RDQ Packaging Engineer
2946 55-65.00 an hour w2 contract (no benefits) (NEG) 03/22/2020 to 12/31/2020
Describe the broad function and scope of the position:
This is a Packaging Development RD&Q position in the NA Biscuit Category responsible for delivering against the ISC Programs. The individual must possess experience in package development and plant trial execution during the commercialization process in a fast-paced environment.
The individual must possess strong technical skills and the ability to learn on the fly. A minimum of 2 yrs. experience is required preferably in the food industry with a proven track record of executing successful plant trials for RD&Q. This candidate must demonstrate the ability to be a strong team player representing our technical organization. Must be able to find technical solutions when problems are identified during the qualification of packaging lines and timely and effectively communicate to key stakeholders.
Describe the primary responsibilities of the position in order of importance and identify % of time spent on that responsibility (continued):
-Execute with excellence the packaging programs from concept initiation through commercialization. Developing timelines, risk assessment and contingency plans to ensure execution on projects with limited supervision.
-Project types in this role will be focused on the scoping, design and execution of capacity expansion and new line qualifications for packaging in the Biscuits category.
-Lead and/or support plant trials for packaging materials, working with cross-functional teams (Marketing, Procurement, Business Development, Production, Supply Chain and Quality). Properly plan, coordinate and report each trial, provide appropriate level of technical support and troubleshooting to execute trial objectives and ensure proper documentation of each activity.
-Design, plan and conduct analytical testing, line trials and package performance testing.
-Ensure all Packaging Quality expectations are delivered.
-Leverage and challenge suppliers and partners to develop new technologies and cost advantage packaging formats and materials to achieve business goals.
-Ability to generate, develop and execute packaging ideas by leveraging both existing equipment in the company and new equipment.
-Troubleshoot issues that arise from package development, line trials and commercialization with limited supervision.