A Principal Packaging Engineer leads the identification, development and commercialization of new, improved, and cost-reduced packaging while also leading cross-functional project teams. This position will primarily be the key technical project leader for several business platforms and a cross-functional leader for both big bet and major base business projects. Will act as a technical mentor and resource for a platform. |
Champions ideas for technology improvements, cost savings, innovations that align with strategic fit of projects
Recognized and utilized as a subject matter expert and technical packaging leader within ConAgra
Drives specific project execution to deliver against platform business objectives
Defines technical objectives for assigned business and projects
Excels at handling complex tasks and projects simultaneously
Collaborates with internal and external partners and resources
Exhibits a high level of professionalism and positively contributes to the image of ConAgra Foods in technical community
Maintains excellent understanding and application of experimental design, performance specs, and CQV design.
Maintains high awareness of technical trends and developments in the packaging industry
Mentors packaging engineers
Bachelors in Packaging, Engineering, or related field with 10 years relevant work experience in packaging industry, CPG preferred
Masters / PhD in Packaging or related field with 7 years relevant work experience in packaging industry, CPG preferred
Experience with government regulatory requirements in the processing of food preferred but not required
Excellent understanding of packaging materials capabilities and equipment
Advanced knowledge of test methodology
Thorough understanding of food science and how product and processing affect packaging preferred but not required.
Thorough understanding of food safety, sanitary design, and equipment cleaning preferred but not required.
Thorough understanding of physical and structure package testing procedures.
Able to analyze all aspects of new package systems.
Advanced verbal and written communication skills
Ability to collaborate and maintain cross-functional partnerships
Good negotiating skills when working through conflict resolution.
Ability to pursue exclusivity patents.
Proficient in Microsoft Office
Exposure to manufacturing environments for periodic extended work days to include: loud noise, excessive heat, cold, wet, and slippery conditions.
Ability to travel 20-25% on average, up to 50% at times
Ability to lift 25 to 50 lbs
Ability to stand for sit or stand for extended periods of time
ConAgra Foods fills the refrigerators, freezers, and pantries of most households. The company produces name-brand packaged and frozen...