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Packaging Engineer

Los Angeles, CA

Post Date: 09/01/2017 Job ID: 7818 Discipline: Engineering Industry: Dairy


Our client, a processor of premium ethnic dairy products in the Los Angeles area, is looking for a Packaging Engineer to add to their team. This person will be responsible for establishing best practice methods and equipment for packaging lines to ensure maximum production efficiency.

Your role with the Company

Design, develop, engineer and trouble-shoot methods, materials and systems in the area of packaging equipment and materials

Consults with pertinent departments to determine costs and feasibility of proposed equipment and producing proposed packaging

Develops or directs development of sketches, specifications, and written analyses of proposed packaging equipment in order to present design for approval

Analyzes engineering drawings and specifications of product to determine physical characteristics of item, special-handling, safety requirements, and type of materials and equipment required

Coordinate project activities with functional groups such as quality and production

Prepare cost justification for equipment up-grades and procurement

Evaluate and specify packaging materials, designs, processes, and equipment to improve cost, quality properties, run-ability, and meet customer requirements

Able to select materials and equipment to meet optimal performance and cost

Work with suppliers, equipment vendors, and production line/automation engineers to evaluate current materials/processes and explore areas for improvement

Qualify and recommend new vendors/suppliers in support of cost savings and technology capability efforts

Organize and lead real or simulated testing to qualify package design, material specification, or 'fit for use' application of packages

Organize production trials with the plants to qualify equipment and packaging within the manufacturing facilities for new product launches, startups as well as to develop best performance line setups and practices

Provide informational reports and proposals for production optimization, standardized specifications and best practice guidelines to management for decision making

Serve as Project Manager for packaging equipment related projects or operations support projects as assigned

Participate on cross-functional teams to drive improvements in operational efficiencies

Responsible for reporting food safety issues to management and/ or Quality Assurance

Background Profile

5+ years' experience with packaging materials, equipment and systems

Ability to effectively establish working relationships with various departments / supervisors and management personnel

Ability to work weekends and extended hours as needed to support operational needs

Work experience with food packaging equipment, manufacturing and/or use

Experience monitoring, evaluating, and reporting observations and recommendations for packaging materials, equipment and production lines

CAD or AutoCad skills

Be willing to participate in continuing education

Some travel maybe required

Community Information

Los Angeles Area

Benefits & Features

Attractive salary / Bonus

Holiday / Vacation Pay / Retirement Benefits

Medical / Dental / Vision

Great work life balance

Relocation Available

Rob Navarro
Sr. Recruiting Consultant at Kinsa Group

Rob has 9 years of leadership experience in the Foodservice industry in addition to 10 years of experience in the Recruiting and Staffing industry, with the last 5 of those years at Kinsa. If you’re seeking a new job, let him put his food and beverage industry network connections to work for you!

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