PackStaff, LLC
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We are looking for a Packaging Engineer to join our R&D team in Omaha, Nebraska!

As a Packaging Engineer on the MVP Team, you will identify cost saving opportunities for a wide range of our packaging products. The Maximizing Value and Productivity (MVP) Team is a strategic cost function of the R&D organization.

Reporting to the Packaging Manager, you are an essential contributor to cost savings for Client’s packaging portfolio. With a focus on sustainability, you will have the opportunity to work on many different packaging formats. You will support and lead packaging-driven projects, support trials and/or start-ups, and perform hands-on package testing & prototyping in our state-of-the-art labs and pilot plants. Each engineer owns their space/brands while working cross-functionally with our internal and external partners.

Client's R&D facilities in Omaha are state-of-the-art, including dedicated packaging spaces for ideation, design, and prototyping. Engineers have the ability perform in-house package testing and physical prototyping to bring new innovations to life utilizing our top-of-the-line equipment within our labs and other spaces.

What you'll do in this role:

·                     Independently lead the technical delivery of multiple standard projects.

·                     With guidance, support highly complex technical projects.

·                     Serve as a subject matter expert in selected packaging technology and educate packaging staff on such technology.

·                     Investigate and vet out cost savings ideas and pitch to cross functional and brand teams for alignment.

·                     Provide support to designated business groups to resolve packaging issues.

·                     Work directly with business partners (Brand, Finance, etc) and RQI peers (Product Development, Quality, etc) on assigned brands.

·                     Coordinate and execute experiments, as well as plant trials; prepare results in technical reports, both written and oral, for review with minimal supervision.

·                     Interpret, develop, and issue technical specifications.

·                     Maintain awareness of technical trends and developments in the packaging industry.

·                     Participate in brainstorming and information gathering efforts for resource planning process as needed.

·                     Collaborate with Consumer Insights on testing of new package ideas.

·                     Maintain strong communication with Operations, Brand Management and Procurement, updating them on projects regularly.

·                     Gain familiarity with fiscal and strategic plans of team.

·                     Be aware of project tasks and how they impact the project budget.

·                     Contribute as needed on cross-functional teams.

·                     Support technical delivery of base business and high complexity projects.

·                     May manage smaller projects independently.

·                     Participate and execute experiments in plant trials.

·                     Prepare and present results of technical report to supervisor, both written and oral.

·                     Interpret, develop, and issue technical specifications.

·                     Acquire working knowledge of the packaging principles and operating systems for assigned platform.

·                     Maintain awareness of technical trends and developments in the packaging industry.

·                     Awareness of project tasks implications to budget.

·                     Gain familiarity with fiscal and strategic plans of team.

·                     Contribute as needed on cross-functional teams.

What you'll need to be successful:

·                     Bachelors in Packaging, Engineering or related field; Masters preferred.

·                     Minimum of 2 years work experience in packaging industry, CPG preferred.

·                     Solid understanding of packaging materials capabilities and equipment.

·                     Knowledge of test methodology.

·                     Strong ability to collaborate and maintain cross-functional partnerships.

·                     Strong analytical and logical problem-solving abilities.

·                     Developing troubleshooting skills with ability to “think on your feet.”

·                     Understanding of business principles.

·                     Financial understanding to optimize profitability.

·                     Advanced verbal and written communication skills.

·                     Ability to travel up to 20% of time. Must be able to travel independently and as a responsible company representative

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