Details for Job ID# T862

Date Posted - 6-24-2019

Category - Technical

Position Title - Sr Packaging Application Development Engineer -

Location - Chicago area

Description -
Our client designs and manufactures packaging solutions and products for food, beverage, and non-food markets. Products include bag-in-box packages; components, such as spouts, caps, pouches, connectors, pumps, snap caps, scoops, and medical containers; and barrier films. The company also manufactures filling, sealing, and testing equipment. It offers packaging solutions to agricultural chemicals, automotive fluids, beauty and personal care, cleaning chemical, food, pharmaceuticals, and beverages industries. Annual sales exceed $250 million.

The Senior Packaging Applications Engineer provides technical expertise and support for Client's entire product offering to existing and potential customers across all the industries served. Hence, candidates need to have developed some technical expertise in flexible polymeric materials, film extrusion & lamination as well as printing techniques & artwork development plus have experience with VFFS, HFFS, flow wrapping, and other types of automated packaging equipment used in the manufacture of pre-formed pouches and bags. Position reports to Packaging Applications Manager.

Responsibilities include:
• Commercialize new products through execution of validation protocol.
• Create technical data sheets and sales specifications in online database.
• Provide written technical reports and value added customer documents.
• Identify, recommend, and engage appropriate stakeholders, including Sales, Manufacturing, Global Technology and Field Service to help resolve issues.
• Oversee product trials, manage customer expectations and assist with resolution of complaints.
• Provide core customers and new strategic opportunities with proactive technical solutions related to packaging materials, filling and packaging line equipment.
• Act as the primary technical contact with core customers.
• Assist with on-site training for customers Key Competencies:
• Liaison with Commercial & Business Development Teams

Requirements -
• Bachelor’s degree from a four-year academic institution. Major in Package Engineering preferred. BSME, ChemE or Material Science degree also works
• 10+ years’ experience as a packaging engineer preferably with a CPG company (food and beverage preferred).
• Project Management experience is mandatory
• Experience with Printed Packaging & Film Properties
• Experience with flexible packaging, aseptic processing, injection molding and barrier films is highly desirable.
• Familiarity with package filling equipment, including horizontal & vertical form fill seal equipment, is important. Injection molding is a plus.
• Experience interacting with customers.
• Familiarity with Microsoft Office Suite required.
• Must be willing and able to travel up to 35% domestically. May travel to Canada and Mexico.

Compensation -
Salary is negotiable, depending upon experience presented, to $110,000.

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