meet manufacturing, quality, regulatory and customer expectations.
Work with MRP Analysts to implement packaging improvement ideas.
Develop and organize proper documentation for specification system for packaging.
Audit existing packaging materials for quality, conformance, quantities, etc.
Develop ideas for savings, innovation, and quality improvements that are relevant to the product(s) and business.
Assists in various project related to packaging (graphics, etc.)
Maintain compliance with customers related to packaging.
Maintaining packaging specifications and graphics ensuring accessibility and control of packaging assets.
Visit vendor locations, as needed, to examine ongoing packaging projects to ensure conformance to project requirements.
Provide technical support to Marketing, Quality Assurance, Materials, and Production.
Job Requirements
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.

EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE

Minimum of 3 years of work experience working with plant operations and packaging supply chain form concept to production for multiple products.
Bachelor’s degree with a focus on Engineering or related required.
Strong working knowledge of a wide variety of packaging materials, automated packaging equipment, and processing equipment.
Proficiency in researching and developing state of the art packages through experimental design, package testing methodology, and through previous commercialization experience.
Experience in food or other CPG preferred with familiarity with high speed food manufacturing processes is desirable.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES

Strong communication skills in order to professionally represent the company with customers and suppliers.
Subject matter expert, resourceful and creative problem solver.
Exceptional time management, project management, and organizational skills; and the ability to work independently or as part of a team.
Strong interpersonal skills, approachable, professional, positive and flexible.
Work interactively and proactively with internal and external parties at all levels.
Meet communicated schedules and deadlines while working in a fast paced environment.
Self-starter and independent thinker with the ability to quickly react to situations.
Work on multiple tasks and/or projects at once with minimal assistance within a fast paced results-driven environment.
Proficient with MS Office, especially Word, Excel and PowerPoint.
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