Sr Principal Packaging Engineer
ConAgra Foods - Omaha, NE

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A Senior Principal Packaging Engineer champions technology breakthroughs and leads major cross functional project teams. This position will be the primary technical strategist for several business platforms and act as a technical mentor for all engineers in packaging. They will develop new big bet initiatives and be the cross-functional leader within RQI.

Position Responsibilities
  • Recognized and acts as an authority and a technical packaging leader within ConAgra
  • Strategizes technical big bet initiatives for packaging
  • Defines technical advancement objectives for assigned business platforms that create a competitive advantage
  • Drives research and development of new technology to deliver against objectives
  • Exhibits a high level of professionalism and positively contributes to the image of ConAgra Foods in technical community
  • Handles complex tasks and projects with mastery, simultaneously
  • Utilized as internal resource to advise and provide others with outside technical contacts and resources
  • Champions ideas for technology improvements, cost savings, innovations that align with strategic fit of projects and business
  • Demonstrates strong ability to collaborate with external partners and resources
  • Maintain excellent awareness of technical trends and developments in the packaging industry
  • Mentor to all packaging engineers

    Position Qualifications
  • Bachelors in Packaging, Engineering (i.e., ME, ChmE, etc) or related field with a minimum of 15 years relevant work experience in packaging industry, CPG preferred
  • Masters / PhD in Packaging, Engineering, or related field with a minimum of 13 years relevant work experience in packaging industry, CPG preferred
  • Excellent understanding of packaging materials capabilities and equipment
  • Advanced verbal and written communication skills
  • Excellent analytical and logical problem solving abilities
  • Advanced understanding of business principles
  • 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.
  • Financial understanding to optimize profitability.
  • Teambuilding skills that focus on mentoring and coaching.
  • Good negotiating skills when working through conflict resolution.
  • Ability to pursue exclusivity patents.
  • Able to analyze all aspects of new package systems.
  • Experience with government regulatory requirements in the processing of food preferred but not required
  • Freedom to travel domestically and internationally on ConAgra business.

    Physical Requirements
  • 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

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