Pinnacle Foods

  • Packaging Engineer

    Location US-NJ-Parsippany
    Job ID
    2018-6091
    Category
    Packaging
  • Overview

    At Pinnacle Foods we are at the top of our game and the key to our success is clear. Everything we do is driven by our purpose: unleashing brand potential, dynamically evolving and improving our already beloved products to bring more convenience, taste, nutrition, and joy to today's consumers.

     

    The results? Our well-recognized products are found in 85% of American households and are leaders in their respective categories, holding the #1 or #2 market share position in 10 of the 14 categories in which we compete — and we're just getting started. We are committed to adding value through strategic growth that synergizes our portfolio of "Leadership" and "Foundation" brands and plays to our strengths in R&D, consumer insights, and senior management experience.

     

    SCOPE OF POSITION:

    As part of Packaging R&D, the Packaging Engineer will lead packaging development programs from concept to commercialization that meets the requirements of operations, distribution, marketing and sales. The primary focus will be in the area of Innovation across the Pinnacle Foods portfolio. 

     

    Responsibilities

    ESSENTIAL DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:

    • Align with Supervisor on project scope and deliverables
    • Identify and develop new packaging components that support existing and future category initiatives
    • Work closely with packaging suppliers to meet project needs
    • Coordinate and perform packaging line trials at company owned and contract manufacturing locations as needed
    • Develop and manage timelines for all packaging projects
    • Work closely with equipment vendors to ensure packaging machinability
    • Work closely with and Product Development to ensure that key product requirements are identified and delivered
    • Identify, conduct and analyze package performance testing on materials and components
    • Perform package stability testing where appropriate
    • Initiate distribution testing where applicable
    • Perform field inspections to evaluate storage and transportation damage
    • Work with external package testing labs as appropriate
    • Develop packaging specifications for new and/or existing products
    • Prepare and input packaging information into Sales Sheets
    • Create “Bill of Materials” for new and existing products
    • Develop and maintain current and accurate packaging specifications for all products
    • Actively participate in multiple cross-functional project teams
    • Serve as the Packaging “Go To” person & partner with cross-functions
    • Lead/participate on productivity teams that contribute to overall company cost saving objects

    Qualifications

    SKILLS & EXPERIENCE:

    • 3+ years of packaging experience within a corporate R&D or innovation department, food experience is desired, but not required
    • Proficient in the use of MS Office software including Excel, Word, and PowerPoint
    • Experience with CAPE, Adobe Illustrator and CAD software
    • Good knowledge base on packaging materials, formats, and equipment
    • Strong project management, problem solving and analytical skills
    • Excellent communication skills (both written and oral)
    • Ability to interact with all company functions including R&D, Marketing, Purchasing and Operations
    • Capable of managing multiple projects while still meeting critical project milestones
    • Ability to make sound decisions based on factual data, past experience and scientific reasoning
    • Manufacturing assignment preferred

     

    EDUCATION:

    • A Bachelor's degree in packaging engineering or equivalent is required

     

    SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES:

    • None

     

    TRAVEL:

    • Position may require up to 30% travel

     

    Pinnacle Foods is an Affirmative Action/EEO Employer – qualified applicants will be considered for employment without regard to protected veteran or disability status, race/color, religion, gender, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender expression, gender identity or any other legally protected basis.



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