Packaging Engineer
Smithfield 44 reviews - Smithfield, VA

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Job Description:
Smithfield Foods has an opening for a Packaging Engineer
at our Corporate location in Smithfield, VA. The
candidate will specialize in packaging equipment and
packaging film. There will be an emphasis on researching
latest trends in packaging and technology, and working
with facilities internationally on projects to insure
smooth integration. The qualified candidate will be
responsible for developing best practices for
maintaining equipment, troubleshooting guidance and
provide training. There will be a strong interaction
with suppliers.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities:
  • Develop a sound knowledge base for new technology,
conduct research on packaging equipment and file,
provide guidance to facilities;
  • Develop best practices for managing packaging
equipment and materials, develop troubleshooting
guidance, provide training;
  • Assist facilities in developing capital projects where
packaging is involved, develop RFPs and project scopes,
solicit and evaluate bids, assist in design;
  • Coordinate packaging projects with automation
projects;
  • Develop strong relationships with suppliers, assist
with issues at facilities and expedite solutions.

Job Requirements:
  • BS in Engineering discipline;
  • Detail oriented, biased towards actions, self-starter,
team work, good listening skills, strong verbal and
written communication skills (including technical
writing);
  • Experience in consumer package goods industry in
packaging applications (5 years minimum), proficiency
with Autocad, project experience with implementing new
packaging and automation solutions;
  • Computer proficiency, automation technology
proficiency.
  • Work in cold and wet environments, standing for long
periods during work in a facility, working around
equipment with hazards;
  • Travel (30-50% - will fluctuate based on demand),
office environment in Smithfield corporate office,
manufacturing environment while at facilities.
Division/Department : Smithfield Foods

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