Principal Engineer
MOM Brands - Lakeville, MN

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The primary purpose of this job is to provide strategic engineering services to develop packaging systems solutions for meeting the company’s packaging requirements and business plans. This includes all types of dry product packaging technology, dry blending systems, associated material handling systems, and related upstream and downstream systems.

Responsible for completing job duties in a fashion that supports all Company personnel safety, food safety, quality, manufacturing, and environmental practices in an operationally excellent manner.


  • Provide strategic engineering services for packaging equipment systems for both future lines and for transformation of existing lines.
  • Provide strategic engineering services for dry blending systems, mix systems, materials handling systems, upstream interface with production lines, and downstream solutions for warehousing.
  • Develop conceptual engineering and feasibility studies for complex initiatives.
  • Develop and define packaging systems projects and related capital projects with scope clarity, appropriate technical & business solutions, cost-benefit analysis, etc. to seek capital funding and to enable seamless project execution.
  • Perform packaging systems analysis and design.
  • Identify and develop innovative solutions to meet the business objectives.
  • Develop project cost estimates, project schedules, and project execution plans.
  • Stay abreast of packaging technology and develop relationships with equipment suppliers and solution providers.
  • Incorporate personnel safety and food safety requirements in all solutions.
  • Use project management skills and tools to control schedule, budget and scope of assignments and initiatives.
  • Maintain an up-to-date awareness of Federal, State, and Local engineering codes and regulations.


    Education: Bachelor degree in accredited engineering program is required. Advanced degree in technical or business program is desired, but not required.

    Experience: Minimum 10 years of relevant experience in packaging systems design, project management, and systems start-up in a consumer packaged goods environment. Food packaging experience preferred. Proven packaging systems solutions experience of large, complex processes / projects is required.

    Technical Skills: Very extensive technical and practical knowledge of packaging equipment, packaging technology, dry blend systems, packaging systems, and packaging materials,. Ability to formulate and execute a very complex plan that, when complete, will meet project and company goals; ability to do conceptual development as well as detailed engineering analysis and design. Project scheduling; Sound analytical thinking; Ability to design and troubleshoot packaging and material handling systems of significant magnitude.

    Management Skills: Ability to concurrently manage multiple, complex initiatives and projects; ability to interact effectively with others; Strong organizational skills and ability to lead teams. Strong communication skills required. Extensive interaction and collaboration required with packaging materials engineers, business leads, product developers, and internal customers. Must be able to leverage external engineering resources. Ability to effectively interact with and present recommendations to senior management and executive team.

    Travel: Travel of up to 30% at times will be required.

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    MOM Brands (formerly Malt-O-Meal Company), a privately held and family owned company, is the third largest cereal company in the United...