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Cacique Foods® LLC


Packaging Engineer


Amarillo, TX
ID: P.E 1

POSITION: Packaging Engineer Date: March 2022 DEPARTMENT: Engineering REPORTS TO: Director of Engineering CLASSIFICATION: Exempt POSITION SUMMARY: Reports to: This position reports to the Director of Engineering. Supervisory Responsibilities No direct report supervision responsibilities. Job Summary: The Packaging Engineer will be responsible for organizing, planning, managing, and executing packaging Innovation, development and cost reduction projects for Retail, Club, and Foodservice business. The Packaging Engineer will also assist with research, design, testing, justification, and deployment of new package technology to deliver new or improved packaged products. This individual will work with project teams to investigate and recommend materials, processes, innovation, packaging, and equipment to bring assigned project to successful conclusion. Additionally, he/she will provide technical support to Product Development, Maintenance, Operations, Supply Chain, and Procurement in technical expertise. The individual in this role will also support Supply Chain and BU function in manufacturing of packages that meet customer and consumer expectation for character, cost, and quality. The Packaging Engineer will develop the ability to manage/recommend projects that will lead to opportunity for innovation, growth, sustainability, intellectual property, and profitability

Required Skills

• Support the Engineering Project and Business Teams with all package development needs • Manage multiple packaging development, technical application, sustainability, and cost reduction projects and/or programs. • Supports problem identification and problem resolution to facilitate new or improved packages, packaging upgrades, new or improved processes and cost savings. • Assists with the development of technological innovation in equipment, materials, processing or package design including packaging development specifications. • Assists with the development of intellectual property for new package platforms / designs when applicable • Work as a cross functional resource with Maintenance and Operations, Insights/Innovation, Supply Chain Engineering, Product Development R&D, and Procurement to develop new packaging platforms to support product innovation • Develop and maintain excellent working relationships with operations/divisional management and external customers. • Develop partnerships with suppliers to create new and unique packaging and processes. • Responsible for assuring all projects are seen through to completion including documentation and protection of intellectual property. • Supports the establishment and execution of departmental priorities and program strategy efforts in conjunction with department Director and/or VP Manufacturing. • Develop and maintain excellent working relationships with operations/divisional management and external customers. • Leverages external vendors and works directly with procurement. • Provide technical support to project teams to solve manufacturing problems. • Serve as a technical resource to the organization in at least one area of expertise. • Other duties as assigned.

Required Experience

• Education/Certifications: BS/MS Packaging Engineering or related field • Experience: 3-5 years • Previous experience with food packaging a plus • Understanding of product and packaging interactions, sustainability, food protections and packaging tests • Computer Skills: Proficient with MS Office Suite including Word, Excel, Power Point etc. Familiarity with Cape, Tops, AutoCAD, CAD, etc. • Communication Skills: Good verbal and written communication skills required. Presentation skills required. Must have the ability to effectively communicate with cross functional business partners • Experience with OSHA Regulations preferred • Exposure to and ability to participate in HAACP audits preferred • Special Skills: Good critical thinking and problem-solving skills. Good project management skills. Good planning and organizational skills. • Travel: 25%

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